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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet Good Favour (2017) Slow moving as it is - and too open in its conclusion to fully satisfy most audiences - this is a film weighted with questions, balancing this burden with a luminous beauty. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/5 88% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) A beautiful piece of slow cinema that really brings the audience close to its subject, Chosen (Custody Of The Eyes) presents the religious life as a true vocation in the best sense of the word.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 88% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) It's an intermittently charming portrait of a place and a way of life that dominates human destinies but in which those who are tough enough can find real fulfilment.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 100% Directions (Posoki) (2017) A cleverly constructed piece of low-budget filmmaking, Directions punches well above its weight. Sometimes funny, sometimes suspenseful, sometimes heartrendingly bleak, it's a smart way to explore a city and human behaviour.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet In the Name of Peace: John Hume In America (2017) Packed with information and alert to the importance of details, this is an impressive example of the historical documentary art.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening (Attack on Titan: Kakusei no Houkou) (2018) This isn't a film that's intended to be realistic, yet it still manages to thrill. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Another News Story (2017) There's strong stuff here.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/5 48% The Lodgers (2018) One of the better Gothic films of recent years, The Lodgers blends beauty and creepiness sublimely. It will delight genre fans and deliver pleasing chills to others.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 88% Black Code (2016) It is an impressively rich film, presenting a sea of information - but we are not waving.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
2.5/5 96% Jawbone (2017) Whilst there's little that's actually wrong with this film besides a general lack of energy, it just doesn't have much to say. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/5 86% Knife Skills (2017) Shot in a clean, crisp style that reflects the dynamics of the kitchen, Knife Skills is brilliantly edited and packs a lot into just 40 minutes. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/5 67% The Housemaid (Cô Hâu Gái) (2018) The Housemaid may not be as original as it pretends, but if you like haunted houses, creepy women in black, tragic romance, sinister secrets and dark and stormy nights, you'll find it very satisfying.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 92% Icarus (2017) Full of insights into the practice and politics of sport, many of them gained almost accidentally, Icarus is a multi-layered and compelling piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 100% Strong Island (2017) Beautifully shot and full of subtle nuances, Strong Island is intriguing throughout. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 83% Edith+Eddie (2017) [Director Laura Checkoway's] documentary quietly rages against the injustices perpetrated on the old. It also takes a love story whose participants will soon be gone and ensures that the world will remember it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
4/5 90% House (Hausu) (1977) It is a true original of considerable historical importance. It's gory, silly, at times splendidly incoherent, and yet possessed of a fairy tale innocence.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3.5/5 100% Heroin(e) (2017) A brief snapshot of a much bigger picture, this is an interesting film as far as it goes but, like its subject, not all that unusual‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3.5/5 60% Heroine (2012) A brief snapshot of a much bigger picture, this is an interesting film as far as it goes but, like its subject, not all that unusual.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/5 69% The Ritual (2017) Smarter than it may appear on the surface, The Ritual isn't just there to scare but to look at what being scared does to people. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4.5/5 74% Permission (2018) Thoughtful films on this sort of subject are very rare, and Permission is one to treasure.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
3.5/5 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) In places the film sails a little too close to the cannibalistic pseudo-science of Event Horizon or Pandorum, but it has an underlying intelligence that keeps dragging it back on track.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2.5/5 44% Victor Crowley (2017) The film coasts on nostalgia. It needs to swing that hatchet harder to make a mark of its own.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
4/5 90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Densely packed with information, this is a film that continually finds new things to say and new ways to say them.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4.5/5 76% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) Doubtless some viewers will find this contemplative and mannered tale of impending doom rather bloodless. Others, however, will find it a delight, and whichever camp you're in, you're unlikely to see very much else like it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2/5 11% Scorched Earth (2018) The result is a film that plainly falls short of its goals.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4.5/5 100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) Although the film is never sentimental, it would be difficult to watch it without warming to its subject. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Despite its age, The Grapes Of Wrath remains watchable throughout and is a highly effective piece of cinema‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 83% Tokyo Ghoul (Tôkyô gûru) (2017) Tokyo Ghoul definitely captures the spirit of the manga and fans are likely to enjoy it. For all its imperfections, it's a likeable film with plenty of energy and verve.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 100% The Cinema Travellers (2016) There's a lot of information in this film but its magic lies in what it offers to the eyes.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3.5/5 81% Clueless (1995) The film's unevenness often works in its favour, and the fact that it now seems extremely dated doesn't matter one bit. It may not be perfect, but it's full of heart.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4.5/5 78% American Folk (2018) A simple story, beautifully told, American Folk is a timely reminder of a dream not yet dead.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) With imagery that shifts seamlessly from the kawaii to the diabolical, not least in a darkly psychedelic sequence near the end, this is a film that really makes its mark. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3.5/5 79% The Defiant Ones (1958) With enough thrilling action to keep it enjoyable today, this is an important film that provided Poitier with a breakthrough role and helped Curtis to escape the simplistic hero mode in which his talents had too often been wasted.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3.5/5 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) Carell and Fishburne fans, in particular, should make sure to catch it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) Its straightforward honesty is devastating, and it takes its place alongside The Killing Fields as one of the most important cinematic perspectives on the genocide to be made for international audiences.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) Sometimes the obvious polish pushes this film a little too far into propaganda territory but for the most part the emotional aspects of what we see are real, and that's especially the case on the election night when hopes are dashed.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 95% Dealt (2017) A lively and endlessly fascinating documentary that achieves a rewarding intimacy with its subject, Dealt holds all the aces.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Act & Punishment (2018) Although it doesn't always seem to know what to do with the wealth of threads it develops, it's a busy and interesting documentary that will provide international audiences with a much richer appreciation of the Pussy Riot phenomenon.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 86% The Road Movie (2018) For all that it's assembled from scraps off the internet, The Road Movie has all the thrills, spills and drama you could ask for in a Saturday night's entertainment. From start to finish, it's a great ride.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 42% The Bad Batch (2017) It's not for all tastes, but it has something of the same poetry that marked out her debut, and in its transcendent moments reaffirms Amirpour as one of the most extraordinary new filmmakers to emerge in recent years.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
4/5 92% Saturday Church (2018) For all that it's familiar, it has an energy and charm all its own. It feels fresh and honest, and is one of the best coming out films of recent years.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 67% New World (2013) Ultimately ... it's Jung-jae Lee's portrait of a man gradually being reshaped by his environment that makes this compelling.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3.5/5 83% Kangaroo (2018) There's a lot of interesting material here, and directors Kate McIntyre Clere and Michael McIntyre also keep the film visually interesting, moving between indoor and outdoor locations, talking heads and action. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/5 8% The Offering (2016) It doesn't outstay its welcome, and for those seeking a straightforward slice of old fashioned horror for an evening's entertainment, it has plenty to offer.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2/5 67% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game (2018) The film would benefit from tighter editing and the loss of 20 minutes or so of unnecessary material. As is, it spends too long going nowhere in particular in a manner we have all seen before.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Almost Paris (2018) There's certainly room to explore the impact on individuals of big events in a small town setting, but Almost Paris falls short of its aims because it simply doesn't have enough at stake.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/5 20% Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel (2018) Overall, the film is lightweight but entertaining and rather sweet.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) This is a notably more mature take on the story than many that have gone before.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Viking Siege (2017) No-budget, use-what-you-can-find filmmaking is an important part of the industry. It teaches valuable skills and occasionally produces a gem. This, however, is not one of them.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 100% The Girl Without Hands (La Jeune fille sans mains) (2017) There's an old fashioned, storybook quality to this that suits the nature of the tale. It's elegantly realised and has plenty of appeal for adults as well as its target audience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017