Jacob has written 471 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★½

    Oh no, 3.5 stars! That means I must’ve hated the film! No, so far this is Wes’s best when considering a film showcasing his style, I’m sure I’ll say the same thing when I review Budapest, cause that’s how great he is, he keeps getting better consistently pouring out his vision in the most Wes Anderson fashion. Each frame and character is a piece to what I’m sure he feels like “his masterpiece”, the witty dialogue, the corky humor, the…

  • Crossbow

    Crossbow

    I wanted to clear some short films today since I wanted to take a short break from feature lengths. I’ve decided to watch David Michôd’s short since he’s one my favorite directors working today. His slow nihilistic approach and beautifully dark storytelling hooks me in ways I can’t explain and his films are incredibly beautiful to look at. I guess he’s the gritty and violent version of Terrence Malick. 

    I find this short just as provocative as his feature films.…

  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket

    After watching all of Wes Anderson’s films (I still have a few to log on here) I can certainly say that Bottle Rocket has the least Wes Anderson-ish feel to it, which is why it’s one of my personal favorites. However, his trademark humor and that sense of adventure is on full display and Owen Wilson’s performance as Dignan is the epitome of what a fun character should be in a Wes Anderson film that fits his style of humor.…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★½

    “Like melted gold.”

    I’m just going to say it as subjectively as possible, this is easily Wes Anderson’s most overrated film in my opinion. I’m not trying to offend, debate or ridicule the fanbase for this film because I believe there is plenty to enjoy, it’s just that I simply found this film incredibly dry for a stop-motion film that should be bursting with energy, instead I feel like that boyfriend who’s at the mall with his girlfriend whom she…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    “What I wanna know is what you think of it.”

    We waited 6 years for a biography about a man writing a biography about another man’s biography which correlates to a director who directed that biography. Poppa Finch has officially transformed into Grandpoppa Finch who at family dinners randomly brings up politics during an innocent fun card game. 

    “Could you effete political snobs please shut up and play?”

    Side Note: My review format is a stolen format from my good…

  • Hotel Chevalier

    Hotel Chevalier

    Wes Anderson’s short film that sets up his feature length film “The Darjeeling Limited” which consists with one of the brothers (Schwartzman) staying at the hotel room and gets a call from an ex lover (Portman) and then things start to get steamy once she arrives.

    I’m going to be honest, I didn’t think I needed to see this, but seeing Natalie Portman’s buns was definitely an experience and sort of shocking considering she vowed to never do a nude scene. Plus that Letterboxd backdrop is stunning.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★½

    This has to be the most depressing and most offensive film that I’m guilty of enjoying. I get the controversy that comes with this film. The characters are despicable and their actions afterwards are unjustifiable but therein lies the point. What would justify or what is enough to make someone’s mistakes forgivable? I believe this film has the guts to even ask such a question. 

    Am I really supposed to feel sorry for a man with cancer who leaves his…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★½

    Dad’s bags aren’t going to make it. 

    Wes Anderson. What more can I say about this understanding man. He simply gets the concept of family, love, grief, suicide, death, traveling, culture, heartbreak, adventure and this time, spirit. Somehow, him and everyone on board brings it, film after film. This was the last film of his that I haven’t seen until now and I’m ashamed it took this long because this is easily one I can relate to the most and…

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★½

    I remember my buddy and I ditching school to go see a movie. This was the only film that was showing that would be fitting for our taste. We had no idea what to expect. I was only 17 and my knowledge for movies was none. I actually had to talk my buddy into seeing it because I seen the trailer before. I remember that day like if it was yesterday because of the conversation that was had afterwards. We…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★

    Other than Zodiac and Se7en this is Poppa Finch’s film that I’ve seen most and each viewing as soon as Blomkvist (Craig) arrives to Vanger’s (Plummer) cozy winter home with the incredible shot emphasizing on the harsh winter cold and the mysterious Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross score playing in the background, it’s easily one of my favorite introduction scenes of all-time that gets me locked into this cold case. 

    I believe this film has the mystery similar to Zodiac, the…

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad

    ★★

    Repetitive Voiceover” - “Requires Multiple Viewings” - “You will either view it as pretentious arthouse drivel” - “Has one of the most confusing plots in movie history” - “It could be very possible you could loathe this film” - “Test’s your patience” - “The antiques has more personality than the characters”...

    These are just some of the words from the letterboxd users who has LOVED the film. Now just imagine the words from someone who hates it.

  • The Tin Drum

    The Tin Drum

    ★★

    Throughout this whole film I was wondering if I reviewed or logged Jojo Rabbit on letterboxd? I was contemplating this while watching because I wish I could’ve stopped this and put in Jojo. 

    I didn’t enjoy this bizarre symbolic film that features tons of odd metaphors and awkward sex scenes with underage characters and beheaded horses filled with eels inside its head, while this supposedly grown man-child beats his drum and screams half the time breaking glass around him. I…