Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson
Kayleigh Donaldson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenRant Syfy Wire
Publications: ScreenRant, Syfy Wire

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% Amy Schumer Growing (2019) She's dropped the racist crap that seemed to fuel so much of her wannabe frat girl image, and narrowing her focus to married life has given her more interesting boundaries to work within. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
27% The Aftermath (2019) The Aftermath could have made for one hell of a mini-series. With the freedom of time in its corner, it could have given more breathing room to those tangled subplots and greater space for these emotions to play out. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
85% Fugue (Fuga) (2018) Smoczynska's sophomore effort proves to be another sign of her status as a talent to watch. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
88% The Vanishing (2019) The Vanishing doesn't reinvent the wheel but for a satisfying thriller that sets itself such specific limitations and remains creative within those barriers, it makes for a fun Friday night watch. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
95% Transit (2019) The parallels aren't immediately obvious and much is left to subtext, but Transit remains one of the most striking films of the past decade or so that captures the ceaseless agony of a life in hiding while the world watches in apathy. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
56% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It To The Bees is a film to be viewed more for warmth and comfort than anything truly challenging. While it has moments that pack a punch, the overall effect is one more welcoming than forceful. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
65% The White Crow (2019) The White Crow, for all its noble intentions, could have used a bit more passion. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
89% Coincoin and the Extra-Humans (Coincoin et les Z'inhumains) (2018) CoinCoin and the Extra-Humans probably benefits from having seen the first series, but as a stand-alone experience, there is much to enjoy in this deeply funny dissection of small-town oddness and the endlessly fascinating figures who populate it. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
92% Maria By Callas (2018) Always filmed in full glamour gear, with that flick of eyeliner and a wardrobe to kill for, Callas comes across as warm, thoughtful, self-aware and melancholy. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is enjoyable for what it is but it needed to go way bigger: More caricatures, more blood, more wigs. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) Wong proves with ease that she's one of the best comedians working today. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
85% Dumplin' (2018) It's not just about sharing the joys of an old-school heart-warming happy-ever-after; it's a rallying cry that everyone deserves their own story. Is Dumplin' simple and predictable? Sure, but you've still never seen this story quite like this before. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
96% In Fabric (2019) This is a film of the senses and the sensual, with enough satirical bite to give it more beyond mere style. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
100% John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons (2018) Leguizamo is so at ease on the stage, you can't help but wonder why he doesn't do this every day. He jumps from joke to joke... recounting incredibly tender moments in Latinx history with a deftness that still feels entirely spontaneous. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
84% Her Smell (2019) Her Smell is a lot to deal with. It's long, loud, abrasive, and often super messy. Then again, it seems unlikely the film could ever have been anything else, not if it wanted to stay faithful to the ugly truth. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
72% Teen Spirit (2019) Teen Spirit won't change your world but it will give it some light for 90 minutes, and in dark times, there's an immense appeal to a simple story of a girl who loves pop music. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) In many ways, Hotel Mumbai is a best case scenario for a film like this: A tightly constructed piece of film-making that's truly human and avoids tired Hollywood pitfalls. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
57% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy should be much stranger than it is, and it could certainly stand to be more brutal towards its subjects, but it offers an entertaining primer on the JT LeRoy story for the uninitiated. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
38% Vita & Virginia (2019) There are not enough wonderful things to be said about Elizabeth Debicki. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) What surprised most about Can You Ever Forgive Me? is its quiet and radical queerness. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
92% Giant Little Ones (2019) Giant Little Ones has a sharpness about it that seems at odds with how tender much of its storytelling is. It captures that unique dichotomy of adolescence where everything is simultaneously the best and worst it will ever be. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
74% Destroyer (2018) Kidman dominates Destroyer and helps that film work in so many ways, although its bare bones and Kusama's direction also leave it a sturdy enough creation to stand on its own two feet. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's clear why [John C. Reilly] prized this story so much, as the role of Eli Sisters finally gives him something worthy of his sinfully underrated talents. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) The film is a proper double hander, divided between Gaga and Cooper, but it also provides an excellent platform for Cooper to show off all the directorial tricks he's picked up from his long acting career. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
65% Peterloo (2019) The detail is truly exhaustive. It's unclear if the film covers literally every detail leading up to the massacre but it wouldn't be surprising in the least to hear that it did. However, this approach entirely purposeful. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) There are moments of such directorial confidence - a totally showboating opening scene seemingly done in one take sticks out - that you can't help but wonder if those future Bond director rumours are totally true. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
83% Loro (2019) Loro is unwieldy, immensely fun, kind of a drag and not as deep as it thinks it is. In essence, it's an ideal take on Berlusconi. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is a serious movie that demands serious focus, and in a year where there's such hunger for pop culture that speaks of our times, Paul Schrader may do it better than anyone else. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) Even if you don't care all that much about fashion, McQueen is very much worth your time. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) I truly hope Hannah Gadsby doesn't quit comedy. The obvious irony of Nanette is that her finale has given her that push into mainstream attention and near-universal critical adoration. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018