Jacob has written 95 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2020.

  • Last Summer

    Last Summer

    ★★½

    4 strangers turned friends spends a summer together... and things turn sour as they grow tiresome of one friend in the group. 

    It’s the 60’s. Expect some drugs, alcohol and sex, or at least premeditating an act of sex. That’s what this film is telling its viewer or should I say “warning” its viewer with some major foreshadowing. This young group of beach bums exploring their youth isn’t as innocent as they seem and the final scene exploits that claim.…

  • Krampus

    Krampus

    ★★½

    Merry Christmas You Filthy Animals. I MEAN IT! HAPPY HOLIDAYS MY LETTERBOXD FOLLOWERS. 

    Extremely disappointed with this one. This was supposed to be our Christmas film to watch to get us pumped up for Christmas but after seeing this in the theaters with my family back home and absolutely loving it, I thought there was no way it was going to lose that spark, but it did. With that said I understand why most consider this their essential Christmas film…

  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever

    ★★½

    Where’s the Butabi brothers when you need them. This was probably considered the DanceFellas back in the day but my word, time has not been kind to this film. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen such blatant misogyny in a classic film as this one. Every walking dick in the film is malicious and simply despicable with how they treat others that’s not in their pathetic gang. Putting aside those thoughts the film in general is way too long and…

  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    ★★½

    Mr. Bean is back and awkward as ever but this time he’s reeking havoc in France. I’m a huge fan for Mr. Beanhead but this time around something felt different. Rowan again brings his undeniable likability regardless how much you disagree with his irrational decisions, the problem here isn’t Mr. Bean nor the other random cast of characters that pop up (including an odd cameo from Willem Dafoe) but the problem is how awkward this film plays out. Bean randomly…

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything

    ★★½

    I was expecting a very intelligent biopic about one of the most interesting minds of our generation. Instead of diving deep into that big mind of his we get a very cheesy melodrama about the trails of a wife who needs help taking care of Stephen... ??? I’m sorry but I was wanting to know more about the scientific theories of black holes and instead I’m a witness of a black hole filled with clichés. 

    The performances are incredible even…

  • Animal House

    Animal House

    ★★½

    Almost 2hr’s of college drunk humor filled with boobs and extreme douchebaggery. I want to be fair since there are movies who uses this type of humor that I enjoy, Superbad, The Wolf of Wall-Street just to name a few but the difference between them is that they actually have meaning unlike Animal House that only uses the humor for laughs instead of actual plot development. There’s just nothing to take home after the film ends. That said, there are a couple scenes that worked for me. The “Zit” scene and The Isley Brothers concert was fun but generally speaking I’ll forget about this tomorrow.

  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games

    ★★½

    Merry Christmas You VERY Filthy Animals 

    Welcome to the biggest, grimiest and most jolliest guilty pleasure of mine. This is easily one of the most awful heist film I ever seen but again, it’s a stench I’ve grown to like. What are some examples of the dumpster fumes that reek all over this film you may ask? Well, I’ll list them down for you and check it twice to see if this film is naughty or nice, you decide;

    The…

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★½

    I don’t care how ridiculous and nonsensical this sounds but this was like being stuck in my Grandma’s storage room with that annoying Aunt and Uncle blabbering about how much they love each other and tells that same story over and over about how they met but in honest truth the significance of their story is about as plain and dry as “love at first sight” with a little bit of alcohol involved and deep down all I want while…

  • The Life of Oharu

    The Life of Oharu

    ★★½

    A woman has an affair with a lower class servant that results in her banishment and his execution... that’s only the beginning of the infinite trial and misery she faces.

    So this is one of the 250 highest rated films on Letterboxd... makes sense, if you love watching overly exaggerated despair. Scene after scene, it’s in your face suffering that the viewer just has to accept that most of these characters and circumstances are just shown to make a point…

  • The Big Sky

    The Big Sky

    ★★½

    The synopsis is a lie. Kirk Douglas isn’t the leader of these fur trappers, instead Arthur Hunnicutt leads the group and to put it bluntly he leads the whole film. Kirk shines, no doubt, but Arthur whom I have no idea of existence until now, carries the film with this wiseman, uncle-like, sharp-witted, old man who can speak Indian. This guy has that likable presence on screen where you just crack a big smile with every line delivered by his…

  • Diary of a Country Priest

    Diary of a Country Priest

    ★★½

    Grace is all.

    I usually adore films that explores the Christian message for what faith and our existence truly means but unfortunately as my rating would suggest, my soul wasn’t touched after almost 2hrs of a rookie priest narrating through the whole movie about his depressing struggles with coping with the job he “signed” up for. I sympathize for his illness, no doubt and I understand the minimalist style to tell this story and there are conversations that grabbed my…

  • A Place in the Sun

    A Place in the Sun

    ★★½

    A guy falls for a rich pretty girl but his ex baby mamma is stressing him out to the point where he starts to have thoughts of murdering her and his baby inside her. 

    I had a rough time with the 1st hour of this film due to the amount of melodrama displayed. I’m certain Montgomery Clift’s lines were nothing but “I love you so much”, “You have no idea how happy I am”, “I’ve been dying to hold you”,…