Ken Karpel

Ken Karpel


I like movies and fried chicken.

Favorite films

  • GoodFellas
  • Boogie Nights
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Harold and Maude

Recent activity

  • The Pleasure of Being Robbed

  • The Black Balloon

  • WandaVision


  • John's Gone

Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • The Dawn Wall

    The Dawn Wall


    In a year where we have two films about climbing el capitan, Free Solo may be getting more press,  but this is by the far superior film/story. 

    Free Solo has an irritating protagonist achieve a remarkable feat. Dawn Wall has a more compelling narrative, genuinely endearing protagonists you want to succeed, and a clear motivating force. 

    While one can wonder whether Free Solo or Dawn Wall has the more remarkable accomplishment at its center, it’s definitive that Dawn Wall is a better film in every way.

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist


    I’ve seen The Room 9 times in a cinema with a plastic spoon throwing audience, and it’s the greatest cinematic experience you can ever have... till I saw this with the same die-hard audience. 

    The moment  I realized this will eventually transcend The Room was during the final scene of the movie set at the premiere screening, when our 700 strong die-hard fan theatre, stopped laughing hysterically at re-enactments of scenes from The Room and went dead quiet as we…