Kimball Gardner

"There's so much of place in the world."

A professional writer/editor and casual movie lover with lots of rambling thoughts.

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Florida Project

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  • Annie

    ★½

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★★

  • The Bad Guys

    ★★★½

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I don't even know what to say but the sheer amount of work that went into this is as mind-boggling as the story. Brilliant.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

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

    Okay, I've come off the emotional high from last night and can think a bit more clearly about this now (I think).

    There's so much to love. I will say, I was pretty apprehensive going into this. I thought it might end up being a cheap live-action rip-off of Into the Spider-Verse. Or else Sony pushing way too much into a single film again. Or the MCU doing too much in a supposedly standalone movie, like they did with Civil…

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  • Annie

    Annie

    Feels like 10 movies crammed into 1. Carol, Bernadette, and Tim were great though!

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    Bless you, Sam Raimi.

    Just when I was on the verge of some real Marvel fatigue, he pulled me from the brink with a movie brimming with style, heart, and horror. I mean, I haven't been that engrossed in an MCU film in a while, even with how much I did enjoy Spider-Man.

    Elfman's score unsurprisingly stands out in the sea of forgettable Marvel music, and all the truly grotesque and terrifying creature designs deliver again and again. The plot…

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  • Sightless

    Sightless

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

    The general premise is pretty solid and it touches on some important themes, but that's about it. Though I will say it kept me intrigued even if I couldn't take it seriously. And yeah, cool that we kind of experience the world as she does. I liked that idea a lot.

    But man, the laughable, unrealistic dialogue and a lot of stiff acting and delivery just killed this for me. Not to mention the off-putting camera angles and film editing. Not a fan.

    And Clayton's motive was suuuuuch a reach.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    Basically a Jason Bourne movie if they cracked jokes every five minutes. I don't know, I don't mind some humor, but it started feeling forced and kind of distracting to me. Still, some cool action scenes, really vivid visuals, and great performances from Florence and Scarlett make it a fun watch. One that should have happened a long time ago.

    I wanted a bit more Taskmaster, and the main villain, as has been pointed out, wasn't all that interesting. There…