jacobstertz has written 15 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    ★★★★★

    I won’t waste anyone’s time trying to sell them on this. Iykyk

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★★

    If you only watch the first half you’re missing out! Not on a nekked heather Graham but a very good, very cautionary film

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    I’ve seen this like 5 times and I never rewatch movies… It’s a masterpiece (term used ironically). Mike Mills is to movies what Hank Hill is to propane and propane accessories; what Roger Goodell is to boo’s; what Prince is to purple; what porn is to porn; what fences are to neighbors, etc.

  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

    I guess this viewing was done with a drinking game… the only aspect I understood of the game was I should drink when I’m told to. Yes, I’m around 35 or so.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    “I only know what they tell me” is the greatest line I’ve heard in a movie all year and has been rattling in my brain for months. 

    I’ve watched this twice and haven’t written a review because I didn’t want to build up any preconceived notions for anyone who hasn’t seen it. But, at this point, I have to log it— I have to!

  • Bull Durham

    Bull Durham

    ★★★★★

    Really just the best sports movie.

  • Godless

    Godless

    ★★★★★

    That is how it’s done. That’s how you end a series! This show was so incredibly well written and acted and shot— you actually can feel for every character; even the bad guys. The only possible reason someone might not like it is because it’s a western and it doesn’t force it’s build-up on the viewer, which will possibly not be taken well by the impatient.

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    Easily one of the best viewing experiences I have ever had. It’s impossible not to be with that family mentally— not sure if that’s because of the organic nature of everything or maybe the acting? Most movies ppl can open up with words, and other movies can’t be “can-opened” — and this is the latter. It’s very Kore-eda in that it’s about everything... not a single aspect of the movie experience is missed. How do they do that? It can’t…

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    ★★★★★

    “Was there anything you liked about him?” Annette Benning, “he was left handed?...” 

    Something about Annette Benning is interesting and comforting— that, and she’s very funny— I would for sure want to drink beer or wine with her every night like Billy Crudup. Speaking of Billy, how’s he get so many chicks to throw themselves at him in this? Sure, he’s nice enough but shit... Pretty much everyone in this is very lovable and it’s easy to empathize with them;…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    Taken from IMDB:
    There was a great deal of mooning on-set, started by James Caan and Robert Duvall. In an effort to break some tension during a rehearsal for the first scene, the pair mooned Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, and Salvatore Corsitto. Caan told TIME Magazine, "My best moon was on Second Avenue. Bob Duvall and I were in one car and Brando was in another, so we drove up beside him and I pulled down my pants and…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    My two favorite aspects of this movie:
    1. How everyone reacts to a grown man when he’s throwing a shit-fit by just standing, staring and avoiding eye contact when necessary. I guess that’s how you react to that sort of thing but, idk, it’s always funny.
    2. How no one knows when Joe Pesci is joking, including himself, and that’s very relatable for me.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    I watched the Redux version and from what I can surmise it mostly added to the storyline of the French plantation. Personally, I really think that storyline adds depth and historical significance; I can see why it was the first to go as you’d have to have some previous knowledge on the Vietnam War (thank you Ken Burns) to really get a lot of its meaning or understand what the hell they’re talking about. The film itself is so incredibly…