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.

Agnès Varda and Jean-Luc Godard | Cannes 2017

Two seminal figures from the French New Wave come roaring back to Cannes (in one form or another).

By |June 2nd, 2017|Biopic, Festivals|0 Comments

The Beguiled | Cannes 2017

Besotted, bothered, and bewildered are the Southern belles of Miss Farnsworth’s Seminary for Young Ladies.

By |June 1st, 2017|Festivals, Melodrama|0 Comments

In the Fade | Cannes 2017

During the premiere of Fatih Akin’s new film, in which a nail bomb becomes an important plot element, viewers may have had a sense of queasiness, given the terroristic attack in Birmingham, England, four days earlier.

By |June 1st, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

What to See | Cannes 2017

The single most anticipated film in the competition for the festival’s top honor, the Palme d’Or, is Sofia Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s lurid guilty pleasure The Beguiled.

By |May 17th, 2017|Festivals, Film History|0 Comments

Paris Can Wait, The Lovers, The Dinner, and Manifesto | Tribeca 2017

After seeing the following four films in particular, one would hope that they are harbingers for what the rest of the year may hold: complex, starring roles for actresses.

By |May 5th, 2017|Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival|0 Comments

Cotillard, Huppert, and Co. | Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2017

The annual festival brings a de rigueur selection of art-house favorite filmmakers, but actresses are really front and center.

By |March 2nd, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

The Founder

Viewers learn what went on behind the scenes at McDonald's—and then some—in this biopic of businessman Roy Kroc, played by the film's life force, Michael Keaton.

By |December 31st, 2016|Biopic|0 Comments

Nocturnal Animals

A permeating sense of threat and regret ooze from one twisted (in more ways than one) storyline to another.

By |December 30th, 2016|Book adaptation, Thriller|0 Comments

Best of 2016

It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.

By |December 19th, 2016|Featured, Top Picks|0 Comments