Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Movie Gurus, Eye for Film

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 44% LX 2048 (2020) Overall, there's just enough here to appeal to science fiction fans at a time when - blockbusters mostly being off the menu - they are particularly poorly served. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet All Roads to Pearla (Sleeping in Plastic) (2019) This is a much more compelling film than you might expect, and it hints at good things to come. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Bride Who has Returned from Hell (1965) Jin makes a strong lead and the romance is nicely developed, feeling like something organic despite the short time in which it emerges. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Me and Me (2020) Its shape may be unusual but Jung's style is assured. It will be interesting to see where he goes next. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 92% Summerland (2020) Engaging characters, well developed by the young cast, make this a film that's easy to enjoy. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3.5/5 76% Spiral (2019) An intelligent, socially astute film that invites more privileged viewers to question how much they might be missing in the world around them. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
4/5 85% Space Dogs (2019) It relies on immersive photography and small, sharp observations about canine life to keep its audience engaged. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
2.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Looking back on Eighties San Dimas, one must conclude with some sadness that for Bill and Ted fans, the best place to be was right there, and the best time to be was right then. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Project Dreams: How to Build Mazinger Z's Hangar (2020) This is certainly a cinematic oddity, but it has a warm heart and its sharp observations of workplace culture are widely relateable. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet For the Sake of Vicious (2020) There are few action thrillers out there with this kind of unrelenting power. If that's your thing, you'll find For The Sake Of Vicious a treat. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Woman of the Photographs (2020) Gorgeously shot and finished to a very high standard, Woman Of The Photographs is a beguiling beauty of a film. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 100% Blinders (2020) All in all this is a solid little film, but aside from the ending there's no much it says or does that hasn't been said or done numerous times before. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Marygoround (Maryjki) (2020) It marks Woszek out as a filmmaker not afraid of stepping on toes, a clear new voice in Polish cinema sounding a call to liberation. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2.5/5 100% The Dose (La dosis) (2020) Death seems like a minor element in a much larger tragedy, with culpability extending far beyond the film's central protagonists. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 40% Life: Untitled (2020) There's a lot to admire about it, and it certainly marks out Yamada as a filmmaker worth watching. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Rom (2019) It's a film you should see as soon as you can, on the biggest screen you can. It's raw, immersive cinema. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2/5 40% Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (2020) At its core, this is a film about learning to make things work when they fall short of perfection. That may sometimes make sense in the context of romance but it's not so appealing to be expected to make allowances for a film. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Kakegurui: The Movie (2019) Sharp witted, lively and elegant, Kakegurui easily stands on its own two feet. You don't need to have read the manga to enjoy it and you might be surprised by just how much fun it is. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2.5/5 83% Kriya (2020) Though it's overlong and never quite gels as well as it might, Kriya has some very effective moments and suggests that Srinivasan's work could well develop in interesting ways. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet Time of Moulting (Fellwechselzeit) (2020) Each of the girls who plays Stephanie is remarkable in a different way. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 100% The Paper Tigers (2020) It's a natural crowd pleaser with cross-generational appeal, delivering on the action but with a warm heart. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 66% Rent-A-Pal (2020) Despite is grim mood, it packs in some sharp satire about the self-help and dating industries along the way. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2/5 60% Killed My Wife (Anaereul Jukyessda) (2019) It's far from the worst thing you could seek to entertain yourself with on a Saturday night, but it falls short of its potential. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 95% Lapsis (2020) It reveals its secrets almost in passing. A world away from the clichés of popular science fiction, this is the real thing. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 100% Av: The Hunt (2020) Av: The Hunt is beautifully shot... There's also a surreal quality to the ending, though here, sadly, the film doesn't hand together as well. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 89% Two Heads Creek (2019) It's clearly a film made with love, and there's a surprising warmth to the comedy which keeps it from becoming simply grotesque or grim. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 100% A Ghost Waits (2020) With delicate, affecting performances from its two leads, A Ghost Waits is a pleasure from start to finish and a wonderful example of what's possible on a small budget with just a little imagination. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/5 100% Dark Place (2019) Varied as it is, Dark Place is unlikely to have seamless appeal for many viewers, but it succeeds in raising new voices and one hopes that it signals interesting things to come. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 100% Minor Premise (2020) There's a lot to admire about it, and in a world where producers all too often seem committed to reducing intelligence, its unabashed intellectualism makes a refreshing change. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Playhouse (2020) Whilst unresolved mystery is part of the oeuvre of the Gothic, too much just results in a narrative muddle. This, ultimately, dooms the film, but not before they've succeeded in showing off their skills. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 100% Breaking Fast (2020) [Haaz] Sleiman's grudging lead performance gradually opens up to let us see more of what's going on beneath the surface and it's a pleasure to see Mo opening up not just to love but to life. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 83% Shakespeare's Shitstorm (2020) Though it never quite attains the heights of Tromeo & Juliet, it is certainly something rich and strange. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Horror Crowd (2020) Whilst it lacks critical distance it succeeds very well in capturing what it sets out to - the magic that happens when members of the group are together. If horror is your thing, it's liable to leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet T11 Incomplete (2020) [Karen] Sillas is impressive as a woman whose sometimes very formal, sometimes brittle demeanour hides a lot of pain, uncertainty and ongoing effort. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet They're Outside (2020) A film that has a lot of problems but is, overall, better than anyone had a right to expect. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 95% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) A fireside yarn of a film, a story to tell to one another as we huddle together against the dark - but like many old stories, it makes no effort to offer comfort. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 100% Bleed with Me (2020) Powered by fine performances from Marshall and Beatty, the film is strong on atmosphere and gains an additional layer of mystery from a subplot which emerges halfway through. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Bloodsisters (1995) If you're a curious outsider you will get a brief flavour of some things that you may want to investigate further. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 40% Centigrade (2020) It is a well-informed, realistic take on what it's like to survive being trapped in freezing conditions, and a reminder that this scenario is something many people have had to face. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 95% The Block Island Sound (2020) Though it never quite matches the scale of its ambitions, The Block Island Sound is an intriguing and resonant piece of work that will leave viewers keen to see more from this filmmaking team. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
1/5 33% Sky Sharks (2020) With a secret Nazi cult trying to take over the world using genetically engineered flying sharks, how can you go wrong? Alas, quite easily, it seems. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 73% Unearth (2020) It's a reminder that what happens in remote places like this ultimately affects us all. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4.5/5 80% Hunted (2020) Raw, immediate and unrelenting, Hunted is a film designed to speak directly to the wild part within each one of us. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 85% Lucky (2020) A smart, savvy film which never lets itself be overwhelmed by the deep emotion underneath the surface... - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4.5/5 93% The Oak Room (2020) There's good casting here with unshowy performances that feel natural even as they conform to the established dynamics of this type of setting. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 100% Slaxx (2020) There's some beautiful detail work here that captures both the look and the culture of fashion companies of this sort perfectly. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 93% The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) Blending folk horror with the iconography of a western and the sense of a place that could be everywhere and nowhere, this is a film which relies heavily on atmosphere... - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 83% Special Actors (2019) Though it lacks the high concept boldness that fans of Ueda's One Cut Of The Dead may have hoped for, Special Actors is very good at what it does... - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 38% Patrick (2019) Everybody deals with grief differently, but anyone who has experience bereavement will find something to connect with in Patrick. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4.5/5 96% Class Action Park (2020) It's a story about breaking all the rules and yet it's made with discipline. The result is quite a ride. - Eye for Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020