Kinotherapy has written 25 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Noah

    Noah

    It's okay...But it's not as good as Evan Almighty

    It's hard to say what doesn't work about this movie. In all honesty it's a decent film, there's just something special lacking from it. Maybe it's the whole look and production of the thing. "Noah" turns out more like a high-budgeted, green screen fantasy adventure film, rather than a biblical epic. And that's what was on my mind constantly while watching this. I couldn't help but wonder what Noah's Ark would've…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    When it comes to Christopher Nolan I’m one of the few people in the middle. Meaning I don’t think he’s the great auteur of our generation, yet I don’t get too heated about thinking he’s overrated like most others. I just like him. He’s made quite a few good movies, even excellent movies, which are worth watching. Is he a little overrated? Yeah, he kind of is, but I also think he’s a talented director, who can be particulate with…

  • Othello

    Othello

    After viewing Orson Welles incredible cinematic vision of "Macbeth" I was excited to see his next film which was yet another adaptation of a Shakespeare classic. Welles "Macbeth" is my favorite of his films so far and as a Shakespeare admirer, is the best film adaptation of the play I've seen; it has stunning visuals, fantastic acting, a brooding tone, and is told in a way that respects the original source material. After watching "Othello" I was kind of disappointed.…

  • Woodshock

    Woodshock

    Is this how Terrence Malick haters see Terrence Malick movies?

    "Woodshock" was a movie I was kind of anticipating. The trailer looked interesting, I love these kind of trippy, dreamlike, indie movies, and is yet another film from the famed A24 studios. A few days before I watched it I saw a negative review of the film amongst what very little attention the film got anyway. I thought to myself "Oh, man does it suck?" Nevertheless I watched it anyway…

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    Oh yeah, I finally saw the film adaptation of "Watchmen" titled "Watchmen" and I guess I should talk about this divisive film. While it kept my interest steadily throughout the film, Watchmen feels more like a parody of the super hero genre without actually being funny... intentionally.

    I think most of us are at least aware of the graphic novel in which the film is based on. All I can say is, if you haven't read it, I highly recommend…

  • The Lucky Ones

    The Lucky Ones

    Not a bad movie, just exasperatingly mediocre.

    I'm realizing I don't have much to say about this, but that's because the movie didn't have much to give me. The film doesn't do a lot of things that are bad, it just doesn't go anywhere really. The film is just a series of missed opportunities and no character progression with the characters personal growth, or the relationships with each other being explored.

    The one scene I can remember, because of how…

  • Winter Sleep

    Winter Sleep

    It's called 'Winter Sleep'? Well I get the 'Sleep' part. Oh, I hate to return with a review like this.

    So as my rating may suggest, yeah, I wasn't a fan of this one. And it's tough because any detractors of this movie seem scarce to me and the majority, love this film a lot! I feel like I'm even more in a minority, but let me clarify, I don't hate this movie. I kinda liked it. In fact I…

  • The Invention of Lying

    The Invention of Lying

    The first person to lie and he's not even a politician.

    A So-so comedy that left me laughing with great moments, but dragged me down with some poor ones for a mostly mediocre film.

    The idea of "The Invention of Lying" nonetheless intrigued me, and seemed to have a promising crew of people working behind it so I figured I'd give it a watch. I have to say, the first half of the film really impressed me! I, like many…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★

    Some quick thoughts on Lady Bird: Did I like it? Yes. Do I think it should be nominated for Best Picture? Not really.

    Now don't worry, that doesn't decrease my enjoyment of the film, I try hard not to let external elements effect my opinion, but because it's oscar time and everyone else is doing it, I'll add my thoughts.

    The acting is terrific from pretty much every cast member. They all manage to be charming and humorous, but also…

  • The Lure

    The Lure

    I didn't plan on doing a review of this, as I don't think I have much to say, but I'll bring some attention to a unique strange little movie that came out recently. So I meant to see this film a while ago, around the time it came out, but alas, I forgot to add it to my watchlist and the film slipped my mind (How I forgot about a horror musical about killer mermaids who join a nightclub is…

  • Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday

    So rounding out as I watched every Studio Ghibli film ever made, toward the end of my journey I of course checked out "Only Yesterday" directed by Isao Takahata. Many fans have claimed that this is an underrated gem in Ghibli's filmography and it's many of their favorites. I finally checked it out and... by the hesitation I'm presenting you can probably guess what I thought.

    "Only Yesterday" was good, or at least parts of it ranged from good to…

  • Syndromes and a Century

    Syndromes and a Century

    My first Weerasathakul film is a fascinating yet challenging first entry into his filmography. I've been told that I should have actually started with either his earliest films, or Uncle Boonmee, but it was too late, I watched Syndromes first and Uncle Boonmee afterwards.

    Don't be disappointed by the three stars by the way as I liked this film, but I don't quite understand it. Much like the last film I reviewed, I'm not sure what to say. The only…