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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet The Movement (2018) It is one of the strongest pieces of work on the crisis to date and it deserves a wide audience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 100% Liyana (2018) Sweetly entertaining despite the horrors it hints at, Liyana is a snapshot of a larger story with plenty of potential for a happy ending.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Reborn (2018) It's unashamedly trashy when occasion calls for it but there's a lot of intelligence at work here. The combination will doubtless put off some viewers. Others will find it a delight.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Peripheral (2018) Although the plotting isn't as tight as it might have been throughout and there are times when the film relies too much on pre-established tropes, it's a smart piece of work. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4.5/5 100% Retablo (2017) Alvaro Delgado Aparicio frames the action exquisitely, at time letting us see Segundo's aloneness in the vast landscape, at others framing characters against walls or with trees or doorways so that they resemble the retablos themselves. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 81% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2018) It's an affecting portrait and even though the film doesn't carry the weight it might have done, it makes its point.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) People who seek out this film for the wrong reasons will probably loathe it. It doesn't go out of its way to try to connect. Like McEnroe or Mozart, it simply is. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Nathan's Kingdom (2018) It makes an important contribution to redefining the presentation of adult characters with autism in cinema.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/5 59% Real Steel (2011) A feelgood film about family, friendship and growing up, Real Steel was always going to attract cynicism but it really does a fine job of delivering for a young audience. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 88% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) García delivers something special in the central role.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2018) Muayad Alayan's beautifully observed, studiously discomfiting film has a lot to say about power and privilege. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 95% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) It's a piece both thorough and enchanting -- and although some voices one might have hoped to hear within it are notably silent, it's a must for Bergman fans.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 88% Every Act of Life (2017) It's a great introductory piece for those new to this area of theatre, and a pleasing chance for others to reflect on one of its greatest talents.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/5 40% Death House (2018) Derivative and uninspired, Death House may have its moments but it has far too little in between to justify the 95 minute running time. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/5 24% Van Helsing (2004) There are a number of good ideas just visible, but they seem to have been edited to death. Where the film needed vision, there is only polite compromise. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Hollow Child (2018) A confident, multi-layered film which makes highly effective use of simple cinematic techniques to forge a connection with the primal, The Hollow Child is a further sign that the growing Raven Banner brand is one worth looking out for.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Pause (2018) Moving from bleak social realism that's occasionally leavened by dry wit towards stark horror and then something else altogether, Pause excels at identifying the tiny sources of stress in day to day life that can build until they become overwhelming. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet All Creatures Here Below (2018) A tough watch but an enchanting film nonetheless, this is a cri de coeur on the part of those left to carry the burden of society's guilt, and a touching human story that will stay with you.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 86% A Whale of a Tale (2018) It's an invitation to viewers to invest in a deeper understanding of an inevitably complicated issue and set emotion aside in pursuit of real solutions.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 71% Welcome to Mercy (2018) At his best when he has the confidence to speak with his own voice, director Tommy Bertelsen delivers a film whose unevenness is forgiveable in light of its underlying creative vision. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Original Sin (2018) At its best, it has the joyous irreverence of an Orton play; it has some of the same flaws too, but it's always easy to like.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 41% Don't Go (2018) The narrative is well crafted and the result is a poignant little film that will linger in the memory. Perhaps you'll even recall it in your dreams.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/5 56% Outlaw King (2018) This is Scottish historical cinema come of age.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/5 91% 1985 (2018) The script condemns no-one and finds hope in the way that all of its characters recognise the humanity of the others. The result is a thoughtful, intelligent and ultimately heartbreaking film reflecting on a time when that felt all too rare.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 38% Silencio (2018) Despite its structural problems, the film pulls off its basic premise with assurance and the beautifully drawn characters make it easy for viewers to become emotionally invested in the outcome. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4.5/5 80% Holiday (2018) This is a dream world open only to the rich -- even Thomas owns a yacht -- and to most of those who glimpse it, it will remain distant. To stay there - to become one of its creatures - one has to break all the usual rules.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Glass Jaw (2018) The drama... has about as much depth as the little anecdotes commentators like to deliver between rounds, and very little punch.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Gangsta (2018) If you're not overly concerned about substance, you may well enjoy the style, with its video game aesthetics and its use of the seven deadly sins to provide structure. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Perception (2018) It's an oddly balanced film that makes effective use of its central premise and even if you figure out aspects of the story before the end, it unfolds in a style worth watching.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (2018) The film puts the Chibok incident in context and details something of the wider reach of Boko Haram's activities and the battle for the north.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 100% Transformer (2018) It's a film full of spirit and charm and, by ditching the old simplifications, opens up new narratives to help those who struggle to understand what it is to be trans. We're all human first.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Dodging Bullets (2015) Dodging Bullets is important as a vehicle for Native voices, a reminder that even if it's too late to right some historical wrongs, there's really no excuse to keep on doing harm. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/5 80% Fail State (2018) At a time when the US is beginning to reckon with the economic and social costs of having an undereducated population, Fail State is a useful contribution to ongoing debates. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/5 40% The Super (2018) There are a number of familiar horror tropes here but they intersect in ways you might not expect; it's a rare genre film that successfully surprises its audience, but this one has the potential to do so. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
5/5 95% Marguerite (2016) A strong contender in the upcoming awards season, Marguerite is a gem of a film: intelligent, precisely observed and unforgettable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 100% Sink (2018) Rather than focusing simply on the condemnation of injustice, Gillis gives his characters an agency that will appeal to audiences from diverse backgrounds. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 100% A Moment in the Reeds (2017) A sensitive and insightful film, beautifully photographed by Iikka Salminen, A Moment In The Reeds is one that lingers.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 61% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Though it doesn't always hit the mark, it's sometimes very sweet, and its appeal will extend beyond the dog lovers in the audience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Yuri!!! On Ice Binge (2018) If none of its key elements appeal to you, you're likely to find Yuri!!! On Ice rather tedious. If you like even one of them, however, you may enjoy it a great deal.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/5 67% Q (1982) The scale of what Cohen achieved with his monster on a low budget remains impressive to this day.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Dykes, Camera, Action! (2018) It's a must for film students, and casual film fans who haven't given the subject much thought before are likely to find that it opens their eyes to new ways of looking at the cinema they know and love.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
2.5/5 36% Blue Iguana (2018) It acquits itself well enough for an enjoyable evening's entertainment.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Daddy's Girl (2018) Daddy's Girl is a surprisingly astute exploration of domestic abuse and the way damage passed through generations can manifest in different ways. It's an effective little thriller and a challenge to genre conventions.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet In Transit (2018) If you're sitting somewhere killing time whilst in transit, you could do worse than to watch the result.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 100% The Book of Birdie (2017) Though in places it would benefit from a more coherent structure, The Book Of Birdie is a bold attempt to do something different and a fantastic showcase for the talents of a young actress with a bright future ahead of her.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 86% Reversing Roe (2018) Covering a lot of ground in its 99 minute runtime, the film is a good introduction for anyone struggling to grasp the mechanisms involved in recent political and judicial dealings relating to this issue. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4.5/5 100% Village Rockstars (2017) The sense of spontaneity in this film will make it particularly appealing to young viewers, and it features the most delightful relationship between a child and a domestic animal since 2015's Lamb.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/5 28% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) (2017) Overall, this is an interesting film which cannot help but generate outrage, though at its core it is more interested in explanations and possible solutions.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Domain (2018) It's always difficult for films like this to take the next step after the central mystery is resolved. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 62% Summer '03 (2018) Though not always convincing, it's well paced and adequately entertaining, and it's effective in taking a light-hearted look at some difficult issues.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018