Kimball Gardner

"There's so much of place in the world."

A professional writer/editor and casual movie lover with lots of rambling thoughts.

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Florida Project

Recent activity

  • The Last Tree


  • Boy


  • Lamb


  • Marry Me


Pinned reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    I don't even know what to say but the sheer amount of work that went into this is as mind-boggling as the story. Brilliant.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

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

    Okay, I've come off the emotional high from last night and can think a bit more clearly about this now (I think).

    There's so much to love. I will say, I was pretty apprehensive going into this. I thought it might end up being a cheap live-action rip-off of Into the Spider-Verse. Or else Sony pushing way too much into a single film again. Or the MCU doing too much in a supposedly standalone movie, like they did with Civil…

Recent reviews

  • The Last Tree

    The Last Tree


    A touching, quiet, beautiful journey of self-discovery. Shola Amoo approaches this with so much respect and it shows in every shot.

  • Lamb



    This was kind of a ride for me. I went in having only seen the trailer, so mostly just intrigued but not sure what to expect.

    The first half nearly lost me. A lot slower paced than I expected and it felt like nothing was happening.

    But then the second half really paid it all off. The tension that had been slowly building finally made itself present, and I finally caught onto some of the subtext. So then the ending…

Popular reviews

  • Sightless


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

    The general premise is pretty solid and it touches on some important themes, but that's about it. Though I will say it kept me intrigued even if I couldn't take it seriously. And yeah, cool that we kind of experience the world as she does. I liked that idea a lot.

    But man, the laughable, unrealistic dialogue and a lot of stiff acting and delivery just killed this for me. Not to mention the off-putting camera angles and film editing. Not a fan.

    And Clayton's motive was suuuuuch a reach.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow


    Basically a Jason Bourne movie if they cracked jokes every five minutes. I don't know, I don't mind some humor, but it started feeling forced and kind of distracting to me. Still, some cool action scenes, really vivid visuals, and great performances from Florence and Scarlett make it a fun watch. One that should have happened a long time ago.

    I wanted a bit more Taskmaster, and the main villain, as has been pointed out, wasn't all that interesting. There…