Carissa Pavlica

Carissa Pavlica
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: TV Fanatic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.75/5 92% Give or Take (2020) But if Give or Take is anything to go by, [Riccio and Effros] should consider working together as writing partners again in the future. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
3.75/5 88% Save Yourselves! (2020) Save Yourselves! is a lot of fun and splendid escapist entertainment, poking fun at life, love, technology, and our belief that we can handle anything -- until we can't. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.25/5 93% Northwood Pie (2020) Northwood Pie is one of those small projects that wouldn't seem destined for greatness but manages to surprise for a sweet look at suburban youth. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 64% I Am Woman (2020) Her relationship with Roxon and how the journalist helped Reddy find her voice is a refreshing depiction of two women inspiring each other to make it in a man's world. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3.75/5 62% Fatima (2020) Fátima offers compelling performances and something different to think about than our 2020 troubles. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4.5/5 62% Chemical Hearts (2020) Chemical Hearts is a perfect end-of-summer movie with blockbuster potential. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3.25/5 28% The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Even with my suspicions about how the laws of attraction could make a difference, I still had a decent couple of hours that kept me from discovering the latest doomsday predictions on social media. I'd call that a win. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
4.5/5 92% The Outpost (2020) A moving and honest depiction of an American tragedy and the men whose valor diverted an even more calamitous ending - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 70% 7500 (2020) 7500 is simple and succinct and possibly one of the best "bottle" films you'll see this year. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
2.75/5 65% Mighty Oak (2020) Mighty Oak ... will tug at your heart and remind you what it was like to be young and full of dreams while offering hope for those who have lost their way. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3.5/5 100% The Third Strike (2020) The Third Strike offers hope to anyone who has suffered due to the three-strike laws and introduces them to the possibility of redemption and a brighter future. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3/5 100% Turnover (2019) Positivity is alluring, and the audience is feeling the love with Turnover. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 55% Valley Girl (2020) Valley Girl isn't going to win any awards, but it's a lot more fun than expected, and if you're in the need of a pick-me-up, Valley Girl could totally provide it. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3.5/5 68% Human Capital (2020) It's Shannon who commands attention and much of that is due to the subtleties of Hawke's performance. She's magical as a young woman balancing her convictions and her heart. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
4/5 93% Anya (2019) This love story packs an emotional punch with the help of science. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.25/5 91% The Elephant Queen (2019) There are a lot of documentaries in 2019 that attempt to explain nature's place on this planet, but none of them do it as well as The Elephant Queen. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.5/5 100% Crown and Anchor (2018) It's a commendable directorial debut for Andrew Rowe who allows the camera and his actors' presence to do a lot of the work. It could have easily been overdone, but his deft writing and directing did a powerful story justice. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.75/5 50% Clara (2019) It's a fully fleshed-out story in its own right compounded by the relationship Isaac and Clara find while studying science. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4.25/5 87% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) From the way the family history gets revealed to the underlying humm of tension threatening to explode during seemingly inoccuous scenes, Passon's love for the story is obvious. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 83% Funny Story (2019) Funny Story is well worth your time. It's a captivating look at families and how the truth hurts but not nearly as bad as the alternative. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4.5/5 80% Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014) "Last Christmas" managed to be kind of scary and yet still festive and funny. We were even introduced to a couple characters it might be nice to see again. - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018