RSS feed for Kevin

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★½

    Only my second viewing, and while I still find Sam and Suzy (and most of the characters, frankly) too precocious for their own good, something about the movie adheres so well for me that I really do love it. Hadn't noticed before the storm/Noah's Ark connection, and still not positive I have it parsed. Also worth noting that I think the first (only?) time someone smiles is Suzy looking at Sam through the chimney, precisely at the one hour mark. That's our Wes.

  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★★½

    So many excellent mustaches.

Popular reviews

More
  • The Descent

    The Descent

    ★★★★

    Finally got around to seeing this one. The horror element was fun, and the claustrophobia was genuinely felt, but what I found most compelling was the film's surprisingly progressive representation of gender. The principal cast is made up entirely of women, which seems bold enough (for a film that doesn't take place in a sorority house), but the movie doesn't go out of its way to draw attention to this. These are just people whose friendship is based on their…

  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

    ★★★½

    Hoop-Tober 3.0

    A terrifying look at the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency.

    OK but really, this is a terrific little movie. I've been reading a lot of King lately, semi-chronologically, but I actually skipped this novel and jumped to IT this month. Which is a shame because my favorite thing about this film is how it attempts to detail just how this gift/curse affects Johnny Smith's (Walken) life. It's the kind of thing King does very well -- digging…