Carmen Paddock

Carmen Paddock
Carmen Paddock's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 96% Beats (2019) Beats captures the ephemeral, ecstatic vibrancy of youth, friendship, and rapidly changing communities, where the future is so uncertain that only the moment counts. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Dead Good (2018) Dead Good provides a snapshot into new approaches to funerary rites while acting as a starting point for conversations around the modern understanding of death. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
4/5 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) An honest exploration of the brutality inherent when uneven power dynamics in close relationships reach their breaking points. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 52% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It to the Bees may serve its characters unearned exploitation, but its multi-layered central performances and fastidious sense of time and place allow moments of truth to shine. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is not a flawlessly constructed film but takes the DCEU in a welcome direction, enthralling with stunning visuals and grounding itself in humanity. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
1/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Nothing offered by Triple Frontier is new to its genre, unless it is the exceptional meaninglessness of its central conflict that refuses to justify the stakes it begs for. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 85% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Dave Made a Maze is an hour and a half of light-hearted fun, revelling in the whimsy of the mundane and celebrating the adventures that cement friendships and memories. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting is a near faultless film - bravely engaging with topical issues while providing a frank, often funny, look at those caught in the mess. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 89% Possum (2018) Possum is not particularly scary, but its portrait of a ruined life and horror of psychological trauma will haunt viewers well after the cut to black. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 67% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Synonymes, a well-made and well-acted French drama that ultimately does not follow through on its most interesting facets and lacks nuance in its character exploration. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet System K (2019) Système K never exaggerates the gravity and skill of these artists' works. The film's respect for and commitment to sharing their relentless need to create in the face of resistance and poverty drives home the force of their resolve and ingenuity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Ringside (2019) This moving narrative paints an engrossing portrait of determination, grace, and ultimate triumph against all odds, encapsulating the very best of the feel-good genre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 100% One Thousand Ropes (2016) [One Thousand Ropes] elements of magical realism drive home the long-lasting scars left by cycles of abuse without devolving into sentimentality. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Dafne (2019) Dafne knows how to capture the individualism, absurdity, and staying power of grief without veering into soppiness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 91% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2019) Raising questions about humanity's place in and responsibility towards the world, this fastidiously constructed documentary demands attention. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet On the Starting Line (La Arrancada) (2019) The choices that Jenniffer, Marbelis, and Yesnier all grapple with are undoubtedly large ones, and [Aldemar] Matias gives viewers an honest, heartfelt look into their lives. However, the plot's lack of inertia often allows the focus to wander. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 91% Beast (2018) Extraordinarily restrained pacing, a tantalizing merge between imagination and reality, and Buckley's and Flynn's engrossing performances make this tale truly beastly. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw, flaws and all, is begging to be absorbed by internet culture, full of moments just waiting to be turned into memes and gifs for Twitter reaction shots. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 7% The Kindness of Strangers (2019) As befitting its title, the characters with which Lone Scherfig populates The Kindness of Strangers prove the shining emotional heart of the drama. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
1/5 67% The Plagiarists (2019) A smarter film could get away with such self-aware, self-deprecating commentary on artistic authenticity and the respective powers literature and cinema; unfortunately, The Plagiarists is no such creation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 100% Öndög (2019) If Wind River were crossed with Love With the Proper Stranger, the result would be something akin to Öndög, Wang Quan'an's gorgeous, meditative police drama turned romantic comedy based on real events. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 100% The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen) (2019) The Ground Beneath My Feet captures the taxing realities of mental illness on those affected and their carers without sentimentality or sugarcoating. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Blue Flower of Novalis (A rosa azul de Novalis) (2019) Despite structural flaws, [The Blue Flower of Novalis] proves an empathetic, non-judgmental portrait of a man disregarding taboos and mores in his search for truth. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 80% A Tale of Three Sisters (2019) A Tale of Three Sisters may leave its three strongly-defined, infinitely lovable protagonists before full catharsis is reached, but the honesty, humour, and steadfastness of their relationships makes it a beautiful, satisfying experience. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
5/5 71% Out Stealing Horses (Ut og stjæle hester) (2019) A central message in Out Stealing Horses is how humans experience pain. The characters' choices and consequences are not judged but marked with kindness, creating a memorable, moving narrative. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 72% Knives and Skin (2019) While its neon suburbia and unsettling actions build an uncanny atmosphere, there is very little staying power to these portrayals of rage and disillusionment. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 100% Bait (2019) Avoiding caricature and sentimentality, its stunning scenery and steady rhythms build a tense, engrossing piece that oozes outrage and sympathy, both for and on behalf of its subjects. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 81% Mr. Jones (2019) [Mr. Jones] is a fairly conventional biopic, albeit one with strong pacing and odd tonal choices. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Stone Speakers (2018) Not short enough to be an engaging education piece nor dynamic enough to delve into the sociopolitical situation with deserving depth, Kameni Govornici's powerful recounts of a changing Bosnia and Herzegovena are lost in its stasis. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 21% Terminal (2018) Not the film of the year, or the summer, or for anyone who prefers substance over style. However, it's a lot of fun and pretty gorgeous. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/5 100% Fourteen (2019) The pacing loses momentum in the second act and never quite recovers by the inevitable conclusion, but this truthful, unglamorous portrait of two women's diverging modes of survival in modern America retains its potency. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) While the plot lacks a conventional narrative resolution, which would be inappropriate to such a story, the conclusion attempts to bring some levity to Benni's rebellions and her carers' struggles. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) This gem of a genre mashup is rough around the edges, but a true festive delight. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
5/5 100% Waru (2017) A poignant, brutal look at grief and survival in a society that is often overlooked and over-generalised. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/5 88% The Great Buddha+ (2018) The Great Buddha+ doesn't deliver a satisfying conclusion, which makes the whole film slightly exhausting to watch. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 100% Obey (2018) While sometimes slow, Obey provokes thought and stays compelling thanks to Marcus Rutherford's quiet magnetism. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
4/5 82% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) A lowkey comic gem that kindly plays on the foibles of human nature. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018