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 recently published a new book, Transgender Employees in the Workplace: a Guide for Employers.

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

We have 2610 reviews by Jennie Kermode in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

One Last Night
On their first date, Alex and Zoe venture out to see a movie at a local cinema. The film ends and the two become so engaged in a heated discussion that they fail to notice the cinema closing, leaving them locked inside.
Lili
Nothing is what it seems when an audition between a young woman and an older man turns into an unsettling cat and mouse game.
Maggie May
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
Vaspy
A woman experiences unusual pregnancy cravings following an encounter with a wooden wasp.
Sometimes, I Think About Dying
Fran likes to think about dying. When she makes a guy in the office laugh, he wants more - a movie date, a slice of pie, a conversation. But if dating him means learning to live, she's pretty sure she can't do that.
The Original
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
The Hitchhiker
A group of friends pick up a stranger by the roadside and are disturbed by her behaviour, but all is not what it seems.
Adam
Awkward teenager Adam arrives to spend his final high school summer with his older sister, who has thrown herself into New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. Over the summer, Adam and those around him experience love, friendship, and attendant hard truths in this coming-of-age comedy.
The Boogeywoman
For a teenager in a small town, menarche brings an encounter with the local urban legend.
Jay Myself
Jay Maisel moves out of the studio he has used since 1966 and sorts through his archives.

Features

Interview with Flavio Alves about The Garden Left Behind, part one
12 Aug 2019
Flavio Alves on the lives of trans women and undocumented immigrants, and The Garden Left Behind
Interview with Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein about Freaks, part two
03 Aug 2019
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on Freaks, Bruce Dern and telling big stories with small budgets
Interview with Adam Sherman about She's Just A Shadow
01 Aug 2019
Adam Sherman on Japanese bondage, fashion, murder and She's Just A Shadow
Interview with David Dastmalchian about Teacher
30 Jul 2019
David Dastmalchian on Teacher, bullying and going to dark places
Interview with Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein about Freaks
29 Jul 2019
Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein on keeping viewers guessing, working with children, and Freaks

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News Stories

The Farewell to open Glasgow Youth Film Festival
13 Aug 2019
Special Careers in Film Day also announced
The Hunt on hold
11 Aug 2019
Universal cancels release following mass shootings
Aquaman 2 faces delays as Jason Momoa joins Mauna Kea protest
10 Aug 2019
Star prioritises defending Hawaiian sacred site
Danny Trejo rescues trapped child
08 Aug 2019
Machete star steps in after car crash
David Rubin is new Academy president
07 Aug 2019
Double Emmy winner is in 7th year as governor

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Galleries

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