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Kent Turner

Kent Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 85% Wonder (2017) The movie fulfills a need for smart tween/middle grade drama at the multiplex, where it has had little competition this year.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/4 94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The film offers one of the most indelible performances of the year: Sandy Martin, playing the frog-throated and chain-smoking Mama Dixon as a beer-swillin' coach potato Machiavelli.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 72% Wonderstruck (2017) Fans of the book will have little to complain about. ‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 98% Jane (2017) The call for conservation has rarely looked so captivating. ‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
3/4 98% The Shape of Water (2017) A movie mash-up of lump-in-your-throat romance, espionage thrillers, and then some, The Shape of Water will be catnip for unapologetic movie musicals fans.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/4 90% The Breadwinner (2017) The film's strongest appeal is for readers of the series and animation fans.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2017) Spry and light-on-its feet ... with madcap, slapstick humor that will appeal to kids and adults.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/4 100% Oh Lucy! (2017) Revenge is served with gleeful laughter.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017) A must-have for American studies collections in high schools and colleges, and for PBS viewers, it's one to look out for. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
2/4 60% On Chesil Beach (2018) But in fleshing out the characters and expanding his storyline, [McEwan] raises more than a few questions that contradict his own source material.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3.5/4 100% Lady Bird (2017) [It jumps] to the head of the class of teen comedies ... This movie has moxie.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3.5/4 95% First Reformed (2017) A stealthily engrossing work that should appeal to viewers who haven't seen, say, Affliction. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
3/4 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) BPM thrives on political (and hormonal) energy. The bickering among the group's members turns wonky, vicious, and lively.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) This mostly good-humored movie offers a loopy and wild ride, making it the sort of curio that fits well within a larger festival.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) Viewers are left at a distance, as though they are, in fact, watching home videos of strangers. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Cardinal (2017) [Sheila] McCarthy's performance makes the viewer feel as though anything could happen. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 68% mother! (2017) This is more a film to admire for its audacity in throwing everything into the proverbial kitchen sink.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 95% Step (2017) You may come to the film for the teens' story, but you'll stay for the grown-ups.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/4 95% The Florida Project (2017) Bring Advil. You'll need it.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
3/4 86% Okja (2017) Boon gives the audience a show. His film is the cinematic answer to the eye-popping, Looney Tunes-exaggerated world of a graphic novel. Boon throws a lot of ideas and schtick onto the screen, and they stick. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3/4 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) This is the college film course you wish you had taken.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2017
3/4 96% The Rider (2017) For beautiful, intimate moments, few films at Cannes this year were in the same league as The Rider. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 75% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2017) Besides a portrait of contradictions, the movie also doubles as a wonderful piece of armchair traveling.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Plot 35 (Carré 35) (2017) At 67 minutes, it's the most succinct film at the festival, and one of the most empathetic.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/4 55% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The film moves along at a methodical, by-the-numbers pace. It doesn't exactly plod along, but nor does it propel forward. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola has corseted the simmering sexual tension ... The movie feels like an abridgement of a highly pulpy game of cat and mouse(s).‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 54% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) The most carefree and playful of the 12 French films I saw at Cannes, and it's a return of the nimble trickster Hazanavicius from The Artist.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Melancholic and whimsical, the film takes in the world at large. While a personal work, it embraces its surroundings. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2.5/4 46% Everything, Everything (2017) Director Stella Meghie's retelling aims for the heart, along with humor, tears, agita, and more. For the most part, the film succeeds.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/4 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) More than a little tiresome and less of a joyride.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/4 74% Manifesto (2017) A must-see for Blanchett die-hard fans, though the nonstop lecture will exclude others. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Without a doubt, the script offers Lane her most well-rounded role since Unfaithful. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 83% The Lovers (2017) If it wasn't set in anywhere-suburban Southern California, you would have sworn this was a French film by Patrice Leconte.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2.5/4 51% The Dinner (2017) It's only during the last 40 minutes that the gloves come off and the foursome gets down to the nitty-gritty, at which point Linney and Hall grab hold of the focus. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2.5/4 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The filmmakers know what its core audience likes, taking [the book]'s 32-page premise and tossing it around like a rubber ball and plowing through a checklist of giggle-inducing gags.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
1.5/4 14% Planetarium (2017) Though handsomely produced and rich in subject matter, the scattered focus-with none of the plot strands even half-way developed-comes across as one long expositional setup.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 31% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) The ending pulls the rug out from under this tepid-to-medium hothouse drama.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 90% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) With this film ..., [Emmanuelle] Seigner has become one of France's finest (and underrated) actors. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet La fille de Brest (2016) Although this movie has the field to itself, it easily wins the title of best medical drama, circa the 2010s. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/4 63% Before I Fall (2017) The filmmakers don't stint on the darker layers of the source material.‐ School Library Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 83% The Founder (2017) A movie that, like fast food, faithfully follows a recipe.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) This adaptation ... presents a mishmash of styles, from hothouse drama to cool, elegant, and elliptical European art house. ‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 85% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
3/4 88% Jackie (2016) Vibrant and melancholic.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/4 95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 100% In Between (2018) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
2/4 90% Loving (2016) The depiction may be true to life, but it's deadening to drama, which here is mainly situational.‐ Film-Forward.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016