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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Signature Move (2017) Signature Move is a film adept at finding the gaps in this tangle of personal, familial and cultural stories. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 91% Walking Out (2017) Though narratively slight, Walking Out is an effective fable which brings together not just father and son but the modern and the ancient; part of the ongoing process of America discovering itself.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 89% Never Here (2017) At the centre of it all, Enos holds out attention but maintains just enough distance to allow for that uncertainty, to let it breathe.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 80% The Bachelors (2017) The Bachelors is just a snapshot of a moment in life, but it's the sort of picture you'd want to keep. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/5 73% The Vikings (1958) An enjoyable adventure film that benefits from first class work all round, The Vikings is a must for film historians and a pleasure for the rest of us.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Cloud Nine (2017) An honest portrait of something Graafmans initially struggled to share even with friends, who looked on from the outside and assumed everything was good, Cloud Nine makes the point that any silver cloud can have a dark lining.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Boy (2009) If you want to be reminded how much fun it is to let your imagination loose, this is a film you shouldn't miss.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 80% Haze (2017) Haze is the strongest piece of work on this subject for a long time. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2.5/5 68% The Howling (1981) Essential viewing for anyone with a serious interest in the history of the genre.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4.5/5 87% Boy (2012) It's relentlessly funny but depends in equal part on the charm of its characters and on Boy's sense of wonder at the world.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 80% Monogamish (2017) An interesting documentary on a highly pertinent subject.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet They Remain (2016) This is not a film for newcomers to the genre. It requires a familiarity with ancient things, yet it is in the unfamiliar that it anchors its emotional affect.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 78% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) An accomplished portrait that presents something much more human than we're used to in this context.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4.5/5 60% Te Ata (2017) Kilcher's performance gives Te Ata a dignity that keeps her story interesting in its own right.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 75% Thy Father's Chair (2017) A humane film which, though it contains a lot of pain, points the way toward hope.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Hell House LLC (2015) The camerawork is handled better than in many such works, and the layered plot adds a modicum of mystery, but the characters are woefully underdeveloped and the acting flat and toneless.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 33% Inconceivable (2017) Inconceivable is a well made film anchored by strong work from Gershon, who gives her character a lot more depth than is present in the script.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Big Day (Le Grand Jour) (2015) The Great Day will be most interesting to those facing similar turning points in their lives, and to adults who are themselves trying to be supportive but may have forgotten what it's like. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 100% The Legend Of 420 (2017) This is a film likely to become more interesting over time as the balance of power between businesses shifts further and eventually settles. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Blood Country (2017) Much stronger thematically than narratively, Blood Country is an interesting depiction of frontier life at a pivotal time in American history. It's beautiful to look at but doesn't shy away from the darkness.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2.5/5 33% Generational Sins (2017) Rough and uneven, Generational Sins is not the sort of film that will be passed along from father to son. It is, however, an adequate vehicle for MacPherson to demonstrate what he's capable of, and that's worth watching.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) It may no longer be seen as the voice of a nation, but if there's one area where the BBC still excels, it's in its natural history programmes.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet A Womb Of Their Own (2016) Overall, what makes this work is its focus on individuals finding their own way of doing things no matter what wider society thinks.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Play the Devil (2016) Jones is impressive in a film that depends largely on his performance. He shows us that there's more going on than internalised homophobia or fear of compromising religious beliefs.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4.5/5 94% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) An emotionally intense drama with moments of black comedy and a structure that resembles a religious parable, Indivisible is the best film to come out of Italy this year, and well worth seeking out.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 50% Enter The Warriors Gate (Warrior's Gate) (2017) Next time you accidentally stumble into a portal to a different dimension, you'll be glad you saw it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 0% Don't Sleep (2017) Don't Sleep is a film that works so hard to make an impression that it risks being remembered for all the wrong reasons.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 25% The Sound (2017) All in all, this is an interesting idea that falls short of the mark‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
29% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) A romantic comedy for grown-ups, as sweet as it is bitter, Literally, Right Before Aaron is smart and funny and brave enough to know when to be bleak.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is perhaps too serene, overall, to capture the mood of many modern filmgoers, but it has a grace and poetry about it which, together with its charming animation, are bound to win it a dedicated legion of fans.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/5 100% Happy Hunting (2017) It's made with a finesse that's rare in such an inexperienced director, and it's an impressive contribution to the genre.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4.5/5 100% In Between (2017) It doesn't just raise women's voices; it tells a very human story about women who are complex and believable and intriguing.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 44% Downrange (2017) Keeping the characters (and audience) pinned like this for the whole film is a bold undertaking, but director Kitamura sticks with it, just as he sticks with Duel rools when it comes to the assailant, preserving the mystery. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 86% Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) It can't help but delight fans of the genre, and Mason and Dahl's wonderful rapport provides the finishing touch.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Loot (1970) An exuberant rendition of Orton's well structured farce, it might exhaust you but somewhere along the way you're likely to have a good time.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/5 33% Wetlands (2017) The smallness of the human characters and their petty agendas is emphasised by the might of the forces about to be unleashed upon them.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 88% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2017) Kills On Wheels is a brutal and brutally funny thriller that will entertain all kinds of people. It has an unexpected emotional core but this adds depth rather than undermining either its style or its point.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1970) Despite the cheerful crudity of much of its humour, its jabs at middle class hypocrisy are often as subtle as they are pointed; there is much in this that was personal to Orton and it was his strongest suit as a writer. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/5 93% Rat Film (2017) Though it's not altogether successful, it incorporates some fascinating material.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Weight (2017) Overall, there's a curious lack of energy about The Weight.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Michelangelo: Love and Death (2017) Careful cinematography brings out every nuance in his sculptures even where they are positioned in otherwise badly lit environments. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 55% The Case for Christ (2017) Overall, this feels like a missed opportunity.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Fallen (2017) (2017) Despite the simplicity of its structure, however, there is enough here to appeal to a general audience and it may well prove educational, especially where it undermines the glamour sometimes attached to the profession. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2.5/5 7% Fallen (2017) Despite its limitations, this is a pretty faithful adaptation of the book, which is what most viewers will be looking for. It lays the ground rules effectively for what may comes after.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Seat in Shadow (2016) Seat In Shadow is not entirely successful but there's a lot to recommend it, and fans of Sillars' work will be in for a treat.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mountain Fever (2017) Mountain Fever is a chilly experience. Concise and to-the-point, it heralds the arrival of talent worth watching.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Our Evil (Mal Nosso) (2017) Our Evil is an interesting film and a bold attempt at doing something different. Galli will be one to watch.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Atoning (2017) Less sophisticated than it seems to think, The Atoning is nevertheless an effective little fable whose underlying horrors are very much a part of the real world.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Devil's Gate (2017) Devil's Gate remains well ahead of the pack when it comes to horror films with similarly restricted budgets.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4.5/5 38% Voice from the Stone (2017) With a solid performance from young Dring as well, Voice From The Stone is an accomplished piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017