Tais Nøhr has written 20 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

    I really loved this when it came out but after viewing this 'far from home-tinted glasses' I realize how much the silly parts of the film are dragging the more serious moments down. Tom Holland really has the capacity to be the perfect spider-man and in scenes like the one where is held down by the building or the one where he rescues Toomes he is straight out amazing. He brings the proper amount of gravitas while keeping it fairly lighthearted. I really want a spider-man film done in a less childish manner where every tense moment isn't punctured by comic relief.

  • The Fugitive

    The Fugitive

    ★★★½

    A charming cat-n-mouse chase film.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★½

    A nuanced and stunningly beautiful portrait of how hard and yet awarding it can be to live in a way that society doesn't deem "correct" or "normal". This does a great job at showing both the good and the bad about the nomadic way of life and shows that we're not supposed to pity these people.

    There was one long take scene in a trailer camp that almost made me cry from sincere atmosphere. It was just beautiful.

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★½

    Having to be 'hard' to get through in a rough neighbourhood is a classic theme and this film isn't very original in that sense. Crossing that with being a sexual minority within that community makes it quite interesting.

    Certainly a good film, not sure I'd have given it an oscar though.

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★½

    This is not my taste in film but damn it if I don't love that films like this are still made. It certainly is special!

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    ★★★½

    A film about a giant pretentious, cheating hypocritical asshole who learns basic lifelessons about love way too late in life and his really cool girlfriend who rightly tries to leave him.

    It is also a charming film with a bunch of cool music and some great side characters with excellent acting.

  • Speed

    Speed

    ★★★½

    This sounds so dumb but it's done so well!

    I've been hestitant to watch it because the premise sounded kinda lame. Boy am I happy, I finaly put it on. Keanu and Bullock are both hot, charming and badass as hell and just from that I'm rooting for them. Considdering a premise that should demand a lot of characters talking bad descisions to make the plot work, everybody in this one actually acts rationally. Cool action, great chemistry between characters, an allright villain and that 90's action charm makes this an amazing friday night film!

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★½

    Just like WandaVision I loved some of the episodes and kinda disliked some of them. The first two episodes were kinda silly, but in a fun and campy doctor who way.
    Episode three was straight up subpar. The effects in that episode are weirdly bad, the acting is quite b-movie like and the love affair goes way too fast to be realistic.
    Episode 6 is what justifies the series with a COOL ending that is gonna shake up the MCU just like the battle for New York did it in Avengers.

  • Love, Death & Robots: Shape-Shifters

    Love, Death & Robots: Shape-Shifters

    ★★★½

    Cool idea, well executed

  • Love, Death & Robots: The Secret War

    Love, Death & Robots: The Secret War

    ★★★½

    While a bit generic plotwise, it was atmospheric and beautiful as hell.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★½

    I wish I had seen this when I was younger. It was fun but lal the tropes and chichées that probably stem from this made it too easy to predict the plot five minutes into the film. Still quite cool and I certainly understand the people with nostalgia-tinted glasses who award it with a five-star rating.

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★½

    I did like this a lot but it is also slightly too pretentious and artsy for my taste. Even though it is painfully slow, I was intertained the whole time through and the atmosphere stuck with me after the film ended.

    The main cast acted really well and i absolutely loved that there wasn't any need to guide my feelings through music most of the time. Worth a watch but not sure I'll be watching it again