Jennie Kermode

A full time writer, part time academic and human rights advocate, 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 or Vertigo. 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 also writes books, the most recent of which is Supporting Transgender and Non-binary People with Disabilities or Illnesses: a Good Practice Guide for Health and Care Provision.

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

We have 2859 reviews by Jennie Kermode in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

In The Quarry
A summer afternoon, an abandoned quarry, four friends. An interpellative thriller about gender violence.
Three Summers
A housekeeper takes care of a luxury holiday home for a wealthy family. She tries to branch out on her own by starting a snack bar, but when a financial scandal engulfs the family, she is left to look after the grand patriarch with only the other house staff for company.
Those That, At A Distance, Resemble Another
Documenting the meticulous reproduction of an elephant’s ivory tusk with an observational lyricism, this film embeds themes of tactility, archaeology and work into its texture and rhythm.
Paradise
A Sicilian slushie vendor is enrolled in a witness protection programme after observing a Mafia killing
Resistance
The story of Marcel Marceau, who before he became a world famous mime worked with the French Resistance which saved the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War Two.
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
Human Capital
The lives of two different families collide when their children begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.
The Dog Doc
Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose.
Drunk Bus
A directionless, young campus bus driver and a punk rock, Samoan security guard named Pineapple form an unlikely friendship.

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GFF Diary days 11&12: Rose Glass, Joe Begos, Caitlin Moran and Eighties disco action
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GFF Diary days 9&10: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Marjane Satrapi, Flavio Alves and Frightfest

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Galleries

EIFF 2011 Gallery
25 Jun 2011
The Raid - Promotional Gallery
17 May 2012
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