Mel Killingsworth

is currently doing Noirvember

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

Favorite films

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

Recent activity

  • Odds Against Tomorrow

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

  • Sudden Fear

Recent reviews

  • Odds Against Tomorrow

    Odds Against Tomorrow

    The credits go so hard at the multiple exposure effect that I'm not wholly sure the opening shot isn't supposed to look badly-back-projected intentionally, to make Slater look like a ghostly apparatus. And then the opening line is played off by the character as a 'benevolent joke' but is actually a racial demeanment, the white counter clerk has a large smudge of dark ink across his face, and the Black elevator operator is given nothing but stony contempt in return for his…

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    200 Million to have Janelle Monáe put on a number of wigs and accents and outrageously stunning outfits and *Yzma voice* SMASH THINGS WITH A HAMMER?

    Money well fucking spent.

Popular reviews

  • 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!

  • Pig


    Nothing I expected (another case of 'market the thing to get people in seats the first two weeks, hang the long term') but everything I needed.

    Only wish is it leant slightly more into some of its fairy tale aspects, but make no mistake; all its fantasies are of the Grimm's variety.

    Three scenes stand out amongst the reviews:
    - a gently scathing takedown of a chef who once wanted to open a humble pub (and if I were on…