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Chelsea Phillips-Carr

Chelsea Phillips-Carr
Chelsea Phillips-Carr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post, PopMatters, Another Gaze, Cinema Scope, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 59% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) As a replica, Dark Web is not as haunting as the original, but it is nonetheless as fun way to pass two hours.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4.5/5 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Without lazily defaulting to formula, the film reinvigorates its genre.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
2.5/5 48% The Meg (2018) The ocean is too wide, and the hunt for the giant shark feels too broad, where a focused adventure would be more impactful. The film fails to realise that being bigger doesn't mean scarier. ‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
No Score Yet The Night of all Nights (2018) The Night of All Nights a thoughtful film. With its focus on heartwarming love stories, it has space for hardship and drama amidst its overarching romantic comedy.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
No Score Yet Over the Limit (2017) An exploration of one woman's ambition, Over the Limit goes beyond its simple narrative in its psychological questions.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
71% King Lear (2018) Klebeev's King Lear then becomes interesting because of its focus on Rotin. Viewers are subsumed into his perspective, with nothing outside to challenge it‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
80% The Crescent (2017) This slow-burn horror film is never entirely successful.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
68% Caniba (2017) Perhaps it is shocking to watch, but Caniba has little to it beyond that shock value‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
95% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) In its speedy pastiche and unending energy, Let the Corpses Tan is like a caffeine-induced panic attack rather than the high-speed and engaging film it should be.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
50% Vampire Clay (Chi o sû nendo) (2018) It may not stick in ones mind after the end of its 81 minute runtime, but it would be hard to not enjoy oneself while watching.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
94% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) Indivisibili wastes the Fontana's natural acting talent for a work of pure fetishism. Poorly shot on top of that, de Angelis' film has very little to offer.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
91% Gerald's Game (2017) Departing from Jessie's subjectivity, Gerald's Game ends too easily, a contrived and reductive conclusion which departs from the perspective that made the film original, engaging, and meaningful.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) With a central thesis unable to fully grapple with her beauty and her intelligence, it ultimately fails to fully create a narrative of a woman who was more than her beauty, and more than brains-despite-her-beauty.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
31% Valley of the Dolls (1967) In its melodrama, Valley of the Dolls may be reduced to trashiness, but we'd be denying its skill and sensitivity, and perhaps the value of trash. It's not so bad it's good; it's just good in a different way.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
No Score Yet Black Creek (2017) Black Creek is unwatchable. It is a film with the appeal of a damp sock.‐ GoombaStomp
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz at Dinner is by no means a bad film. Hayek's portrayal of inner strength elevates her character beyond simplicity, and is Lithgow's brash, campy evil is entertaining.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1/5 78% The Hero (2017) The Hero is a thoroughly unenjoyable watch.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Despite its 2.5 hour run-time, it never feels dull, with a constant complex yet natural progression.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Relying too heavily on formulaic horror, this prequel to 2014's Annabelle is flatly mediocre.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Saved by its relative complexity and acting talents, Ingrid Goes West works best as a psychological drama, rather than a social critique of technology.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Playing to its strengths, whether that means an effective use of cliché, or a showcase of Samuel L. Jackson being Samuel L. Jackson, The Hitman's Bodyguard makes the standard action-comedy effortlessly fun.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The Only Living Boy in New York is insufferable in almost every way possible.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 40% Beyond Words (2017) Uncomfortable in its lack of sensitivity, the awkward story never reaches the heights of the film's visual elegance.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1.5/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) Passionless and uninspired, a derivative non-Coens noir throwback with barely the inklings of racial critique is not anything effective or enjoyable.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) [Mary Shelley is] too intent on the historical romance genre, which, by all means, it does fairly well.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) The problem with Brad's Status is that Brad's prattling on is never pleasant, and the film knows it.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga terre des âmes) (2017) There is a lot to admire in Hochelaga: wonderful performances, polished beauty, and historical intrigue make the film engaging.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Disappearance (2017) Ultimately, even with these images, Disappearance is not quite strong enough for a lasting impact.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Our People Will Be Healed (2017) While this can feel too dry, especially in the film's extremely conventional documentary style... it is undeniable that the subject is a necessary one to learn more about, and we can thank Obomsawin for depicting it so thoroughly.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 75% High Fantasy (2017) High Fantasy is an engaging film which makes good use of its short 71-minute runtime for a fast-paced yet very full narrative.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 100% Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) Mademoiselle Paradis can feel a bit slight in terms of drama. But with such visual strength and assured aesthetic sensibility, it hardly matters.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Sixty Minutes to Midnight (2017) Although Sixty Minutes is not the worst film of the year, it may be the least interesting.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Stuck between childhood charm and adult gravity, the film is lost.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 71% Rabbit (2017) Through the skill of the experienced cast and crew, Rabbit is [a] watchable fairytale thriller.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1.5/5 80% Tragedy Girls (2017) Tragedy Girls isn't bad, by any means. It drags at some points, and the gentle mockery of social media obsession in younger girls is tired,... but the film is entertaining, with wonderful leads.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) By no means is Blade of the Immortal Miike's best film - he would be hard-pressed to top some of his earlier greats - but it is still a remarkable work from one of the most prolific directors today.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is beautifully animated; a cute story which at times is quite moving. It may be a rather forgettable Pixar product, but in the moment, it has its charm.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 83% Pyewacket (2018) With a film generating genuine thrills, it's hard to fault it too heavily its clumsy narrative and characters.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) It's almost tempting to describe The Greatest Showman as a masterpiece of surrealism, in it's off-base aesthetics and absurdist drama. Unfortunately, it is more likely just bad.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The film can feel a bit too easy to swallow, but at least with the charm of its cast, it's never boring.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1/5 62% Hollow in the Land (2017) What could have been a beautiful mess, a work of pure chaos and absurdity in its strange choices that never come together, is instead dull, feeling overlong despite its incredibly reasonable 92 minute runtime.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Through its protagonist it creates a moving, emotional drama. That drama is more effective than its science fiction, but that doesn't mean it's not an inclusive, deeply perceptive, and deservedly uplifting, coming of age story.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Under the barrage of 1980s macho-nerd pandering, the whole thing is just more exhausting than it should be.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/5 52% Rampage (2018) In sum, Rampage is cutting to the chase: presenting something easy to digest and fun, without anything to make you stop and think.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 25% Breaking In (2018) Mixing and subverting narrative tropes -- Breaking In is tense and thrilling, creating a good deal of suspense as well as gratification. ‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1.5/5 94% First Reformed (2018) Whether art-house, political, or American pop, First Reformed is in between styles in a way that's never satisfactory.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1.5/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) One could never argue this is a smart film, or even a successful film in any way. Action scenes aren't bad but the drama is trite and the comedy is flat.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) With overall good performances, Ocean's 8 is a film which is enjoyable, if forgettable. But sadly, it should have been better to be worthy of the women in it.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
1.5/5 88% Whitney (2018) The public flogging of her pain for thrills leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.‐ Scene Creek
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
No Score Yet I, Dolours (2018) I, Dolours is able to handle a loaded issue with respect, treating its source with dignity but without falling into reverence, exploring the history without accepting it.‐ POV Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018