Charlotte Harrison

Charlotte Harrison
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Teacher by day, film critic by night and all-round superhero 24/7.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
71% Anita & Me (2002) A sweet coming-of-age tale about finding your identity and your voice. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
94% Rosie (2019) Devastating and utterly heart-breaking... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. Perfection. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) A powerful reflection of life, it's extraordinary ordinariness and the beauty that can be found within it all. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
57% Kinky Boots (2006) In the near-future, if there was a way to download our brains into some software to find the filmic dna that makes us who we are - this one would undoubtedly feature on my list. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
86% A Single Man (2009) The fact this was the debut of writer-director Tom Ford (yes, the designer) continues to boogle the mind. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
59% The Intern (2015) The cinematic equivalent of a comfy chair, blanket and a mug of hot chocolate (obviously with whipped cream and marshmallows)... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Funny and charming, perfect for all the family. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) Persevere through the cringe of the half and you'll be rewarded with comedy gold in the second. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
94% Moonstruck (1987) One of the most perfect romantic comedies there is. Cinematic chicken soup for the soul. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2021
100% Away (2019) To say too much would spoilt it. A boy and a little bird are on a journey across a strange island trying to get back home - just spectacular. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Packed full of hilarious and infinitely quotable lines, it also features two scene-stealing performances by Matthew McConaughey and Tom Cruise. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Possessing an irrefutable optimism that tends to exasperate those arounds her, Hawkins is a true joy to watch in this wonderful gem of a movie. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
90% Attack the Block (2011) With talk about a sequel, it's the perfect time to return to this action-comedy... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
83% Tyrannosaur (2011) Brutal British realism, with two extraordinary lead performances. Total must-see. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
67% Ideal Home (2018) Poignant and very funny. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
79% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) A total joy, using the conventions and tropes we all love to wonderful effect. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
86% The Descent (2006) A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. It's terrifying and I'll never watch it again as nerves couldn't handle it, but it is bloody brilliant. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
92% School of Rock (2003) It feels futile to really tell you why you should watch this one. Either you've seen it already and this is a reminder of its brilliance and how you should go rewatch it immediately. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
93% The Favourite (2018) Just sublime. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
90% Bill (2016) Bill explores what may have happened during William Shakespeare's lost years upon arriving in London to hilarious effect. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
94% Nomadland (2021) McDormand produced the film too - her performance really is extraordinary. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
91% Elle (2016) Wonderfully atmospheric and rather haunting. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Written, directed and starring Warren Beatty (playing Hollywood eccentric and legendary billionaire Howard Hughes) this is a love story of sorts to the era of Golden Hollywood... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
21% Stardust (2020) Crossing it is prohibited as it leads to a magical realm where nothing is to be believed and no-one is to be trusted. Such a charming fantasy love story with an incredible cast and this banger of a theme song. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
95% Palm Springs (2020) This may just be the most perfect use of 90 minutes of screentime that we've seen in a long time, let alone the best use of a time loop/Groundhog Day narrative. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
92% Tina (2021) An honest and harrowing profile of one of the most iconic and recognizable voices in music. With a wealth of never-before seen footage, photos and accounts - this is an immensely personal and unvarnished account. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
94% Arrival (2016) One of the finest, if not the finest, science fiction movie of the 21st Century. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
44% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) [An] immensely underseen indie drama about four children returning home as adults when their father dies. This one is such a gem. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
80% While You Were Sleeping (1995) Really sweet, romantic and very funny. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Make sure you've got your tissues, then dig out the companion documentary Won't You Be My Neighbour? and the 1998 article that inspired it all. You can thank me later. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
85% End of Watch (2012) There are countless buddy-cop action movies, but this one really is a bit different. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
83% The Way Way Back (2013) I cannot sing the praises of this film often enough. Just wonderful. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
75% The Mauritanian (2021) A riveting legal drama that is at times difficult to watch, packed full of excellent performances - Rahim is a charismatic powerhouse, able to convey harrowing depths with his extraordinary performance. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) A classic of the teen movie genre. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
99% Saint Frances (2020) An unlikely friendship forms between Bridget and Frances, and it's such a joy to follow. An immensely likeable and utterly charming watch. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
94% Arrival (2016) A slow-burn thriller that is profound and beautiful. To say any more would spoil it, - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) An incredible documentary that has to be seen to be believed. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
80% I'm Your Woman (2020) A slowburn packed with unexpected moments that makes for utterly enthralling watching. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
89% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) A really charming coming-of-age fantasy story that will linger with you long after watching. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
92% Frances Ha (2013) Funny, sad and bittersweet - one of Noah Baumbach's finest. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
61% Stage Mother (2020) Taylor in particular is a stand-out who hasn't been given nearly enough opportunities since 2015's Tangerine. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
90% Bumblebee (2018) Such a charming delight. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) An excellent adaptation with one of Mulligan's finest & most underrated performances. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
90% Their Finest (2017) ...well it's close to cinema perfection in my eyes. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Insert list of superlatives here - I just love this film so so so so much. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
79% Shame (2011) Wonderfully shot and performed, this is a total must-see... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
92% Arthur Christmas (2011) A sweet and heart-warming tale, with some inventive animation and charming voice cast. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
90% Galaxy Quest (1999) This is one of the finest comedy films, possibly ever. It's fantastically written, parodying fandom with much love and affection, and so well performed by a cast of total icons. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
88% Monsoon (2020) A beautifully empathetic look at the immigrant experiences, of being of two places but feeling like you belong to neither. Thoughtful, delicate and graceful. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020