Kinotherapy has written 10 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2019.

  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    Did anyone else mistake the opening of this film for another production company logo?

  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★★

    Judy was decent. It hits a lot of the old familiar beats we're used to with these biopics, and although it didn't completely shy away from Garland's mistreatment from MGM, I wish it would have went all the way through.

    Renee' ZellWegger's performance is great, although she doesn't look that much like Judy Garland, she really embodied her mannerisms and dialect pretty well. There is some great moments of cinematography too, particularly the opening scene and the music segments are…

  • Post Tenebras Lux

    Post Tenebras Lux

    When doing some research I found that "Post Tenebras Lux" or Light after Darkness, was quite a polarizing film, which doesn't surprise me. Some called it beautiful, while others thought it was confusing. And I can see that... both I mean. Yeah, I'm kind of on the middle in this one, a rare stance, for the feature, but while I found plenty to admire I also felt lost and sometimes bored during this film.

    Let me first say, that I…

  • John Wick

    John Wick

    So I finally saw John Wick after five years, and I think I could've lived the rest of my life without ever having to see it. Mainstream films like this usually don't interest me, however, I also want to keep an open mind and eventually I get to them, but often so late. I just saw Solo a couple months ago, (not great) and even The Last Jedi and Infinity War I didn't see until long after their release date.…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★

    Not one Ingmar Bergman reference.

    So I'm usually not the detractor of new releases that you usually see pop up in retaliation, and well, I still won't consider myself a detractor. "Midsommar" isn't bad, but it's not great, it's just... okay.

    After the impactful horror film "Hereditary" many were eager to see what Ari Aster's next film would be. My curiosity grew more when I saw all the marketing for this film portraying very non-horror like scenery, with grassy fields,…

  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    Mixed feelings on this one, but nothing to positive to say really. Pooh and his friends were all very charming and likeable. I feel like the film captured their spirit and personalities very well. The story on the other hand is just bad. It starts out cliche as hell, in a plot we've seen hundreds of times. Next it seems like some conflict comes in to play, but it's more of a bait and switch. Then in the last half…

  • Like Me

    Like Me

    I know this detracted some people, but I kind of liked it. It's incredibly flawed but I found quite a few creative elements throughout as well. Sometimes I have a soft spot for these neon lit indie films. Part of me wants to support an artist with an original idea despite how amateurish it can be.

    The visuals are very pleasing albeit a little overdone at times, and I can't say I've seen a story take this angle on the…

  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    I don't hate fun. I don't even hate this movie. To sum it up best, The Warriors has a world in which I want to explore but characters I don't want to follow.

    I just can't get invested in the action when I have no connection to these bland characters. The few that do have some development are soon forgotten about or left behind. Sorry, but I found it hard to care about their journey, when I know little about…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    It's okay. There's plenty of great stuff to like about it, but sadly I was just uninvested the whole time.

    The animation is fantastic as well as the action scenes. Ghost in the Shell has a really neat cyberpunk aesthetic to the setting, and even contains a few quiet moments. One of the best scenes of the film is in which our protagonist is strolling through the city, seeing all the sights with no dialogue. It's a nice scene where…

  • Last Tango in Paris

    Last Tango in Paris

    The Marlon Brando School of Acting

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