Jacob has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    Wes Anderson at his absolute best for me. 

    Rather unexpectedly, I feel like his style here is notably different from his other work. 


    It’s as meticulous and detailed as always, but I found myself really enjoying how loose and fluid this was. Everything he does well is here, but there’s also something new here and it’s a lot of fun to see. A dazzling visual display from him and an absolute knockout. 

    Each story includes just a hint of something unnecessary about halfway through, losing me for only just a moment, but manages every time to come back around into something truly lovely.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    I’m not quite sure how Larraín manages to keep pulling this off. It’s a stunningly made portrait and yet another hazy and delirious nightmare, in the best way.

    I don’t see a scenario where Kristen Stewart doesn’t walk away with the Oscar for her performance (although I said that about Natalie Portman for Jackie and I was massively let down there). 

    I do wish it had leaned a bit more into itself, rather than teasing these incredible moments before pulling…

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★★½

    Many apologies to anyone in the theater with me during *that* jump scare where I shouted “Jesus CHRIST”, I truly disassociated out of pure fear.

    Rebecca Hall has no problem letting you know early and often that she is *not* doing alright. Beautiful, horrible, excellent.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    All King Shark wants is friends and nom nom and I relate to that on a deep, spiritual level.

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    Give that Pig an Oscar right. now.


    (Give the Pig’s understudy one, too)