Kent Turner

Kent Turner
Tomatometer-approved critic
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Official Websites: film-forward.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 100% Ascension (2021) Purposeful and often mesmerizing. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
3/4 100% The Kids (2021) Does one need to have seen Kids to become involved in The Kids? No. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2021
3.5/4 100% Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story (2021) A playful, penetrating portrait of the prolific best-selling author and Hollywood insider ... the equivalent of a juicy and thoughtful beach read. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
3/4 100% A Crime on the Bayou (2021) The documentary also serves as a wake-up call: the time of Jim Crow really isn't that far in the past. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
3/4 100% Larry Flynt for President (2021) There are few political documentaries as entertaining, timely, and, well, raunchy as Larry Flynt for President. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
3/4 93% The Perfect Candidate (2020) An underdog tale that also offers perhaps the most expansive look at contemporary Saudi Arabia in a feature film. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3.5/4 100% Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (2021) The presentation is intimate, as well as clear, passionate, yet calm, even while [Robinson] describes some of the most horrific and violent chapters in American history. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 100% The Gig is Up (2021) A brisk whirlwind tour of this often invisible work force. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 No Score Yet Wuhan! Wuhan! (2020) A calm, more narrative-driven change of pace from the aforementioned 76 Days. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 85% The County (Héradid) (2019) The film takes a stand for the common man, or in this case a middle-aged, emerging activist, without a galvanizing, crowd-pleasing Norma Rae moment. It's much too subdued for that. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3.5/4 90% Moffie (2019) The film's centerpiece is a bravura piece of filmmaking. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
2.5/4 80% The Lost Sons (2021) Effortlessly intriguing. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
3/4 76% Potato Dreams of America (2021) Wearing his heart and humor on his sleeve, Hurley is clearly having fun, all for the audience's benefit. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
3/4 86% Here Before (2021) A pungent addition to the nightmare-in-the-daytime genre, where every line and scene falls into place. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
3/4 97% Swan Song (2021) The ideal time to watch Todd Stephens's Swan Song is late at night with whiskey on the rocks or a highball to go along with its great soundtrack of songs of regret. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
3/4 100% Luzzu (2021) Camilleri has found a real discovery in his lead actor. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
3/4 100% Hive (2021) The antithesis to the other big winner at this year's [Sundance Film] festival, the tear-jerking and crowd-pleasing CODA, for its subtle and quieter tone. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
2.5/4 89% Pleasure (2021) Instead of a character study, or titillation, the director goes for discomfort. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
3/4 68% Human Factors (2021) Under overcast skies and rainy weather, the noirish family drama plays out like a thriller, where each family member has a secret. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
2.5/4 95% CODA (2021) If you count Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" as a favorite, get your tissues ready. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3.5/4 100% Flee (2020) The accounts of the clandestine crossings are expertly paced, making Flee perhaps the most suspenseful film of 2021. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 95% In the Same Breath (2021) Like in Wang's first film, Hooligan Sparrow, In the Same Breath relies on exciting cloak-and-dagger reporting as she goes undercover, away from government watchdogs. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) The movie offers a more complex examination of the players involved than is unusual for biopics. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/4 94% Nomadland (2021) The one noticeable departure for the director is her centering the film on a star ... McDormand adds Fern to her sisterhood of impish, cranky, fiercely stubborn, and opinionated women. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 90% Smooth Talk (1985) Chopra's film is a fascinating time capsule. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/4 99% MLK/FBI (2021) The film is less interested in taking down celebrated figures or easy targets than putting them in a more rounded, complicated perspective. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 97% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) In only 30 minutes, Almodóvar's elegant take on Jean Cocteau's 1930 one-act/one-woman meltdown packs more drama than many movies four times its length. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 85% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) The most engaging-and contradictory-commentary comes from actresses who have disrobed on camera and faced or embraced the consequences. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
54% Mouth to Mouth (2006) ...because the motivations in Mouth to Mouth are general, the cast has to provide the depth that the script lacks, but the film is not aided by the eye-rolling school of acting. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
2.5/4 83% Proxima (2019) Fortunately, the action moves forward more so from Green's reactions then the dialogue. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3.5/4 95% An Easy Girl (Un Fille Facile) (2019) A steely-eyed coming-of-ager that mixes class, race, and sex. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3/4 83% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2021) A twisty, brainy, playful riddle. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
2.5/4 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) It's Binoche who makes the film matter. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
3/4 89% 1917 (2020) Deakins and Mendes have whipped up a barrage of horrific images and some of the year's most spellbinding moments. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2.5/4 95% Little Women (2019) Of all the movie versions, this is more of an ensemble piece and less driven by Jo ... If Amy is your favorite March sister, then you'll feel she has finally gotten her due. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/4 100% Roll Red Roll (2019) Sharply and kinetically edited and propelled by a blaring heavy metal soundtrack, the film is one of the more urgent and dynamically told nonfiction accounts of late. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3.5/4 68% Joker (2019) A visceral, disturbing, but empathetic celebration of revenge. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/4 93% End of the Century (2019) Sensuous and delicate. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
2/4 77% Richard Jewell (2019) The film starts off credibly and compellingly, until it turns its attention to its objects of scorn. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/4 81% A Hidden Life (2019) Not since The Sound of Music have the Austrian Alps been such scene stealers. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/4 89% Dark Waters (2019) Hathaway has the unfortunate task of delivering a monologue that's straight out of Saturday Night Live's sendup of the reoccurring character Angel, the perpetually aggrieved girlfriend played by Heidi Gardner. The sentiment is virtually the same. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/4 97% The Kingmaker (2019) If viewers find it easy to scoff at the pretensions of the former first lady, they'll think twice when the tone and focus shift midway ... and expand into a bigger picture of the recent Filipino political scene - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
2/4 82% The Report (2019) With plenty of details about names and places thrown at viewers, the film demands close attention-and coffee. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) The movie offers, to quote Miss Somerset from Thornton Wilder's 1942 play The Skin of Our Teeth, "good entertainment with a message you can take home with you." - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!) (2019) Sharp-eyed and affable - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/4 100% Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over (2021) At 75 minutes, the movie is short and sharp. Lunch continues to look back, and forward, in anger. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/4 88% He Dreams of Giants (2019) He Dreams of Giants is like an extended making-of documentary: typical for international co-productions, there are money worries, and the production also falls behind schedule. Yet there is little interaction with the actors. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/4 95% The Irishman (2019) Though this is a lucidly told and often engrossing labyrinth of a tale, it's also a bit hollow at its center. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet Letter to the Editor (2019) News junkies should make the pleasurable Letter to the Editor a priority. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/4 100% Killing Patient Zero (2019) Director Laurie Lynd's illuminating and arresting documentary will make you rethink the established recorded history of the early days of the AIDS epidemic. - Film-Forward.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019