Jacob has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★★

    What a marvel to watch someone so talented. Joaquin Phoenix might be at his best here, but Woody Norman steals the entire show. 

    Full of heart and frustration and joy, it’s hard not to feel like I’ve just watched something truly special.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    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).

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Dune is as technically perfect as they come. This volatile oceanic world of sand is brimming with life and detail. 


    I’m not sure how Villeneuve pulls this off every time.

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    I have been telling everyone I know to go see this now because I am here to wreak absolute havoc on my friend group. 

    A true stunner from start to finish.

  • Nine Days

    Nine Days

    ★★★★★

    A movie that is relentlessly earnest in its romanticism and love of life. Winston Duke delivers a true achievement that should have him as an Oscar contender.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

    David Lowery doesn’t care if you’re buckled in, he’s got Dev Patel all hot and sweaty and you’re going on this ride whether you’re ready or not. 

    A marvel from start to finish.

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★★

    I will never emotionally recover from the line “I think your dong went all the way up and…touched my heart” and I don’t want to.