Jacob Knight

Jacob Knight

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Favorite films

  • King of New York
  • Body Double
  • Crash
  • Something Wild

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  • Urban Cowboy

    ★★★★

  • Copshop

    ★★

  • Don't Breathe 2

    ★★½

  • The Sadness

    ★★★½

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  • Urban Cowboy

    Urban Cowboy

    ★★★★

    It's wild to consider how many times John Travolta positioned himself inside the eye of bona fide pop cultural moments throughout multiple decades. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER* became a shorthand for the disco era (and notably Gene Siskel's favorite film, doubling as a near perfect downer drama). BLOW OUT saw him re-teaming with De Palma and minting his own post-Nixon paranoid thriller (though, in fairness, that one flopped at first). PULP FICTION re-launched him during the '90s at the forefront of…

  • Copshop

    Copshop

    ★★

    Douchebag RIO BRAVO. Watchable enough, thanks to Butler returning to full DEN OF THIEVES dirtbag mode (though nowhere near as grossly magnetic) and Toby Huss just going full hambone as his rival loose cannon assassin, both attempting to eradicate Frank Grillo’s man-bunned mob fixer inside a Nowheresville County jail cell. Kinda has the mishmash tonality of SMOKIN’ ACES, where these dudes will be mugging in one scene and then delivering grim monologues about annihilating whole families in the next, while…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    So, this is a "good news/bad news" scenario of the highest order (or Final Order, if we're speaking in the parlance of this picture). The good news is really only for folks who strongly disliked THE LAST JEDI. J.J. Abrams' return to the STAR WARS universe practically reduces that rather superlative instance of an auteur navigating the studio factory system and somehow still managing to make the movie he wanted to make nothing more than narrative sinew between two "traditional"…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★½

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

    While Marvel is no doubt viewing CAPTAIN MARVEL as a stride forward in the representation department - this movie is scientifically designed to appeal to those particular values - it's a massive step backward in terms of formal technique and fooling folks that these MCU pictures are anything more than feature length installments in a television series that will only end once humans have scorched the earth and there is no signal on which to transmit these products of the…