About Kent Turner

Kent Turner, the editor of Film-Forward, learned the ropes of the film festival circuit at the San Francisco International Film Festival and has worked in film production and acquisition in Los Angeles. He also currently edits the DVD review section at School Library Journal.

Naples ’44

A poignant and picturesque memoir of life immediately after wartime is turned into an impressionistic documentary.

By |December 6th, 2017|Book adaptation, Documentary|0 Comments

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Revenge is served in many ways, all violently, in this comedy of crime and culpability.

By |November 10th, 2017|Comedy|0 Comments

The Shape of Water | Toronto 2017

Guillermo del Toro has made a new hybrid of lump-in-your-throat romance, espionage thrillers, and then some.

By |October 15th, 2017|Festivals, Sci-fi|0 Comments

On Chesil Beach | TIFF 2017

Author Ian McEwan adapts his introspective, free-flowing, observational novella from 2007.

By |September 21st, 2017|Book adaptation, Festivals|0 Comments

Lady Bird | TIFF 2017

Actress-turned-filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut stood apart from most of the selections at the festival.

By |September 21st, 2017|Festivals, Teen|0 Comments

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | TIFF 2017

Bound for PBS’s American Masters, the bio-documentary of writer Lorraine Hansberry is one of the best additions to the series and among the strongest documentaries at the festival,

By |September 17th, 2017|Documentary, Festivals|0 Comments

First Reformed | TIFF 2017

Paul Schrader's pensive and sneakily suspenseful film announces from its first frame that this will be a different type of movie.

By |September 17th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Cardinals | TIFF 2017

Actress Sheila McCarthy is the main attraction in this Canadian-made revenge drama.

By |September 14th, 2017|Family drama, Festivals|0 Comments

mother! | TIFF 2017

It’s not every day that a major studio releases a two-hour allegorical tale featuring the world’s biggest movie star.

By |September 14th, 2017|Festivals, Psychological thriller|0 Comments