Keith Archive

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Way He Looks’

The Way He Looks is a gentle, low-key coming-of-age-and-coming-out story about teenaged Leonardo, who is blind, discovering his sexuality without the ability to see his crush’s physical beauty. Or, as the poster tagline so succintly puts it, “Not every love happens at first sight.” ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Walter’

Walter starts off with a concentrated dose of Indie Quirk. While the opening credits appear we hear a chorus of ebullient yet slightly melancholy, whistling. Then, via first-person voice-over, we are introduced to a lone male protagonist with a past trauma who has a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Burning Dead’

The Burning Dead was originally titled Volcano Zombies. It was re-titled, I imagine, in hopes of slicing off a piece, however thin, of The Walking Dead’s cash pie. But the original title is perfect because it tells you everything you could possibly want to ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Maps To The Stars’

Director David Cronenberg has worked outside the mainstream of Hollywood filmmaking for over four decades. An unapologetically Canadian director, Cronenberg has never shot a film in the United States, until now. With Maps to the Stars, filmed in the palm-lined streets and palatial mansions ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Treehouse’

You will often find hear people complain that horror movies over-rely on jump scares and gore. These techniques are seen as “cheap,” an easy shortcut to producing an audience reaction. “Good” horror movies, these people will tell you, create suspense, ratcheting up the tension ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Lilting’ Is A Deeply Humane Film

Lilting is a slow, quiet little piece, a film of delicacy—even fragility—that, like its whispery title, risks being carried away on a breeze. But thanks to first-time writer-director Hong Khaou’s patient approach and some beautifully observed performances from all involved, Lilting is ultimately a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Voices’

You have to admire Marjane Satrapi. Ten years after receiving universal acclaim for Persepolis, a funny, moving memoir about coming of age during the turmoil of the Iranian Revolution, a book with something for just about everyone, the kind of work you could recommend ...Read More