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Caroline Madden

Caroline Madden
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Toss It (2019) The grandiose verbiage can be a bit much, but Remsen is an intelligent filmmaker with a lot to say, and she creates an introspective family portrait.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
100% Fame-ish (2020) Fame-ish is both a delightful romantic comedy and poignant reflection on fame and self-actualization. You'll love every minute of this quirky gem. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
92% Relic (2020) There is a mournful, sentimental core beneath the chilling scares that elevates Relic to something deeply profound-a work of art that will cut you to the bone. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
63% My Stretch of Texas Ground (2019) Kemp and Cinque use their film's conservative setting and characters to have a hard and thoughtful conversation about racism and the consequences of war, even if the execution is middling. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
100% Burning Dog (2020) The visual mania, along with Batchelor's snappy and humorous script, makes Burning Dog relentlessly thrilling. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) The film plays like a roller coaster, going through twists and turns that will leave you breathless.‐ Video Librarian Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
72% CRSHD (2019) With an adorable and joyous bubblegum aesthetic that really pops, Emily Cohn portrays young adult life in the digital age with honesty and sharp, observant humor. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
85% Soundwave (2018) Soundwave has a fun, creative premise that immediately starts with a bang and pulsates with an electrifying energy that never wanes.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted May 2, 2020
88% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) The Dalai Lama: Scientist's focus on highly intellectual discussion may go over the heads of many viewers, making the documentary a particularly niche film that mainly appeals to scientists and academics. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Edward Norton's sincere, hyper-stylised approach is both lovingly old-fashioned and refreshingly modern, crafting an impressive and thoroughly riveting mystery. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
86% The Sharks (Los tiburones) (2019) What could have been an engrossing narrative about a young woman's uncertain navigation of her newfound sexuality ends up being tiresome and vague. The Sharks is dull, seeming to move in circles like the creatures of its title, endlessly going nowhere. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
61% Tape (2020) The lo-fi filming style makes for an unpleasant viewing experience, one that should have felt more authentic and gracefully handled considering the filmmaker's own experiences that the film is based on...‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
94% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) Anchored by a stellar child performance, Fingscheidt's sensitively nuanced dramatisation of children's lives in the system takes a bleak subject and transforms it into something hopeful.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
85% Inside the Rain (2020) Fisher's feature debut has a big, goofy heart that you can't help but enjoy. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
80% Greener Grass (2019) DeBoer and Luebbe's pitch-perfect script hammers these messages with striking, original vision, creating a film that is truly exceptional.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
92% Premature (2020) Premature carefully maintains its admirable authenticity.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
100% To Kid or Not to Kid (2019) To Kid or Not to Kid may have a tattered presentation, but it gives a sympathetic voice to the kind of thorny questions every woman faces. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
94% Western Stars (2019) It defies the parameters of cinema to create a transfixing work of exceptional elegance. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Yes, God, Yes is one of those films that shines because of the author's particular autobiographical influence.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
74% Pink Wall (2019) The pair have scintillating chemistry, and this is made apparent in their easygoing improvisational dialogue.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% #LIKE (2019) #Like is a searing rallying cry against the manipulation, abuse, and objectification that women face on a daily basis. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
98% Working Woman (2019) Working Woman approaches the complex subject of sexual harassment and the power imbalance of men and women in the workplace with a bold sensitivity, quiet introspection, and subtle realism.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
20% Serenity (2019) The farcical twist completely collapses what was an enthralling noir into a mawkish, ridiculous melodrama.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
95% Communion (Komunia) (2019) Zamecka follows her destitute subjects with a patient and intimate observational style, imbuing the narrative with a palpable tension and touching upon her film's many emotional notes with a quiet grace.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
88% Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy (2020) The nature of drama and the creative process is visceral and difficult to explain, but this documentary particularly flourishes in the careful observation of the young actors learning from Yakim.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
90% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The mosaic arrangement of the shorts, varying in greatness and mediocrity, causes The Ballad of Buster Scruggs to miss the mark as a cohesive whole.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) Private Life tackles worthy feminist issues about raising a family and sacrificing your career, but it is also too overlong and meandering to have any true resonance.‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a baroque masterpiece of savage delights with a trio of masterful female performances.‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
98% 3 Faces (2019) With its leisurely long takes and sharply drawn script, 3 Faces is a meditative road movie and humanistic critique on gender and celebrity in Iranian culture.‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
83% Her Smell (2019) A remarkable rock-drama helmed by Moss's transcendent performance. ‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Like the rest of Kore-eda's canon, Shoplifters is a gently humorous and poignant work of art.‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
95% Roma (2018) With virtuoso visual and sonic expression, Roma is a symphonic masterpiece that is sure to marvel for decades to come.‐ Fandor
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
87% Gone Girl (2014) Whether or not you knew the twist beforehand, there's no denying that the film is a scary, suspenseful and seductive ride that will leave you stunned.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
72% The Harvest (2015) The Harvest is a chilling domestic horror with no frills, just a small town terror that dissects the coldness of human relationships. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
92% Ex Machina (2015) Ex Machina is one of the most daring, original and creative films of the year and one of the finest sci-fi films ever made.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
79% Angel Heart (1987) A sexy and loopy nightmare drenched in blood.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
74% The Voices (2015) The Voices is a horrifying and hilarious mind trip, both morbid and heartfelt.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
91% The Sessions (2012) Led by two talented stars, The Sessions is funny, tender, and touching.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
72% The Final Girls (2015) Combining the meta-horror of Scream and the jumping-through-the-screen plot of Pleasantville, The Final Girls offers an inventive and playful send-up of 1980s slashers.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
91% La La Land (2016) La La Land is a melancholic ode to the 'fools who dream' and an overall majestic cinematic experience.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
58% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) Osgood Perkins certainly gives an odd cinematic flair to his images and uses his unique and impressive prose to shape interesting themes, but he ultimately fails his promising female leads.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
45% Just One of the Guys (1985) Just One of the Guys is a charming and wild 1980s teen comedy anchored by Joyce Hyser's charismatic and unexpectedly committed performance.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
60% Operation Finale (2018) The sparring between Kingsley and Isaac is remarkable and the film's structural flaws never blunt the the touching impact of its themes. ‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Schnabel's unconventional sensorial approach is utterly sublime and he crafts a romantic cinematic experience worthy of van Gogh's artistry.‐ Screen Queens
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
93% Wildlife (2018) It speaks to Dano's own experience as an actor that he so generously endows his performers with the time and space to chart their characters' emotionally intense arcs. ‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) There's an eccentric individualism to [Greta] Gerwig's nimble approach to form and flow of dialogue.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017