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
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
74% 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
81% 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
77% Uncle Frank (2020) The end result is a film that is softly moving, immensely charming and bittersweetly emotive. Such a delight. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
48% Nativity! (2009) Maybe it's the fact I work with young people that adds another level of funny onto this film for me, but I really think this is a underseen and endearing festive treat. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
94% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Exquisite filmmaking. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
69% The Wedding Singer (1998) So funny and charming, with some excellent cameos. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
100% Minding the Gap (2018) One of the finest and most personal documentaries of recent years. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
77% Military Wives (2020) A lovely watch lead by two excellent performances by Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Stranger than fiction, this is an incredible story about a true talent. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Beautiful, loving and intimate. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
75% Adult Life Skills (2019) The feature debut of writer-director Rachel Tunnard, this is a such a charming bittersweet British indie. Just delightful. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
81% Long Shot (2019) I genuinely could write an entire essay on their wonderful relationship and how he supports her & her career. Romantic and so so funny. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Intimate yet epic, scathing yet endearing - a gem that truly sparkles if you give it the chance it deserves. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
87% Animals (2019) A beautiful, consistently funny yet devastating, mediation on modern love and friendship. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
100% Perfect 10 (2019) Box's debut performance is captivating and so full of depth in a wonderfully-told bittersweet story. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
88% The Post (2018) Steven Spielberg at his most solid historical best. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
89% Dark Waters (2019) A fantastic central performance by Ruffalo, this is a film that will haunt you for a long while after. - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) An endlessly entertaining mockumentary about an illusive household of vampire roommates. Time for first watch if you've not seen it already... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
85% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories is a creepy slow-burn... - Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020