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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) Take Me Somewhere Nice may not be an essential road trip film, but its youthful perspective and wistful ennui are immediate, tangible, and winning.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3/5 58% All Day and a Night (2020) All Day and a Night makes no judgement and begs its audience not to do the same. While lacking focus in the details, its searing central character study is perfectly judged.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
2/5 33% Rising High (Betonrausch) (2020) Rising High is a crime caper with nothing to say, a watchable yet hollow 90 minutes.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet My Fiona (2020) [A] kind-hearted look at the ugly, uncomfortable routes through mourning and self-discovery.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Rescue the Fire (2019) The result is a small scale yet deeply human window into a global crisis.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
5/5 100% A Dog Barking at the Moon (2019) A masterclass of understatement, A Dog Barking at the Moon grants its messy family boundless sympathy, grace, and hope.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Lawyer (Advokatas) (2020) The Lawyer is a socially astute, sensitive, and good-hearted look at interlocking identities, never losing the humanity of its two protagonists in the boxes where they could easily be relegated.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 88% Misbehaviour (2020) A fun, feminist look at a historic pageant, Misbehaviour may lose depth as it juggles its various parties and players. That said, its spirited performances and immaculate production design make for a fun, if fluffy, retelling of a tumultuous Miss World.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/5 90% Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) (2019) Song Without a Name is a beautifully shot and viscerally acted drama capturing one of modern Peru's most divisive epochs.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/5 86% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The film does not necessarily tread new ground as these fireworks go off, but Kore-eda uses the uniformly excellent cast to their greatest strengths. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet One Taxi Ride (2019) A powerful narrative about the possibilities of moving on after trauma, this documentary shows a single journey towards recovery with the utmost compassion.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Blanco en Blanco (2019) Despite its ambitious scope and severe, stunning scenery, Blanco en Blanco does not have the narrative or thematic focus to justify its nastiness.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 88% Exile (Exil) (2020) This portrait of a man questioning his place in the world while those around him question his place in their lives is a self-sustaining spiral of dysfunction.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 60% Uppercase Print (Tipografic majuscul) (2020) Uppercase Print may struggle to find an audience due to its length and format, but its verbatim theatre stylings and exhaustive knowledge of its topic make it a valuable, if curious, testament to tumultuous times.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
2/5 70% Siberia (2020) Hampered by a laughably bad script and lack of self-awareness, Siberia has little to redeem it and less to recommend it.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 100% Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) With its cutting satire of surviving an unjust system, this monkey business resonates far beyond Delhi.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) That said, the inherent exasperation seems to accurately represent the endless setbacks, obfuscations, and heartaches inherent in fighting for corporate environmental justice.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Eternal Beauty (2019) Eternal Beauty captures cycles of dysfunction with well-judged doses of comedy and a glimmer of hope, making it a memorable tale of exploration.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 83% Papicha (2019) The drastic contraction of a world and destruction of dreams makes the film a sombre testament to a personal and national tragedy.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/5 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long may rely too much on novelty but wins goodwill with its complete assuredness, juxtaposing jaw-dropping shocks with delightfully mundane characters and setting.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 100% Santiago, Italia (2018) With the worldwide rise of the right wing in the 21st century, Santiago, Italia remains a timely reminder of oppression's human toll and the little resistances and allegiances that keep people alive. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) While there is nothing overly innovative in the documentary's form or presentation, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an articulate, funny, and powerful celebration of one of America's premier literary forces. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet In Deep Sleep (Gorod usnul) (2020) In Deep Sleep's meticulous craftsmanship and sense of loss and longing create an atmospheric drama with boundless sympathy for its harsh characters and landscape. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
5/5 50% All the Dead Ones (Todos os mortos) (2020) All the Dead Ones defies plot and genre expectations to its final moments, elevating a socially astute and perfectly-acted drama to a quasi-allegorical treatise. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 88% The Twentieth Century (2019) There is always room for alternate histories, and The Twentieth Century takes this revisionism to a dizzying extreme. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 82% Undine (2020) Undine is let down by its lack of commitment to its most fantastical ideas... That said, its gorgeously acted and stunningly framed love story marks this as a worthy update to the timeless tale.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
5/5 96% First Cow (2020) The film's storytelling structure is exemplary, luxuriating in every moment without feeling stagnant.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
1/5 64% The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (2020) The Salt of Tears manages to be both truly laughable and a maddening portrait of male entitlement. It would be hard to find a more meaningless 100 minutes.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 73% Time to Hunt (2020) Time to Hunt continually defies expectations by virtue of how far it pushes its premise from its relatively genial roots, elevating both blood pressure and viewer satisfaction in the process. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2/5 63% Hidden Away (Volevo nascondermi) (2020) The film falls into the worst pitfalls of the genre, only slightly redeeming itself in the fanciful final act.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Persian Lessons (2020) Persian Lessons is ultimately too saccharine and sentimental to make any meaningful point about Nazi brutality or survival under fascism, and too stuffed with side plots to elevate the central stakes. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 91% The Assistant (2020) While dealing in mundanity and drudgery, The Assistant is an endlessly compelling narrative for a post-MeToo capitalist world.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 83% Wildland (Kød & Blod) (2020) Wildland is a tightly constructed drama that elicits sympathy for its imperfect, unhealthily entwined family through understated central performances.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
2/5 61% Minamata (2020) Minamata feels like it could be well timed. However, its poor execution on almost every level prevents emotional coherence and involvement, making this noble fight tiresome. ‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 59% My Salinger Year (2020) My Salinger Year is an enjoyable hundred minutes, with gorgeous visuals and a wonderful relationship built between its two markedly different female leads, but there is little staying power after the credits roll.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) An ode to memories as much as it is to lost love... Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a love story for the ages.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 70% A Paris Education (Mes provinciales) (2018) While its slow pace and self-reflexive focus sometimes lose engagement, spending two leisurely hours with idealistic students is a pleasure.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
1/5 21% Cats (2019) After two hours of the finished product, the animal-human hybrids redefine uncanny valley. It is hard to know where to look, or even create the desire to stare at Tom Hooper's godforsaken creation.‐ One Room With A View
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
2/5 51% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 78% Judy & Punch (2020) 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
5/5 96% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 96% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 95% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Ordinary Love makes the everyday idiosyncrasies of this long-married pair wholly captivating.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 86% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 36% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019