Confusing has written 16 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

    An emotional and heartfelt tribute to Jonathan Larson. Andrew Garfield delivers a phenomenal performance that just makes the movie way better, Lil Manuel Miranda does a good job as a director and the result is a heartwarming, bit formulaic drama with great musical sequences.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★½

    Eternals is not nearly as bad as everyone seems to believe.
    Despite its flawed story, plotholes, and underdeveloped characters, it doesn't step out from the usual marvel formula.Entertaining, funny, and visually pleasing, the cinematography plays a major role to convey the story, Chloe Zhao uses colors, frames, and shots to represent the connection between our characters and planet Earth giving it sort of a documentary feel to it with its earthy colors and handheld shots while also tackling some interesting…

  • 7 Prisoners

    7 Prisoners

    ★★★½

    Tense, thrilling, engaging, and disturbing in every aspect as the story evolves. With its dark tone and memorable performances, this movie manages to paint a painful and horrifying portrayal of life and humanity while shedding the light on moral dilemmas and social injustices. Worth a watch.

  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    ★★★½

    A revisited western that doesn't shy away from breaking rules. Fun, violent, vibrant with its use of colors, and above all refreshing. Simple story with interesting characters, witty dialogue, and a great cast. Very enjoyable and easily watched.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

    The French Dispatch is indeed directed by Wes Anderson, a pleasure to the eye, one of the most visually pleasant films I've seen in a while. Funny, entertaining, and absolutely delightful but painfully short.
    The movie's fast pacing and structure didn't help me get invested in the story or feel emotionally involved with any of the characters. Such complex and interesting characters with little time or minor implications weren't ideal for me.
    Besides the story's complications, all the technical aspects…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★½

    Despite being average and not very original. Coda is still very touching and heartwarming, a wonderful coming out of age story that evokes every emotion out of the viewer.

  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    Despite the historical inaccuracies and the whole movie being an oscar bait, i still find the story very emotional and heartbreaking. The filmmaking aspects are all great and the performances especially from Alicia Vikander are astonishing.

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★½

    A bold, unique movie about a wild journey. It's entertaining, funny, and visually pleasing but struggles with the narration.