Carmen Gray

Carmen Gray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Publications:
Total Film
Total Reviews:
28

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Showing 1 - 28 of 28
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 —— Call Girl (2007) " Marcimain hooks us with a meticulous recreation of '70s disco-era Sweden's seamier side, aided by hard-edged yet brittle turns from his talented young leads." — Total Film
Posted Aug 12, 2013
1/5 14% Suspension Of Disbelief " Figgis aims for an intellectual, erotic thriller, but what we get is wooden, pretentious and clichéd." — Total Film
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/5 74% The Wall (2013) " The story is slow-paced and eventless but the cinematography makes the most of the landscape, while voiceover diary readings give us access to her thoughts." — Total Film
Posted Jul 3, 2013
—— Echolot Screen International
Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 27% Life Just Is " Pretensions toward Scandinavian arthouse territory (one character reads existential philosophy and is tormented by visions of St Francis) sit awkwardly." — Total Film
Posted Nov 30, 2012
3/5 65% Great Expectations (2013) " It's all very Tim Burton - but eccentric Victoriana is a fitting spin on a familiar tale." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/5 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) " A timely, gut-wrenching but ultimately hopeful work." — Total Film
Posted Oct 29, 2012
3/5 50% Pusher (2012) " Gets plenty right but lacks the hard-hitting vibe of the cult original, or a fresh take on gangster-pic London." — Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2012
4/5 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) " With whimsy and wit to match the woman herself, this documentary transcends stereotype to celebrate a complex, vibrant and influential figure." — Little White Lies
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/5 94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012) " A fashion world Who's Who offer accolades, while Vreeland's vulnerabilities are revealed in interviews telling how, ridiculed by her socialite mother as ugly, she invented herself on her own terms." — Total Film
Posted Sep 10, 2012
4/5 70% Keyhole (2012) " Though self-referential to a fault, the deadpan humour, frayed logic and monochrome dazzle cast their own richly peculiar spell." — Total Film
Posted Sep 3, 2012
4/5 87% Tabu (2012) " This blend of tongue-in-cheek exoticism and desire so strong it makes crocodiles melancholic amply rewards your patience." — Total Film
Posted Aug 28, 2012
4/5 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011) " Sticking in the mind, Nostalgia for the Light leaves much food for thought on life's important questions." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 12, 2012
2/5 43% 7 Days in Havana " Despite an impressive roll-call of talent, this seven-tale Cuba-set anthology never strays far from touristy clichés." — Total Film
Posted Jun 29, 2012
4/5 80% We Are Poets " We root for these hugely likeable young artists as they develop impressive voices for their anguish and ideals, and share in their suspense as the big day arrives." — Total Film
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 63% The Source (La source des femmes) " The mix of female empowerment and Middle eastern colour is kept just on the right side of schmaltzy by firecracker turns from Leïla Bekhti as the headstrong strike-leader and Biyouna as a formidable widower." — Total Film
Posted May 30, 2012
4/5 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) " A doc that'll make more than just fashionistas smile." — Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2012
2/5 21% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011) " This rich weave of eras looks pretty, but plays to an exoticised vision of old-world China, even as it demystifies the excruciating custom of foot-binding." — Total Film
Posted Nov 3, 2011
3/5 40% Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012) " This documentary seeks out bestie Liza Minnelli and others to unearth the man behind the lifestyle." — Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2011
4/5 100% Poetry (2011) " Devoid of the ultra-violence so often associated with Korean cinema, Poetry is quiet and unhurried, making its portrait of social bleakness all the more impactful." — Total Film
Posted Jul 27, 2011
3/5 90% One Life (2013) " This BBC Earth animal-behaviour doco catches the sheer jaw-dropping mentalness of the creature kingdom round the globe." — Total Film
Posted Jul 13, 2011
2/5 40% Life Goes On (2010) " Holds back no sentimental flourishes in its portrayal of the emotionally fraught relationships of an Indian doctor's family." — Total Film
Posted Mar 9, 2011
3/5 80% Carmen 3d (2011) " Footage of a packed Royal Opera House puts us right inside the theatre experience from the minute our 3D glasses are on, complete with an intermission for champers-quaffing." — Total Film
Posted Mar 7, 2011
3/5 80% His & Hers " Wardrop's charming but bland doc opens with the proverb: "A man loves his girlfriend the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest."" — Total Film
Posted Mar 3, 2011
3/5 64% Two in the Wave (Deux de la Vague) (2010) " Laurent probes the pair's stylistic and political differences and their friendship's collapse by letter exchange..." — Total Film
Posted Feb 7, 2011
4/5 73% Men on the Bridge " An insightful, understated social portrait from Turkish director Asli Özge - which, in its use of real stories and mostly non-professional actors, verges on documentary." — Total Film
Posted Jan 20, 2011
2/5 79% Robinson in Ruins (2012) " There are moments of real absurdist humour, but Vanessa Redgrave's droning narration over endless shots of flowers makes it feel like a combo of recent radio news and a nature-themed screensaver." — Total Film
Posted Nov 17, 2010
4/5 79% Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2011) " A 35-hectare derelict silk factory turned artist's studio in the south of France is the otherworldly setting for Sophie Fiennes' immersive doc." — Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2010
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