Katie Carter

Writing movie reviews for Katie at the Movies. Member of the OAFFC, IFS Critics.

Favorite films

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Casablanca
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Key Largo

Recent activity

  • Godland


  • Mercury Rising


  • Girl Shy


  • Santa Fe Stampede


Recent reviews

  • Godland



    An unsparing exploration of shaken faith, colonialism, nature’s horror and majesty, authorship and whose stories get told that also contains the cutest happiest dog you will ever see in a movie. I think I’m obsessed.

  • Mercury Rising

    Mercury Rising


    Definitely dated in its depiction of people on the spectrum, even if the portrayal of an autistic child is ultimately an empathetic one. Still, a pretty fun thriller, with the sort of incomprehensibly ridiculous plot that they could get away with in the 90s. Bruce works great with the kid.

Popular reviews

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    TIFF 2022

    Spielberg lends his magic touch to a loving tribute to his parents, paralleling his burgeoning love of filmmaking with pivotal moments in his childhood to show how movies can help us through life. One of the most perfect endings I've seen in a while, maybe in any movie ever. Whole cast is exquisite, and Gabriel LaBelle is a particularly wonderful find. David Lynch's bit part made me absolutely ASCEND.

    Full review on Katie at the Movies.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up


    Congratulations to Adam McKay on making a movie worse than “Vice.”

    I really did go into this with an open mind but it was just such a slog to get through. Don’t think I laughed once, and while the weight of the finale did emotionally resonate with me somewhat, it came too little too late. This cast is an absolute dream (President Meryl Streep!) and they do their most, but the material is often too heavy-handed to land, on top…