Carey-Ann Pawsey

Carey-Ann Pawsey
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Publications: Orca Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 No Score Yet Stonewall Outloud (2019) Narrated by RuPaul and featuring Lance Bass, Fortune Feimster, Adam Rippon and others the story is told in a fresh new way with a nod to the past. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 65% The Parts You Lose (2019) Strong emotions are meant to be the result. But all I felt was a little bored mixed with disinterested. Nothing really drew you in. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) Even though it is most certainly not your traditional approach to this character. Definitely breaks ground. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 56% Nuit #1 (2012) But what makes this film truly stand out, is a twist to how such meetings normally end. Instead of parting ways after the affair, the two try to make it meaningful. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro (2019) Director Michael Paszt's film goes behind the curtain of the professional wrestling industry to peek in at the very personal story of one man Ian Richard Hodgkinson and his lifelong involvement in the sport. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 60% One Last Night (2019) A first date gone bad...then good...then bad...then good. So basically it is a film which plays on the whole modern day dating scene today when it comes to Tinder, etc. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
3/5 67% Golden Boy (2018) While the story is plenty active and interesting, it almost has a feeling of a helter skelter attempt at realism. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
2.5/5 72% Harriet (2019) As a social "event" this film is a triumph, but purely as a film it was lacking. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 100% Two of Us (Deux) (2019) It is a story which easily could have devolved into the melodramatic. Meneghetti never allows that to happen. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/5 57% Resin (Harpiks) (2019) Rather than being a film about a small family living an idyllic life off the radar. Living off the land. It becomes apparent that is one about mental illness and paranoia. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 61% The Riot Act (2018) Despite the fact that it is a low budget film Parks has not allowed that to limit his story or the way he wants it told. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 100% The Garden Left Behind (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
3.5/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 87% Depraved (2019) With some satisfying nods to the classic, Depraved is a modern sensitve take on what it means to be human. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3.5/5 88% Swallow (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 80% 1BR (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2.5/5 70% Cubby (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 83% Second Star On The Right (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 100% Label Me (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Archivettes (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Good Kisser (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 100% Tu Me Manques (2019) Emotional and raw, this is a film which will affect you. Deeply. Nothing is sadder than someone not being able to live their life. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 96% Harpoon (2019) It's a lot in short amount of time. Plenty of fighting, anger, paranoia, violence, and finally blood. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Island of Cats (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 85% The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) 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? - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 71% Consequences (Posledice) (2018) For his debut film director Darko Stante has made what he knows. Consequences is based on his experience working with youth in detention centres. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Happy Cleaners (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/5 44% Back to the Fatherland (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Disappearance (2019) The highlight of the film is the scenes on the boat and the beach. They look great and provide some diversion for a spell. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Push (2018) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) This is basically a buddy film. Buddies in which one is human and the other is an animated character. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/5 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 74% Ghost Light (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Outsider (2019) Railroad worker, revenge, corrupt lawman, and country star Trace Adkins!?! That package should attract the eyes of fans of Westerns and country music. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) Parts of this film are really smart, witty and enjoyable. Then there are others which are....well...a little flat. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 91% Starfish (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 85% Tater Tot & Patton (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Red, White & Wasted (2019) 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... - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
4/5 100% Seahorse (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 73% A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 100% Our Time Machine (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Lazarus (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Surprisingly it is the seemingly oddball coupling of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen which renews my hope in the whole genre. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 60% New Money (2019) As for the story it is rather a tragic one, but the darkness is smoothed out by the moments of humour. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
4/5 86% Lil' Buck: Real Swan (2019) Documentary highlights how integral that the culture and community of Memphis was and is in this dance style. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Shade Shepherd (2019) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Strange Life of Dr. Frankenstein (2018) 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. - Orca Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019