Keith MacDonald

Mank’s biggest fan

Favorite films

  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Magic Mike XXL

Recent activity

All
  • La Strada

    ★★★½

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★½

  • Magic Mike XXL

    ★★★★★

Pinned reviews

More
  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    It’s really impossible for me to discuss this film (even though my thoughts on the film itself will be minimal) without discussing how I came to see it, so I’ll start from the beginning.

    On the day the first trailer for Licorice Pizza came out, I watched it a good 4-5 times within the first couple hours. I was beyond excited, but also tremendously sad knowing I’d have to wait to see it. A number of watches later, however, and…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well here goes nothing…

    After seven watches in the span of less than six months, I feel confident in claiming that my love for Mank is permanent. It’s not part of the pre-release hype or awards season build-up; its genuine, passionate love, in a way that’s almost hard to describe.

    Despite how clear I’ve made it that I’m a huge Fincher fan, this watch of Mank reminded me that if I’m being fully honest with myself, I don’t know what…

Recent reviews

More
  • Babylon

    Babylon

    ★★★★★

    Absolute fucking dynamite. Chazelle’s Eyes Wide Shut, Inherent Vice, Jackie Brown, After Hours, Miami Vice, etc.; an undeservedly ridiculed gem that people will, 15-20 years after it’s release, suggest/realize is the masterwork of one of our greatest living filmmakers. Which Babylon is. The film strings you along on a maniacally glorious thrill ride for so long you might begin questioning the film’s purpose, only to hit you with one of the best (and likely the most divisive) endings in years.…

  • The Whale

    The Whale

    ★★

    From the get-go, the film has a clear problem with how it positions Charlie. Even before getting to the camera (which makes the problems so much worse), calling this The Whale is disgusting. I’ve seen the film; I know what the metaphor means, and that’s fine. But it’s a clear play at words, and the released poster all but affirms to any person looking at this film from the outside who would think our lead character is “The Whale”. For…

Popular reviews

More
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    I wish I had something meaningful or insightful to explain why everyone is wrong and that this movie is a pile of shit, but I don’t. I can’t really condemn any of the filmmaking as lacking in quality. It’s not inherently poorly made. I just loathe everything about it. Watching it was simply a miserable experience and I can’t think of a single aspect of it that felt like it worked in a fully formed way. Worst of all, the…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    This was everything I wanted it to be. It was horrific, beautiful, pretentious, and just bloody perfect (figuratively and literally). It’s BY FAR my favorite movie of the year, and the only movie I’ve ever seen that could even come close to topping The Social Network as my favorite movie of all time.


    I’m going to hold off till a rewatch to put this on my favorites list (edit: lmfao that didn’t happen) but seriously, I don’t think one watch…