Who is this Keith ?

With my kids - laplaya xpuha, MexicoSo who is Keith from Keith & the Movies? I was born in 1971 and I was raised and still live in a small south Arkansas town. There’s little that actually stands out about me. I’m a normal fellow who happens to be blessed with an incredible wife of over 20 years and two beautiful children. I’m very active in my church, I’m a sports guys, and of course there’s the whole movie thing.

My love for movies started long ago. Growing up I was nuts about movies and one of my favorite television shows was “Siskel and Ebert”. I watched it faithfully through it’s various name changes and incarnations. It opened me up to cinema and I really thought that film criticism was what I wanted to do. I had several small movie hobbies – some pretty normal but others rather obscure. For example I collected newspaper clippings showing the movie posters for films showing in local theaters.

I eventually developed a real appreciation for Humphrey Bogart and over the years he has evolved into my favorite actor. I own over 60 of his films on various formats. I’ve also collected all sorts of Bogart stuff including a standing cardboard cutout, limited edition stamps, magnets, a necktie, biographies, and even a certified death certificate. In a nutshell, Bogart’s the man and I’m a tad fanatical.

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With my wife Jacki – Paris, France

I like to think that I have a huge range when it comes to movies. I like the classics, I like independent movies, I like blockbusters, I like foreign films, I enjoy action, drama, romance, horror, thrillers, comedies, you name it. If the movie is good I can enjoy it regardless of the genre. And it’s that love for movies that has led me to write about them through Keith & the Movies. Hopefully there’s something here that you will find fun, entertaining, or informative. As long as it’s fun and people enjoy it, I plan to keep going. So thanks for the visits, the “likes”, and the comments. You keep me doing this!

God Bless.

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      • A lot of people say its full of snobbery, I thought everyone was polite and accommodating. I did find it crowded, but I expected that. I thought the downtown district at night by Notre Dame was a lot of fun. Thought the city by way of the Seine was the best way to see the city.

      • I thought the people were amazing. Incredibly friendly and helpful. We went all over the city. We saw the sites and also dove head first into the culture. I can’t wait to go back.

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  2. Hey Keith. Your blog is awesome. I love your trivia and fun ideas as well as your great reviews. I’d really love it if you joined Moviepilot.com. We’d love to feature some of your work, of course linking it right back to your site! Drop me a line on sabina@moviepilot.com for more details

  3. Mr. Keith, may I become a contributor for your site? I don’t just love movies as I am quite knowledgeable in them, both classical and modern, and should serve you well.

  4. Have no idea how I didn’t find you earlier but i plan on making up for lost time. What a cool About page. I have the Roger Ebert Top 100 movies. He had a real flair for writing.

  5. Thanks for your review of Last Love. It’s the only review I’ve read that recognized how important Clémence Poésy’s performance was to the enjoyment of this movie.

    You will be my first stop when looking for other little gems like this one.

    Your review of The Third Man rekindled my interest in that film.

    • Thanks so much for that. Oh I think Poésy was so good an she was such a vital point for that film. As for The Third Man, I love almost everything about that picture. It’s such a pure cinematic classic.

  6. Hi everybody. Keith really like your blog. We are at the moment Producing a new action film… would like to know from you… what you believe would be needed to reinvent the gerne or what is ensential to producing a great Action thriller?

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  10. Hi Keith. I’m getting in touch to check on whether you are still submitting a review of Au Hasard Balthazar for the Decades Blogathon? The blogathon starts tomorrow and Tom and I would need to hear from you by tomorrow to let us know if you are still taking part and, if so, when you’ll be sending on your review. If we don’t hear back we’ll have to get in touch with the reserve list to submit instead. Thanks Keith and look forward to hearing back from you. Mark.

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  13. Hey Keith, I have read some of your reviews, and I must say, they are really good. I too own a blog and I’m pretty bad at it (I just started) and I was wondering if you could give me a few tips and pointers seeing that you are so seasoned in blogging. Anyway, if you want to chat just write on my blog, and I’ll get back to you.

    • Thanks for the kind words. To be honest it all comes down to this – write, write, write. I found that when I started my reviews were much different than what they are now. But as I wrote more the reviews begin taking another form. Over time you kind of develop a review style that reflects your voice. To be honest I’m still trying to figure it out. But it’s really fun doing so.

  14. Okay, thanks for the advice! I guess I will just keep writing! One more thing, I was thinking I can add features to my blog, like I have 2 but I cant think of anymore… any ideas?

    • That ones tough. You could start with focused spotlight features where you highlight certain actors, directors, genres, etc. you can do all sorts of things with that. And as you continue I’m sure even more ideas will come to mind.

  15. Hey Keith great blog man! I really enjoy reading the reviews you write. I’m an aspiring movie review blogger and you’re an inspiration man! Check out my blog sometime I know I only have 2 posts right now but there will be more to come! Movieguyweb.wordpress.org and if you in anyway could get me more followers I’d appreciate it!

  16. Hi Keith,

    My name is Al Jomar and I’ve been a movie and film enthusiast for years. I’ve noticed you post a lot of content about movies, so I wanted to share with you my new video, “Strangers Reactions to Free Movie Gift Cards.”

    I figured your followers would really enjoy it. Anyway, thanks in advance for checking it out. I’m a fan of your blog and would be honored if you featured my video. (below)

    All the best,

    Al Jomar

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