Kinotherapy has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2018.

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    "The Deer Hunter" is a film that's come under many debates ranging from critical status to content. Some may not care for this film and to be honest I understand, but why? Is this film overrated, or is it an Anti-war classic?

    Let's get the biggest problem of the film out of the way, and the first thing you'll encounter, and that's the beginning. And by the beginning, I don't just mean the opening 5 or 10 minutes I mean…

  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    Dammit! I love The Big Lebowski now! Okay, that's not a bad thing, and is nothing I'm upset about. Quite the opposite, I love this movie. But I feel a little defeated as I haven't always loved it. I never hated it, just didn't jump on the hype train that is this Big Lebowski craze. But luckily in recent years the films detractors are beginning to express themselves more and profess how they think this film doesn't live up to…

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    Exploring more Welles filmography, and was glad I finally got to see this one!

    Considered to be one of Orson Welles finest works, "The Magnificent Ambersons" portrays a family struggling to keep their reputation, and fortune, over the course of several decades. The film begins in the late 1870's and ends in the early 1900's during the rise of automobiles. The themes are almost similar to Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" as they revolve around arrogance and reputation. When the family…

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    It's hard talking about Citizen Kane now and I think most of you know why that is. At one time (or honestly many times) it was called the Greatest American Movie of all time, or perhaps even the Greatest Movie of all time. This has led hundreds, even thousands to go into this film eager and come out thinking "...meh" And it's difficult to review this because unfortunately that's all people think about when it comes to this film anymore:…

  • Closet Monster

    Closet Monster

    Didn't hear anything about this film before I watched it. However after my viewing, I discovered more people talking about it and was glad to hear positive things as I was pleasantly surprised by this movie.

    "Closet Monster" follows a teenager on the verge of adulthood named Oscar. He's gay and is afraid to come out hence the title "Closet" but what come out? Do his struggles and frustrations of his changing life bring out a man, or a monster?…

  • Germany Year Zero

    Germany Year Zero

    Rossellini's third and final installment in his War Trilogy "Germany Year Zero" may not be as famous as "Rome Open City" or "Paisan" yet I quite enjoyed this one. If a heart-breaking, yet passionate story about a young boy living in post-war Germany sounds like your thing, you'll probably like it too.

    It's easy to see how many haven't seen this, especially upon it's release many hated it, but more than that. Rossellini, while keeping his neo-realist format, diverged in…

  • Night on Earth

    Night on Earth

    Continuing on my Jarmusch Journey and loving it! This film is so much fun to watch! I love seeing it's different characters meet, seeing the different scenarios of hilarity and relationships take place, and after every story I was anticipating what would happen in the next one. I realized how strange that is as I was predicting what would happen next as every scene took place in a cab. I should know what was going to happen, but Jarmusch pacts…