Mel Killingsworth

Mel Killingsworth


Writer, director, showrunner.
Coffee, sport, film.

Favorite films

  • His Girl Friday
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Attack the Block

Recent activity

  • Near Dark

  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

  • 8 Women

  • Riders of Justice


Pinned reviews

  • Tenet


    I couldn't think of one way to review this film, so I reviewed it many ways, which really is only fair.

    TERRORISM exposition exposition BUNGEE JUMP exposition exposition HEIST SETUP LITE exposition STUFF BLOWS UP REAL GOOD exposition exposition FISTFIGHT exposition CAR CHASE exposition exposition exposition YELL AND SHOOT THINGS exposition (with guns) ARMY MANEUVERS exposition exposition STUFF BLOWS UP REAL GOOD exposition exposition EMOTE! exposition exposition CREDITS


    Nolan wanted to make LOOPER by way of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE,…

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The fashion.
    The double crossing.
    The chemistry between Seymour and Andrews.
    The chemistry between Andrews and McKellen.
    The swashbuckling.
    The romance.
    The drama.
    The shade!

Recent reviews

  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    Unsure whether Caleb deserves his fate more because he harasses and badgers a girl into kissing him, or because he's so completely ignorant of genre conventions, but either way I *do* buy the particular charismatic sleaze Pasdar imbues him with.

    The shot of Mae running for cover under the breaking dawn across a field dotted with electricity-pole crosses is simply wonderful.

    Bill Paxton gnaws the scenery like his character chews gum as a substitute for the neckbones he wants to…

  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

    The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

    Laurel Holloman's audition tape for The L Word happens to be a sweet, fun, unusual teen rom-com caper.

Popular reviews

  • Nomadland


    McDormand is exquisite.

    Zhao's work is excellent technically and emotionally. She does a wonderful job accepting and sharing the stories of those who travel along her road. It's beautifully shot, observed, and performed, and if a director who edits her own film lets it go about 10 minutes too long because she falls in love with some scenes and shots which are repetitive, who among us hasn't done the same.

    And then.

    I liked four acts worth of this film.…

  • Air Force One

    Air Force One

    They got Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, and a motherfucking 747, but this film still can't hold a candle to SPEED.

    (Also Xander Berkeley > William H Macy)