mynameisnora has written 26 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • The Dropout

    The Dropout

    ★★★★

    I knew quite a bit about the story based on the documentary I've seen, so I was familiar with the way Elizabeth Holmes speaks, etc. Amanda Seyfried did an amazing job, this was very entertaining and informative. Can't believe the real story is just as insane, but it sure is.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    There are some movies that seem to just touch your heart in an inexplicable way. Encanto is one of those movies, with simple but very effective storytelling. It's not as magically charged and flashy as other Disney films, it almost feels like it's meant for adults more so than for kids. I bawled over everyone's story and trauma, even though I'm an only child with a very different kind of family drama.

    We don't talk about Bruno is an absolute banger and it lives in my head rentfree.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    I'm not a theater person, I don't know much about any of this musical theater world, but the story is captivating and depressing and Andrew Garfield gave an incredible performance, also, at the cusp of 30, can you guys in Hollywood chill with all this angst? Cause it's hitting a little too close to home, son.

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★★

    I'm not a huge fan of musicals so I don't normally seek them out, but I thought I'd watch this one since it's such a classic. I knew He Had It Coming and All That Jazz, but everything else, including Richard Gere was a surprise. This was a really fun watch, glad I gave it a chance!

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

    Really fun, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant gave such great performances, and Henry Golding needs to be cast in more stuff, he's amazing. I don't know why, but I'm a sucker for these types of movies, I really enjoyed The Men from U.N.C.L.E. too, who would've thought that I had a soft spot for Guy Ritchie of all people? I would've preferred less edgy jokes about race tho.

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    Rebel Without a Cause

    ★★★★

    I understand why James Dean is viewed as an absolute icon. He was brilliant in this role.

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    ★★★★

    With an adult's mind, this shit is really dark at times. I quite liked it and the score is incredible, even when the story is kinda boring, the music carries it through. Frollo's villain song is art.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★

    Upon rewatch, the fight scenes are actually really impressive!

  • The Confession Killer

    The Confession Killer

    ★★★★

    This is insane, the Texas Rangers were literally nuts.

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

    The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

    ★★★★

    I've learned in the middle of watching this documentary that the director is accused of stealing this doc from trans woc. I gave it a good review because I found it fascinating and important but I'm really disappointed to know that Marsha's life and then death have been taken from her community.
    I am now starting Happy Birthday, Marsha!, which was actually made by the trans woc whose concept was stolen.

  • Easy A

    Easy A

    ★★★★

    This is one of my favorite comfort movies, loved seeing it during the end times.

  • Life of Brian

    Life of Brian

    ★★★★

    Quarantine is good for watching classics I've never seen before.