Orange County and Long Beach Blade

Orange County and Long Beach Blade is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rating Title/Year Author
B- The Kids Are All Right (2010) Fr. Chris Carpenter Despite its script's considerable shortcomings, (the film) is a timely, engaging story that provides the sublime pleasure of watching two lovely, exceptional actresses in great form. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2010
C+ 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010) Fr. Chris Carpenter The unrelenting attack on the LDS church in the documentary lets other churches and religious groups off the hook...The Mormons did not and could not secure (Prop 8's) passage all by themselves, but the film makes it look like they did. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2010
A- I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter Delightful...Carrey and McGregor give wonderful, unrestrained performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2010
A- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter Weaves a dark, complex tale...an engrossing, extremely well-made movie EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2010
D It's Complicated (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter We love La Meryl, but this is the worst movie of 2009. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
A- The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter One of the ten best films of 2009 EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
A- A Serious Man (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter One of the ten best films of 2009 EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
A- Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter One of the ten best films of 2009 EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
A- After the Storm (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter One of the ten best films of 2009, and the best documentary. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
A- The Last Station (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter One of the ten best films of 2009 EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
A A Single Man (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter Not only one of the best films of 2009, but one of the best gay-themed films ever...The most authentically detailed period film since 2002's "Far from Heaven" EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2009
B+ Humpday (2009) Fr. Chris Carpenter More sophisticated than a brief plot synopsis indicates, and it is one of the most observant and intelligent movies ever about male relationships. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2009
B- The Art of Being Straight (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter The director's inexperience shows at times...but his writing and acting are fine. Indeed, everyone in the cast is quite good. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2009
B The Country Teacher (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Sometimes predictable, but it takes a number of surprising turns. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2009
B Sex Positive (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Definitely worth seeing...many of us literally owe our lives to (the film's subjects). EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
C- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Excessively violent but oddly dull...a Crusades allegory for teeny-boppers EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
C- Filth and Wisdom (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Madonna's direction isn't half-bad...too bad she chose a poor script teeming with uninteresting characters EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
D Synecdoche, New York (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter A pretentious, witless disaster that largely wastes a great cast; one of the worst films of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
F Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter One of only three movies in my life I've walked out of before they ended; the worst film of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Chris & Don: A Love Story (2007) Fr. Chris Carpenter A great, revealing documentary; one of the best films released in 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Speed Racer (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Fellow critics mercilessly denounced this dazzling, visually inventive adaptation; one of the ten best films of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter A valentine to a by-gone era; one of the ten best films of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Four Minutes (2006) Fr. Chris Carpenter Potent tale...one of the ten best films released in 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter An unusually cheery movie from veteran British writer-director Mike Leigh; one of the ten best films of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Waltz With Bashir (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Powerful...one of the ten best films of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- Ready? Ok! (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Charming and criminally unreleased theatrically; one of the ten best films of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A- WALL-E (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter Disney-Pixar's greatest film yet; one of the ten best movies of 2008 EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
A Milk (2008) Fr. Chris Carpenter The best film of 2008; engrossing no matter what one's sexual orientation. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009