So 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, I love video games, and of course there’s the whole movie thing.
My love for movies started long ago. Growing up I was nuts about them 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 firmly believed 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 of movie posters for films showing in local theaters. I had shoe boxes full of them.
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’ve been called “fanatical” (by my wife of all people).
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 language 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 enjoyable, 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!