Confusing has written 81 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★½

    This Venom is fun, entertaining, and doesn't take itself seriously. It's an improvement compared to what we got last time, way too shorter and not really that serious.
    Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady was a good choice, he serves the madness that you would expect from that villain and I still can't take Hardy seriously in this role but it's somehow growing on me and I enjoy his chemistry with Venom.
    The writing wasn't great and I'm not a fan…

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★½

    Ridley Scott's Last Duel is a Medieval tale exposing the cruel treatment of women through the traumatic experience of our protagonist. The story is very simple in what it tells and what it aims to uncover. The tone is very dark and cold capturing the gruesome environment our main character is subjected to, the film manages to entertain through its long runtime and intrigue the audience. The movie is divided into different chapters in which we discover the different perspectives…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    An emotional conclusion to a beloved franchise. This chapter focuses on Doctor Swann's past and her relationship with Bond with an emphasis on his human and fragile side while also focusing on the action genre aspect. Well written and connected to the former movies of the franchise, beautifully shot, good action sequences, and filled with sentimental moments. Highly entertaining, Rami Malek is good as a villain although he seems a bit underused, and Daniel Graig is amazing as usual.

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★

    A heartwarming story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter and the exploration of grief and motherhood through the perspective of a little girl. Very simple in its construction but very moving and endearing in its take on coming of age.

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★

    Besides Jake Gyllenhaal's performance, nothing is appealing about this remake, the script is quoting the original word by word and doesn't differ from it in any way. In short, stop remaking foreign films that are already great.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★½

    A very powerful story that has lots to say about injustice and discrimination masterfully portrayed to the screen by Nia Dacosta. Gripping, engaging, and very well executed but it kinda feels messy at times and explains everything to the viewer without leaving anything to interpretation.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Dune is a masterfully crafted and executed picture, Denis Villeneuve does everything to capture this complex universe and its unique essence. All the technical aspects are perfect, from the mind-blowing cinematography to the stunning score that perfectly balances every scene. The story is very intriguing and touches on different themes ranging from colonization and war to notions of evil and good. The pacing is well managed neither too rushed nor too slow, the characters are intricate and engage the audience…

  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★½

    I can't believe that Paul Schrader wrote the screenplay. It is poor and inconsistent and the dialogues are so bad even the characters that are meant to be intriguing and mysterious aren't interesting and fail to engage the audience, the pacing is slow and fail to hold the spectator's interest. On a positive note, Oscar Isaac's performance is worthy of praise, and the camera work is solid but it couldn't overshadow the many writing flaws.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★

    Malignant is a well-made horror movie with good performances and beautiful cinematography. James Wan's direction is great, he crafts each frame and scene with purpose and highlights our protagonist's disturbing situation. The story on the other hand is such a mess and it kinda is all over the place. It feels like a thriller more than a horror film with predictable twists and a weak third act that makes it hard to connect with the story or the characters.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ½

    Too much pain.

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    A solid MCU movie with a good villain for once. Everything in Shang-Chi feels like an average marvel movie except for the martial arts sequences that we're outstanding during most of the time, and the cinematography that captures the beauty of that universe. The chemistry between the two leads is good, and Tony Leung is amazing as usual. I still struggle with the comedy especially Awkwafina's lines and the concept that isn't really original as well as the unnecessary scenes that could've been cut.

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★½

    Annette is absurd, bold, provocative, weird. The story is surreal and complex but keeps the audience emotionally invested. Leos Carax's direction is masterful, the cinematography is beautiful, and Matt Driver's performance is great matching Carax's insanity. Might need a rewatch.