Jamie Carrick

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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  • All My Friends Hate Me

    ★★★★

  • Boiling Point

    ★★★½

  • Catfight

    ★★★

  • Seberg

    ★★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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  • 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.

  • Dear Future Children

    Dear Future Children

    A beautifully made, relentlessly powerful call to action.