Cinemology has written 151 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I loved it, there's so much candy for the eyes and the spirit stuffed into this great little whimsical film. Stretching budget to the maximum is nowhere more apparent than a film like this. Performances are fantastic, message on point, fun riff on a multiverse concept. You could watch this with people of any age and they'd be entertained by something even though there is a very specific audience of lost millennial children of immigrants and their parents that are…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Amazing film. Loved the way it was shot. Really appreciated the isolated trippiness, feels like modern filmmakers would overuse that. Definitely a film I could revisit. Wish I took more notes at the time, I'm writing this 4 months after the fact. Maybe I'll rewatch it soon.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    My wife fucking loved it, like I told her she would.

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Masterful work, can't believe I haven't watched all of Alfred Hitchcock's films, in fact I have seen woefully few. I loved how every single set up was either from the perspective of the apartment or looking in except for one low angle shot near the end. Was genuinely wrapped up in who did what, even knowing generally the ideas from all of the parodies done on this film over the years, and up until the climax I was convinced Jimmy Stewart's character had lost it. I'd watch this movie again easily.

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

    Such a lovely film. Simple premise but loved the magical realism. Easy to watch and enjoy, delicate performances by the two young leads. An easy, beautiful watch.

  • Closer

    Closer

    ★★★★★

    One of those movies younger me would probably seek out because it has actors I've always liked but wouldn't have been able to appreciate. Glad I waited to be a mature adult, and doubly glad I could see this in a theater. Feels both large and intimate in scope. The characters are deep, always acting in ways that are deceptive and vulnerable, trying to deal with new people- opening themselves up while staying guarded. It's a shame that a lot…

  • Happening

    Happening

    ★★★★★

    This film is so fantastically made. I am always in awe of films that seem to put together not just a well-told story but one done so in a very immersive and full period setting all on a very small budget. If you told me this film was made in 1970 the only thing that might make me doubt you is the image quality- it feels very digitally captured. Whether that's true or not, and I can't quite articulate the…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Tears of joy, fantastic filmmaking. Pure escapism at its finest. A plot used before but executed with absolute precision and excellence of craft. Well done.

  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★★★★

    Fuck yeah Phil Tippett make more weird shit I'm here for it. Expressionist in a way they don't make anymore. Disgusting, absolutely disgusting and beautiful. The passion oozes from every frame like a pustule on the web of your big toe.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★★

    Idk pretty flawless filmmaking if you ask me. I don’t know why this didn’t take in the big bucks from the musicals crowd, but I loved it.

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage

    ★★★★★

    Tearing up every time Robin Williams smiles. Nathan Lane is wonderful. Cinematography great. Gene Hackman funny. The film fires on all cylinders for two hours of gold. Sorry for Steve Martin because he couldn’t be in it, would have love to compare the two versions side by side, but very happy with this masterwork.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★★

    This movie slaps and has the most clear cut example of empathy as narrative engine. The visuals are stunning, the voice work is absolutely on point, and it’s a shame it seems to have mostly been overlooked because Disney really made something special here.