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Carmen Gray

Carmen Gray
Carmen Gray's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Screen International, Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6% Maladies (2014) Despite its big-name cast (Catherine Keener is on impressive form), most viewers will find it an impossibly pretentious, drifting picture that, while brimful of pseudo-philosophising, lacks substance where it matters. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2016
No Score Yet Fatal (2012) While this rawness works when the film's at its most naturalistic, at other times -- some nightmare and fantasy sequences, especially -- it's a tad clunky. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2016
80% Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2014) This Taiwanese romantic comedy develops with its own anti-conventional twists, being the coming-out story of a married man conflicted over whether to return to the gay life he had before marrying. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2016
No Score Yet Obrana i zastita (A Stranger) (2014) [The film] portrays a Mostar so riven that even the most commonplace activities are blighted by disharmony, catastrophe hits frequently without warning and "ordinary people" are near too fed up to go on. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2016
93% Child's Pose (2014) A technically well-executed but flatly by-the-book and heavy-handed satire on the corruption blighting Romania. ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet 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 (2013) Figgis aims for an intellectual, erotic thriller, but what we get is wooden, pretentious and clichéd. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/5 76% Die Wand (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
No Score Yet Echolot (2013) Romantic pretensions abound. Long shots of the landscape's natural beauty angle for moody lyricism. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 27% Life Just Is (2012) 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 64% 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 (2012) 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 (2012) 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) (2011) 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 35% 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 (2011) 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 66% 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 (2012) 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
3/4 90% 24 City (Er shi si cheng ji) (2008) Punctuated with eyebrow-raising poems about aeronautics factories, its treacle-paced obliqueness will frustrate some viewers. But the pay-off's a layered, haunting portrait of China in its shift to a capitalist economy. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 6, 2010
3/5 95% Crude (2009) There's much speechifying, with no high-octane finale - but that's near-unavoidable for a case still dragging on amid corrupt politicking. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 43% Cracks (2011) Witty dialogue buoys the psychological tension as the story spirals to its dramatic conclusion. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 90% Love Exposure (2011) It's as mad as a box of frogs, but a strain of melancholy romance adds emotional backbone to the gags, gore and kung fu. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 65% Made in Jamaica (2006) The haphazard structure chafes against its gritty aspirations. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 23, 2009
3/5 46% Colin (2009) If a Credit Crunch Oscar existed, his DIY chutzpah would take the gong. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 23, 2009
3/5 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) Playing Coco's orphaned beginnings like a violin, writer/director Anne Fontaine shows a sure hand when it comes to emotional button-pushing. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2009
4/5 50% Soi Cowboy (2008) Dislocation and desperation are the twin linchpins of Brit director Thomas Clay's Thailand-set slowburner. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/5 82% Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids) (2007) A predictable romcom ending would be too upbeat for this bleak riff on loneliness and the delusions of fantasy. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 8, 2009
2/5 32% The Uninvited (2009) Not nearly as creepy as the stylishly shot original, this version trades eerie atmosphere for clunky physical effects. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 24, 2009
3/5 65% The Wave (2011) A seductive, button-nudging probe of pack-frenzy mentality. Some credibility's lost in the rush to combustion point, but the brawny direction and convincing cast make this a gripping cautionary tale. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2008
3/5 67% Paris (2008) If the interwoven tales that ensue hold few surprises, a stellar cast brings them spark. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 22, 2008
2/5 25% Botched (2008) A sadly apt title for this crimer-cum-splatter-com. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 18, 2008
4/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) This gripping shock-doc looks inside the Kids on Fire evangelical summer camp in North Dakota, where training starts young for a "new army of God" to "take back America for Christ". ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2007
3/5 43% Lagerfeld Confidential (2007) Marconi colludes like an awestruck fan, letting the witty eccentric hold court with childhood anecdotes and quotable gems. Not that we're complaining - after all, who needs reality when the illusion's sweeter than Chanel? ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2007
2/5 27% Evening (2007) Adapting from Susan Minot's bestseller, Hungarian director Lajos Koltai's (Fateless) pulls together a formidable cast - Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Toni Collette - but then leaves them to wade through a sickly stew. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/5 56% The Legacy (L'Héritage) (2006) There's intrigue here, but they're weighed down by the meandering pace and lack of dramatic payoff. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 14, 2007