Jacob has written 212 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    Can’t believe this is my first super hero movie or marvel movie I’m reviewing considering I’ve seen them all besides Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far from Home. With that said I’m not a big fan considering they all follow the same formula but I have to say this film and it’s story or cultural message by far has the most importance between them all. This is also the only villain that actually has a reason for the hatred in his…

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ★★★½

    “The freedom and simple beauty is just too good to pass up...”

    Into the wild hair of Emile Hirsch. Amazing performance from Emile and amazing casting job for hiring him for this role, he looks exactly like the real life Christopher McCandless. Incredible job from Sean Penn having a keen eye on nature and the soul of a man who wants true freedom. The cinematography and camera work is mesmerizing. The performances through out are all natural and believable. Sean…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★½

    A well executed film about the true story of the collapse of the housing market in 2007. This film’s cast is all phenomenal and believable. Without the performances this kind of subject matter wouldn’t of worked for me. If the stock market doesn’t interest you then you’d probably have a tough time following. I however find the collapse very interesting and from what I read this movie and it’s characters are portrayed very accurately which is kind of scary in…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★½

    Bill Murray again steals the show. He’s funny and witty when it seems he’s not even trying to be. Amazing practical effects that I always miss dearly in this modern era. Some fun and inventional ideas that paved way for sequels and unnecessary reboots. Had a honest good time watching this. Keeping the review short and sweet, need sleep from pulling a all nighter.

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★½

    A brutal wild ride about karma and politics. Even though I’m not a gigantic fan boy of Kubrik’s filmography I obviously can see why he’s considered one of the best. I can appreciate his style in this one because he doesn’t shove it in your face unlike his other films I’ve seen. The first act is very grim and dark. The second act is very mature and dragged a bit but I was still invested to see the change of…

  • Braveheart

    Braveheart

    ★★★½

    A brutal and gritty American cult classic that captivated all 90’s dads around the world and made all the middle aged woman sigh for Mel Gibson’s blue eyes and that puffy hair of his. I even found myself pounding my chest afterwards yelling the iconic line “Freedom!!!!!” with the 0.3 % of the Scottish blood driving through my veins. All jokes aside this is honestly one of the best Hollywood blockbusters of the 90’s and for good reason. Mel Gibson…

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★½

    “You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes, you can still catch me dancing in it.”

    It’s tough not to enjoy this enchantingly dark fairytale of a likable and iconic character with the always unique mind of Tim Burton at the wheel. I admit, I was locked in and enjoying every minute of this film. The performance from Johnny Depp…

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★½

    “If you decide to go, then you gotta just get on with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride. You gotta plant both your feet on the ground and start livin' life. Hey, Ryan? It's time to go home.” 

    A visual spectacle. I remember seeing this in IMAX theaters and was blown away but does it hold up without that theatre experience....not really but it’s still a darn good ride with some intense thrills. Sandra Bullock gives her best performance of…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★½

    Was hearing controversial things about this movie so I knew I was going to enjoy myself even though I don’t understand at all about the controversy around it. Maybe people don’t understand political satire anymore. Some jokes land and some falls flat but I can’t thank the director enough for taking risks. 30 minutes in we as the viewer still doesn’t know who our protagonist is which is different from other survival movies. This seems like a used formula but…

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★½

    Two scenes come to mind: the rabbit scene and the castle massacre. If I would’ve seen this back in my “high” school days this classic would be a masterpiece. I can see now how spoof movies came to be so popular. This movie is so corny and terribly acted that it’s pure genius. As you can tell I had a fun time with this one.

  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★½

    “I shall remember this moment: the silence, the twilight, the bowl of strawberries, the bowl of milk. Your faces in the evening light. Mikael asleep, Jof with his lyre. I shall try to remember our talk. I shall carry this memory carefully in my hands as if it were a bowl brimful of fresh milk. It will be a sign to me, and a great sufficiency.“

    Took a break from my Toy Story marathon since I want to have time…

  • Clerks

    Clerks

    ★★★½

    “You know, that guy Jay's got it right, man. He has no delusions about what he does. Us... we like to make ourselves seem so much more important than the people that come in here to buy a paper, or, God forbid... cigarettes. We look down on them as if we're so advanced. Well, if we're so freaking advanced, what are we doing working here“

    The only movie that gets a pass from me with mediocre performances, filled with vulgar…