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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Her Composition (2015) The result of all this is something very different from most of what you're likely to see at the cinema - an art film worthy of the name. It has already enjoyed success on the festival circuit and it's well worth seeking out.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet I, Claude Monet (2017) Even if Monet isn't really your cup of tea, this is a must-see film for art lovers and a compelling one for students of history. It offers what the artist valued most: illumination.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Who Is Arthur Chu? (2017) Ultimately, whether or not we see the real Arthur Chu, we see a great deal of the society in which he lives.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
2/5 5% Hangman (2017) Unfortunately, though the three leads work well enough, there are some really shaky supporting performances alongside them...‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Child of Satan (2017) Even in these days when the straight-to-online-viewing market has expanded on the potential of straight-to-VHS, it's rare to see a film this incoherent reach an audience. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2.5/5 0% Carter & June (2018) With tighter editing and the benefit of a little more experience, however, Kalikow's team could come up with something highly entertaining.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Island Zero (2017) Punching well above its weight, this is a film unashamed of its own smallness and willing to take risks in service of the story.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Afghan Cycles (2018) What we get is a much more complex, multi-layered portrait of Afghanistan than has been see in the West for many a year.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4.5/5 46% Allure (2018) This is bold filmmaking with a great deal to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 73% The Seagull (2018) If you never get the chance to see The Seagull on the stage, this is a worthy compromise.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 89% Mountain (2018) Ozturk's cinematography would be stunning even without such remarkable subjects, and the film is a visual delight from start to finish. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3.5/5 50% The 'Burbs (1989) Much more intellectually complicated than the average romance, Train to Zakopané may be heading to the expected destination but there's a lot to see along the way.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 83% Class Rank (2018) Though the ending feels rushed and doesn't fully convince, Stoltz's restraint and the trust he places in his young stars generally pays off.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 64% The Cured (2018) Though it doesn't quite achieve its potential, The Cured is troubling as any exploration of such subjects should be. It is also timely and humane.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
86% Vazante (2018) Visually absorbing and narratively compelling, Vazante is a character study that uses uncomfortable intimacies to address expansive human concerns.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 100% Paris Is Burning (1991) A film about resistance, passion and the determined reclamation of cultural space, Paris Is Burning has been tremendously influential, and is essential viewing for any student of the issues it concerns or of the documentary form. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Dark (2018) It's a bold and imaginative effort and introduces talent worth watching.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet 50 Years Legal (2017) An astute and thorough piece of work, 50 Years Legal is a valuable contribution to LGBT history and to the broader battle against prejudice that is central to how Western society has evolved in recent decades.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) Once the film has picked up pace it rattles along nicely. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Abulele (2015) The warm-heartedness of the whole production makes it easy enough for adults to like, and children who connect with it will want to watch it again and again.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mercury 13 (2018) Though modest in its artistic aims, it's a polished piece of work which has evidently benefited from the luxury of time in both the research stage and the editing suite.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Ekaj (2015) It presents a world that is rarely seen onscreen like this, recognisable to those who have lived in it. It tells a story that is cruel and urgent, passionate and real.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3.5/5 43% First Light (2018) A beautiful example of small scale filmmaking which, by working well within its limits, manages to achieve much more than one might expect.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Longest Game (2014) It is hard to imagine a time when people will look at this and not see something relatably human.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Which Way Up (2017) There's no real conclusion to this documentary, and that is to its credit. It's all about the journey.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Though it feels, overall, as if it ought to have been better, Ghost Stories can't be faulted for ambition. One can only hope that it paves the way for other genre anthologies to get the big screen treatment they deserve.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 100% I Am Evidence (2017) It's full of fighting spirit and the conviction that society can do better.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3.5/5 92% Look Back in Anger (1958) It still has plenty to say. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
5/5 71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) This is a gruelling film and one that survivors of sexual violence should watch with caution, but it is a tremendously powerful piece of cinema.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Suitable Girl (2017) his is a film full of love, colour and warmth, and it takes a nuanced view of its subject, but the loneliness saturating some of the celebrations is palpable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Elis (2018) It's an interesting take on the public and personal lives of a national icon.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4.5/5 55% Killing Gunther (2017) Too smart for the 'wacky comedy' box and too outrageously playful to sit alongside standard action fare, Killing Gunther is nevertheless destined to find an audience who will watch it again and again.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/5 75% High Fantasy (2017) High Fantasy is successful in highlighting that there are a major social issues South Africa still needs to deal with ... Sadly, it doesn't succeed in carrying that conversation very far itself.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 100% Legend of the Mountain (2001) Legend Of The Mountain has two leading female characters who are remarkably forceful for the period.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 100% Miss Kiet's Children (2017) Many viewers will wish that they'd had a teacher like Miss Kiet. In Peter Lataster and Petra Lataster-Czisch, she has found directors worthy of her story.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 100% The Dawn Wall (2018) In the End, watching The Dawn Wall becomes compulsive like a certain sort of computer game, the viewer effectively drawn into the climber's obsession.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 80% Maineland (2018) This is not a film replete with big revelations, but it effectively draws out the details that unsettle and give the migratory experience its power. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3/5 75% Prodigy (2018) It's a solid piece of work in as far as it goes, it just doesn't have much to say that's new or the brilliance required to make the familiar stand out.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 63% The New Romantic (2018) At its best, it's a sweet coming of age story with some keen observations to make about the way women's value is measured and female sexuality perceived.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 84% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) One of the most artful and creative zombie films for some years, The Ravenous will be a little slow for some viewers but its deft use of suspense and gradually building sense of existential crisis will thrill others.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3.5/5 43% Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (2017) At its core, Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies recalls the simple joy of games of chase, play fighting and messy destruction, the light-hearted anarchy that makes films like this fun.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Voyageuse (2018) Erica's life may have been modest, but her testimony, and Thomas' film, would make many a pharaoh feel poor.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) (2017) Writer/director Vahid Jalilvand straddles both worlds as he weaves this complex psychological drama, showing sympathy for all his characters. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Liquid Truth (Aos Teus Olhos) (2017) Though its refusal to come down on one side or another may frustrate some viewers, this is a bold piece of work with a lot to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Man Proposes, God Disposes (2017) This is a personable little film that's more sophisticated than it initially lets on. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Find This Dumb Little Bitch and Throw Her Into a River (Vind die domme trut en gooi haar in de rivier) (2017) This is a film that has brutal things to say about mob violence but it's not so naive as to pin all the blame on social media. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet 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. ‐ Movie Gurus
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Violeta al fin (2017) The strength of this film is in Chaverri's finely judged performance. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 81% Pyewacket (2018) There's nothing especially unusual here, but Pyewacket delivers on its premise and acts as a reminder that a thorough approach to the craft of storytelling will always give a film that bit more bite.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
5/5 50% Cold Skin (2018) Cold Skin is a true genre masterpiece. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018