Kinotherapy has written 16 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Appropriate Behavior

    Appropriate Behavior

    ★★½

    It's much better than the sequel

    Maybe I should have watched this a long time ago. Before I saw "The Worst Person in the World" because I couldn't help but compare the two. I should note that I really love these young adult stories, so this film isn't outside my forte. Delayed adulthood, crashing down on lost, idle twenty year olds is something I relate to and adore such as the already mentioned "Worst Person", or "Frances Ha". Not to…

  • Belladonna of Sadness

    Belladonna of Sadness

    ★★½

    The first part of this movie is misery porn. The rest is just porn.

    I was really hoping to like this one more. I was looking forward to the animation (if you can call it that) which was good but not great. There are some nice psychedelic moments, but half the time we're looking at still images rather than movements. And when there are movements, the characters designs are kind of clunky and disproportionate.

    But this is honestly the least…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    I'm so glad Nolan waited to put this film in theaters, so I could go deaf and listen to people gab about things I don't understand on the big screen.

  • Boot Polish

    Boot Polish

    ★★½

    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.…

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★½

    One of the most disappointing films of 2019 for me, and for different reasons.

    So I saw two zombie comedies this year, not really expecting either to be great, but the one that I thought would be better than the 10 years too late sequel "Zombieland 2" was actually the worse one! (Zombieland 2 was surprisingly enjoyable) Now when I first heard that Jim Jarmusch's next film would be a zombie movie starring Adam Driver and Bill Murray, I wasn't…

  • A Serbian Film

    A Serbian Film

    ★★½

    I talked about this film in my Salo review, but I figured I would go a little more in depth.

    To be honest the film seemed promising from the start. It was shot competently and was setting up a mysterious set of arrays. I wasn't strongly invested but was mildly curious and was willing to see where it was going to go. Unfortunately, as the film goes on it just falls apart more and more as it seems clear that…

  • Sleuth

    Sleuth

    ★★½

    Sleuth but gayer.

    So I made the mistake of watching this version of "Sleuth" before the original, because I didn't know it was a remake and thought it was the original. I think what confused me was that I knew Michael Caine was in it so I thought "Well, Michael Caine is in it so this must be the right one." Not realizing that he appears in both films playing the opposite characters; the one thing I found kind of…

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★½

    What a BORING experience. A completely insignificant, un-special shallow pool of a flick!

    Who would actually prefer to watch this over the Disney classic? There already is a live action Beauty and the Beast; it came out about 70 years ago, was directed by Jean Cocteau and it was great!

    Okay, I'll be honest I'm not as angry as I'm letting on to be in the top few paragraphs; mostly because this film didn't get an emotion out of me…

  • Lady in the Water

    Lady in the Water

    ★★½

    So it’s kind of like “Free Willy” just if Shyamalan directed it.

    Wrapping up my Shyamalan filmography and covering another “Trek through the Unknown” film with “Lady in the Water”. Killing two birds with one stone. Or killing one scrunt with three tree monkeys. I actually skipped this film when I first watched Shyamalan’s work, because I heard it was bad, so didn’t want to waste my time. But I’m not about that anymore. The whole point of this challenge…

  • Arthur and the Invisibles

    Arthur and the Invisibles

    ★★½

    Does anyone remember this?

    So I watched another movie with my family, because I'm a family man! Who spends time with his family! So my Dad rented this movie. Why? Honestly I think it was just because of the cast list. None of his favorites, but just because there was a crap ton of famous people in here I think it caught his eye. He's easily amused like that. But I figured eh, why not. It looks harmless enough. Besides…

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    ★★½

    A little late, and kind of cheating with this one, as it's a move that I had a little bit of interest in seeing, but it's my list and, what like, two people are actually consistently following this, so I can bend the rules. Hell I'm not even consistently following this. I have a life, I can't watch a bad movie every week.

    I digress, in this age of overabundant comic book flicks I, like many others, have grown immensely…

  • Dazed and Confused

    Dazed and Confused

    ★★½

    "That's what I love about these High School girls. I get older, they stay the same age"

    And thus, the most famous line about Statutory rape in cinema was uttered.