mynameisnora has written 19 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★

    While I can appreciate the genre and the way the characters are explored on a spectrum from villainy to heroism, it was getting a bit boring and drawn out here and there. Maybe I've immersed myself in too much of this particular genre and its various retellings and formulations, but I wasn't that entertained. Eastwood and Freeman give amazing performances, as usual, but the movie is rather slow in many instances.

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★

    Both Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield had a great performance but good god, it's hard to watch bible thumpers. I also feel like their viciousness was a little downplayed. I fail to believe the disconnect between their faith and their behavior. Jim Bakker is literally still a televangelist selling bullshit "medicine" and giant buckets of food in case the apocalypse comes.

  • Pam & Tommy

    Pam & Tommy

    ★★★

    It doesn't sit well with me that Pamela Anderson didn't want this show to exist. The cast did very well, it was a great viewing, but there were certainly glorifying/unreal details added, especially to the backstory behind the tape leaking. I didn't like that much of reality was ignored, it seemed like Tommy Lee was shown as too stable at times, honestly. From what we know, he really wasn't that way. They also had a difficult and arduous relationship, a lot of which was kind of ignored.

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★

    It's definitely better than Iron Man 2. At least they gave Pepper more of a personality, but I still don't quite like her, not gonna lie. It's probably because of Gwyneth Paltrow playing her, she's insane and all I see is her + bangs. I enjoyed the depiction of PTSD, and RDJ just absolutely carries this franchise.

  • Thor

    Thor

    ★★★

    Rewatchign the MCU

    I mean, it's alright. Natalie Portman is good in it, although her character is not developed much at all. Chris Hemsworth's bleached eyebrows are a sight to behold. It's certainly better than what I remember Thor 2 to be, but we shall see in the next phase.

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    ★★★

    I still don't like Pepper. I think they handled Nat's character pretty poorly, there are some pretty uncomfortable scenes peppered through the show. Tony is kind of too much of an asshole. The villain is pretty boring, but overall quite fun. Still carried by Downey's performance, Natasha is just "hot spy", barely in the movie. She should have received her own movie much earlier than what we're actually getting.

  • Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

    Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

    Definitely filled with too much information about things that were not needed in here. It's a sad story, but sad doesn't change the fact that he killed 3 people and shot another.

  • Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

    Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

    ★★★

    It's good to listen to the actual investigators instead of web sleuths.

  • Death to 2020

    Death to 2020

    ★★★

    I mean I think this was all good, very local basic, but I enjoyed watching it after not a whole lot of sleep

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    The ending was so weird, I wish we just had a random talking Pikachu, honestly.

  • The Legend of Cocaine Island

    The Legend of Cocaine Island

    ★★★

    What the fuck through and through but also I wish they would've elaborated more on the questions raised at the end

  • The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    ★★★

    Some aspects of this documentary definitely cleared up some rumours or lies which were floating around for years, but it was dragged out for longer time than what was needed and it defended the parents and their friends for a very long time, until it sounded like a billboard to the McCanns.
    I don't know what happened to Madeleine, I find it hard to point a finger at the parents for actually killing her. But I think it should be stressed that the whole Tapas 9 were neglectful. You almost forget after the fourth episode that the situation they left their children in was wildly inappropriate.