Carey-Ann Pawsey

Carey-Ann Pawsey
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Orca Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 49% Underwater (2020) The thrill of seeing Kristen Stewart run around occasionally in her underwear does wear off and then you are left with those awful monsters. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet She's in Portland (2020) Carlini's film is very watchable. Primarily because it is very relatable. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
2.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) This 2 hour 10 minute film is not anything like I expected. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 71% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Like its title this is a curious film, indeed. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 70% 5 to 7 (2015) 5 to 7 is a film that totally flew under the radar, but hopefully will gain the fans it deserve via streaming services. Gems like this one really need to be seen. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/5 30% The Whole Truth (2016) I don't know if it was a budget thing or just inexperience which resulted in this film having the look and quality of a bad movie of the week. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.5/5 78% Speed of Life (2019) I did enjoy the linking of a transcendent artist like David Bowie causing change in the people's lives in a variety of ways. Some which are not obvious. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 50% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Totally has the look and feel like something you would see on the BBC. Slow in pacing, solid acting with an engaging story. A small, well made film. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 100% Assholes: A Theory (2019) The inspiration for him to make this film was reading the book Aaron James' book of the same name. It caused him to want to explore why. Why that type of person seems to be everywhere you turn today? - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Things go from annoying to tense to frightening to deadly very quickly. Now Slim and Queen, who were not even going to have a second date, are bound together on the run from the law. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Yo, imposible (2019) Films like this force us to think about allowing more fluidity. Allowing for the person themselves to decide how they want to present themselves. Male, female or neither. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 94% Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola) (2018) Almost the entire cast is made up of gypsies, who are not professional actors. They add a sense of realism to the film. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 95% The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen) (2019) Here director Marie Kreutzer examines the unknown. The mysterious. While giving it the look and tone of a thriller. Though it isn't. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 83% Socrates (2019) An intimate and compelling film. Despite the low budget it does what it has to to tell its tale. Really opens the viewers' hearts and minds to the precarious place of many youth around the world. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) Hopefully making this film and sharing his story with the world will help Shia LaBeouf. Will exorcise the demons he has fought most of his life. The truth will set you free, they say, and I hope that is the case for LaBeouf. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Artifishal (2019) In the end there is still hope. And this film leaves us with that. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Come On Feel the Noize: The Story of How Rock Became Metal (2019) This is like having a backstage pass to the evolution of metal and how it has set itself up as something that is going to stay due to its devoted fanbase. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 75% Sunday Girl (2019) Definitely a modern day romantic comedy with loads of anxiety bubbling underneath making it rather funny and poignant at the same time. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 95% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) Looking past the how, when and why, the important part of the film is the questions it asks. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 69% Bombshell (2019) Some will dismiss this film as a prime example of white feminism, but because it involves white women freeing themselves from a toxic climate does not make it not relevant for all women. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Watch List (2019) Not your typical drug film as it is filled with unique moments and some heartbreak. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
2.5/5 43% Badland (2019) Despite using plenty of the usual tropes of the genre (silent, but appealing anti-hero, a woman in peril, an underdog fight against evil types, etc.) Badlands stumbles. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Traveling along the path forged by a film like Kramer vs. Kramer this is another chapter in the story of marriage. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) A very well done film. A film which allows you to witness Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci chew up scenery together. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
No Score Yet The In-Between (2019) Layered like life, the two women here are rather complex. Ably brought to life by the two actresses, who also bring gravitas to the illnesses their characters are afflicted with. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
No Score Yet Josie & Jack (2019) Basically a recipe for disaster which you spend most of the film on edge waiting to happen. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
100% The Dog Doc (2019) The Dog Doc brings us a picture of the future of veterinary medicine. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) In a demonstration of masterful filmmaking director Bong Joon Ho's (Snowpiercer, The Host) latest film is uncategorizable and that is a great thing. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
4/5 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an exquisite film. A period piece which was conceived of and directed by a woman, features a cast which is almost exclusively female and gives those who watch it a window into the heart and mind of women. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3/5 56% Sibyl (2019) There is just something about French films. If you will pardon my French, a little je ne sais quoi about them. Even if they aren't great they are highly watchable still. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3/5 43% Farewell to the Night (L'Adieu a la nuit) (2019) This is not an easy subject, but co-screenwriter and director André Téchiné demonstrates his sensitivity and veteran savvy. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3.5/5 59% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) Yes, he is pompous and wild, but he is also a great frontman and highly watchable. Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald's documentary gives us a measured look at the misunderstood man as he attempts a comeback. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
4/5 100% Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019) Our pride has clouded our collective memory of our treatment of the indigenous people. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bluebird (2019) The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville is an iconic live music venue which came from humble beginnings to be the place it is today. Fans of music think of it as a place one must see/experience at least once in their lives. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3/5 81% Greener Grass (2019) Though our world has become a rather strange place it is in no way as bizarro as directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe short film Greener Grass. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Two of Us (2019) This is a lesbian love story as you have never seen before. First of all, it features women of a certain age. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Stonewall Outloud (2019) Narrated by RuPaul and featuring Lance Bass, Fortune Feimster, Adam Rippon and others the story is told in a fresh new way with a nod to the past. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 65% The Parts You Lose (2019) Strong emotions are meant to be the result. But all I felt was a little bored mixed with disinterested. Nothing really drew you in. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) Even though it is most certainly not your traditional approach to this character. Definitely breaks ground. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 56% Nuit #1 (2012) But what makes this film truly stand out, is a twist to how such meetings normally end. Instead of parting ways after the affair, the two try to make it meaningful. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro (2019) Director Michael Paszt's film goes behind the curtain of the professional wrestling industry to peek in at the very personal story of one man Ian Richard Hodgkinson and his lifelong involvement in the sport. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 60% One Last Night (2019) A first date gone bad...then good...then bad...then good. So basically it is a film which plays on the whole modern day dating scene today when it comes to Tinder, etc. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
3/5 67% Golden Boy (2018) While the story is plenty active and interesting, it almost has a feeling of a helter skelter attempt at realism. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
2.5/5 73% Harriet (2019) As a social "event" this film is a triumph, but purely as a film it was lacking. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 100% Two of Us (Deux) (2019) It is a story which easily could have devolved into the melodramatic. Meneghetti never allows that to happen. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/5 57% Resin (Harpiks) (2019) Rather than being a film about a small family living an idyllic life off the radar. Living off the land. It becomes apparent that is one about mental illness and paranoia. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 61% The Riot Act (2018) Despite the fact that it is a low budget film Parks has not allowed that to limit his story or the way he wants it told. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 97% The Garden Left Behind (2019) Then the fact that it is a film depicting the life of a Latina trans woman and that all the trans roles are played by trans actors is another aspect that sets the film apart. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
3.5/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) Slow and quiet throughout, like the two lead ladies, there is a kind of fading elegance to it. Rough around the edges, wrinkled, but totally involving. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
4/5 98% The Farewell (2019) Some might dismiss Lulu Wang's (Posthumous) film as an attempt to cash in on the monster success of Crazy Rich Asians. Nothing could be further from the truth. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019