RSS feed for Jacob

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Passengers



    It wasn't that bad? Not very original, I agree, but I was entertained enough. More or less.

  • Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World

    Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World


    What's most striking about this documentary is the total lack of original music. Secondly, how did they manage to make a film about David Bowie as boring as this?

Popular reviews

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket


    This film has always given me a deep sense of unease. This feeling particularly applies to the first part, which takes place at basic training. In fact, I feel that what the recruits are exposed to affect myself directly. The whole film deals with partial degradation of human dignity and the self, but the way Kubrick throws this in our faces already from the beginning grabs me every time.
    The haircut-sequence is an important part of this. As before a…

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room


    I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.

    Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a…