Jamie Carrick

Jamie Carrick

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24 // oscar obsessed // Amy Adams and Michelle Williams stan first, Oscar Isaac stan second, human being third

Favorite films

  • Her
  • Whiplash
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • La La Land

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

  • Sweet and Lowdown

    ★★

  • The Beta Test

    ★★★½

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  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★½

    Something I really respect about Eliza Hittman's camera is that it's impartial. As with her stellar film Beach Rats, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is focused on Autumn pretty much all the way through the film, often in long takes as her expressive face takes a simple story and turns it up several notches and gives us unobstructed emotions. Sidney Flanigan is exceptional in the lead role, using implied depth to tell the story, not that the substance isn't there in…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★★

    I can't even describe the things that this film made me think and feel. Complex space dramas are my thing, but this one hit in such a different way that anything else has done. I had the same feeling as when I saw Arrival for the first time. I'm in a frenzy, a dizzying kind of frenzy that I get when I see something I know I'm going to hail as a personal classic.

    Ad Astra is a near-perfect film and one of the best sci-fi films I've ever seen.

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★

    It feels near impossible not to get tangled up in how absolutely gorgeous this movie is. The sentiment of 'every shot could be hung in a museum' is thrown around a lot, but this is truly something that embodies that. Bruno Delbonnel's reliably evocative cinematography guides us through this classic story and often overshadows everything else that's going on. The acting is solid: Denzel is really great and Moses Ingram devours every single second of her screen time.

    There's just…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    "If I wake up in a house that's full of smoke
    I'll panic, so call me up and tell me a joke
    When I'm fully irrelevant and totally broken, damn it
    Call me up and tell me a joke
    Oh, shit, you're really joking at a time like this?
    Well, well, look who's inside again
    Went out to look for a reason to hide again
    Well, well, buddy, you found it
    Now come out with your hands up
    We've got you surrounded"

    Masterful. Every problem I had with it disappeared tonight. The last 30 minutes hits so, so hard.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    Between its lacklustre, unambiguous screenplay and the spasmodic editing, the Safdie brothers have created what I feel was supposed to be a bold, bombastic look into the life of a man who cons and lies his way into getting more chances than he deserves. Instead, it plays like a frenetic assortment of meaningless cuts, overacting, quasi-improvisational dialogue, and caricatures who fail to communicate any intelligence about anything in particular. Somewhere along the way, Uncut Gems becomes an arrogant charade of itself, masquerading as an anxious time-bomb that has no real stakes.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    The embrace of my favourite movie of all time is such a special feeling that I can't put into words - although I'm weeping during the final ten minutes, it's cathartic in a way that's indescribably personal, as though the characters are experiencing the emotions for me, as though the world stops for two hours and I get sucked in by the mesmerising photography and, as Elio blinks back tears in the final frame, I know I'm going to be okay.