Jacob has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★½

    “What’s in the box!”

    I’ll tell you.

    1. A dark and eerie atmosphere that haunted me as a kid. Not many movies can creep me out without ever showing the murders in action. 

    2. A loose cannon that is Brad Pitt and a sophisticated Morgan Freeman teaming up to catch one of the most disturbing murderers on screen. The chemistry between Pitt & Freeman is fun to watch and at times comical.

    3. A killers motive that is believable and puts…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★½

    [Extended Edition]

    The end of an era and what ending it was. You know a trilogy is perfect if by the end you feel saddened that it’s over and all you want is more adventures told through the lives of these very beloved characters. 12 hours spent with these characters and not a minute wasted (besides the extremely cheesy and pointless arc of Arwen who has no lines and is only used for weird closeups of her face trying so…

  • Scarface

    Scarface

    ★★★★½

    Very ironic that the moment a bad man shows a soft spot in his heart is the moment his world completely crumbles. What is so strange is how society (in my neck of the woods) glorified the man that is Tony Montana. A violent man who never thought of actually living by the code he preaches. He doesn’t like to be told what to do but yet he tries to control his sister and best friend and pushes himself to…

  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    ★★★★½

    “Why, they's angels. Angels, just like up in heaven.” - Rest in power to both Michael’s. 

    Just like him. Hope Mr. Clark Duncan is smiling as big as he was while sniffing those leaves. John Coffey’s arc is heartbreaking but seeing the gigantic soul that Michael Clarke Duncan carried that has passed on incredibly too early, that’s what makes me feel so saddened. But I suppose the message in this film makes me feel warm knowing that we all will…

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★½

    Had 2 of my friends over for movie night and one of them haven’t seen this before, the other who I recommended to him has and it turned out to be one of his favorite movies of all-time so we decided to pick this movie to watch so that our other friend can give it a go and it turns out he loved it as well. I was skeptical at first thinking my friend (who is somewhat picky on films)…

  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★½

    Super happy that I gave this a shot (no pun attended) and bought the physical copy because I will surely watch this again. I was nervous that I wouldn’t enjoy this film due to the fact that I’ve seen the most iconic scene of the film which is the roulette scene but it turns out that there are more scenes that I find more iconic than the most talked about scene. The first act lingers to about an hour before…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    I believe I’m rating this higher than my actual personal enjoyment because the heartbreaking scenes weren’t as shocking and the comedic jokes didn’t land as well as the first time around but what I did appreciate more on this viewing is the creativity to create an extremely fun film in the midst of one of the most tragic historical events known around the world. To me, director Taika Waititi and many other talents on board did the impossible, made me…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    This is slowly becoming one of my favorite comedies that has been made in the past decade. Not only does it succeed in giving me many laughs, smiles and good old fun but it allows me to ponder about my love for film and how important it is to me as it is to QT, or almost every character in the film that can be relatable to any movie lover out there… besides those got-darn hippies! But seriously, if we…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    Another Sci-Fi giant that I still can’t fully comprehend but love nonetheless. It’s so strange this film didn’t do as well with critics compared to other Christopher Nolan films. It’s even stranger to see people reeking havoc by giving this film low scores mostly due to the “inaccuracies” of the plot. I admit, I still don’t understand the acid trip ending, the “beings”, black holes, you name it but what I do see is - scratch that - what I…