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Camilla Long

Camilla Long
Camilla Long's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: Miniseries (TV, 2020) In fact, as the show went on it became a fascinating examination, not of Murdoch, but of the people who make it their business seriously to love and/or hate him. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
100% Deutschland 83: Deutschland 86 (TV, 2018) It's set in South Africa and, like a humourless escort agency, there's now a spy to suit every taste.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
82% Alan Bennett's Talking Heads: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Imelda Staunton glitters with equal fury, but her anger runs hot rather than ice cold.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
No Score Yet You Are What You Wear: Series 1 (TV, 2020) The whole thing felt tired and dated, as if it had been thrown together in 2003.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
75% Philharmonia: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I don't even know what type of show it is. Ball-breaking radical feminist romp-cum-murder mystery and medical drama, set in one of Paris's sexiest orchestras?‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
67% Floor Is Lava: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The liveliest watch of the week was Floor Is Lava, a game show on Netflix that felt so cheap, you were astounded the prize money was as much as $10,000 an episode.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
97% I May Destroy You: I May Destroy You (TV, 2020) It's testimony to the sheer talent of Coel that this is wild and different and interesting. You could watch her doing almost anything, for a start, with her shock of silver-pink hair and that elastic heart-shaped face.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
59% The Luminaries: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I found it at once preposterous but also naggingly watchable, and Hewson is terrific.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
81% Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The legal footage of Epstein was transfixing, like watching a crime happening in real time.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
78% Perry Mason: Season 1 (TV, 2020) This is Mason as a dishevelled, drunken, weaselly kind of night crawler - unrecognisable as a man who's about to transform into LA's most heavily pomaded alpha defence attorney. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
78% The Secrets She Keeps: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The whole thing is held together by Laura Carmichael as Aggie, a compulsive liar played at the screeching end of camp, complete with weird, limp hair and beaky fury.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
96% Mrs. America: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The story of how the conservative Schlafly tore down this sane and reasonable piece of legislation offers orgasmic opportunities for any miniseries. ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
80% Hillary: Season 1 (TV, 2020) She may be plucky and as smart as a fox, sitting like a glossy dumpling as she talked to the director, but if you went back over the sacrifices she's made, it's surprising how suddenly you begin to feel sorry for her.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
63% Snowpiercer: Season 1 (TV, 2020) You'd have thought the last place you'd want to set an ambitious and sprawling epic was a train carriage that resembles a claustrophobic toilet pipe.‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
64% White Lines: Season 1 (TV, 2020) A zesty caper.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
90% Normal People: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I kept yearning for these mouthwateringly beautiful people to be more convincingly nasty to each other, for the romance to take on palpable energy, fizz, danger, real sadness. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
96% The Last Dance: Season 1 (TV, 2020) What held my attention wasn't [Justin] Timberlake or the colossal players with their Jurassic physiques. It was the unsettling, mystical, cobra-like presence of the money-obsessed, yellow-eyed Jordan.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
No Score Yet Malory Towers: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It is strong stuff.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet The Art Mysteries: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Furtive, curious, trenchant and detailed, he dived into the paintings like an unkempt honey badger tingling for the tiniest and juiciest insects.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
80% Run: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I felt [Vicky] Jones was a deeper and quieter writer than this show could allow her to be, and the wonderful [Merritt] Wever was squandered.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
80% Miriam's Big Fat Adventure: Series 1 (TV, 2020) She thunders through whichever programme she's in, consuming people and places before burping them out with little or no analysis.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
86% Trying: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Around the third episode, it begins to become what it really was: a comedy about what makes a good parent. This is a far more interesting and complex idea, but it's buried.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
95% Unorthodox: Miniseries (TV, 2020) It's a bit predictable, but well made and pacey‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
87% Tiger King: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It was one of those shows you hungrily watched, only to realise you'd learnt almost nothing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
83% Noughts + Crosses: Series 1 (TV, 2020) As a love story it's not much cop, and the reason I probably won't watch much more: she's boring and earnest, and he is reedy and insipid.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
75% The Trip to Greece: Series 1 (TV, 2020) It has got to the point, in The Trip to Greece, now on its fourth series, where the only joke is how awful [Steve] Coogan is.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
73% I Know This Much Is True: Miniseries (TV, 2020) If you want to remember how curdlingly miserable 1990s misery-lit got, this show is a must.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
87% Flesh and Blood: Series 1 (TV, 2020) This was a terrific cast for a mediocre thriller, with a turn from [Imelda] Staunton that threatened to outdazzle them all. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
58% Hollywood: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It glided over my brain like a feather boa, beautiful, silly, dissolute.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
44% Intelligence: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I watched in horror, marvelling at how far [David] Schwimmer had fallen - and Friends was hardly the pinnacle of comedy achievement.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
83% The End: Series 1 (TV, 2020) It's sharp and unlike anything I've seen.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
75% The Split: Season 2 (TV, 2020) It is addictive.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
83% Breeders: Season 1 (TV, 2020) This is a lavish but generic comedy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
60% Mary Beard's Shock of the Nude: Series 1 (TV, 2020) I always find Beard's arguments flabby and inconsequential - a mass of free association devoid of factual muscularity or detail or useful critical thinking. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
90% Baghdad Central: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The police chief is boring and noble, the plot dragging and self-regarding, leaving the heavy lifting to Bertie Carvel, as the 'tached and nervous Met officer to whom our hero is assigned.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
70% Love Is Blind: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Don't watch it. Do watch it. I found it wrong, and gripping.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
79% The Pale Horse: Miniseries (TV, 2020) In the end [Sarah] Phelps has to butcher the plot and the characters to come up with something more lively and interesting, but it doesn't really work.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
50% Crazy Delicious: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It felt as though someone had decided that the best part of Bake Off was the showstopper section and made a whole show out of it, on the basis that the showstopper section contains creativity and ideas and an opportunity for personal expression. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
67% The Eddy: Season 1 (TV, 2020) To say I absolutely hated it understates by quite some massive way how much I wanted to garrotte every last power-haired jazz pillock that pranced into it.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
60% Cobra: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It's fine for the first couple of episodes, which I found I couldn't stop watching because of the sheer torque of any drama that combines this cast with a national disaster, a personal tragedy and a secret fling.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
87% White House Farm: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Is it possible [Freddie] Fox might be too good an actor for this show - a rather dingy true-crime nothingness with an exciting cast, but no script and nothing to say about the world or our place in it?‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
88% Deadwater Fell: Series 1 (TV, 2020) They spent so much time sourcing stupid little twinkling lights and aesthetically pleasing bits of hay to convince us that this was a happy-happy-happy family through the medium of a fake Boden barn dance, they left no time for writing the story.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
30% The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The show isn't cynical, funny or self-knowing enough for my taste.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
75% The Trial of Christine Keeler: Series 1 (TV, 2019) As Stephen Ward, James Norton cut a sympathetic figure.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
96% Cheer: Season 1 (TV, 2020) What I found most interesting about this excellent show wasn't the costumes or the cheerleading... but the curious and rich picture it presented of "local patriotism", the sense of tradition and community that still binds small towns in the Deep South.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
64% Hunters: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Everything about this series says superhero movie, from its popping bright colours to its improbably high body count. Like most superhero films, it feels heavily stylised without being remotely nice to look at.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
No Score Yet This Country: Season 3 (TV, 2019) It's quiet and bucolic and beautifully written, more like a nature documentary than anything.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
100% Inside No. 9: Season 5 (TV, 2019) The best bit, when Steve Pemberton's character described another of the referees as "Linesman Minnelli" for his habit of crying through eyeliner, made me feel better was to come.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
95% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 10 (TV, 2020) I have never got the appeal of this show: it feels like a formulaic 1990s comedy in which the only joke is Larry's anger, or whatever complex, acidic emotion it is that drives him to abuse everyone he's talking to.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
90% The New Pope: Season 1 (TV, 2020) This is a luscious and ambitious show that I'm surprised has made it to a second series. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020