Kinotherapy has written 23 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Stranger Than Paradise

    This was my first Jim Jarmusch movie I ever saw, and despite the fact that he is now one of my favorite directors, I didn't like this film so much when I first saw it, and it made my subsequent viewings of Jarmusch hard to get into. I certainly appreciated him and parts of this film in some way, but I just didn't enjoy it all that much. However after I started to love Jarmusch, even a movie like "The…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Meant to review this movie a lot sooner, but I was greatly anticipating this movie. Taika Waititi has been on a roll this decade and I was excited to see his take on the Nazi Regime. The concept interested me in that the film revolved around a boy being a strong Nazi enthusiast being bred for life of fascism, and he's accompanied by his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. After watching "Jojo Rabbit" it wasn't quite everything I'd hoped it be,…

  • Countdown

    Countdown

    Countdown is an interesting movie and makes a bold move. Rather than being original or scary, it's a run of the mill blumhouse horror movie that's bland even to their standards. Oh wait, this isn't blumhouse? Could have fooled me. That's even worse considering how this film steals so many tropes and trends just to get more people to see the movie. Let's review the checklist:

    Concept involving technology: Check!

    Lazy and predictable jump scares you can see coming from…

  • 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    ★★★★½

    Love Never Dies

    And so the love that Abbas Kiarostami gave us in his films will live on for generations, and Kiarostami himself will never truly die. I absolutely loved the last frame as it felt like a fitting send off to the great artist. Subtle and quiet, but with enough observation, the scene radiates with sincere farewells and tributes to the content and humble filmmaker. I don't know if that's what Kiarostami intended but that's my interpretation. It's not…

  • Dead Man's Letters

    Dead Man's Letters

    ★★★★½

    I loved this movie, and was impressed with it's achievements in bringing this Hellish world to real life and be witnessed in all it's horrors by our eyes.

    The concept is hardly anything new to Science Fiction, revolving around a post-apocalyptic wasteland after a nuclear war, but what makes "Dead Man's Letters" stand out is it's presentation. Every scene is shot in a monochromatic color scheme, usually with a murky, brownish-yellow filter. It shows just how badly the nuclear radiation…

  • Boot Polish

    Boot Polish

    The movie is called Boot "Polish" but the film is made in India?

    "Boot Polish" is considered a classic in Bengali and Bollywood cinema. It was produced by the nation's superstar Raj Kapoor (who's films I've recently been viewing for the first time) and won best picture at the Filmfare Festival, whatever that is. Despite being a cultural icon, this film isn't seen as much anywhere else, as I noted from the few people who have it logged on Letterboxd.…

  • Motherless Brooklyn

    Motherless Brooklyn

    Edward Norton is one of my favorite actors, and I know how long he's been trying to get the chance to direct a film. So when I heard that this movie was to be directed by him, I decided I would support him regardless of any backlash the film might get. I tried to avoid reviews, but luckily the few I did see seemed to be favorable but not overwhelming.

    After watching Norton's debut (second if you count "Keeping the…

  • Possession

    Possession

    Prologue: Hey I'm back even though it's been quite a while. Will I write reviews regularly again? I hope so but there's no promise. If not I might start doing it on my Youtube Channel which you can check out in my bio

    After having a slightly difficult time trying to find Zulawski's cult horror film "Possession" I was finally able to track it down, watched it and enjoyed myself. Now I might be one of the only people saying…

  • The High Sign

    The High Sign

    A man gets shot in the butt, so he runs into the dentist's. I love you Buster

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    There I saw it. You happy? Because I'm not.

    Not even my girlfriend liked this one.

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★

    True strength is kindness and empathy. True Bravery is doing what you know is right.