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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 100% What Still Remains (2018) There's a bold attempt here to do something different, and that deserves praise.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4.5/5 78% The Crescent (2017) The Crescent is likely to impact you very differently depending on whether or not you've ever been responsible for a small child. For those who have, there is a sense of terror right from the start.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/5 38% Curvature (2018) Curvature never generates the energy it needs to succeed, held back by its leaden script, but it's still an indicator of talent and one hopes that more refined work will follow.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
5/5 100% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2017) Bluntly realistic yet shot through with fantasy elements which illuminate the way even this world looks through children's eyes, Tigers Are Not Afraid interweaves folklore with the law of the jungle.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Nightshifter (Morto nâo fala) (2018) The tension is constant. Director Dennison Ramalho gives us mangled corpses, open graves and other, less familiar horrors, but there is a sense in which Stênio's woes are just one manifestation of a much deeper cultural malaise. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Pledge (2018) The Pledge doesn't break any new ground, but it's a solid little horror movie with plentiful unpleasantness for those who like that sort of thing, and it marks out Byrd as a talent to watch.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 57% Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) This is a film in which Rocky Horror's Transylvanians would feel upstaged.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3.5/5 100% Number 37 (Nommer 37) (2018) Number 37 is an impressive début which suggests good things to come from this promising young director.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Tucked (2018) An odd couple tale with a lot of heart, Tucked is a real charmer, a celebration of growing old disgracefully and a celebration of how society has changed for the better. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Black Tide (Fleuve noir) (2018) This a taut little film whose slightly rushed ending doesn't undermine an impressive character study.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Cinderella The Cat (Gatta Cenerentola) (2017) It has demonstrated that it can appeal to viewers across national borders, and it will be of particular interest to those intrigued by the origins and complexities of the Cinderella tale.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
4.5/5 80% Rondo (2018) The plot here is simple, with room for just a few snappy twists, but what makes the film work is the combination of its very deliberate style and the supreme confidence of its delivery. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3.5/5 91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Heavy Trip has universal appeal, but you will need resilient eardrums to get you through - and if you know your metal well, the in-jokes may well have you in stitches within the first 20 minutes. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 100% What Haunts Us (2018) It's Tolmach's first film and a more assured hand might have given it more impact, but it's a brave effort and an important contribution to this area of cinema.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Neomanila (2017) Fast, brutal and powered by an ever-present sense of menace that makes the slower scenes the most nerve-racking of all, Neomanila... is one of those films whose roughness works in its favour.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Fanged Up (2018) Gloriously daft but with a good deal of heart, Fanged Up's Hammer in the slammer shtick has a surprising amount of bite. It's great entertainment for a night in with good friends and a couple of crates of beer -- unless, of course, you only drink wine.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch (2017) Wayward, manic and gleefully disorientating, Rokuroku will delight fans of Japan's more hyperbolic output and leave other viewers wondering what the hell just happened.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Violence Voyager (2018) It's highly unlikely that you've seen anything quite like this.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 67% Dead Night (2018) More than just the slasher horror you might expect from its setting, Dead Night is an ambitious film whose strength is in its strangeness. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 56% Our House (2018) With strong performances from all three leads and great chemistry between them, Our House breathes new life into old horror tropes.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Cuernavaca (2017) With gorgeous cinematography and a beautiful melodic score, Cuernavaca is an enchanting piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Knuckleball (2018) Though gruelling in places, Knuckleball is a thriller in the truest sense.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 13% 14 Cameras (2018) The thing is, there's also a lot of better stuff out there on this theme, and so although this isn't wholly awful, there's not much reason to give it 90 minutes of your life.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 90% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) There are the makings of a great film here but too much time is spent telling the story and not enough showing it. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 95% Maurice (1987) What's really revolutionary about this film is the way Ivory photographs male bodies in what were, by the standards of mainstream cinema at the time, quite explicit sex scenes. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Lifechanger (2018) The whole thing is beautifully shot in far higher resolution than most viewers are likely to get the benefit of. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Vanished (2018) This is a solid, well-calibrated thriller which noir fans will love.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 90% Far From the Tree (2018) What may feel a little too sentimental to viewers who routinely find themselves othered no doubt makes the film more accessible to people who have previously given this subject little thought, and overall this is a highly effective piece of filmmaking.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 87% Cam (2018) Screenwriter Isa Mazzei is a former camgirl herself and it shows in the film's focus on the business side of proceedings, but director Daniel Goldhaber extends her work in a much stranger direction, piling on layers of visual hyperreality.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/5 90% 93Queen (2018) As intriguing a character study as it is a portrait of the ambulance service itself, 93Queen is a fierce little film which turns one myth on its head: that the work of realising human rights is for the constitutionally delicate.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 68% Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) Whilst there may be nothing particularly new about Bloodsucking Bastards, it has bags of personality and manages to draw a lot of energy from its deliberately mediocre foundations.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017) Although its story is ultimately a little too familiar, it's told with verve and with a creative flair that many will find delightful.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Microhabitat (So-gong-nyeo) (2017) What really stands out here is that gulf of imagination that makes the experiences of the poor invisible to the better off.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 100% Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018) This film... is an important piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Scythian Lamb (Hitsuji no ki) (2017) Making a film like this successfully is a lot harder than most people think, for all that it appears simplistic on the surface. For those who enjoy such work, The Scythian is a rare treat.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Daddy Issues (2018) It takes on areas of femininity neglected by the mainstream and as such makes a particularly valuable contribution to the developing aesthetics of 21st Century queer cinema.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 100% People's Republic of Desire (2018) Hao Wu's documentary... contrasts the hyper-real imagery of the YY screen, with all its glitter and cute icons and simulated cheers, with the stark vistas of the apartment buildings where these purveyors of glamour actually reside.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 81% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) Full Mantis remains an intriguing portrait of a highly unusual man.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4.5/5 88% Pin Cushion (2018) The film will no doubt be too quirky for some and too disturbing for others, but it's a finely crafted, bold and inventive piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero) (2017) It's an ambitious film which by and large succeeds in achieving its goals.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/5 83% Path of Blood (2018) A fascinating insight into a way of living that few of us will ever connect with directly, Path Of Blood makes an important contribution to ongoing conversations about terrorism and how to handle it...‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 75% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) There's a powerful supporting performance by Golshifteh Farahani, whom few in the profession can match in terms of the amount of history and complex emotion she can convey in just a few brief scenes.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Sunset Society (2018) Overall, Sunset Society is the sort of thing you might expect to find used as a doorstop in an old abandoned video rental shop...‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 80% Who's Watching Oliver (2018) Who's Watching Oliver? is a film that will stick in your mind long after you've watched it, and if you're willing to acknowledge the purpose of the violence or look beyond it, you'll find it an intriguing piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 97% Yellow Submarine (1968) Written around the songs as it is, the film makes good use of them and they add to rather than distracting from the narrative.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/5 88% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2018) An exploration of glamour in all its senses, this is a beguiling film which, thankfully, does have substance underneath the surface.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Russian Bride (2018) This kind of lush, lurid horror is not to everyone's tastes, but if you're a fan of the genre you'll find it a real treat.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Cop Baby (2018) If the central premise appeals to you, the chances are that you will enjoy this film. It's not really as outré as it sounds, but it strikes a good balance between action and comedy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 73% Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh (2018) Those for whom it hits the spot are likely to return to it again and again. You certainly won't find much else in the same vein.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 100% Chained for Life (2018) Brilliantly observed, technically skilful and not afraid to be cruel when occasion calls for it, this is a film with plenty of wit, a lot to say and absolutely no fear of saying it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018