Kinotherapy has written 26 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    I don't entirely understand it, not even sure I entirely enjoyed it, however, I am still perplexed by what I saw.

    There are many films I've watched in the past that on a first veiwing didn't pull me in, (the films of Kubrick, Bergman, or Antonioni) but with time, patience and understanding, they soon became some of my favorites of all time and acknowledged by yours truly as some of the most complex pieces of work in film history.

    Anyway,…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    After being blown away by "All That Jazz" I was eager to see Bob Fosse's other talked about classic "Cabaret" and I really enjoyed, even if it's nowhere near as good as "All That Jazz"

    The songs in "Cabaret" are fun and entertaining. The dance choreography is great and Bob Fosse brings some great visuals to every scene in the film. I'm so glad that a theatre director and choreographer is able to use a camera so well. Liza Minelli's…

  • Bananas

    Bananas

    In my previous Woody Allen review of "Take the Money and Run" I talked briefly about Allen's earlier comedy films and how they may not hold up as well to some viewers. As I rewatched "Bananas" that thought came to the forefront of my mind. The story is a pretty paper thin plot, not much really happens and it even feels rushed at times. The one thing that keeps this from being boring are of course the jokes in the…

  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    When it comes to Kenneth Branagh, have a some great respect for him. I really admire how he tries to faithful to classic tales and uphold traditional theatrical values like his classically trained acting style. His films may not be perfect and are full of corny moments, like the film I'm going to talk about, but most films aren't perfect. Plus in the light of today's modern standards, of course, dramatic acting, and hundred year old stories aren't finely combed…

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    I really enjoyed this film after first watching this! Then I did a little research and it began to frustrate me. After watching "Girl, Interrupted" I was naturally interested in the true story for two reasons: 1. Wanting to know more about Susana Kaysen and her experiences, and 2. To assure my assumptions of what in this movie actually happened and what didn't happen in real life, because oh boy is it transparent as ever! Want to play a game?…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    "A Streetcar Named Desire" is a meeting between the two worst stereotypes of both sexes; a study of toxic masculinity and shallow femininity, and how they hide from themselves in unhealthy ways. Stanley is a toxic male, incapable of expressing his emotions, except in drunken fits of rage. He constantly drives out his wife Stella, with his late night poker playing and drinking, but desperately asks for her back, to which she succumbs. Blanche is a shallow feminine type, indulging…

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    When Jordan Peele says that "He's already seen the horror movie with a bunch of white people" I imagine this is the one he saw.

  • Brick

    Brick

    Really enjoyed myself during this one, but there were a couple things that caught my attention.

    Rian Johnson's stylish noir set around teenagers is a thrilling and engaging whodunit mystery. Johnson's directing is really good and gets some pretty good angles along with the music cool music here for the ride. There's fantastic dialogue reminiscent of classic noir tales. I loved the loner kid turned detective played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the despite being stereotypes, I enjoyed the other characters…

  • Straw Dogs

    Straw Dogs

    The climax to this film is exceptional! Excellent cinematography as it's use of dutch angles, dark lighting, yet immaculate framing help to construct a tense hold-up that still echoes Peckinpah's violent western scenes, despite being a fairly different genre.

    Aside from the ending everything before that is... meh...

    Nothing was horrible, but the only part that really stood out to me as being great throughout the film was Dustin Hoffman's performance. Everything else came off as either cheesy, awkward or…