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

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    ★★★½

    Not as good as the first but still a solid zombie comedy. Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisnenberg is just as funny and just as much fun to watch this time around. Their chemistry is what makes this movie a good movie. Abigail Breslin....not so much. I found her character annoying and her performance very underwhelming. The story is almost identical to the first just more ridiculous. The problem here is the pacing and the nonsensical story. For example there’s…

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★½

    Logan Marshal-Green gives a fantastic performance. Honestly, you should see this at least once to see this performance. He’s what moves this film so well until the very end. I love how the director only shows us what Logan’s character sees. We as a viewer can only make out what’s in our minds through the mind and eyes of our main lead. We see what he sees, we feel what he feels, this is a great tactic to make the…

  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher

    ★★★½

    “You wanna know what happens to an eyeball when it gets punctured? Do you got any idea how much blood jets out of a guy's neck when his throat's been slit?”

    I’ll get right into it. Rutger Hauer’s performance is what made this movie so fun to watch. He was so evil that when he isn’t even on screen you can feel his haunting ghostlike presence around every corner. After watching the 2007 remake and not being able to see…

  • Polytechnique

    Polytechnique

    ★★★½

    This is in no way a bad film. I don’t think Denis Villeneuve is capable of making a bad movie. Performances are outstanding. On a technical level this is a well sounded film and the story is very real and very dreadful. We see three different perspectives for each victims and all three were devastating. It’s just that this kind of subject matter is too brutal for me to watch. I feel helpless. I respect how it shows the life…

  • The Mosquito Coast

    The Mosquito Coast

    ★★★½

    “Once I had believed in father, and the world had seemed small, and old. Now he was gone, and I wasn't afraid to love him any more. And the world seemed limitless.”

    I’ve decided to watch a movie I haven’t seen from one of my favorite directors of all-time. Peter Weir’s films always has this adventurous feel to them and the story subject matter he chooses to direct his films on have always grabbed my attention. As I expected, this…

  • Villains

    Villains

    ★★★½

    What a fun and refreshing surprise this movie was. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from this considering the premise has been used so many times before. Thieves break into a house and the house turns out to be owned by psychopaths. Sounds played out right? Well this would’ve been dull if the performances weren’t so damn good. The star of the show who stole every scene for me is Jeffery Donavan’s character. As a born and raised kid in the…

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★½

    “The only thing my father gave me that was any value was pain, and you want to take that away?”

    I have heard and seen so much talk about how Adam Sandler was snubbed from the best actor nomination at the 2019 Oscars for his role in “Uncut Gems”. I am convinced those people who say that haven’t seen this movie. Shia LaBeouf gives his most powerful performance in his career. It baffles me that no one is talking about…

  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour

    ★★★½

    “You'll miss your friends, you'll miss your dog, but you're strong. You got your mother's backbone in you, you're strong like she was.“

    My girlfriend wanted me to choose a movie to watch tonight so I chose a movie I haven’t seen in a long time but remembered loving it. Now I have to admit, it did lose some of it’s spark. It dragged a bit more than I remembered. This is a two hour movie but feels like a…