Kyle Donovan

Trying to grasp and articulate the present.

Favorite films

  • Yi Yi
  • THX 1138
  • Vive L'Amour
  • Crumb

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  • Big Business

    ★★

  • Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    ★★★★

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★½

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  • Three Colors: Blue

    Three Colors: Blue

    ★★★★

    Caught up in the exciting whirlwind of college five years ago, I proclaimed this to be a new all time favorite. Everything was a new favorite back then! What freewheeling, intense times those were! I can now look back and admit that the beauty of the images and the beauty of Binoche was enough to completely satisfy me. Julie's grief never connected to me on a humanistic level. She might as well be Sadness from Inside Out with a sexy…

  • Vengeance

    Vengeance

    ★★★★½

    I was immediately tuned into what Novak was saying. His character's explanation of the divide in the America of the Now was succinct, but inconclusive, remarked with a smug assuredness (a trait that Novak himself is very much aware of and milks for solid scripted observations). Bless my heart that this big-city-thinking naiveté, clashing with working class naturalism, which unwittingly fuels a potentially theoretical whodunnit, ends up staying as a very consistent and satisfying thematic focal point. It's kinda what…

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  • The 15:17 to Paris

    The 15:17 to Paris

    ★★

    Should have been 15-17 minutes long.

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★½

    Travis Knight does the impossible and gives a beaten down, cynically driven franchise helmed by a toxic auteur for a decade a Spielbergian makeover which bleeds good vibes and joyous optimism. Lots of surprising virtuoso directing and boisterous creativity here in the same vein as Kubo, this is gonna be *huge*.