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Georgie Carr

Writer and Critic

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a freelance writer and critic and a staff writer at Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal.

I am also a doctoral researcher, writing on policing, film & built environments at the University of Sussex.






Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal
Georgie Carr on Pablo Larraín's 'Spencer' - Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal

When Diana was killed in a car crash in August 1997, my dad drove our family to the beach in Eastbourne. It was windy and empty of people, and we sat for hours without television coverage or phone reception. This was the point: my dad was determined to avoid the outpour of Royalist sentiment surrounding the event.

Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal
'Little Women', Little Change - Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal

If the radical potential of adaptation lies in its ability to harness the energy of an established text for new purpose, how much can it compromise, alter, or deny in pursuit of this goal? Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women (re)presents the themes of the original - family, morality, marriage and creativity - in full period glory.

The Quietus
The Quietus | Film | Film Features | Accountability Or Apologia? America's Weight In The Report

Who guards the guards? Questions of oversight and accountability are at the centre of Scott Z. Burns' The Report, based on the real-life creation of the Senate Select Committee report on C.I.A. and U.S. government use of torture. The film follows Daniel Jones (Adam Driver), a Senate staffer, who leads the seven-year investigation into abuses following 9/11.

Ceasefire Magazine
'Official Secrets': Can one woman stop a war? Should she have to?

By focusing on personalities at the cost of structural issues, 'Official Secrets' ignores too much of the ideological and structural paradigms behind the Iraq War, writes Georgie Carr. Can one woman stop a war? Official Secrets follows the real-life story of Katherine Gun (Keira Knightley), a GCHQ intelligence operative who blew the whistle on an NSA directive to spy on U.N.

Another Gaze: A Feminist Film Journal
A House That Is Not A Home: Yoon Sung-A's 'Overseas' -Locarno - Another Gaze: A Feminist Film...

How can cinema show social reproduction? Yoon Sung-A's documentary Overseas (2019), focuses on a training centre for overseas domestic workers in the Philippines. Trainees learn silver service, childcare and cleaning methods. They are also taught ways to suppress homesickness, fend off violence and sexual assault - techniques necessary for surviving life as an Overseas Filipino Worker - 'OFW', for short.

Detective Pikachu

The central premise of Detective Pikachu is simple and disquieting. Pikachu - the sweet, yellow, fluffy Pokémon who can shoot electricity from his body - has become a cop.

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