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 Growing Older as a Trans and/or Non-Binary Person.

Jennie is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Cherry Picks and Criticwire. She is also a Rotten Tomatoes registered Tomatometer critic. You can find her on Twitter at @jennie_kermode, on BlueSky at or on Mastodon at

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Latest Film Reviews

Everyone Will Burn
In a small village in Leon, Spain, María José prepares to end her life after failing to get over the suicide of her bullied son years before. Everything changes when she receives a visit from Lucía, a strange little girl who could be connected to a local legend about stopping an impending apocalypse.
How The Gringo Stole Christmas
A young Mexican American woman takes her white boyfriend home for Christmas.
Queen Of The Deuce
Profile of Chelly Wilson, a Christmas-celebrating Jewish grandma, a lesbian who married men, and a proud owner of porn cinemas in 1970s NYC.
A serial killer inveigles his way into the friendly, supportive space of a queer nudist camp.
The Wake
The son of a funeral director makes money on the side by breaking into the homes of the dead. One day he decides it's time to start taking his younger brother along with him.
Revenge: Our Dad The Nazi Killer
A filmmaker discovers that his father was part of a secret network of Jewish vigilante groups, who, in the glaring absence of justice after the Holocaust, took the law into their own hands.
My Father's Secrets
A family's journey to reconciliation after facing the trauma of the Holocaust.
5000 Space Aliens
Meet 5000 space aliens in 5000 seconds.
My Daughter, My Love
A 70-year-old widower travels to Paris to visit a childhood friend. He stays with his daughter and discovers that her marriage is falling apart. He decides to help. In the process, he finds out that he and his daughter share both dreams and desires of which they had been previously unaware.


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