RSS feed for Jack

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    ★★★

    Takes too long to get going, and very inconsistent in its approach to storytelling. Completely lacking in character development, and the charm that really made "The Lord of the Rings". Voids the need for two sequels.

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    ★★★½

    Looks beautiful and there's a robust chemistry between all the characters. Rather enjoyed it, apart from the abrupt ending and that really annoying opening (theme) song.

Popular reviews

More
  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    A personal favourite. There's an undeniable charm to watching Murray and Johansson's chemistry progress through the runtime. Superb direction, great script, perfect performances and a fantastic soundtrack. Can't fault it.

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★★

    A personal favourite and one that serious film lovers should watch is Park Chan-wook’s ‘Oldboy’. The plot centres around the story of Oh Dae-Su, who has been locked up in a room for 15 years. His lack of knowledge about his captors or the motives behind his imprisonment so drives him into insanity, with TV being his ‘teacher, friend and lover’. After suddenly being let out, he begins his brutal search for his captor. Though the plot sounds like the…