Kill List

Kill List

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Not to sound like a bored cynic, but I have to confess that, very occasionally, I find myself getting tired of the handheld, you-are-there approach to certain types of filmmaking. (more…)

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Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm  Comments (2)  

Karate Robo Zaborgar

Karate Robo Zaborgar

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

I didn’t know this going in, but evidently the new feature film “Karate Robo Zaborgar” is a film adaptation of a short-lived and not-very-popular 1974 cult TV show from Japan called “Denjin Zaborger” which, in terms of its cultural status, falls somewhere below “Inframan” and “Ultra-Man.” (more…)

Published in: on June 29, 2011 at 8:28 am  Leave a Comment  

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right

Film review by: Witney Seibold

The most refreshing thing about Lisa Cholodenko‘s “The Kids Are All Right” is that it’s a queer drama that doesn’t bank on the characters’ sexuality as a sticking point of interest. Too many queer films assume that the characters are interesting merely because they are gay, and don’t bother to write anything else memorable about them. (more…)

Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 10:02 am  Comments (1)  

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

Film review by: Witney Seibold

The triumph’s of Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” are subtle. The film starts as a quiet and clever comedy about King George VI secretly seeking an Australian speech therapist named Lionel Logue, and, even though based on fact, could be forgiven for feeling like a a cutesy revisionist-history comedy along the lines of the insufferably twee “Shakespeare in Love,” or the portentous “The Last Station.” (more…)

Published in: on January 4, 2011 at 11:08 am  Comments (3)  

Kuroneko (1968)

Kuroneko (1968)

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Just like his great “Onibaba” (1963), Kaneto Shindo‘s masterful “Kuroneko” is a beautifully lurid and creepily atmospheric ghost story, tinged with subtle political gravitas, and vengeful feminist empowerment. (more…)

Published in: on December 20, 2010 at 12:06 pm  Comments (1)  

Knight and Day

Knight and Day

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

This bugs me, but only a little bit: James Mangold‘s film is called “Knight and Day,” but the characters are named Miller and Havens. This seems wrong to me. They should be named Knight and Day. But that’s as may be. (more…)

Published in: on July 2, 2010 at 10:27 am  Comments (3)  

Kick-Ass

  Kick-Ass

Film review by: Witney Seibold

I’m going to openly discuss this film’s ending. Be warned. (more…)

Published in: on May 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm  Comments (1)  

King Frat (1979)

King Frat (1979)

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Grossout

 

In 1979, in the wake of the success of “Animal House,” came a similar frat-boy raunch film that dispensed with John Landis’ cogency, sympathy, decency, and good taste. (more…)

Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

King Arthur

King Arthur
Film review by: Witney Seibold

King Arthur

It turns out, according to this new movie, that King Arthur did not live pre-Battle of Hastings, but a half a century earlier around the Fall of the Roman Empire. (more…)

Published in: on September 1, 2009 at 11:55 am  Comments (1)  

Kill Bill

Kill Bill
Film review by Witney Seibold

Kill Bill 1

Action is now officially over.

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Published in: on September 1, 2009 at 11:39 am  Leave a Comment