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.

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle | TIFF 2017

The title of this Spanish documentary says it all: what mamá wants, mamá gets.

By |September 10th, 2017|Documentary, Festivals|0 Comments

Tulipani: Love, Honor and a Bicycle | TIFF 2017

This mostly good-humored movie offers a loopy and wild ride, making it the sort of curio that fits well within a large film festival.

By |September 10th, 2017|Festivals, Foreign|0 Comments

BPM (Beats per Minute) | TIFF 2017

The intelligent and invigorating winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes makes its North American debut during Toronto's opening weekend.

By |September 5th, 2017|Festivals, GLBT|0 Comments


The documentary's setting at a Baltimore all-girls college prep school serving mostly African-Americans sets the film apart—to a certain extent.

By |August 8th, 2017|Documentary|0 Comments

Okja | Cannes 2017

The only film in the Cannes competition in which the visual flash on screen matched the chaotic excitement of the red carpet gauntlet. Director Bong Joon-ho gives the audience a show.

By |June 28th, 2017|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Festivals|0 Comments

My Journey Through French Cinema

The college film course you wish you had taken. There are enough hors d'oeuvres here to whet the appetites of Francophiles and fans of film noir.

By |June 23rd, 2017|Film History, Top Picks|0 Comments

The Florida Project | Cannes 2017

The most talked about American film at this year's festival.

By |June 19th, 2017|Festivals, Indie|1 Comment

The Rider | Cannes 2017

For beautiful, intimate moments, few films at Cannes were in the same league as the second feature by Chloé Zhao.

By |June 8th, 2017|Festivals, Indie|0 Comments

Three Gems | Cannes 2017

Three discoveries debuted away from the throngs of photographers and the red carpet.

By |June 6th, 2017|Documentary, Festivals|0 Comments