Keith MacDonald

Mank’s biggest fan

Favorites are random movies I love

Favorite films

  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Bergman Island

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  • Stillwater

    ★★★½

  • Alice in Wonderland

    ★★½

  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    ★★★½

  • I'm Not There

    ★★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    It’s really impossible for me to discuss this film (even though my thoughts on the film itself will be minimal) without discussing how I came to see it, so I’ll start from the beginning.

    On the day the first trailer for Licorice Pizza came out, I watched it a good 4-5 times within the first couple hours. I was beyond excited, but also tremendously sad knowing I’d have to wait to see it. A number of watches later, however, and…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well here goes nothing…

    After seven watches in the span of less than six months, I feel confident in claiming that my love for Mank is permanent. It’s not part of the pre-release hype or awards season build-up; its genuine, passionate love, in a way that’s almost hard to describe.

    Despite how clear I’ve made it that I’m a huge Fincher fan, this watch of Mank reminded me that if I’m being fully honest with myself, I don’t know what…

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  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL

    ★★★★½

    Magic Mike XXL is obsessed with how rewarding it can be when you spend your time making other people happy and is, unsurprisingly, one of the most joyous films ever made because of it. I’m entirely baffled by how obsessed the internet remains with Paddington 2 when XXL does everything that film tries to do, but better.

  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    ★★

    Maddeningly simplistic and obvious, despite its insistence that the thuddingly dull and repeated attempts at philosophical inquiry include any actual substance. Watching a film about an obscenely rich and yet somehow robotically uninteresting asshole with very little character arc, just so the viewer can better understand a concept that they are already fully aware of (spoiler alert: capitalism is bad!) ultimately makes this a pointless viewing experience. I’d be able to forgive how  overbearingly obvious it was if some semblance…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    I wish I had something meaningful or insightful to explain why everyone is wrong and that this movie is a pile of shit, but I don’t. I can’t really condemn any of the filmmaking as lacking in quality. It’s not inherently poorly made. I just loathe everything about it. Watching it was simply a miserable experience and I can’t think of a single aspect of it that felt like it worked in a fully formed way. Worst of all, the…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    This was everything I wanted it to be. It was horrific, beautiful, pretentious, and just bloody perfect (figuratively and literally). It’s BY FAR my favorite movie of the year, and the only movie I’ve ever seen that could even come close to topping The Social Network as my favorite movie of all time.


    I’m going to hold off till a rewatch to put this on my favorites list (edit: lmfao that didn’t happen) but seriously, I don’t think one watch…