Tais Nøhr has written 20 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2018.

  • Scarface

    Scarface

    ★★★½

    I never quite understood the hype. Don't get me wrong, the film is good. It is just not THAT good. Mainly it is an hour too long. i might also have compared it too much to the godfather which is just never fair to a movie.

  • Love Actually

    Love Actually

    ★★★½

    I know there are a lot of problems with this one but I can excuse a lot of things and truth be told, I am always surprised how sweet this film is. However, I will never forgive making lovely Martine McCutcheon seem 'chubby' when nobody mentions how very undernourished Keira Knightly is.

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★½

    Boogie Nights did something to me that few films do: It managed to shock me at that full frontal nude scene with Rollergirl.

    It was also boring at times and I didn't feel a lot when it ended. The first half was definitely the better one, mainly just because it was too long.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★½

    I don't like the animation style very much but pixar managed (as they always do) to create a really touching story with characters i care about. It also managed to put in a bunch of classic "grown up" themes like the unfaithful husband and working nine to five. All the super hero references in characters, the villiany island and the music were clsssics as well. Even through all of that I'm sure kids love this.
    I just wish it looked better.

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★½

    This was actually better than I remembered it. The twists in it were a bit lame but some of the scenes are iconic (thinking about the heist one in particular), and there's a reason why.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★½

    A very kuanced story about a stubborn missionary priest in Japan. It is beautiful and inspires a lot of thought. It is definitely one of the better films portraying the complexity of religion and cultural differences.

    I do feel like the film could've been 30 minutes shorter without losing much but I can live with that. Put your phones down, watching this one.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★★½

    I had to agree with myself that this film is set in the universe created by the Last of Us or it would've driven me mad how similar the two are. However the story is quite well written and almost original even though there are similarities as well.
    The first act is amazing. There it sets up the universe in a brilliant way. Come the second act the film becomes a more generic zombiefilm with elements of brilliance here and there.
    The cast is just excellent!

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★½

    In a style that can best be described as 'Black metal meets Dario Argento and Rage Cage' this movie is the best fit for Nic Cage that I've seen in a long time. The first hour and ten minutes, while beautiful and well made, are very slow and can be hard to get through. However, it is worth it. The entire film is quite slow. If you expect action you will be disappointed. Watch this on a big screen and put down your phones while watching it. This film is as much about a feeling and beautiful scenes as it is about the plot.

  • Fast Five

    Fast Five

    ★★★½

    After fooling around for three films, this series with Justin Lin behind the whip, finaly came around to make the actual sequel to The Fast and The Furious.
    The gang is back together and somehow every character in this one is just so damn likeable.
    Paul Walker and Vin Diesel are finaly done having a beef that should've ended when the former let the latter go in the original. The only bad thing about that would've been the lack of a cool cop chasing them but holy smokes, the Rock is perfect for that role.

  • The Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious

    ★★★½

    I just started rewatching thr series for the first time in at least ten years. I was sure this was gonna horrible but I am happy to say that it really aged well. It was fairly well paced, had surprisingly fine acting, not a lot of exposition and no clumsy CGI. All in all this brought me back to my childhood in a fairly charming way.

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★½

    When this game out i saw the first 15 minutes and then stopped watching because i found it boring and got the classic action fatique. However, after watching MI:Fallout i returned to this and Ghost Protocol and somehow I really enjoy them both now. Especially the first half of the movie was really well paced and had some sick action sequences. I really like the addition of a new female lead who can actually match Cruise when it comes to…

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★★½

    After rewatching this after Fallout I realized what this film really needs: consequence. The bad guy is super unrealistic with no character depth whatsoever. The bomb threat seems kind of unimportant as well compared to Fallout. Mainly because you know it'll be fine. The best parts are the Burj Khalifa meeting and the india 'heist'. Both were very 'Mission Impossible-like'.