JR has written 29 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I wonder how Mark Zuckerberg feels about his main biographical movie (pretty much) being about how much of an arrogant dick he is¿ He probably doesn't care, he's an arrogant dick.

    Fincher creates drama so well that you forget this is basically just about a pile of rich kids fighting for shares.

    72/100

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Was there any point in the Jones's going after the Nazis at all? Firstly, they wouldn't have got past the booby traps. Secondly, they wouldn't have known which grail to take. Thirdly, they wouldn't have been able to leave the temple with the grail.

    Indie snaps and kills 3 Nazis due to being called junior yet his dad just continues to call him junior afterwards. Sigma.

    68/100

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★½

    Jones sure is lucky that time slows down/ reverses between shots.

    Little ginger kid at our school said he loves this film so everyone started imaginary whipping him for the next week. Things got a bit far when someone brought in an actual whip to hit him with but it turns out he actually has a fetish for that kinda thing so it was all good.

    67/100

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Stephen Merchant and his crew came in and stole the show comedically.

    Slightly disappointing as a highly rated Waititi film with idiocentric Nazis that mixes comedy and war tragedy looks like it should be one of my favourite movies on paper. Still very good though.

    70/100

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    How'd they expect me to focus on the rest of the movie with Samuel L. Jackson rocking that double ponytail?

    Max Cherry really did like that Delfonics song, he had it on repeat for the rest of the movie.

    67/100

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Did Scout Master Ward get his job back? Damn well better have.

    It's amazing that a movie can have such blunt characters and simple, cartoonist action yet be so finely detailed at the same time, classic Anderson.

    74/100

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Found the story pretty lackluster but those three brothers just got something about them.

    I feel like this movie draws a nice conclusion but then somewhat goes back on it. The brothers seem to overcome they're cultural ignorance and empty search for some sort of "awakening" in they're grief at the funeral yet then proceed with they're weird spiritual shit not long afterwards.

    72/100

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★½

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    How could you turn down a guy that built an aquarium, saved Latin and created the "best play ever" for you?

    The fact that Max basically attempts to murder Herman twice is just brushed over.

    74/100

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★½

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    Was Mr Pink a professional? He didn't mention it.
    I'm genuinely pissed off that the weasley Steve Buscemi character was the only one to survive.

    In the average movie standoff you expect (or know) that the main characters will survive. In a Tarantino movie standoff it's the opposite.

    74/100

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★½

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    An Adam Sandler character with genuine depth? Nice.

    One of the most beautifully shot movies I've watched. I firmly believe that every socially anxious man has a breaking point that if reached will turn them into a stonecold badass that's unstoppable in combat.

    74/100

  • Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    ★★★½

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    The acting touch, had the late Neil Perry,
    He looked so much, like a young Jim Carrey,
    Unjust what befell, the poor John Keating,
    Mr. Nolan got horny, when he gave that beating.

    That suicide twist was seriously unexpected. Everything that followed it was phenomenal (infuriating, upsetting and wholesome).

    72/100

  • Training Day

    Training Day

    ★★★½

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    Snoop Dogg in a movie about drugs? Nice.

    Denzel Washington made Alfonzo so intimidating that I apologized to the character 5 times during the coarse of the movie and thanked him for his time when it finished.

    74/100