Catherine Bray

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For 14 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Catherine Bray's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 90 Raw
Lowest review score: 40 It's Only the End of the World
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
14 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Catherine Bray
    this compassionate film is as much about its very specific Cambodian setting as it is the characters, with the film’s standout star its neon-pastel location work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Catherine Bray
    Despite their lack of experience, the Fontana sisters do a lovely job of sketching an intimate yet at times claustrophobic bond.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Catherine Bray
    Director Pete Travis’s film is distinguished by some transposition of noir tropes into cultural spaces not traditionally associated with the genre — from the London bar scene to a mosque — that keeps things from feeling too déjà vu.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Catherine Bray
    Where the film runs into some difficulty is in sustaining its initially very promising mood of incipient violence. Withholding revelations can be an effective strategy, but it’s perhaps slightly overused here, as the result feels ever so slightly dry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Catherine Bray
    Radio Dreams is a witty, low-key exercise in deferred gratification.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Catherine Bray
    Fleischer-Camp and editor Jonathan Rippon’s subtle recontextualizations illuminate the family’s attempt to live their lives as outlined in omnipresent commercials as both illogical and understandable — this is not a film intent on hanging its subjects out to dry.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Catherine Bray
    Serving as co-editor as well as writer and director, Emiliano Rocha Minter is very much the author of all the chaos wrought here, and his thoroughly arresting vision could squat quite comfortably alongside Hieronymus Bosch’s depiction of hell.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Catherine Bray
    Despite Zellweger’s appealingly warm, vulnerable performance, the film itself is a mixed bag.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Catherine Bray
    It’s heartening to see Ransome’s fiction taking on a new and more independent form, suggesting an ongoing relevance for a series of books that could easily be viewed as too dated for modern children. As the kids put it: Swallows and Amazons forever.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Catherine Bray
    A late third-act turn into sentimental territory, in which the original show’s misanthropy is sugared up, may feel artificial to viewers drawn to the series’ persistent despairing streak; still, it makes a certain sense given that the film would otherwise entirely lack an emotional arc.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Catherine Bray
    The fictional character Huppert creates is simply so lived-in and plausible that to insist Michele react differently to her own lived experience would be as obstinate as insisting that a person in real life cannot possibly feel the way that they say they feel. Whatever your take, it's a film that will inspire debate for decades to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Catherine Bray
    Raw
    Raw is a deliciously fevered stew of nightmare fuel that hangs together with a breezily confident sense of superior craft.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Catherine Bray
    In her aces debut feature Divines, Houda Benyamina has what ought to be a career-making film on her hands.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Catherine Bray
    Unfortunately, because it's so cinematically inert, all that craft and talent seems wasted. Let's hope his next film sees him working on another Dolan original.

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