jacobstertz has written 12 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2020.

  • W.

    W.

    ★★½

    “Iran is not Iraq and Iraq is not Iran.” Well said, Georgie; just an elite ability with the poetics of the English language. 


    Another gem: “Jeb’s not me and I’m not Jeb, Papì.” 

    I don’t particularly care for Stone, Brolin or George Bush. Shouldn’t have been surprised this movie didn’t land with me. Some good humor and well shot scenes save it from being an absolute piece of trash.

  • The Good Shepherd

    The Good Shepherd

    ★★½

    It’s part of the Jason Borne Universe (JBU). Where this entry diverges from its sister films is that it has no action whatsoever. Also, it takes place a few international conflicts before the Jason we’ve come to know and love.

  • Run

    Run

    ★★½

    So the movies name is Run but get this, dudes and dudettes, she cant run; she’s been wheelchair bound for years! And the kicker? Well, I won’t spoil it, my guys. 


    Literally a movie built only on a waining level of suspense, unless you’re a fair lass still in your primary levels. 

    So there’s a dog drug that can make someone’s legs not work? Sorry, Dog, that’s a non starter for me.

    This Sarah Paulson is pretty good at her job.

    The set design is incredible and there are moments where the lighting is as well.

    Really just a shit story that’s executed very well.

  • Yes Man

    Yes Man

    ★★½

    Upon rewatch, the philosophical poignancy of just saying yes to everything doesn’t have the impact it once did; honestly, a movie about someone saying no to everything, and having that drastically improve their life seems a little more practical.

  • White Boy Rick

    White Boy Rick

    ★★½

    “A lion doesn’t leave the Serengeti” and Matthew McConaughey can’t save a terrible script.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★½

    Really great movie... up until all the who-done-it stuff starts happening.

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★½

    It reminded me of cold soup; I’m sure something great is there, but I don’t care for it.

  • Crisis

    Crisis

    ★★½

    Jack had both the smallest knife and pistol. I’m curious if that was budgetary or a little character detail? Also, the sound on this in terrible.

  • Dead Presidents

    Dead Presidents

    ★★½

    A bit extra in pretty much every way — bad acting and severed heads not excluded — this movie is still enjoyable and, in particular, the camera work and transitions between scenes are great. 

    When Kirby, played by Keith David, gets his prosthetic leg taken off so he falls down next to the guy to point his gun at him, I knew I liked this movie.

  • Real Life

    Real Life

    ★★½

    Is that the dad from Beethoven? Quick looks it up. It is! 



    Albert Brooks really stuck his neck out on this one... good thing he’s got such a thick neck — seriously, his neck is very thick.

  • I Am Legend

    I Am Legend

    ★★½

    In the words of Lloyd Christmas, “it’s more tingly than hot.”

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    In the Realm of the Senses

    ★★½

    A little racy for a first date but we finished it! And the chance of ever speaking again...