Camerin Courtney

Camerin Courtney

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Perhaps because her parents got her name from a movie actor (screen star Cameron Mitchell) or because she grew up in a movie-loving family, Camerin—managing editor of Today's Christian Woman magazine—has been a movie fan for as long as she can remember. In fact, one of her favorite amenities of her suburban Chicago apartment is the art-house theater two blocks away. A fan of indie and international flicks, Camerin's friends accuse her of only watching movies with subtitles—to which she replies, "Nyet! Ce ne vrai pas." She will admit that one of her favorite movie sub-genres is quirky international flicks with dancing, a la Strictly Ballroom, Billy Elliot, and Shall We Dance?
Publications:
Christianity Today
Total Reviews:
64

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " This movie haunted me for days; it felt like it left an icky residue on my mind and soul, and I didn't enjoy it. Those who like being creeped out by movies will disagree." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 24, 2011
2.5/4 93% 50/50 (2011) " Interesting commentary on how we deal with difficult situations, and makes a strong case for our desperate need for each other -- especially when the odds are stacked against us." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2.5/4 63% Another Earth (2011) " The film stayed with me for a bit, and I liked that. The movie makes you think - about what is, about what could have been, about what could be. " — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
2.5/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " At the end of this intelligent romantic comedy we realize that it's people who are crazy and stupid, and love is this precious gift that's worth fighting for." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3/4 76% The Help (2011) " The Help's greatest strength lies in showing how the truth-no matter how difficult it is to tell at times-has the power to unite, to heal, and sometimes even to set us free." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2011
2.5/4 74% The Whistleblower (2011) " Make no mistake, The Whistleblower isn't an easy film to watch. But the horrors aren't in your face. And Larysa Kondracki... walks a careful line between showing us the devastating realities of trafficking and then offering us hope..." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 12, 2011
1/4 25% Hop (2011) " It's like a cartoon root canal for your brain." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 1, 2011
1.5/4 21% Beastly (2011) " Imagine Beauty and the Beast rewritten by a pack of teen girls high on Twilight and Gossip Girl, and you get an idea of what you're in for with Beastly." — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3/4 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " A great springboard for faith-oriented conversations about free will fate, and the role of a higher power in our lives. " — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 4, 2011
2.5/4 64% Secretariat (2010) " If you like sweet, safe tales of triumph, Secretariat is a sure bet. But if you like films with a bit more tension and complexity, this romp doesn't completely satisfy." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 15, 2010
2.5/4 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " A film titled Eat Pray Love should at least capture a spiritual experience and offer romance with some sizzle. This felt more like Eat Grieve Befriend." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 24, 2010
2/4 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " With SATC2 we were supposed to get a peek at what's next. Instead we got a fanciful vacation and a lame and fluffy version of female power." — Christianity Today
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3/4 —— Babies (1990) " A fascinating documentary, a celebration of human life, a mother's love, and the wondrous world into which each of us was born." — Christianity Today
Posted May 7, 2010
3.5/4 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " Hopefully films like this grow our understanding and compassion as we're encouraged to offer Christ-like hope in our broken world, and emulate a resiliency that is Precious." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 6, 2009
2.5/4 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) " A bit more of Coco becoming Chanel was what I expected, and what would have elevated this film beyond the typical period-piece love story fare." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
3.5/4 71% The Boys Are Back (2009) " Joe says in a voice-over that "life is a journey to be traveled no matter how bad the road." And The Boys Are Back is a highly satisfying ride." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
3/4 94% An Education (2009) " A slightly incomplete, though mostly rewarding, education." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
2/4 37% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) " By the end, I finally cared about Henry and Clare. But I wish the filmmakers had pulled me in about an hour and a half sooner." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2009
2.5/4 57% Paper Heart (2009) " A quirky, mostly endearing commentary on love in a postmodern age." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3.5/4 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " A feast of winning characters, sumptuous food, loving marriages, and strong women who stumble, laugh, cry, write and, of course, cook their way into our hearts." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/4 57% The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009) " Seeing this kind of injustice makes me feel challenged by Proverbs 31:8, 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.'" — Christianity Today
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2.5/4 82% Two Lovers (2008) " There are good intentions here, and good ingredients. But the sum total feels less like a passionate lover and more like a passing crush." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 27, 2009
3/4 71% Last Chance Harvey (2009) " We want the characters to help us sigh dreamily while the credits roll. Harvey provides that plus relatable emotion, endearing comedy, and stellar acting." — Christianity Today
Posted Dec 25, 2008
2.5/4 64% Marley & Me (2008) " A fun, cinematic Currier and Ives experience for the whole family that will leave you hugging on Dad and Grandma%u2014and eager to return home to hug on your own Marley or Rover or Rex." — Christianity Today
Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.5/4 58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) " With meaty themes and compelling characters, Bees is a rich, emotional exploration of the redeeming power of love and the transforming comfort of home." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 17, 2008
1.5/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " Typical Sparks formula: difficult circumstances, unlikely love, delirious joy, gut-wrenching tragedy, and redemptive moral. Unfortunately, this film doesn't deliver the goods." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 50% Sex and the City (2008) " SATC offers well-developed characters, smart dialogue, interesting plots and sub-plots, and a ton of heart." — Christianity Today
Posted May 30, 2008
3/4 50% Then She Found Me (2007) " An impressive directorial debut for Helen Hunt that takes an intelligent look at the ways we survive unspeakable grief and play hide and seek with love." — Christianity Today
Posted May 7, 2008
3/4 88% Young@Heart (2007) " The group is a testament to the healing capabilities of music. The choir itself deserves four stars; if the film had delivered the same grit and poignancy, it would have too." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 18, 2008
3/4 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) " A cautionary tale of what unchecked ambition and lust can do to a person, a family, a nation." — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 3, 2008
2/4 22% Mad Money (2008) " This is a fluff film you rent on a rainy day when you want some cute, mindless entertainment. If that's all you're looking for, this is right on the money." — Christianity Today
Posted Jan 18, 2008
3/4 78% The Great Debaters (2007) " The plot holes and formulaic feel are overcome by the superb acting. As is true in the world of debate, carefully chosen and delivered words win the day." — Christianity Today
Posted Jan 4, 2008
3/4 85% War Dance (2007) " It is delightful to watch these kids dance, especially knowing the evil they've experienced. Their bright smiles are a true testament to the resiliency of the human spirit." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 9, 2007
3.5/4 72% Darfur Now (2007) " Hopefully, well-crafted and moving films such as Darfur Now will inspire more people to take that small but significant first step toward ending these atrocities." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3/4 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " One can only hope that Becoming Jane will inspire moviegoers to find out more about this beloved literary great. Or hopefully revisit one of her classic novels." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2.5/4 41% No Reservations (2007) " If you want a romantic comedy that's mostly charming and doesn't insult your intelligence or morals, I suggest this light, heartwarming summer fare--with just a few reservations." — Christianity Today
Posted Jul 30, 2007
2/4 89% Waitress (2007) " A light and airy confection, only a bit too sweet and with a few ingredients missing." — Christianity Today
Posted May 11, 2007
2.5/4 17% Georgia Rule (2007) " Not just another bratty teen movie, but one that delves into the intriguing and heartbreaking reasons behind the brattiness." — Christianity Today
Posted May 11, 2007
1.5/4 69% Year of the Dog (2007) " You could see the film as the making of Crazy Dog Lady or as the story of a bereaved woman finding her true passion in life. Personally, I lean toward the former." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 27, 2007
1.5/4 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) " There's so much more possible than what's being offered here. In that sense, The Astronaut Farmer doesn't aim or dream nearly high enough." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 23, 2007
3/4 91% God Grew Tired Of Us (2007) " God may be tired of us, but if these men's lives are any indication, he certainly isn't finished with us." — Christianity Today
Posted Jan 22, 2007
3.5/4 66% Miss Potter (2007) " Miss Potter is for moviegoers who are drawn more to the delightful than the destructive. It's undeniably refreshing to see a PG-rated movie for adults done so well." — Christianity Today
Posted Jan 16, 2007
3/4 47% The Holiday (2006) " Romantic comedies have been a bit of a dying breed in recent years. Perhaps that's why it's so delightful to see The Holiday tucked amidst all the war and gore at the cineplex." — Christianity Today
Posted Dec 8, 2006
1.5/4 10% The Wedding Date (2005) " While there are many of the right ingredients here -- a likable cast, plot potential, a dreamy English countryside setting -- I still can't say "I do" to this fluffy flick." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 17, 2006
3/4 51% Vanity Fair (2004) " To our utter delight, these stories and messages are told with superb acting, amazing costumes that burst with color and texture, and dazzling locales." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3/4 44% Take the Lead (2006) " A fun romp of a flick that showcases the power of dance and the human spirit." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2006
3.5/4 97% The Queen (2006) " Mirren's facial expressions are the true genius. Watching disturbing realizations dance across a face that's been trained for decades to be a study in stoicism is a wonder." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 17, 2006
3/4 77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) " Four friends on a quest to find something, only to realize that anything resembling an answer is to be found in the journey itself, in their friendships, and in themselves." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
2.5/4 46% Shall We Dance (2004) " The 1996 original is classier, deeper, more poignant. A Ginger Rogers to this Beyoncé." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
2.5/4 50% Prime (2005) " Ironically, this therapeutic romantic comedy ultimately suffers from too many unexplored issues." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
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