Jan Erik has written 9 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Das Boot

    Das Boot

    ★★★★

    Watched: Director’s Cut (207 minutes)

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★★

    It’s not exactly new and innovative, rather repetitive.. but it’s goddamn impossible not to have fun watching Keanu beat the shit out of everyone in the most brutal way. 😁

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    This had a lot of potential with its plot but ended up disappointing because of some sloppy writing and storytelling, especially how they wrote Symbiote Peter into an emo Jim Carrey parody. Still, in large periods I much enjoyed it but its flaws in total makes it not a very good movie. It makes the Spidey trilogy end in a disappointing way, although overall it’s still a really great superhero trilogy. So much was done right but unfortunately they ruined…

  • Metropolis

    Metropolis

    ★★★★

    An incredibly ambitious and impressive movie, considering it is now getting close to 100 years old. I can definitely see how this film has inspired thousands of movies later on. This is easily 5/5 if based on a technical level. Silent movies are something I have a hard time getting invested in, but Metropolis is that good that I had no trouble keeping myself interested and invested, even at 2,5 hours long. 

    Watched: Eureka’s Masters of Cinema Blu-ray with restored footage.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★½

    First time watching the Final Cut. It’s been some years and I don’t really remember the Theatrical Cut all that well so it’s hard to compare. But opposed to the too long and dry Redux, Final Cut feels really solid.

  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly thrilling and with a plot twist I didn’t see coming.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★★

    Sorry, Spike, this film is much better than Blackkklansman.

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★★

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

    One of the most, if not the, most heartbreaking film I’ve ever seen. Even knowing that going in, it was a slap in the gut of feelings. So sad, yet so beautiful. Setsuko. ❤️

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★

    I liked the film, but it suffers from being dragged on too long. 20-30 minutes shorter and this would’ve been 3,5 or even 4 stars for me.