RSS feed for jackmeyer

Favorite films

Don’t forget to select your favorite films!

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More

Popular reviews

More
  • 1917

    1917

    ½

    One of the most overrated films this decade. I can’t believe the amount of praise it gets; some even are calling it the greatest war film ever. Similar to Joker, the film satisfies the viewers who haven’t seen many films but are ignorant enough to make big claims about them. Once you get past the gimmicky one-shot technique, which has been done before (cf: Rope) without CGI, the film lacks depth, and the characters are flat.

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★★

    The Searchers is probably the greatest American Western of all time. With John Wayne as the antihero Ethan Edwards, he brilliantly creates moral ambiguity missing from many romanticized Westerns. The character study explores themes of racism and innocence and has inspired countless films including Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Paul Schrader’s Hardcore. I definitely recommend this film.