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Kent Turner

Kent Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 80% The Founder (2017) A movie that, like fast food, faithfully follows a recipe. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) This adaptation ... presents a mishmash of styles, from hothouse drama to cool, elegant, and elliptical European art house. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) The book's fans will be more than pleased by this moving and menacing adaptation. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 88% Lion (2016) As the protagonist in the first and stronger half, pint-sized powerhouse Sunny Pawar wins the hearts and tears ducts of the audience. He's a tough act to follow. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 17, 2016
3/4 88% Jackie (2016) Vibrant and melancholic. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Watching actor Casey Affleck, who looks like an eternally youthful choir boy, fight his inner demons is worth the price of admission alone. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 94% Arrival (2016) Science fiction and the woman's picture rarely collide, but here Villeneuve proves that they don't have to be exclusive from the other. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet In Between (2016) Though there are moments of lightness, this is no Arabic Sex & the City; it goes to darker places ... Tough and touching, [an] intimate gem. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 15, 2016
2.5/4 81% Magnus (2016) Director Benjamin Rees generates suspense from the rhythm of the editing, which is given a boost by a varied, electropop score. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Nov 15, 2016
2/4 89% Loving (2016) The depiction may be true to life, but it's deadening to drama, which here is mainly situational. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The footage and camera work are amazing. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 65% The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) The film remarkably retains the book's essence. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Great Gilly Hopkins (1987) The film remarkably retains the book's essence. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) By the midway point, there are reminders that this is the work of a first-time director making a small-scale epic. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Karl Marx City (2017) Absorbing and fascinating ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 89% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016) This animated teen meltdown is as snarky and brash as early-1990s MTV ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/4 80% The Rehearsal (2016) The storyline becomes as messy and nuanced as some of the best YA fiction tackling discomforting themes. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 4, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Two Friends (Les Deux Amis) (2015) Golshifteh Farahani makes this movie matter. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Told in a tight 81 minutes, the well-structured adventure tale is stronger than the soft, pastel colored computer animation. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton leaves his juvenile actors on their own, adrift, or more appropriately, orphaned. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) It's quietly triumphant, told modestly and straightforwardly. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 100% Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) (2016) ... one of the more pointedly political Middle Eastern films that have played the festival circuit recently, and that's saying something. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) From the set design to direction, the film has a big heart on for golden-age Hollywood. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Souvenir (2016) It wouldn't be hard to imagine this scenario as a vehicle for Lana Turner in a glossy early-1960s Ross Hunter production ... The film is more convincing as a celebration of kitsch than as a drama. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/4 67% Personal Shopper (2017) It offers, however, star Kristen Stewart's most varied and liveliest performance, though it's ever cool. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 11, 2016
3/4 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A pervy, picture-perfect period piece. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 11, 2016
3/4 79% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015) There's one name that should appear on the lists of this year's contenders (and formidable performances) ... : Trine Dyrholm. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 11, 2016
2/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) The film comes across as an homage and extravagant promo for the book. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) It's like an all-night bender that's occasionally diverting, but one that will be forgotten the morning after. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Family friction plus quirky culture clashes plus road trip nearly equals Little Miss Sunshine. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) It's as though [director] Ade, who wrote the script, drew upon the fundamentals of farce, rewarding the audience for sitting through an elongated setup with one last act of lunacy. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 93% Life, Animated (2016) On one level, the film becomes a celebration of a film buff that would appeal to other cinephiles. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) Filmed in night vision, the search for the missing turns into an eerie, otherworldly trip into the unknown. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.5/4 88% Elle (2016) Though rife with sexual violence and graphic dialogue, Paul Verhoeven's blunt, button-pushing, and stinging comedy was the most elegantly made entry in the Cannes Film Festival's competition. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 17, 2016
2.5/5 80% Ma' Rosa (2016) A pungent dose of social realism combined with steadily-building tension ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 11, 2016
2/4 61% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016) For a drama that strives for a sense of contemporary reality, the artifice of the plot overturns the directors' efforts. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 11, 2016
3/4 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Defiantly old school, ... it had heart and was undeniably moving, leaving the audience teary-eyed. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 11, 2016
3.5/4 91% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It's a work of beauty; the underwater swimming sequences have the fluidity of ballet, and it is continuously eye-catching, with a simple story line that should easily cross borders. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 7, 2016
3/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2016) The animation is simple and no-frills, but the movie's strength lies in its hopeful, and not naïve, outlook and its convincing evocation of childhood. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 7, 2016
2.5/4 75% The BFG (2016) Though older viewers will find the tale too elongated, elementary-age audiences will find it glummy (yummy) rather than a bunch of rummytot. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jun 7, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Midsummer in Newtown (2016) Powerful and clear-eyed ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) It sticks to the middle of the road, with a dash of danger from the novel and the jaunty feel-good vibe from the '60s. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/4 82% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) [Director] Bercot's empathetic and clear-eyed film has a consistency of purpose. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) No one in the A-list cast (such as Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer) will put this film at the top of a resume. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 95% Marguerite (2016) Its sober tone matches the muted, digitally colorized palette, deflating any expectation of a campy confection. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 14, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Much Loved (2015) It begins with a dinner of couscous and cocaine and zips off to a wild party thrown by Arabs, setting a pace that rarely flags. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Parisienne (Peur De Rien) (2015) The movie's pre-9/11 time frame, 1993 Paris, sets it apart from other movies about immigration. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Beatles (2014) This movie will appeal to adults as much as younger viewers. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 87% Phantom Boy (2016) Phantom Boy is a winner. ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) Deceptively unassuming storytelling (understated acting and the rhythm of the long takes) gives way to a slow thaw, beguiling the viewer without overstaying its welcome (at a precise 93 minutes). ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016