Antonio has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2019.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    Good Picture

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    This was really not hard to sit through, honestly. I see this movie in the same light as I do Unforgiven. A movie of a man and a genre growing old which Martin Scorsese handles beautifully just as Clint Eastwood did.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    This has been my most anticipated movie since that picture of Dafoe and Pattinson dropped and it did not disappoint. I saw a few articles and reviews that said The Lighthouse is empty or not as deep as they expected. I completely agree, it’s not thematically deep in any way, but I don’t think it’s supposed to be. This is two guys going crazy on a  lighthouse rock together. It’s a hilarious yet unsettling at times, slow descent to madness…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    I loved this even more upon a rewatch, this might take #1 for 2019. The first time I wasn’t paying too much mind to Rick Dalton because Cliff Booth stole the show. And I still like Cliff Booth more however Leonardo Dicaprio injected so many mannerisms and suttle emotions into the character of Rick Dalton who is going through what can be easily explained as a mid-life crisis. He’s on a steady decline and everytime it gets brought up to him he has all of these microreacyions that I missed the first time. He might have even done better than in Django.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    I think Cole put it best but take away the actual witches, this movie is so realistic in the way it handles the character’s reactions to the witchcraft they supposed was going on. It’s probably because of the fact that Robert Eggers took dialogue directly from records of that time. And of course, this movie was scary, but to me it wasn’t scary because of the witches and witchcraft. I was more anxious and worried when it came to the…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    Don’t watch this with your mom lmao

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★½

    This movie is a prime example of the fact that people cannot help but imppse themself onto their pieces of art. Tells a great many stories of one person told in 5 different ways. One is his real self and the other four are atories written by him reflecting the issues he the main character is going through. The cinematography and mise-en-scene are so beautiful conveying dream like imagery when focused on the stories in the books he wrote while leaving the dark, gray, and harsh lighting for his troubled past. Not to mention a beautiful score.

  • Tre Maison Dasan

    Tre Maison Dasan

    ★★★★½

    One of these boys is my cousin, Dasan. The other two kids I have not met but still I feel for them. They’re lives are affected by things out of their hands and it kills me to see them like this.

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    This is about as realistic as you can get with a superhero movie. Surprisingly good.

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    ★★★★½

    How to tell a story

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★½

    As with any great movie, it was so much better upon a second viewing