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

  • Take the Money and Run

    Take the Money and Run

    My first Woody Allen feature I ever saw! Hearing about how Woody loved Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin, I had to see what kind of comedies this man could make, and wasn't disappointed in the slightest! From odd, non-sequitar jokes, to random slapstick, visual gags, combined with sharp wit and satirical jabs, "Take the Money and Run" was a great introduction for me into Allen's film and his overall style.

    The film tells the story of the worst criminal in…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    I used to live in a society, then I saw Joker. Now I don't

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    My biggest issue is that Skinny P said bitch more than Jesse.

    I don't think there's anything I can say about the monumental show "Breaking Bad" that hasn't already been said. It's considered one of the greatest series ever made and may even just be the greatest of the decade (and the later part of the last decade)! The series managed to capture the nerves and anticipation of Americans all over the nation, from the average Joe, to the snobbiest…

  • Sleuth

    Sleuth

    Now that's more like it!

    After mistakenly watching the disappointing remake first, I soon sought out the original version that many had praised. Even better, I ended up watching this one with my Dad and we both had a good time! His tastes are a little different than mine, so I was a little worried what he might think but he really enjoyed himself as did I!

    "Sleuth" is best described as a thriller comedy, the latter genre being completely…

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    I remember when I first saw this when I was younger, I wasn't all that into the movie. I'm not entirely sure why, maybe I was too young to be appreciate it, but now I want to go back in time and slap myself, because this is the best "Dracula" adaptation we have ever gotten! I love Tod Browning's version starring Bela Lugosi, but Coppola's 1992 retelling, stays faithful to the novel and sheds some light on the history, and…

  • Vagabond

    Vagabond

    I love character studies! Characters are such a crucial part of any story, and while there's many different kinds of films, I've always been drawn to character studies as some of my favorites! "Vagabond" offers us a different kind of character study, as while other films like 8 1/2 or Taxi Driver take an internal journey in which we'd be unable to venture to on our own, "Vagabond" is an impartial glimpse into the life of a wandering homeless girl,…

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Well that wasn't so bad... just kidding, I need therapy and now I can't poop.

    In Preparation for "Salo" I watched "A Serbian Film" I know you're all thinking why would I torture myself with two of the most unsettling, vomit-inducing, films in popular memory right now; however to be honest, I wasn't all that disturbed by "A Serbian Film" There were shocking moments for sure and parts where my eyes widened, but with "Salo", wide eyes is the least…

  • The Peanuts Movie

    The Peanuts Movie

    After coming off of films like Space Jam it's really refreshing to see an endearing and faithful adaptation. While Christopher Robin and Looney Tunes: Back in Action kept true to their characters at times, this almost feels like Charles Schultz had something to do with the making of this movie. I was pleasantly surprised at just how well "The Peanuts Movie" managed to capture the tone of the original comic series as well as it's charm and humor. The director…

  • Walkabout

    Walkabout

    My interpretation of "Walkabout" is that it explores humanity's relationship with nature and their difficulties trying to unite with it.

    After a devastating tragedy, two Australian children are left on their own in the scorching, and wild outback. They're barely able to survive, until an aboriginal native boy comes along and shows them the ways of the wild. Much of the film centers around the three trying to communicate, as they don't speak the same language, and their growing connection…

  • Faces Places

    Faces Places

    Made me Love Varda more.
    Made me hate Godard more.

    Before her death Varda gave us one last celebration of art and one final insight into her delightful free spirit that we all wish we knew in our lives. It's the spontaneity of a lot of Varda's documentary work, in which she wasn't sure exactly how it was going to play out, but that's what made her films so special. Despite little planning, she was able to carry out these…