Orca Sound

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Rating Title/Year Author
Alberto and the Concrete Jungle (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Some rather funny moments are coupled with some surprisingly good acting. I say surprisingly in that often with indie films like this one the acting can be a little dodgy. Not the case here. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3/5 No Ordinary Man (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Combined with the typical style of a biographical documentary is the cool flair of also showing the auditions for actors to play Billy Tipton. Very interesting wrinkle. Adds depth and perspective to the already very touching story. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.5/5 King of Knives (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Moderately entertaining. That is the best way to sum up the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.5/5 The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey This documentary, directed by Javier Polo, is as stand out as the bird it concerns itself with. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2/5 Trail of Ashes (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Director Arturo Lizardi (great name!) produces something here which is full of imagination, but ends up, for the most part, like Frankenstein's pieced together monster. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3.5/5 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Here all involved work hard to make sure this film does not come off as a cheesy movie of the week (from back in the day) but one that will entertain teens as well as make them think about an issue. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2/5 Friendsgiving (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Instead of the light and fluffy comedy I was thinking I was in for I got a mess. A story which skipped from one thing to the next without doing anything right. Or even close to right. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Jungleland (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey A simple story which is risen above mediocrity by the performances by the two lead actors. The chemistry is so strong between O'Connell and Hunnam that you never doubt them as brothers. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Origin of the Species (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Experimental filmmaker Abigail Child is drawn in by the allure of AI and robots. It is a complex issue that of artificial intelligence. Not one for the faint of heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2/5 Last Three Days (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Though it is supposed to be a film with action and a crime syndicate you would assume there would be plenty heart racing stuff going on. Quite the opposite. It is rather blah. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 Dreamland (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey The cinematography of this film is certainly its strongest point. More than ably bringing to life the dusty milieu of this part of Texas during the 1930s, the expanse of the vistas as well as Margot Robbie's blue eyes. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
2.5/5 Le choc du futur (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Collin brings to the screen a different type of music film. One in which people do not sit behind a drum kit or at a piano bench, instead we watch a young woman tap on different machines. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3.5/5 Dave Not Coming Back (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Another example of a documentary being filled with emotion. But this time in a rather unexpected place. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 She's Lost Control (2014) Carey-Ann Pawsey In her directorial debut, Anja Maquardt brought some darkness in a story which on the surface didn't seem like it would go that way. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2020
3.5/5 Deep In Vogue (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Plenty of history in this documentary from directors Amy Watson and Dennis Keighron-Foster. Sit back and learn about an important form of expression within the LGBTQ+ community. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3.5/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Those behind the film intended you to watch this with the captioning on. Totally immersing hearing people into the world of deaf people. Want the sounds, etc. to really hit you and garner a visceral reaction. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
2.5/5 Honest Thief (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey An okay film to watch over the holidays while curled up on the couch on a cold day or evening. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 The Planters (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Odd. Quirky. Deliberately stilted at times. Colourfully shot with interesting camera angles. Filled with eccentric characters. Could be set in a couple of different decades. An interesting look at mental health. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 Gap Year (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Plenty of interviews with former NBA commissioner David Stern, other NBA executives, agents, basketball reporters, some friends, and even teammates. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
2.5/5 Knuckledust (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Adrenaline pumping fights along with some brain activity required of the viewer. The highlight is most certainly all the fights, if you go for that sort of thing. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 Evergreen (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey There is nothing typical going on here. It is a romantic film which is rather atypical. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
2.5/5 The War With Grandpa (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey The War with Grandpa is the type of film which is not really a great watch and throughout you are thinking you that you have seen a film exactly like this before. And you wonder why you are watching it again as you did not really enjoy it the first time. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3.5/5 Dirty God (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Though this is a rather slow paced and often quiet film, there is plenty going on underneath the surface. Thought provoking moments pile up due to the fine storytelling. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/5 32 Weeks (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey A well written indie film which successfully manages to lead you one way then make a complete 180 turn in another direction. Instead of feeling manipulated, you enjoy the ride. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
Dating Amber (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Make the effort. See it and you won't regret it. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Beneath the odd moments is a strong message about self-acceptance and identity. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
In My Blood It Runs (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey It is documentaries like this which attempts to open our eyes. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey While there are plenty of formulaic moments here, what is the docs' strength is the moment when the curtain is pulled down. When we actually get to see the person. Not just the celebrity or performer. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
LX 2048 (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey While some sci fi fans might see the value and allure here, not many others will. The lack of humanity and real relationships will turn most away. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
Eternal Beauty (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey A completely original way to deal with mental health issues. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
Money Machine (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Disturbing and powerful. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
Black Boys (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey The film challenges us to do what it takes to give black boys and men the same opportunities open to everyone else. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Film and television fans have long recognized the talent that is Regina King. The lady oozes that along with intelligence, passion and integrity. She brings all that to her debut feature film as director. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
3.5/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Kirby is in her early thirties and I do not think it is overstating matters to say she is one of the best of her age. She keeps adding one impressive performance after another to the list. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 76 Days (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey A documentary which will just have you shaking your head. How hard those in the hospitals in Wuhan worked and how caring they were vis a vis the patients. After watching it you will feel like you have been through the wringer with them. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
3/5 Mr. Jones (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Powerful messages here. Messages which are important to hear today. At all times. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
3/5 Teenage Badass (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey It will remind you of something like Spinal Tap. Full of quirks and silliness. Totally a trip guided by nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
3.5/5 Another Round (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Aging, male friendship and alcohol. These three themes push Vinterberg's film forward. All important issues. All handled well here. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
2.5/5 Beckman (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Most of it does not add up nor is the message all too clear. But who am I kidding, most who watch the film are here for the fights. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
2/5 Labor Pains (2009) Carey-Ann Pawsey For a film like this to be a success it has to really hit the zany mark. If there is nothing to laugh at there really is no reason for a film like this. None at all. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
2.5/5 Entwined (2019) Carey-Ann Pawsey Part fairy tale part horror story. Unfortunately those two do not add up to a good film. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
2.5/5 The Tax Collector (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey It is alright to make a film using a well worn film idea, what is not acceptable is that you do not instill that framework with something extraordinary. Something to separate it from the others. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
4/5 Requiem for a Dream (2000) Carey-Ann Pawsey Though all aspects of the film are excellent from story to cinematography to directing it is the acting which holds the whole thing together. The three leads are amazing. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
4/5 Nomadland (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey A quiet, slow, but profound film. Telling the story of one 60-something woman who is alone in life living a kind of life many would see as undesirable. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
3/5 The Paper Tigers (2021) Carey-Ann Pawsey Some might think that calling a film a crowd pleaser is a bad thing. It isn't! Who doesn't want to have fun at the cinema? EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
3/5 Odd Man Rush (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Not your typical sports film in that it focuses mostly on choice vs. passion vs. dreams. Not the game itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
3/5 #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Not only do they look at the man himself but the elements of a malignant narcissist. Facts and examples of him exhibiting this behaviour are brought forth. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
3/5 The Columnist (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey A dark (quite dark) comedy, The Columnist works on most levels. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
2.5/5 Unhinged (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Unhinged is not a tentpole film, not one which was highly anticipated and the end result is so-so or not a great nor terrible film. It is somewhere in the middle in all respects. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
2.5/5 The Bay of Silence (2020) Carey-Ann Pawsey Secondary story upon secondary story. Instead of them adding to the intrigue they just make things a jumble. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020