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Orca Sound is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Carey-Ann Pawsey
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Then the fact that it is a film depicting the life of a Latina trans woman and that all the trans roles are played by trans actors is another aspect that sets the film apart. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2019
3.5/5 Las herederas (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Slow and quiet throughout, like the two lead ladies, there is a kind of fading elegance to it. Rough around the edges, wrinkled, but totally involving. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Some might dismiss Lulu Wang's (Posthumous) film as an attempt to cash in on the monster success of Crazy Rich Asians. Nothing could be further from the truth. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 Depraved (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey With some satisfying nods to the classic, Depraved is a modern sensitve take on what it means to be human. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Now, you might be thinking something very dirty based on the title of the film, but you could not be further from the truth...well, there is a scene of eating dirt but that is for later. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey As long as a film has a good premise then it excuses a lot of flaws. Yes, David Marmor's (first feature film) film is a low budget indie film, but there is that kernel of an interesting idea there and that rescues it. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
2.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Very brave to portray yourself as being unable to connect with anyone your age. Most people put the coolest version of themself up onscreen if they are going to do so. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Tension between the friends raises to a breaking point during Angelica's bachelorette party. Alcohol and constant teasing from her friends lead to Emilia going too far. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Label Me, directed and written by Kai Kreusel (directed German television series Kuntergrau), is just such a film. It deals with several issues besides sex as well. A film exploring what it means to be human while acknowledging that it involves sex. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Memories fade and people die. The Archive's mandate was to collect and safeguard these materials which made up the story of the lesbian community. Future generations need to know what came before them. if they are to figure out where they are going. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 Good Kisser (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Good Kisser is persented almost like a play taking place mostly in one setting and featuring basically three characters. Happening over the course of one single evening this is a rather intimate affair. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 Tu me manques (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Emotional and raw, this is a film which will affect you. Deeply. Nothing is sadder than someone not being able to live their life. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 Harpoon (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey It's a lot in short amount of time. Plenty of fighting, anger, paranoia, violence, and finally blood. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Even though the film is based on the manga "Neko to Jiichan" by Nekomaki, again this is not your typical genre film. No oddness, fighting, darkness or oddball humour. Rather it is all about a simple human life. And cats. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey This film is a total mish mash and I mean that in a good/great way. A bit of romance, A bit of action. Tons of comedy. And zombies. What more could you ask from a film? EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 Consequences (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey For his debut film director Darko Stante has made what he knows. Consequences is based on his experience working with youth in detention centres. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Directors Julian Kim and Peter S. Lee really tap into the immigrant experience with their film Happy Cleaners. It shows that experience from several different perspectives or generations. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Directed by Nick Broomfield (Whitney: Can I Be Me, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!), a veteran who has been at the helm of several documentaries about famous people, brings us through the origins of the love story between the two until its final moments. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/5 Back to the Fatherland (2017) Carey-Ann Pawsey This film tells the tale of grandparents and their grandchildren. Some who live in Israel and some who have moved to Germany or Austria in search of a better life. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
2.5/5 Sunflower (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey The highlight of the film is the scenes on the boat and the beach. They look great and provide some diversion for a spell. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 The Push (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Grant would have to learn to live his life with the injury. It was a challenged he never could have imagined. A year after the accident he undertook another challenge. He began training for an expedition to the South Pole - Antarctica. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 Wild Rose (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Though music is the backbone of the film, the heart of it is the mother-child relationship. How strong that bond is. How it lasts for their entire lives. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey This is basically a buddy film. Buddies in which one is human and the other is an animated character. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Directed by Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, The Peacemaker), the film is an important one in that younger women today can see for themselves what women of another era had to battle against for equality. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 Ghost Light (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey This is certainly not your typical horror flick. Though it has some supernatural stuff going on there are plenty of quirky laughs to be found as well. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 The Outsider (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Railroad worker, revenge, corrupt lawman, and country star Trace Adkins!?! That package should attract the eyes of fans of Westerns and country music. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 Late Night (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Parts of this film are really smart, witty and enjoyable. Then there are others which are....well...a little flat. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 Starfish (2016) Carey-Ann Pawsey The emotion involved in the film are its best times. While the whole end of days and monsters are cool, it truly is the human element which shines. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 Tater Tot & Patton (2017) Carey-Ann Pawsey I was totally engaged in the slow paced, largely quiet and personal film that was unfolding before me. One of those rare times where I did not feel time pass. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
3.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Though we are neighbours, I admit I am quite often befuddled about the behaviour and way of thinking that happens in the United States. Meaning I don't know if people watching the film will be shocked or even surprised in the least. I was... EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
4/5 Seahorse (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Everyone's path to parenthood is different. But some are more different than most. Freddy is a transgender man who, along with his partner C.J., has decided to carry his own child. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey A documentary which shines a spotlight on the NFL and its active engagement in wage theft and illegal employment activities it engages in when it comes to cheerleaders. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 Our Time Machine (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Up close and personal in what is essentially a family story. Yang Son and S. Leo Chiang's documentary tells the story of an adult son trying to connect with his father before dementia takes over. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Depth and completeness can be made without spending of a lot of money. Sheds light on a story that most of us in this part of the world would not really have been exposed to or believed is reality. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
3.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Surprisingly it is the seemingly oddball coupling of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen which renews my hope in the whole genre. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 New Money (2017) Carey-Ann Pawsey As for the story it is rather a tragic one, but the darkness is smoothed out by the moments of humour. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
4/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Documentary highlights how integral that the culture and community of Memphis was and is in this dance style. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey Done poorly and with less imagination this could have been merely a brothers on the run from the law type film. Instead it is less about the darkness inherent in the story and more about human relationships. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Though it has become part of pop culture and literary lore, Frankenstein's monster is filled with plenty of misconceptions and misrepresentations. It is up to films like this one to clear things up and educate. While at the same time entertain. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey n today's world we need heroes. We need to feel good about humans. Though this is a film which shows some of the worst behaviour, it also shows what we are capable of...love, bravery, heroism, and humanity. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/5 Exhibition On Screen: Degas - Passion For Perfection (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Watching this documentary about the man and his art you begin to realize while there is a lot to learn there are also plenty of questions which crop up. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 The Aftermath (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Not that you can only make a certain number of films about a particular subject, but there is a limit. Especially when you are not really bringing anything new to the proceedings. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 American Relapse (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Pat McGee and Adam Linkehelt's tough but highly watchable documentary follows the story of two former addicts who are now trying to make a difference by helping others get off of drugs. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
3.5/5 Any One Of Us (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Being afforded the opportunity to watch a human rebuild their lives is a rare one. One we should be thankful for because it really gives you perspective. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey As with most great artists the picture is not a simple one. Meaning you cannot possibly take everything in with one viewing. It takes multiple looks at it to really understand what Jim Marshall was all about. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
3.5/5 Botero (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey This documentary filled in a lot of the blanks affording me the opportunity to see his work and learn about him. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
3/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Carey-Ann Pawsey Sometimes you leave a film thinking that it was very close to being a good one, but somewhere along the way...story...direction...decisions made...it went off the rails a little. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
3/5 Office Space (1999) Carey-Ann Pawsey Not only made a satire on office life, but makes comments on white guys listening to gangster rap and inherent racism in the United States. For those who can relate to dying a little every day in a cubicle this is the film for you. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
3/5 Mr. Jimmy (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Music and a deep love it is the jumping off point for this documentary directed by Peter Michael Dowd (The Beautiful Life). Mr. Jimmy is about Akio Sakurai and his love for Led Zeppelin's guitarist, Jimmy Page. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
3.5/5 () Carey-Ann Pawsey In the end, Sisto, who now has a partner and a child, has settled on accepting that no one really "owns" the song; that it belongs to popular culture. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019