Confusing has written 12 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2021.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★

    King Richard is a feel-good movie and a crowd-pleaser, it focuses on our main character with overbearing sympathy and neglects the Williams sisters. It's a conventional biopic with bland dialogue and no memorable lines. Despite all these flaws, it still manages to keep the viewer invested and emotionally involved and what shines throughout the movie is the astonishing performance of Will Smith who succeeds in completely disappearing into his role.
    Overall, King Richard is oscar bait at its finest, and I had a pleasant time watching it.

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★

    Passing is Rebecca Hall's directorial debut and it doesn't feel like one.
    The film's greatest success is its cinematography from black and white use to the camera work and also the acting from the two leads is some of the best we've had this year.
    This film addresses racial issues through an interesting angle and what keeps the movie going and the viewer intrigued is the conflict between our two protagonists that unfortunately doesn't deliver the thrill one could expect…

  • Army of Thieves

    Army of Thieves

    ★★★

    Better than Army of the Dead.

  • 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.

  • Stillwater

    Stillwater

    ★★★

    Interesting story that is heavily inspired by the Amanda Knox case, good performances in particular by Matt Damon and Camille Cottin but it's still a little bland, long and even boring at times. The direction and the photography are simple and effective. Kinda disappointing.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    A feel good, funny, adventurous film with very charismatic actors. it's still predictable, a not very original story that lacks depth but it's very promising and they can make a really good franchise if they fix certain aspects.

  • Malena

    Malena

    The definition of male gaze!

  • A Serbian Film

    A Serbian Film

    ★★★

    Beneath all the violence we find a well-structured movie with an important message to convey and beautiful cinematography, brilliant acting as well as a stressful and shocking third act but unfortunately, it will only be remembered for its violence and gore.

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★

    A good disney live action remake doesn't happen very often.

  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    ★★★

    Amy Adams is phenomenal in this movie. The cinematography is gorgeous. It really started well, it was very gripping and stressful until came the third act very predictable and lame.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    Good writing, bad character development, beautiful cinematography.
    Could be better.

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★

    Bob odenkirk in an action movie
    Hell yeah!