Jennie Kermode

A full time writer, part time academic and sometime activist, Jennie is content director at Eye For Film, which often means that she has to pick up the awful stuff nobody else wants to review. The good side of this is that it gives her the chance to identify undiscovered gems.

Jennie enjoys a wide range of different genres and would probably say that her favourite film is Picnic At Hanging Rock. Before coming to Eye For Film, she spent two years with Movie Gurus. She has worked as Arts & Culture Editor at KaleidoScot and written on film for the likes of The Independent, Studio Magazine and the Directory of World Cinema. She blogs on politics at Den Of The Hyena.

Jennie is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Criticwire. She is also a Rotten Tomatoes registered Tomatometer critic.

We have 1757 reviews by Jennie Kermode in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

One Big Home
A carpenter investigates the gentrification of Martha's Vineyard.
A young cleaning women, suddenly unemployed, is willing to do anything to fulfil her dream of owning her own hairdressing salon.
Shut In
A child psychologist trapped in an isolated house by a storm tries to rescue a vulnerable boy.
The Ornithologist
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
A recently released convict finds himself trapped between his urban criminal past and his new life on probation as the only black man in a conservative white Wisconsin farming town.
Folk Hero & Funny Guy
Two artistically inclined childhood friends, a comedian and a folk-rocker, set out on a tour together in hopes of regaining their “mojo” and finding love in the process.
Original Bliss
A woman tortured by her loss of religious faith falls for a charismatic psychologist.
The Postman Always Rings Twice
A bored woman seduces a drifter in the hope that he'll kill her husband.
The Lure
The story of an eccentric millionaire's buried treasure and those who are searching for it.


Glasgow Film Festival diary 2017, part six
27 Feb 2017
GFF Diary days 11&12: David Tennant, Frightfest and The Princess Bride.
Glasgow Film Festival diary 2017, part five
25 Feb 2017
GFF Diary days 9&10: The Thing in the snow, Frightfest, Terence Davies, Quinton Aaron and more.
Glasgow Film Festival diary 2017, part four
23 Feb 2017
GFF Diary days 7&8: Japanese cinema, documentaries, Ben Wheatley and the Surprise Film.
Glasgow Film Festival diary 2017, part three
21 Feb 2017
GFF Diary days 5&6: power dressing, pipers, Persian food, David Lynch’s photographs and the Margaret Tait Award.
Glasgow Film Festival diary 2017, part two
19 Feb 2017
GFF Diary days 3&4: dinner, dancing, alien hunters and all the fun of the fair.

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News Stories

Moonlight is unexpected Oscar winner
26 Feb 2017
Last minute twist turns the tables after La La Land is declared victor.
Bill Paxton dies at 61
26 Feb 2017
"Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him," says his family.
Moonlight in the limelight at the Independent Spirit Awards
26 Feb 2017
Barry Jenkins' film takes six gongs as Huppert wins again.
Harrison Ford in aeroplane near miss
14 Feb 2017
"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" star asked.
La La Land wins top awards at BAFTAs
12 Feb 2017
Fans are pleased by an otherwise diverse mix.

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