Jacob has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★★½

    Wow that was fun. 

    There’s a growing and shrinking horror to the finale that I relish. The villain is massive and horrific and also rather small and sad. 

    Jessie Buckley navigates it all fantastically and Alex Garland once again proves himself a talented and unique director. 


    A lot of this really worked for me and that ending is everything I love in horror. mother!, Suspiria, Men, it’s so fun seeing movies that just *go for it*. Bring it on.

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    Haunting and beautiful. How much can we understand each other, even those we know best, without letting go of our own security and giving in to our innate vulnerability?


    “It’ll be okay. I’m sure we’ll be okay.”

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★½

    A stunner of a movie. A touching story about what it is to need someone through a unique lens. The performances are phenomenal and deep and emotional.

    I hope this little film goes all the way. It deserves all the love and praise it’s getting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★★½

    Every time this movie goes off the rails and I think it cannot possibly go more off the rails, it finds more rails and immediately goes off of those rails.

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    Give that Pig an Oscar right. now.


    (Give the Pig’s understudy one, too)