Carmen Paddock

Carmen Paddock
Carmen Paddock's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) With a dearth of genuine laughs, thrills, or character development, it dims the innate joy of watching smug misogynists get their justified comeuppance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) It will never reach the original's iconic status, but its maturity, assuredness, and stellar performances are worth celebrating. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 78% Judy & Punch (2019) Despite an intriguing premise and a fantastical, colourful revisioning of the early modern English countryside, Judy & Punch fails to explore its ideas or characters meaningfully. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 100% Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019) Fanny Lye Deliver'd is too uneven to fully embrace either folk horror or historical drama; that said, its beautiful cinematography, uncompromising nastiness, and excellent performances make it one to seek out. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood reinforces [Marielle] Heller's status as one of the most polished, humane directors working today. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) [By the Grace of God]'s ambition, urgency and unwillingness to reach for the easy answers or condemnations leave a lasting impression. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 91% Calm With Horses (2019) Calm With Horses is uncompromisingly ugly and quietly heartbreaking, a meticulous picture of a family at war with the world and a man at war with himself. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) Raw, uncompromising, and yet wholly non-judgemental, Honey Boy is a cinematic memoir for the ages. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 100% For the Birds (2019) Its kind lens is a necessary antidote to the shame and vitriol that often accompanies television's depictions of hoarders, granting all parties dignity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 97% Ordinary Love (2020) Ordinary Love makes the everyday idiosyncrasies of this long-married pair wholly captivating. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Run (2019) Underlined by homages to Springsteen's universal odes to the working man, Run is extremely specific to its time and place while reaching beyond to dreams all can recognise. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 40% Rare Beasts (2019) Stylistically bold and politically astute, Rare Beasts is a promising debut whose lack of coherence does not hamper its clarity of purpose. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
25 94% Premature (2020) Premature lives up to its title, in the sense that its honesty and impact are lost in half-baked delivery and an unsubtle script which kill its emotional vulnerability after the first act. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit may not bring the bite of [Taika] Waititi's finest projects, but its heart is golden. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3/5 96% Marriage Story (2019) Audiences have seen this divorce narrative - the happy moments barely feature - play out in endless variations across cinematic history. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a clear labour of love, a testament to the city that brutally shapes its unfailingly gentle inhabitants. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers approaches an often-sensationalised topic with smarts, letting its women navigate the big and little politics of their robberies authentically. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 83% Crawl (2019) Crawl may hit predictable beats, but the continual escalation of each threat moves so rapidly that no respite is found until the credits roll. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs and Shaw is not the franchise's strongest entry but it is one of its silliest and most fun. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 86% Animals (2019) Animals meanders its way through Laura's and Tyler's messy lives, leading to an understated ending. It may not be the neatest conclusion, but its depiction of reluctant maturity rings true. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 53% Farming (2019) While the storytelling is somewhat emotionally distant and reactive, it highlights the systemic cracks thousands slipped through and the cycle of violence that ensued for one such man. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Memory: Origins of Alien's deep dive into the influences, parallels and production of the sci-fi classic make it an entertaining, informative companion for the film enthusiast. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) The film exhibits a playfulness as scenes dart between creatively sensationalised scenarios and the real world, aided by impeccable lighting and electronic score. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Love Type D (2019) Love Type D is slight, silly, and requires a large leap of faith from its viewers, but there is a lot of fun to be had watching the lengths people will go to find love. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 100% Scheme Birds (2019) Scheme Birds takes flight when it has the same fierce joy and pride in Motherwell that Gemma does. While perhaps overly narrative, it never condescends or seeks easy answers. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Carmilla (2019) There is much to like in Carmilla, but it is let down by a hesitancy to throw itself into the grossest, maddest side of its protagonist's awakening. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Bittersweet Symphony (2019) The only redeeming quality of Bittersweet Symphony is that it clocks in at 89 minutes. Dreadfully dull and self-indulgent, this drama stuns with its lack of emotional engagement. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 78% Skin (2019) While Skin may lack the laser focus that the narrative requires, it's refusal to offer an ounce of understanding to hate groups makes it a responsible film for our times. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 96% Firecrackers (2019) Firecrackers captures the moments of reckoning that define these girls' coming of age, creating a compelling, non-judgmental portrait of survival and self-determination. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Balance, Not Symmetry (2019) Balance, Not Symmetry is an uneven film that struggles to balance veracity with happily-ever-after. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
5/5 57% Strange But True (2019) What emerges from this elegiac drama and high adrenaline noir is a moving tale with staying power. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 89% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) We Have Always Lived in the Castle relies less on outright scares than on the creeping, oppressive sense that all is not what it seems. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
3/5 20% The Flip Side (2018) There is nothing unduly special about The Flip Side, a fairly standard rom-com that balances out the genre's worst elements with charming performances and a surprisingly strong third act. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
1/5 47% Robert the Bruce (2019) It is hard not to immediately draw comparisons to Outlaw King due to the films' proximities. However, when the former is markedly stronger in terms of scripting, acting, and entertainment quality, it does Robert the Bruce no favours. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is not quite weird enough to justify its metatheatricality and loses its edge with each sledgehammer blow of the same point. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 67% She's Missing (2019) She's Missing loses some emotional moments to disjointed cuts and plot points, but its redolent, tangible sense of place makes it a worthwhile watch. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 95% Boyz in the Wood (2019) Boyz in the Wood moves with the chaotic exuberance of its protagonists, combining all moving parts into a triumphant whole. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 94% Beats (2019) Beats captures the ephemeral, ecstatic vibrancy of youth, friendship, and rapidly changing communities, where the future is so uncertain that only the moment counts. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Dead Good (2018) Dead Good provides a snapshot into new approaches to funerary rites while acting as a starting point for conversations around the modern understanding of death. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
4/5 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) An honest exploration of the brutality inherent when uneven power dynamics in close relationships reach their breaking points. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/5 49% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It to the Bees may serve its characters unearned exploitation, but its multi-layered central performances and fastidious sense of time and place allow moments of truth to shine. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is not a flawlessly constructed film but takes the DCEU in a welcome direction, enthralling with stunning visuals and grounding itself in humanity. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
1/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Nothing offered by Triple Frontier is new to its genre, unless it is the exceptional meaninglessness of its central conflict that refuses to justify the stakes it begs for. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 85% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Dave Made a Maze is an hour and a half of light-hearted fun, revelling in the whimsy of the mundane and celebrating the adventures that cement friendships and memories. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting is a near faultless film - bravely engaging with topical issues while providing a frank, often funny, look at those caught in the mess. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 89% Possum (2018) Possum is not particularly scary, but its portrait of a ruined life and horror of psychological trauma will haunt viewers well after the cut to black. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Synonymes, a well-made and well-acted French drama that ultimately does not follow through on its most interesting facets and lacks nuance in its character exploration. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet System K (2019) Système K never exaggerates the gravity and skill of these artists' works. The film's respect for and commitment to sharing their relentless need to create in the face of resistance and poverty drives home the force of their resolve and ingenuity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Ringside (2019) This moving narrative paints an engrossing portrait of determination, grace, and ultimate triumph against all odds, encapsulating the very best of the feel-good genre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 100% One Thousand Ropes (2016) [One Thousand Ropes] elements of magical realism drive home the long-lasting scars left by cycles of abuse without devolving into sentimentality. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019