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Jennie Kermode

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Cause of Death: Unknown (2017) Combining interviews and dense passages of information with personal mementos that remind us that this issue is about human beings, Cause Of Death: Unknown is an impressive piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Population Zero (2016) Levins' photography is beautiful as always, even when he has clearly had very little time to set up.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in the Land of Demons (Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô) (Shogun Assassin 4: Five Fistfuls of Gold) (1973) The film is smart and entertaining but doesn't stand on its own as well as others in the series; it's busy setting the tone for the final showdown. Nonetheless, it will appeal to fans, and Wakayama is always worth watching.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Bethany (2017) As all it really has going for it is superficial gloss, looking beneath the surface is that last thing it should be inviting viewers to do.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet House On Willow Street (2017) The need for constant escalation inevitably gets the film into trouble, leaving it with nowhere to go towards the end, when the plot also starts to drift.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart in Peril (1972) Baby Cart In Peril doesn't have Misumi's flair but it is in many ways a stronger film.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.5/5 100% Lone Wolf and Cub - Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma) (Shogun Assassin) (1972) Though it's not the strongest of the series overall, Baby Cart To Hades will appeal to fans of the action side of the genre, and its otherwise simple narrative presents more moral complexity than one might expect. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 80% Mean Dreams (2017) It's the acting that carries the film, together with the sweetness of the under-written central romance. Viewers who relate to these young people will find themselves gripped.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Cardinal X (2017) Cardinal X is refreshingly honest about the drug economy and the many levels at which it provides employment and a means of survival, without hiding the way that some drugs contribute to ruining lives.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Exhibition on Screen: The Artists Garden: American Impressionism (2017) At its strongest when connecting artistic and social issues, this may never quite recapture the magic of its predecessor, but it's still a strong piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The End of the Game (2017) Viewers opposed to hunting are unlikely to have their minds changed by Wallace and his friends, but may find it easier to understand where they're coming from. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/5 72% Headshot (2017) Despite the familiarity of many elements of its plot, Headshot is gripping throughout, with plenty of pace and energy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 92% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) It's an interesting entry in the catalogue of films through which To is aiming to explore deeper themes, and as such, may come to have historical value. It is, as they say, better than a hole in the head.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/5 78% Lone Wolf and Cub - Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ôkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru) (1972) Lone Wolf And Cub will not be to everybody's tastes but it has plenty to recommend it, and it's something that students of film should make sure not to miss.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/5 83% Lost And Beautiful (Bella e Perduta) (2016) It's not a film for everyone, but if you're more inclined toward quiet afternoons in art galleries than watching the latest blockbuster, you may find its refined yet playful approach quite magical.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/5 71% Road to the Well (2016) Treading a fine line between farce and analytical drama, director Jon Cvack steers the film past many potential pitfalls, producing something that, whilst not always successful, is certainly distinctive.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet One Big Home (2016) Intelligent and thoughtful throughout, One Big Home starts out with bias and ends up with one of the fairest assessments of a complex cultural issue seen on our screens in recent years.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Deserted (2016) Though it falls short of its aspirations as a character-driven thriller, Deserted is certainly effective as a cautionary tale, and it shows that the increasingly busy Barton is worth keeping an eye on.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück) (2016) Complex, sometimes conflicting emotions are beautifully played by Gedeck, who lets us see just enough of the turbulence beneath the surface to keep Helene compelling even when she's going about her day to day activities in a very ordinary way.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Marija (2016) A compelling drama that effectively explores a large section of society through its focus on a single character, Marija may be a tough watch but it's a powerful piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Halfway (2016) There's much about it that still feels rough, but it's an impressive first feature that shows maturity and insight, and it speaks well of all involved.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
2/5 71% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) Too much and not enough at the same time, it complements its characters well, but is no more watchable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Lure (2016) The Lure is overlong and could do with some tightening up, but there's plenty to enjoy about it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
1.5/5 6% Shut In (2016) Shut In feels unfinished and scrappy. If you want to watch Watts wriggling around naked and bound in a bathtub, it may entertain you for five minutes, but the only thing that's scary about it is the waste of talent.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/5 73% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2016) Many viewers will enjoy it simply for the stunning Douro scenery and the fantastic way in which Rodrigues brings the landscape to life.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 86% Mimosas (2016) Mauro Herce's cinematography is stunning and merges perfectly with the soundscape created by Emilio García Rivas. There is a strange enchantment woven here. If the film speaks to you at all, you can expect to fall under its spell.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
5/5 95% The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) The Postman Always Rings Twice is a masterclass in noir.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet #sugarwater (2016) It ends on a plea for the preservation or restoration of government support for the arts, emphasising its importance to letting audiences connect with varied work, and to broadening horizons. Simple as it is, the film makes a strong case for this.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) Cutting between the four stories, director Alankrita Shrivastava is effective in capturing the hectic character of a community where homes are packed close together and everybody is constantly watching what the neighbours are doing.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/5 74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) [Emiliano Rocha Minter] has realised that when one mixes two genres, each of which generally plays to a separate group of critics, one can create the illusion of innovation.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3.5/5 64% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Problems deplete the film's energy and interrupt its brilliance - but it is brilliant, at least in snatches. Malick does not need to be on top form in order to dazzle and delight.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Paradise (2016) Konchalovskiy's tale captures the banality of evil, presents it as contemporary, as human.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 71% Pawno (2015) Although it gets too sentimental in places, especially towards the end, this is an entertaining, bold little film with a clear voice of its own.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Spectres are haunting Europe (2016) Spectres Are Haunting Europe plunges us into the thick of the action and leaves us to try and make sense of it for ourselves - just as the migrants have to.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Tower of London (1962) With so many difficulties, this is not the director's finest work... He manages to squeeze in a signature raven, but where his previous work with Price thundered, this film is reduced to gently rapping.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Bodkin Ras (2016) The bright light of this fictional thing illuminates those real lives scattered around the edges of the tale.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Willie Dynamite (1974) This is one of those films that's difficult to rate because it's a patchwork of impressive work and spectacular failures.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 86% All This Panic (2017) For many viewers, the film will require taking a step back, ditching assumptions and making a conscious effort to listen. It's worth it. These girls have a lot to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet The Road to Mandalay (2016) Z effectively shows us the daily grind and takes us through one disappointment after another without ever ceasing to be engaging.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Check It (2016) A mixture of tragedy, laughter and wildly clashing perspectives makes Check It a compelling subject.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet 4.1 Miles (2016) Although we've all grown familiar with these scenes in nightly news broadcasts, director Daphne Matziaraki succeeds in making them feel raw again.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2016) With strong performances from Tsutsui and Asano, impressive work from young Shinokawa and a sweetly judged turn from Taiga as a young man who gets caught up in the unfolding drama through an accident of fate, this is a beautifully crafted film.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet In the Radiant City (2016) An interesting piece that reveals considerable talent.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Illegitimate (Ilegitim) (2016) What follows is an tangled family tale in which expectations are turned on their heads and morals turn out to be far less rigid than they appeared. The audience is invited to engage in this too.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Wee Govan Pipers (2015) It's likely that it will win quite a few converts to the pipes, and it makes for an intriguing portrait of the place of tradition in contemporary Scotland.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Original Copy (2015) There's no Hollywood ending to this keenly observational work, but in true Bollywood style, Rehman has more than done his duty.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Joe's Violin (2016) Short and sweet but never cloying, Joe's Violin is a real treasure. Like the instrument, it finds a way to put across what cannot be captured in words.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 100% Angry Inuk (2016) Where the film gets really interesting is where Arnaquq-Baril tries to communicate with the animal rights organisations pushing for further anti-sealing legislation.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/5 96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) The presence of humans emerges at an appropriately late stage, and the film makes its strongest point by showing how unnecessary they are to holding the viewer's attention.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/5 96% Neruda (2016) Luis Gnecco is perfect in the title role, charismatic but understated, capable of captivating others with his speech but not too good looking, so we never make the mistake of interpreting the feelings he inspires as simple lust. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017