These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Brows Held High
Butt Monkey: In and out of character; he is often taken on reviews to act as the stoic foil to all sorts of slapstick and silliness, gets tormented by other reviewers, most prominently by Diamanda Hagan. Out of character, three videos he posted on TGWTG in 2012 caused controversies, two from fans, one from the creator of the film he reviewed.
Critical Research Failure: An in-universe example: In Shame, Kyle based his entire script around the assumption that Shame was directed by Steve McQueen. As Ven points out, that Steve McQueen died in 1980, but Shame was released in 2011. Kyle isn't pleased.
Crosses the Line Twice: Oancitizen's conversation with the NATO representative at the end of his review of A Serbian Film. Hearing Oan demand that NATO wipe out Serbia is a little uncomfortable at first...until you get to the "fictional bombs" part.
From the same review, his stickman representations of some of the more graphic scenes.
At the end of Mister Lonely, the Marilyn Monroe impersonator kills herself. Ven promptly pops up and starts singing 'Candle In The Wind', while Kyle is promptly horrified. The whole scene is hilarious.
Ear Worm: The opening theme. It's called Procession of the Nobles by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Genius Bonus: Many of the jokes are references to non-mainstream plays, figures, and organizations.
During the Exterminating Angels review, Oancitizen mocks the incomprehensible radio messages by replying with what sounds like trucker slang; one of these phrases refers to "an Andalusian doggie".
The way he called Goldmember out in Dutch is offensive enough translated literally, but he also calls him a cancer victim. "Kanker" (the Dutch word for "cancer") is the worst expletive in the language, worse than the English "fuck."
In the Antichrist review, he made a reference to Farinelli, a castrato singer.
During his review of the 2006 movie The Exterminating Angels, he congratulates everyone who thought this would be a review of the Luis Bunuel movie.
Growing the Beard: While the previous reviews did plenty of analysis, they still owed much to the TGWTG style of recapping a movie's plot while riffing jokes along the way. Melancholia marked a shift in that the analysis of the film's themes began to take priority over the recapping, which subsequent episodes have been following since. Consequently there have been less BHH episodes, only 5 in 2013, but they tend to be longer and have a lot of research put into them, while still plenty funny.
Kyle himself claimed that his review of A Serbian Film was a major turning point in his reviewing style, as he really did his research on the history & culture of Serbia, and managed to make a review that was equal parts entertaining and educational.
Hate Dumb: From a few Cinema Snob fans that only see him as an inferior knock-off, completely unaware their styles and movie targets are different (He does art films, not exploitation films). One even signed under his name, claiming (as him) to be an unofficial sequel to the Snob.
Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Between the Lines video on Batman, Kyle ends it by concluding that Bruce is forever doomed to be Batman or die. A clip of The Dark Knight Rises is the final shot in the video. When the film came out, Bruce actually retires as Batman without any incident (besides faking his death).
Internet Backdraft: He uploaded "The Girlfriend Experience" to That Guy with the Glasses. By day's end, he was bombarded by accusations of slut-shaming, misogyny, and overall bad taste. He wound up losing viewers and disgusting newcomers out of taking interest. When he tore it down and explained why he didn't like the review, he was accused of everything from backpedaling to weakness of character.
Again when he posted "Shit TGWTG Fans Say," in which one of the guests stated their vocal hatred of "Rants," the admin of a Postsecret-style fanblog. He couldn't even put it up on the site before he was compelled to tear it down, and by then it had already caused disquiet amidst the reviewers. Other people, however, were able to look past the joke and put the video up on YouTube- it appears as the first video result of searching TGWTG's acronym. On there, many people found the video hilarious, as it was an accurate portrayal of the fanbase.
Likes Older Women: From his love of Emma Thompson, to his outraged disbelief that a teenaged boy in Ken Park managed to seduce an attractive older woman, to his insistence that Sasha Gray looks like a 14-year-old, he gives off quite a vibe of this.
Memetic Mutation: Escargoancitizen. Part of a weird minific series on Tumblr, Kyle is a snail, and other people on the site are other woodland animals (or plants, or inanimate objects). Eventually he and his title card artist Ven filmed a live action version of the Origin Story of Escargoancitizen; a pastiche of Uzumaki. Escargoancitizen fanart is also popular on Tumblr.
Moe: The drawn title cards has his character as rather "moe"-like, particularly in the Sebastine review.
In addition, his, accidentally, misogynisticreview of The Girlfriend Experience will likely haunt him for a while yet. This may have subsided after Kyle revealed that he considers the video an Old Shame.
Nightmare Fuel: Many of the films Oancitizen reviews are immensely disturbing, even if he doesn't show most of the more graphic scenes. The fact that Kyle provides more insight and far fewer jokes in his reviews compared to other TGWTG contributors doesn't help.
Squick: A vast majority of the films he's reviewed tend to be full of this. And he endures all of it... sort of.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Not that the actual ending of the Melancholia review wasn't heartwarming and amazing, but did anyone else expect Doug Walker himself would appear to give his congratulations and use it to give Kyle a Rousing Speech about the virtues of criticism?
According to the review's commentary, Doug was going to be in Linkara's spot, but dropped out.
His brief rant about people dressing up in the Mr. Lonely video can come off this way. Criticizing someone for dressing up as someone with a different nationality sounded very much like "you shouldn't dress up as x, you're a different race." Especially when he brings up cosplay immediately afterward, calling it "silly."
The Woobie: Considering he subjects himself to so many horrible things, Oancitizen is often the first to cry. Alice makes him break down in tears of terror, and The Fall causes him to cry inky mascara tears, even though he wasn't actually wearing any makeup at the time. Not to mention he suffers through so many disturbing films. You just want to give him a hug.
There are no words for just how badly you want to give Oa—Kyle—a hug during the Melancholia review, in which he pretty much bares his soul to the audience about his acting aspirations, how leaving theater made him feel alone, how insecure he is about whether his job as an internet critic means anything, and how at 25 he still hasn't "accomplished" anything. Far from the humorous, overacted disturbances he feels at the hands of the movies he picks, he feels really damn upset here, and that makes it very satisfying when he comes out the other end okay with himself and what he does.