Rob McKinnon

Rob McKinnon

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Biography:
WHO IS ROB McKINNON? My early years in the entertainment field included performing as a musician and entertainer during my stint in the Army, later performing with my own jazz ensemble in the Boston area, opening concerts for such jazz notables as Dizzy Gillespie and James Moody. I was born in Reading, Massachusetts, studied acting and theatrical directing and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a degree in film and broadcasting. Because of my combined experiences in film directing, acting and writing, and life-long studies of American film, I thoroughly enjoy writing movie reviews and conducting live interviews. I write a weekly column "Watching Movies" for Houston's "Daily Court Review." And like many other film reviewers, I've begun writing screenplays. With my partner Jolene McMaster, we're establishing a feature film production company in Houston (Pure Horror Films, Inc,) specializing in psychological horror films. We'll continue to grow our internet site ITEN.NET (INTERNET TALK & ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK), with audio programming, including interviews with other film directors, written movie reviews, and specialty music programs--jazz and blues. It's on- demand programming for the internet audience. We also chair the TALA (Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts) Film Club which was organized in October 1998 by attorney Jamie Baker. (We're not lawyers or accountants, but for better or worse, we've spent a lot of time around them.) TALA helps aspiring artists who otherwise couldn't afford these legal and accounting services. We've recently produced a video and handbook for Houston-Galveston Area Council featuring successful Juvenile Justice Accountability programs in Texas. The handbook provides much information on how to set up these juvenile justice programs in other communities and it's available free (as a result of a grant from the Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor) to interested communities. AND, I'm very proud to be a part of ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY.
Favorites:
Recent Favorites: QUILLS, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, WONDER BOYS, AMERICAN BEAUTY, MAGNOLIA, BOYS DON'T CRY, THE CLOSET, MY FIRST MISTER, MEMENTO, THE OTHERS
Publications:
moregreatfilms.com , watchingmovies.com
Total Reviews:
493
Total QuickRatings:
63
Location:
Houston, Texas

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 493
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
67% Ali (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
80% Sunshine State (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
48% City by the Sea (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
63% Beijing Bicycle (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
64% Cradle Will Rock (1999) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
63% Man on the Moon (1999) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
52% What's Cooking? (2000) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
74% The Big Kahuna (2000) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
81% The Good Girl (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
87% Chicago (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
42% Final (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
11% End of Days (1999) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
76% Comedian (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
81% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
53% Blood Work (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
86% Lovely & Amazing (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
32% Windtalkers (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
64% Evelyn (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
82% 13 Conversations About One Thing (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
86% Gosford Park (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
91% Adaptation (2002) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
89% Galaxy Quest (1999) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
76% A Beautiful Mind (2001) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
46% What Lies Beneath (2000) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
67% The End of the Affair (1999) watchingmovies.com
Posted May 8, 2003
4/4 71% Phone Booth (2003) " ...skillfully directed and highly entertaining" — watchingmovies.com
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/4 85% Bend It Like Beckham (2003) " ...a direct hit on one's cinema-enjoyment "G" spot." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Mar 31, 2003
4/4 96% The Pianist (2002) " This is my pick for movie of the year because of the cinematic quality of the piece, the superb acting and directing...." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Jan 11, 2003
3/4 14% Ghost Ship (2002) " This film doesn't attempt to scare you with a bunch of artificial "boo" moments, but rather works to get under your skin and bring your fright to an ever-increasing boil." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Dec 2, 2002
4/4 87% Far From Heaven (2003) " What 'Far From Heaven' is, for sure, is definitely one of the absolute best films of this year." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Dec 1, 2002
1/4 38% Full Frontal (2002) " ...heavy-handed and self-indulgent." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Aug 16, 2002
3.5/4 74% Signs (2002) " ...Shyamalan is a writer/director with an enormous talent for making his audience much more than observers; pulling us completely into the film's reality." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Aug 16, 2002
4/4 78% Tadpole (2002) " It's all great, sensitive, and engaging fun....Winick has proven himself to be a highly capable and quality filmmaker." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Jul 30, 2002
3/4 —— Pendulum (1969) " ...a [Texas] film that achieves the look and quality of any major, nationally released film." — watchingmovies.com
Posted May 10, 2002
3.5/4 75% The Cat's Meow (2001) " a delicious delight and absolutely pure fun from beginning to end." — watchingmovies.com
Posted May 10, 2002
3.5/4 65% Festival In Cannes (2002) " ...bright, intelligent, and humanly funny film." — watchingmovies.com
Posted May 10, 2002
3/4 89% Spider-Man (2002) " Maguire has created a persona that fits the average comic book hero fan perfectly." — watchingmovies.com
Posted May 10, 2002
3.5/4 76% Panic Room (2002) " ...a taut thriller featuring a strong ensemble cast playing an interesting array of characters in a very original situation." — watchingmovies.com
Posted May 10, 2002
4/4 73% Frailty (2002) " ...a truly superior serial killer film." — watchingmovies.com
Posted May 10, 2002
3/4 91% Y Tu Mamá También (2001) " It's the quality of the writing, directing, and acting that makes this a superior "coming-of-age" film." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Apr 7, 2002
1.5/4 42% Death to Smoochy (2002) " It just didn't work for me on any level." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Apr 3, 2002
3.5/4 45% The Operator (2000) " ...a thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking story that's completely satisfying and stays with you long after you've left the theater." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Apr 3, 2002
2.5/4 19% Collateral Damage (2002) " ...unbelievable nonsense, but it's also pure Arnold--in other words, great action and great fun." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Mar 23, 2002
3.5/4 84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) " ...a delightfully original and fresh look at sex and the modern single woman." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Mar 23, 2002
4/4 90% Lantana (2002) " The entire ensemble...bring the entire collection of revealing and absorbing characters perfectly to life." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Jan 26, 2002
4/4 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) " This is a complex and multi-layered tale told with consummate and stylish skill." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Jan 26, 2002
81% La Femme de chambre du Titanic (The Chambermaid on the Titanic) (1997) watchingmovies.com
Posted Dec 25, 2001
4/4 82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) " This is one terrific heist film and one outstanding remake." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Dec 18, 2001
4/4 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) " ...it's as perfect a piece of cinema from fantasy literature as has ever been done." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Dec 18, 2001
3.5/4 88% Amélie (2001) " ...take a chance on this one and let your guard completely down while locking your cynicism, at least temporarily, in a closet at home." — watchingmovies.com
Posted Dec 8, 2001
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