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 No Score Yet Social Hygiene (2021) It is a biting, joyous look at multifaceted relationships doomed to failure, repetition, and hope. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
4/5 91% Introduction (2021) Introduction knows it does not need to be grander, larger, or longer than it needs to -- a rarity in cinema. While not the most memorable tale, it enjoys its characters' most minute musings with a wink, smile, and warm hug. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
4/5 100% Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn is great luck for audiences looking for a surprising, subversive, imaginative take on language, sex, and the endless meanings of both. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet The World After Us (2021) The World After Us treads familiar ground and feels less than the sum of its parts -- notably when its New Wave stylings throw it against classics of the genre. By the time the credits roll, however, its heart proves in the right place. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
4/5 57% Drift Away (2021) Drift Away impresses due to its undidactic central character study -- Laurent's journey is one he must make alone, and the surrounding cinematic stylings serve to open his world to the audience rather than force conflict or conclusion. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
4/5 93% I'm Your Man (2021) In a time of worldwide loneliness, it is a joyous, soothing journey. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
4/5 80% I Care a Lot (2021) I Care a Lot knows how fun the darkest, most amoral opportunism can be on screen, revelling in nastiness and soaring in its character-driven moments. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3/5 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Like the rest of the trilogy, To All the Boys: Always and Forever knows that the biggest, scariest, and most rewarding parts of love are its smallest, most intimate declarations with no expectations of return. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
4/5 95% The Capote Tapes (2020) A frank, elegantly constructed story about an Icarian observer whose personability and professional voyeurism became his downfall, The Capote Tapes avoids both hagiography and sensationalism. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/5 42% The Exception (Undtagelsen) (2020) The Exception is undone in an incongruously violent third act that seeks the fastest rather than the most satisfying answers. Nonetheless, it is a compelling thriller that grapples with how trauma metastasizes in the body and mind. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
3/5 80% Hurt by Paradise (2019) The result may not make a lasting impression, but spending time with a soulmate friend feels as sweet and sincere as ever. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
4/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Bill & Ted Face the Music is the best kind of nostalgia trip -- seeped in the lore but unafraid to shake up the rules, mixing new characters with beloved mainstays, and not overstaying its welcome at a tight ninety minutes. Party on, dudes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Cost of Living (2020) The Cost of Living plays too safe a world where the current government almost did not extend free school meals to Britain's poorest children. Nevertheless, it starts a vital conversation that is long overdue. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 87% Cuties (Mignonnes) (2020) Cuties is rough around the edges and slightly undercuts itself in an incongruous denouement, but it respects the silliness and sadness of Amy's coming-of-age journey. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is nowhere near as good as the real deal, but it brings a much-needed dose of cheese and cheer. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
4/5 100% Athlete A (2020) Athlete A does not bring a new problem to light and may not offer much to those who followed the court case closely, but its dedication to the gymnasts' stories and reporters' tenacity makes it a worthy testimony. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 99% On the Record (2020) On the Record takes a measured, personal, and intersectional approach to one side of the #MeToo movement, balancing analysis and experience without ever feeling invasive. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) Take Me Somewhere Nice may not be an essential road trip film, but its youthful perspective and wistful ennui are immediate, tangible, and winning. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3/5 54% All Day and a Night (2020) All Day and a Night makes no judgement and begs its audience not to do the same. While lacking focus in the details, its searing central character study is perfectly judged. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
2/5 33% Rising High (Betonrausch) (2020) Rising High is a crime caper with nothing to say, a watchable yet hollow 90 minutes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet My Fiona (2020) [A] kind-hearted look at the ugly, uncomfortable routes through mourning and self-discovery. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Rescue the Fire (2019) The result is a small scale yet deeply human window into a global crisis. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
5/5 100% A Dog Barking at the Moon (2019) A masterclass of understatement, A Dog Barking at the Moon grants its messy family boundless sympathy, grace, and hope. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
3/5 100% The Lawyer (Advokatas) (2020) The Lawyer is a socially astute, sensitive, and good-hearted look at interlocking identities, never losing the humanity of its two protagonists in the boxes where they could easily be relegated. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 85% Misbehaviour (2020) A fun, feminist look at a historic pageant, Misbehaviour may lose depth as it juggles its various parties and players. That said, its spirited performances and immaculate production design make for a fun, if fluffy, retelling of a tumultuous Miss World. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/5 95% Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) (2020) Song Without a Name is a beautifully shot and viscerally acted drama capturing one of modern Peru's most divisive epochs. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/5 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The film does not necessarily tread new ground as these fireworks go off, but Kore-eda uses the uniformly excellent cast to their greatest strengths. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet One Taxi Ride (2019) A powerful narrative about the possibilities of moving on after trauma, this documentary shows a single journey towards recovery with the utmost compassion. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Blanco en Blanco (2019) Despite its ambitious scope and severe, stunning scenery, Blanco en Blanco does not have the narrative or thematic focus to justify its nastiness. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 90% Exile (Exil) (2020) This portrait of a man questioning his place in the world while those around him question his place in their lives is a self-sustaining spiral of dysfunction. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 67% Uppercase Print (Tipografic majuscul) (2020) Uppercase Print may struggle to find an audience due to its length and format, but its verbatim theatre stylings and exhaustive knowledge of its topic make it a valuable, if curious, testament to tumultuous times. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
2/5 61% Siberia (2020) Hampered by a laughably bad script and lack of self-awareness, Siberia has little to redeem it and less to recommend it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 100% Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) With its cutting satire of surviving an unjust system, this monkey business resonates far beyond Delhi. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 89% Dark Waters (2019) That said, the inherent exasperation seems to accurately represent the endless setbacks, obfuscations, and heartaches inherent in fighting for corporate environmental justice. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 77% Eternal Beauty (2019) Eternal Beauty captures cycles of dysfunction with well-judged doses of comedy and a glimmer of hope, making it a memorable tale of exploration. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 90% Papicha (2019) The drastic contraction of a world and destruction of dreams makes the film a sombre testament to a personal and national tragedy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/5 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long may rely too much on novelty but wins goodwill with its complete assuredness, juxtaposing jaw-dropping shocks with delightfully mundane characters and setting. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 100% Santiago, Italia (2018) With the worldwide rise of the right wing in the 21st century, Santiago, Italia remains a timely reminder of oppression's human toll and the little resistances and allegiances that keep people alive. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) While there is nothing overly innovative in the documentary's form or presentation, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an articulate, funny, and powerful celebration of one of America's premier literary forces. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet In Deep Sleep (Gorod usnul) (2020) In Deep Sleep's meticulous craftsmanship and sense of loss and longing create an atmospheric drama with boundless sympathy for its harsh characters and landscape. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
5/5 50% All the Dead Ones (Todos os mortos) (2020) All the Dead Ones defies plot and genre expectations to its final moments, elevating a socially astute and perfectly-acted drama to a quasi-allegorical treatise. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 95% The Twentieth Century (2020) There is always room for alternate histories, and The Twentieth Century takes this revisionism to a dizzying extreme. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 83% Undine (2020) Undine is let down by its lack of commitment to its most fantastical ideas... That said, its gorgeously acted and stunningly framed love story marks this as a worthy update to the timeless tale. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
5/5 95% First Cow (2020) The film's storytelling structure is exemplary, luxuriating in every moment without feeling stagnant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
1/5 65% The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (2021) The Salt of Tears manages to be both truly laughable and a maddening portrait of male entitlement. It would be hard to find a more meaningless 100 minutes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 69% Time to Hunt (2020) Time to Hunt continually defies expectations by virtue of how far it pushes its premise from its relatively genial roots, elevating both blood pressure and viewer satisfaction in the process. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2/5 63% Hidden Away (Volevo nascondermi) (2020) The film falls into the worst pitfalls of the genre, only slightly redeeming itself in the fanciful final act. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2/5 69% Persian Lessons (2020) Persian Lessons is ultimately too saccharine and sentimental to make any meaningful point about Nazi brutality or survival under fascism, and too stuffed with side plots to elevate the central stakes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) While dealing in mundanity and drudgery, The Assistant is an endlessly compelling narrative for a post-MeToo capitalist world. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 85% Wildland (Kød & Blod) (2020) Wildland is a tightly constructed drama that elicits sympathy for its imperfect, unhealthily entwined family through understated central performances. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020