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Kent Turner

Kent Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 87%

Jackie (2016)

"Vibrant and melancholic." Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/4 97%

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 93%

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 79%

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 94%

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 (2016)

"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 97%

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 63%

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 96%

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 66%

Personal Shopper (2016)

" 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 81%

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 91%

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 94%

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 89%

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 63%

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 90%

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 94%

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 86%

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
3/4 86%

The Club (El Club) (2016)

"There's a lot going on in The Club, but all strands bolster [director Pablo] Larraín's deeply cynical reflection of his country." Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"It mixes open-hearted sentimentality with star Saoirse Ronan's sublimely subtle performance" Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 31, 2015
3/4 92%

99 Homes (2015)

" An electric melodrama ... [with] Andrew Garfield, in his best role so far, supported by an outstanding supporting cast" Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 31, 2015
2.5/4 75%

Dreams Rewired (2015)

"The film really serves as a tribute to the then newfangled phenomenon of moving pictures ... Its most persuasive (and unspoken) revelation is that filmmaking evolved concurrently in the Old World as it did in the United States." Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 16, 2015
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