Kayleigh Donaldson

Kayleigh Donaldson
Kayleigh Donaldson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies Screen Rant Pajiba Syfy Wire

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
99% The Father (2021) Narratives like this are seldom told subtly - what's subtle about dementia? - but The Father's nuances and cannily told perspectives are keenly observed in ways that stories like this need to be. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
80% I Care a Lot (2021) I Care a Lot is a nasty movie in the best ways possible. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
78% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) It utilizes its familiar set-up as a means to explore adolescent angst, albeit with a perkier tone. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
91% Little Fish (2021) It's obviously not a subtle thing, nor is this abstract use of the pandemic themes particularly unique, but the devil is in the details, and that's where Little Fish thrives. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
83% Finding 'Ohana (2021) For all the families out there dealing with an extended case of cabin fever, Finding 'Ohana is a welcome respite. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
85% Our Friend (2020) It's terrified of its own source material. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) It's something you just have to watch and decide for yourself. The fact that there will be no cut-and-dry consensus on Promising Young Woman is a testament to Fennell's work. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
55% The Prom (2020) It's self-satisfied and simplistic in the way that Glee was at its worst, a pantomime of mugging and vanity that believes it serves a higher cause. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) It's a strange sort of messiness, but one that feels painfully honest. Sometimes, you can disentangle the good elements of such a life from the bad. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
70% Godmothered (2020) Godmothered may take the exact route you expect it to in terms of plot and character, but those good intentions count for something and offer plenty of entertainment along the way. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
89% Run (2020) While it doesn't wholeheartedly embrace high camp, it certainly cozies up to the genre with some suspenseful set-pieces and a number of shots of Paulson dramatically nursing a glass of wine. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
18% Stardust (2020) Thinking of Bowie's film career only makes Stardust even worse because it's another reminder of how this band biopic is so sapped of everything that we loved and continue to adore about the late great Ziggy Stardust. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
74% Radium Girls (2020) Radium Girls doesn't break the mold but it does exactly what it sets out to do. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
30% The War with Grandpa (2020) The War with Grandpa, the newest De Niro movie, is more forgettable fluff than outright offensive. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
56% Love, Guaranteed (2020) Love, Guaranteed ticks off every box on its agenda and wraps things up with a big sloppy kiss. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
60% Chemical Hearts (2020) For YA movie fans, it may offer a nice change of pace from the recent glut of cheerier rom coms, but the best of those titles capture the prickliness of adolescence far more effectively than Chemical Hearts. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
19% Endless (2020) There's nothing offensively bad about Endless and its familiarity could have been excused if there were some authenticity behind its emotional intentions. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
85% Mr. Jones (2020) The starkness of this oft-forgotten period of history is not diminished by its stylistic portrayal. Indeed, it only further emphasizes the brutality of what millions of Ukrainians were forced to live through and the importance of bearing witness to it. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020
63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is sadly not as substantial a substitute as us fans would like. Still, if you're just in need of sheer musical delight, the movie gets the job done. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
48% My Spy (2020) The script is practically apologizing for its own existence. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
33% The Wrong Missy (2020) This is merely garden variety misogyny masquerading as some bastardized form of empowerment. Someone give Lauren Lapkus the funds and support to make her own movie. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
44% Robert the Bruce (2019) Angus Macfadyen may have made his intentions for the film clear off-screen, but the finished product seems devoid of such momentum. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
34% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Love Wedding Repeat may prove a more enjoyable experience to those of you with a higher tolerance of cringe comedy than I possess. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
72% Vivarium (2020) What causes Vivarium to stumble is its many loose ends left hanging by the time the credits roll. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) For what it is, which is a big budget family movie designed to be a reasonable enough distraction and nothing more, there's little to whine about with Sonic the Hedgehog, but this thing should be way better than it is. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
68% Joker (2019) I didn't hate the movie. Actually, I think it's kind of great in many ways, but the things it does badly are tough to ignore...Joker is good. Not great, but certainly not a world-ending disaster. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
87% Sea Fever (2020) The basic trappings of the story may be firmly the stuff of sci-fi - a trapped group of ragtag survivors versus a monster of unfathomable strength and unknown origin - but everything else is eerily rooted in realism. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) ...what that creature and her sexual allure do in the context of this story is to highlight the ways the beautiful and grotesque all too often intersect. It's the theme at the heart of The Lighthouse and one executed with such potency. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) As it is, The Truth has much to offer, even in its over-familiarity, and it's another reminder as to why Kore-eda is as beloved as he is. They don't make them like this anymore. Well, unless you're Hirokazu Kore-eda. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
36% Seberg (2020) Sadly it chickens out on the tough work required and Kristen Stewart is left to do the heavy lifting, but she is only one woman and not even her boundless appeal can buoy something that seems so determined to sink. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
88% The Lost Okoroshi (2019) The Lost Okoroshi refuses to hold open the door for audiences unfamiliar with Nigerian culture or Igbo mythology, and it's all the better for it. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
81% Judy (2019) Judy is hardly emblematic of Swiss watch style fine engineering, in large part because it has no desire to be anything other than the good movie it is anchored by a great performance. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
91% Lina from Lima (Lina de Lima) (2019) I was left wanting more, but remained fulfilled by that Lina From Lima had to offer, and despite its seemingly esoteric concept, it's an accessible narrative that many of us could benefit from engaging with. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Chock full of charm, warmth, and actors of endless magnetism, you'll find much comfort in this one, as long as you don't expect anyone to tell you f*ckety bye. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
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
85% 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
94% 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
53% 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
67% 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
93% 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
91% 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
61% 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
86% 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
91% 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
71% 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