Kevin Royal Johnson

Kevin Royal Johnson Pro

Favorite films

  • Mikey and Nicky
  • In the Cut
  • Wanda
  • No Fear, No Die

Recent activity

  • At Dawn They Sleep

  • Godzilla Minus One


  • Zatoichi the Fugitive


  • Trapped


Recent reviews

  • At Dawn They Sleep

    At Dawn They Sleep

    "Out of all the cars you own, you had to pick me up in the Dodge Dart."

    Maybe the end of SOV fascination for me. There are moments—but only moments, and they are few and far between.

    I admit it's a matter of taste.

    Saturn's Core Blu-ray.

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One


    Well, we're gonna need more than one pair."

    Kaiju nostalgia on parade in a movie that still feels altogether new.

    Lisa Simpson level science project! And man, the atmosphere on the ocean—you could taste the salt water.

    Cinemark Towson, Baltimore.

Popular reviews

  • Jaws



    Anytime, anywhere. For my money, Spielberg made 5 perfect films, and this one is at the top. Not a wasted shot, pitch perfect casting, pitch perfect dialogue. No sentimental hokum, and a Mamet ending.

    I find when talking to others that the legacy of this film (in terms of "inventing the summer blockbuster," "shark movie," etc.) tends to overshadow what a finely crafted thriller it, so much so that it I think it might be called one of the few "creature" films of the 1970s with an auteur stamp.

  • A Name for Evil

    A Name for Evil


    So, where do I begin?

    It's 1973. Penthouse Pictures has some money, and wanted to make a "white-people-move-into-a-haunted-house-against-all-reason" picture.

    Penthouse Pictures hires Robert Culp, and ask him if he's willing to give his penis second billing in the film. He agrees.

    Samantha Eggar is asked to join the cast, and says, "why not?"

    Everyone drops acid. Shooting begins.

    Dominic Frontiere writes a brilliant score, thousands of miles away from all of this.

    Movie is edited and released. No one involved in the making of the movie can remember what happened.

    Pretty awesome.