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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 36% 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 92% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2016) 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 95% 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
3/5 No Score Yet Where the Skin Lies (2017) All in all, this is a solid feature debut that should have some staying power among fans.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4\5 100% Mayhem (2016) Mayhem could easily have been a one joke film and found itself with nowhere to go. It is a credit to director and cast that it keeps on giving - and for people in jobs like Derek's, delivers a particularly satisfying cinema experience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 83% Still/Born (2017) Still/Born gives Burke full rein and reaps the rewards. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 67% Freehold (Two Pigeons) (2017) It's deliciously petty in places and also includes scenes of excruciating ickiness which even Frightfest's hardened horror fans winced at. It's hard to believe this is Bridges' first feature, such is the confidence and poise.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Radius (2017) Radius could easily be disorientating all the way through. Fortunately, Labrèche and Léonard know when to step back from the questioning, and maintain a strong sense of momentum throughout.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4.5/5 87% 68 Kill (2017) Haaga's direction is all about creating the illusion of chaos whilst maintaining precise control. He's aided by strong cinematography, set design and music, with the whole coming together amazingly well given the limitations of the budget. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mansfield 66/67 (2017) In all, the film is a sugary concoction that may be too much for some viewers, too slight for others, but fits very neatly into the Mansfield legacy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Glass Coffin (El ataúd de cristal) (2016) The Glass Coffin is a bold first feature and, of course, a smart way to work with a limited budget. Though it doesn't quite live up to its ambitions, it will certainly get attention.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Imitation Girl (2017) Beautifully filmed, thoughtful and dreamlike, Imitation Girl is an impressive piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 20% Eat Locals (2016) An ambitious film that suffers from a visibly stretched budget, Eat Locals fails to live up to the promise of its wonderful title but does have some great moments.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 78% Killing Ground (2017) What Power does differently is to deny us the usual sources of comfort found within this framework. The lost toddler epitomises the isolation every character experiences on some level. The only one who really seems able to connect is the dog.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Freddy Eddy (2016) Fresh, naturalistic performances ... bring this story to life and make the strangest of events feel as if they could be happening next door - which also serves as a reminder that mental health problems are not part of a separate world. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Ruin Me (2017) It's DeFrancis' feature debut and will certainly succeed in getting him noticed.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4.5/5 95% Lord of the Flies (1963) For all that time has changed the way it fits into the world, Lord Of The Flies remains as important today as it was in 1963. The quality of the restored version is excellent. Don't wait too long to see it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bad Match (2017) It's still an impressive film and an impressive calling card which one hopes will see Chirchirillo go on to bigger things.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 31% A Boy Called Po (2017) A simple family story which follows a predictable path but does it with grace, A Boy Called Po features impressive performances from its two leads, who have great chemistry and effectively capture a complex relationship.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 62% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) Kill Me Please is a film that deserves to have people sit up and pay attention.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3.5 No Score Yet Diane (2017) If some suspension of disbelief is required to accept the premise of Michael Mongillo's film, it's earned by Smith, whose troubled character is more sympathetic because he makes no effort to be liked.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
4/5 75% Leatherface (2017) There is never much sense of hope in the film, only a brash defiance that sometimes, for all its ugliness, verges on the heroic.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Kill Me Please (2010) Weaving together these threads with a style that complements the different genres involved, da Silveira shows remarkable confidence for a first time feature director. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Demons of the Mind (Blood Evil)(Nightmare of Terror)(Blood Will Have Blood) (1972) There are really too many story threads here to tie together in a single film and at times the deliberate disorientation blurs into real incoherence, but Demons Of The Mind is nevertheless a bold attempt at doing something different.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 2: The Boss's Head (1975) The eventual resolution is as bloody as you'd expect, but it's the management of tension along the way that is the film's strength.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 43% Bushwick (2017) If America is ready to listen to warnings, Bushwick delivers - no matter what your politics. And in a calmer, more peaceful age, it will still be a bloody good film.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 46% Red Christmas (2017) Overall Red Christmas provides much more in the way of balanced perspective and nuance than many a serious drama on the subject. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Mourning Forest (Mogari no mori) (2010) The film is quiet, even gentle in its pacing, but has a great deal to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1 (Shin jingi naki tatakai) (1974) Overall the film fails to distinguish itself or live up to its famous name.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3: Boss's Last Days (Shin jingi naki tatakai: Kumicho saigo no hi) (1976) Last Days Of The Boss breaks the rules and signals a change of culture in the the real and fictional worlds alike.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Bending the Arc (2017) There is always a crisis happening somewhere. Bending The Arc shows that it's possible to make the world better.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4/5 59% 6 Days (2017) It's nuanced and thoughtful, alert to the individual suffering behind the headlines, cogniscent of the bigger picture. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Dead Shack (2017) Dead Shack doesn't get everything right, but it has a lot of heart (and lungs, and guts, and shrivelled livers), and with energy and wit in its favour as well, it can't go too far wrong.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 90% A Dark Song (2017) A Dark Song is a thoughtful, grounded take on the search for meaning that mixes horror conventions with things still darker, yet which strains towards a transcendental moment which a lesser filmmaker would have been afraid to contemplate.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 91% Machines (2016) Though it spends long stretches simply observing, Machines gives its subjects their own voice.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Cut Shoot Kill (2017) It falls short of its potential, and the ending doesn't have the impact it should.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017