Cinemology has written 94 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    Saw it in 35mm, and gotta say I really enjoyed it. Has a lot of campy elements and there are some great visuals, expressive and explorative. I was strangely able to shut out the broader MCU nonsense for the most part, which was a welcome relief. I was glad to see Patrick Stewart in the XMen the Animated Series chair, but he was underused as usual. I don't know what the taste of the Marvel fanatics are who hated this movie but loved Spiderman No Way Home, and I don't care to. Raimi all day.

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    ★★★★

    It does make you wonder if history has been unnecessarily unkind to Marie Antoinette, but also her wealth was immense and undeniable, and her punishment was appropriate. However, it's important to remember she was married into the wealthy family, and instead of continually citing her as saying "let them eat cake" maybe we should be calling attention to her dumb as fuck husband who let the situation get so out of hand.

  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★

    Pretty good.

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★

    I wish they kept some of the deleted scenes in there so I don’t have to constantly wonder if I missed something or they’re referencing something that was cut out from the final cut. Bring back the three hour comedy! This and Three Amigos both could use an extended cut, and with proper publicity could be financially lucrative.

  • 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…