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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Unseen (2017) Overall, there's a polished quality to it that's relatively rare in British film, and its story unspools in a fluent way that's likely to keep viewers coming back to it over time. It may or may not scare you, but it's a properly effective thriller.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Fall of Grace (2017) One can only hope that it was a learning experience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Tag (Riaru Onigokko) (2015) Taking only the bare bones of its story from the book that inspired it, this film is as much a comment on cinema - and on other forms of contemporary art - as it is an experience in its own right, but it is no less gripping for that.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet 5 Bambole per la Luna d'Agosto (5 Dolls For an August Moon) (1970) Flawed as it is, for those with a fondness for Sixties excess, it's a treat.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4.5/5 67% Strangled (A martfüi rém) (2017) An intelligent and deeply unsettling reflection on troubled times, Strangled is a remarkable accomplishment that puts most other serial killer films of the past decade firmly in their place. Catch it if you can.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 86% Big Sonia (2017) Sonia is not a celebrity, a politician or a big business owner. She probably won't be around much longer; and yet, watching this, it would seem unsurprising if people were still talking about her influence in a century's time.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/5 74% Split (2017) This is Shyamalan laughing at his own joke: the idea that people who don't have to will watch this.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 100% AlphaGo (2017) To understand go is to understand the universe, the old saying goes. Alphago encourages viewers to look at the universe - and all the intellects within it - with a fresh sense of awe.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 57% Angelica (2017) For fans of the Gothic there are many sources of pleasure here.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
5/5 81% Sweet Virginia (2017) Cinema as complete as this is a rare treasure. Sweet Virginia is spellbinding.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) A bitter yet affectionate comedy that delights in awkward situations, Mr Roosevelt is limited in its ambition but, as a result, gives this new writer/director room to focus on what she knows she can do well.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 50% Numb (2015) Overall the pacing is good and there's enough tension to keep things interesting. There might be enough to put you off going treasure hunting. Then again, maybe not.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4.5/5 91% Intent to Destroy (2017) It's not just a film you will feel obliged to watch out of horror at what it depicts, but a film that genuinely fascinates throughout, such is the breadth of thought contained within it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale (Daeho) (2016) Despite its lack of subtlety and the sense that it needed to spend a little longer in post-production, this is a thriller in the truest sense.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Demons (2017) Demons is a great ride, ostensibly silly but with a lot more darkness underneath the surface.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Last Animals (2017) Concern for animals aside, this is a portrait of capitalism at its most destructive, and rhinos and elephants are not the only creatures it will leave you fearful for.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Fear in the Night (Dynasty of Fear) (Honeymoon of Fear) (1972) Geeson is impressive in a role which requires her to show weakness and mental fragility yet still keep viewers identifying with her. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/5 36% Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) Its cultivated artificiality may seduce you; if not, you are likely to be left longing for the creations of his past.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/5 100% A Gray State (2017) A Gray State is a multi-layered essay on how we tell stories, what we watch, and what we fail to see.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 59% The Crazies (1973) There's a lot of meat in this double plot, and a lot of reflection on the techniques of cinema itself. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet There's Always Vanilla (1973) What it perhaps overlooks is that all too often what is described as vanilla has no flavour at all.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 94% Princess Cyd (2017) Thoughtful and sensitive yet energetic and never dull, Princess Cyd is a beautiful piece of filmmaking destined to find its way onto people's lists of favourites. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3.5/5 63% Season of the Witch (1972) It's not at all what his fans will be familiar with, but it's an intriguing psychological drama.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 100% No Dresscode Required (Etiqueta no rigurosa) (2017) An intelligent, well constructed documentary that gets unusually close to its subjects, No Dress Code Required sets aside the usual drama and looks at all the small things that make love, community and social opportunity matter.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 64% The Ice Cream Truck (2017) With a highly distinctive style and a pleasing resistance to narrative convention, The Ice Cream Truck is a potent, moody, highly entertaining little film that you'll want to watch at least twice.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (2017) It all falls a bit flat, with nothing to offer but twists we've seen a dozen times before. It's a passable bit of seasonal entertainment but nothing more.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet No Place for a Rebel (2017) An intimate portrait of survival and what happens afterwards, No Place For A Rebel is interesting and engaging all the way through to its rather abrupt and downbeat ending.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet 48 Hours to Live (Wild For the Night) (2017) Unless you're particularly impressed by shouting or the shocking message that the world isn't always a very nice place, there's just not much to see here.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 58% Crash Pad (2017) Shallow it is, as befits the genres concerned, and overall it lacks the charm to overcome this.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
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 92% 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 82% 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 82% 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 75% 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 83% 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 83% 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 80% 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 63% 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 78% 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 30% 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