Cinemology has written 90 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Stir Crazy

    Stir Crazy

    ★★★★

    Silly movie by one of America’s greatest serious actors. Talk about range.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What an interesting idea for a movie. Extremely meta, to the point that the first act is Warner Brothers trying to force a fourth Matrix whether the original creator is involved or not. A retreading of the whole original trilogy's beats compacted into one 2.5 hour film. The film almost works, but the ending feels empty and the post-credits scene was absolutely unnecessary and was like somebody sneezing on your latte. I think a component of the film that solely…

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas

    ★★★★

    Rosemary Clooney only steadily made movies for a few years, but her talent is undeniable in this movie. I like movies like this, but the whole "misunderstanding" plot grates on me a bit. Solid songs, though.

  • Mickey's Christmas Carol

    Mickey's Christmas Carol

    ★★★★

    Some great laughs but condenses the story too much.

  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    ★★★★

    "Samurai aren't afraid of queers." I was amazed how many interesting choices were being made in this film, very different than the way many movies nowadays are edited and shot to maximize communication of every emotion. This movie was clearly made in the hope that the audience would pick up what was going on without making it completely obvious, room for thought and consideration of other possible outcomes than the seemingly involuntary choices taken in the story. David Bowie is…

  • Robinson Crusoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    ★★★★

    The backdrops are phenomenal, I liked the ending, didn't like the blackface.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6

    ★★★★

    Everything looks great, the story is kinda annoying with the twistiness, gets in the way of a really fun movie about grief. The real bad guy is TJ Miller.

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★

    Goddamn, the two leads absolutely crushed it. Taylor Paige was pitch perfect, riding the highs and lows of this absolutely bonkers (mostly?) true story. Riley Keough pulls off the absolutely unhinged Stefani, you feel bad for her sometimes but you feel like she is a danger to others, especially Zola, much more. Her character has sex with like 20 dudes in the movie while lying to her boyfriend that she's given up on tricking and also seems to lie to…

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection

    ★★★★

    Man, I hate Gene Hackman's character. I feel like nobody would make this movie today, it's about two cops that try to catch an international drug smuggling operation and not only do they fail to capture the mastermind, but Gene Hackman is a racist philanderer who winds up shooting a fed. The action sequence where Jimmy Doyle (Hackman) chases a train in a "commandeered" (stolen) car is well executed. The editing throughout the film is kinda all over the place,…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    Well made, but does have weird things that raise more questions about logistics. What powers the amplifier? We see her cut the cord off but that doesn’t mean it just has infinite power. What’s with the body on the top floor? What was the boy doing when he found the body, he seems to have just wandered to it upstairs on a bad foot. Why are there two Black characters that are highlighted, the cop and the one on the…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    I really wish I had seen this in the theater, it was very fun to watch the action sequences, which I finally realized is Chris Nolan's forte more than anything. He seems to come up with shapes for movies as a jumping off point, the forward and backward time of Memento, the layered time of Inception, the distorted time of Interstellar, and the squiggly back and forth of Tenet. Elizabeth Debecki is my favorite part and a good portion of…

  • Mare of Easttown

    Mare of Easttown

    ★★★★

    Well, I guessed wrong.