Kinotherapy has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Despite already loving Spike Jonze's "Her" and ranking it as one of my favorite movies of the 2010's, another viewing somehow made me love it even more. I recognized all the details, the camera, the dialogue, the shots, key minute moments that make up the whole of what "Her" is all about.

    Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a sensitive, and smart man separated from his wife. In the midst of his loneliness he begins a romantic relationship with his new A.I.…

  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    How do you write about a film in which words seem obsolete to the picture? The very task sounds not only impossible but detrimental to the experience. It's like Taoism, in that to make sense of "Mirror" or to describe it with words will paradoxically give you a more narrow view on the subject. Rather you must, again like Taoism, unlearn all you know about cinema. Rather than question, you must accept and let the nature of your senses absorb…

  • Life of Brian

    Life of Brian

    ★★★★★

    I don't know if this happens to anyone else but sometimes I get depressed over weird things. Specifically regarding this review, I'll think about history or I'll read about cultures of the past and the fact of just how cruel, life and humanity can be sinks into me. You can look at modern cultures and see how women are treated, or how people of another faith are discriminated, but of course worse things can happen and have happened. Mass genocides…

  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    Calling a film great is one thing, attributing it to the many different reasons such a film would be critically acclaimed such as cultural, thematic, artistic, technical impact, is another. A great film should have at least one of these traits; however, how rare it is that a film comes a long and astounds audiences in all of these key aspects that make a film not only great, but permanently cement it as a classic throughout time. An important cry…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    My favorite Tarkovsky film may not be as great as "Stalker", as ambitious as "Mirror" or contain the epic depth of "Andrei Rublev", but I will stand by my opinion that it is my favorite film from Andrei Tarkovsky. He's one of my favorite directors and I love everything the legendary master has created, but as for the one that connects with me the most, the one that resonates with me, the one that can astound me, transfix me, but…