jacobstertz has written 70 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Congo

    Congo

    ★★★½

    Honestly, a pretty great adventure movie! Dr evil got his inspiration for “laaaazerss” )pinky to mouth( from this. Lastly, my friend (big Michael Creighton fan) said Walsh and Amy wouldn’t be beastiality because the sperm is so similar… stilllll pondering that one!

  • Convoy

    Convoy

    ★★★½

    Before Marvel, DC or even the free agent universes that brought us the likes of Hell Boy and Spawn, there was —for a period from 75’-78’ and again in 98’ with Black Dog— a different hero we Americans looked up to… and that hero was Truckers! You know, road tractors, honey wagons, flatbed Cowboys, concrete princesses, road dogs, gear gammers, and —you guessed it— convoyers!

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★½

    Interesting idea to sort of hit the milestone horror decades… let’s see if the 90’s kids have the same nostalgia for the late 70’s. 

    Overall, as a Netflix movie, it holds up really well and is genuinely enjoyable to watch and even more so if you catch the constant use of homage.

  • Girlfriends

    Girlfriends

    ★★★½

    Frances Ha was a very clear upgrade to this and borders on straight theft in a lot of ways. With that being said, other than seeing how influential this movie is, I’m not sure I was blown away like so many others have been.

  • A Prayer Before Dawn

    A Prayer Before Dawn

    ★★★½

    Yaba daba do(n’t) or you’ll end up in a Thai prison.

  • The Mosquito Coast

    The Mosquito Coast

    ★★★½

    Very worth a viewing. One of the few protagonists who is unlikeable yet he’s still able to effectively push the plot. My favorite line: “I think of you when I go to the bathroom.”

  • Son of a Gun

    Son of a Gun

    ★★★½

    Ewan’s back fringe is worth the price of admission— so is the movie too.

  • Out of the Furnace

    Out of the Furnace

    ★★★½

    The EXACT reason I gave up bareknuckle boxing.

  • Suzanne's Career

    Suzanne's Career

    ★★★½

    I really enjoy how Rohmer takes on pretty intense storylines while creating an atmosphere that is laidback, enjoyable and easy to follow.

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    ★★★½

    Really utilized his his time wisely and kept the story tight with a very clear and enjoyable story arc.

  • The Gambler

    The Gambler

    ★★★½

    James Caan’s character had it all— by all accounts smart, consistent person— until he gets sucked into the throws of addiction and becomes THE gambler. And then he hits a bit of a fork in the road, crumbles under the pressure like a loser beta and that’s basically the movie.

  • A Fish Called Wanda

    A Fish Called Wanda

    ★★★½

    Sooo Jamie Lee is a babe and also a fish?