Carey-Ann Pawsey

Carey-Ann Pawsey
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Publications: Orca Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 100% Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story (2020) The documentary attempts to shed light on an aspect of sports we don't often think about in the pressure that is put on those with incredible talent even at a very early age. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
3.5/5 98% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020) Here director Peter Medek pulls back the curtains on the behind the scenes of why his film with such a talent was a disaster. The short answer would be the man himself, Peter Sellers, and the fact that he was a first class ass. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3.5/5 91% Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006) What the film centers on is that Eva has decided, for her own well being and mental health, to forgive Dr. Mengele for what he did to her. As you can imagine, this is quite controversial. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3.5/5 100% No Small Matter (2020) Makes you appreciate affordable education and child care here in Canada - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Beyond Driven (2020) Documentaries like this one are important not only because it shines a light on a pioneer, but gives something for young women to aspire to. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Pot Luck: The Altered State of Colorado (2019) What comes through loud and clear is that like most other things that government is involved in, the production and sale of weed has become increasingly corporatized. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 34% Click (2006) The film has its moments where it attempts to teach us about priorities and what should be important in our lives. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Browse (2020) With such a tangled mess of a film it is hard to put your finger on what went wrong in the bringing it to the screen. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/5 69% Mighty Oak (2020) This one just always seems to be a little off kilter. Obviously aimed at families, but having some weird elements that don't fit in to that style. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 56% Strange But True (2019) It firmly positions itself within the world of the strange. Though set in average town USA and featuring on the surface seeming normal people. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 80% The Beach House (2020) A mysterious contagion. Suffocating isolation. And some disgusting things happening to human bodies. All things which fans of horror will eat up wth a spoon. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 92% Relic (2020) The last third of the film is really good. It is a tense watch. But it takes too long to get there. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Claudia Kishi Club (2020) Filled with interviews, clips, photos, and some clever visuals we get some important insights and discussions from them, who are all now adults, about the character. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/5 33% Ode to Passion (2020) While for the most part none of songs bomb, there are precious few standouts here with only one or two making me want to hum along. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
2.5/5 34% Guest of Honour (2020) As a filmmaker Atom Egoyan is often seen as polarizing. Some will love his style while others will dismiss it as pompous or too cerebral. This is another film which will do exactly that. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet From the Vine (2019) A film that feels rather old fashioned in I wish they made more of these films kind of way rather than being outdated. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 88% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) Seemingly rambling about without a destination in mind at the end of the film you realize you have traveled somewhere. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 77% Buffaloed (2020) Reality meets comedy here. They get both right - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 63% Hope Gap (2020) Another one for fans of British style films. Meaning that it is wordy, emotions are for the most part restrained and slow in pace. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3.5/5 95% My Darling Vivian (2020) What comes through in the documentary is how much Vivian loved Johnny right up until his death in 2003 and how untrue the stories were about her. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 93% Babyteeth (2020) Why Babyteeth works is because it does not allow itself to fall into the pitfall of doing what is expected. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 10% Grown Ups (2010) I have to admit it was better than expected. Rats! It ruined my pretty long streak of hating all Adam Sandler movies. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Here Awhile (2019) Though this is essentially about the end of someone's life, there is hope here. It is not all tears and heartbreak (though there is some of that as well). - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
2.5/5 24% The Postcard Killings (2020) Then about half way through it is like it becomes too smart for its own good ending up tripping over its own feet and an attempt at a twist. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3/5 82% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Not a film which will slide into any one slot easily. That is what is enjoyable about it. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3/5 78% The Other Guys (2010) Surprisingly, because I did go in with low expectations, I found myself laughing pretty much throughout. Including a couple of belly laughs. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 100% Stateless (Apátrida) (2020) Talk about timely. This Canadian documentary directed by Michele Stephenson really sheds light on systematic racism, the fight for social justice, street protests, and electoral corruption. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3.5/5 80% Judy & Punch (2020) To call the comedy found here twisted or dark would be an understatement. That is the beauty and strength of the film. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 70% Becky (2020) You totally have to suspend belief here. Nothing realistic happens here other than it involves a difficult preteen. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
2/5 17% Survive the Night (2020) Pacing is a problem here as this attempt at a home invasion/hostage thriller takes an eternal amount of time getting going. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Last Moment of Clarity (2020) Meant to be a thriller, this lacks that certain oomph which is essential to the genre. Without it the whole raison d'etre of the film collapses. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Waterlily Jaguar (2018) These people are all rich, but none of them are happy. All are searching. Money has definitely not brought them what they though it would. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Point Defiance (2020) Sometimes with films the idea is better than the execution. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
2.5/5 43% Body Cam (2020) An interesting combo of horror and social commentary. Walking the path carved out by fellow African-American director Jordan Peele. Unfortunately it does not live up to Peele's standards. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
2/5 8% Sex and Breakfast (2007) Not sure if they were going for something edgy and deep here, but it falls short. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Love & Stuff (2020) A documentary filmmaker becomes the subject of examination in her own film. Judith Helfand documents her own life in telling the tale of her relationship with her mother and her eventual death. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3/5 75% Influence (2020) Whatever you think, there is no doubting that our news sources are in doubt. Directors Richard Poplak and Diana Neville look at why by shedding light on the influence of PR companies on political figures and the news we get. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3/5 93% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) After 90 minutes things are not tied up in a bow. We just see an artist who is continuing to struggle to do what she loves. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
2.5/5 25% Inheritance (2020) Despite the interesting premise of the film and the fact that we get to see Simon Pegg in a departure type character this was not a film which lived up to my standards. Or, I would imagine, anyone's. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3.5/5 92% End of Sentence (2020) What saves this film from being rather run of the mill is the two strong performances from the leads. They bring this rather strained relationship to life. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
3/5 62% Kurt & Courtney (1998) Does not seem very unbiased. You are left to draw your own conclusions. But it certainly is an interesting 94 minute watch. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2/5 20% Irresistible (2005) The problem is the story and direction. Basically, the way the story is told. It plays upon stereotypes and has a twist you can see coming from a mile away. And oh, that ending. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2.5/5 65% Clementine (2019) we just get a superficial examination of both. This does not allow you to invest yourself in the characters nor really be subsumed into the story. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/5 94% Klaus (2019) A heartwarming take on the Christmas origin story. You will alternate between laughing and being moved by the film. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 51% Thanks For Sharing (2013) A complicated attempt at looking at relationships when they come under the big strain of sex addiction. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 82% Judy (2019) Flashbacks show how tough the industry was on her and how hard/continuously she had worked for 45 of her 47 years. Mental and physical exhaustion have taken their toll. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
3.5/5 100% Life Overtakes Me (2019) As if being a parent wasn't tough enough then you watch this 40 minute film by directors John Harper and Kristine Samuelson and it gives parents one more thing to worry about. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
3/5 88% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) It is an attempt to get to know the man behind the red robe. Who is the Dalai Lama? - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
3/5 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Despite all the baggage Huffman now brings, we shouldn't forget that she is a good actress, able to play many different types of characters. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
3/5 80% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) The perfect example of a stereotypical British film. It is serious, sad, slow, and filled with great acting. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020