Tais Nøhr has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2019.

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    ★★★

    This exceeded my expectations - a lot! I went into this expecting to watch ten minutes and then shutting it down and don't get me wrong, it is filled with clichés, bad CGI and all the other things I expected.

    However, it also had that weird charm that mainly exists in 90's movies like The Mummy. Unexpectly I found myself having a lot of fun with this - dare I say it? - original successor.

  • Ip Man 2

    Ip Man 2

    ★★★

    That scene where rock... I mean Ip Man unites the british and chinese peoples and then ran home in slow motion incapsulates the entire film. It doesn't have the charm of the original and is too full of clichés and incredibly bad acting from the british actors who all seems to be dubbed. It is still an awesome fighting movie if Rocky IV isn't on any of your streaming services.

  • Bad Boys II

    Bad Boys II

    ★★★

    Charming and so overfilled with clichés that it almost hurts.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★

    Defintely something else. If i view this as a piece of cinematic history it gets 5/5 for being the quintessential film noir art film. As a personal prefference that just doesn't speak to me much. De Niro and Foster are both excellent but the plot is unexciting.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    Definitely worse the second time around.
    Don't get me wrong, Brie Larsson is still badass but the film just seems clunky when you cit out the surprises of the plot.
    A huge part of the dialogue is unnatural due to either forcing too much exposition or too many jokes.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★

    Yes, it is beautiful and the cinematpgraphy is excellent. I also think the story in genuinly touching. However, It is also boring as hell and lasts forever. As somebody who puts a lot of value into the story or films, this has a way to artistic tempo. So many of the scenes are not necesary and seems like they are only there for aeatetic reason. Also, why in gods name is this not in color?
    It's sad because it does have a great story about the rough reality of being a woman in mexicos 1970's that i do want to watch.

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★

    Although not as good as his two earlier films, this still shows promise. In a way it feels like Zahler is 'playing' with the medium in a Tarantino-esqu way.

  • Batman

    Batman

    ★★★

    Holy smokes, I'm happy we got Nolan's Batman. This one is completely outshone by newer adaptations of the world's greatest detective.
    I did like Nicholsons quite original version of the Joker though. I don't get the hype around keaton's batman though. He seems more goofy than excentric and more clumsy than somebody who knows martial arts and beats up bad guys. Don't get me wrong, I lobe keaton's acting. It just isn't the Batman that I've come to love from later adaptations.

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★

    Watched this for the first time and chose the Redux version. Definitely a mistake. It is absolutely stunning visually and audiowise and the plot isn't halfbad either. However, it was just way too long to keep my interest peaked, mainly because of the lack of scenes that felt necesary to the plot.
    In short: A boring visual masterpiece
    Perhaps it gets better with a rewatch.

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★

    This is how you create strong female leads.

    It was a joy to watch three of the most badass women struggle with love, intimacy, friendship and with the men in whose shadow they have stood in too long.

    Definitely a fine heist movie even though it doesn't bring much new, plotwise, to a genre that has been done to death.

  • Mary and the Witch's Flower

    Mary and the Witch's Flower

    ★★★

    So much potential during the first acts. The drawing style was absolutely amazing and I loved the world building that wasn't afraid of clichés that still work. However, after Mary finds the book the universe seems to shrink and all of a sudden feels empty and small where only the main characters exist.

    I'm happy that handdrawn animation movies survived the retirement of Miyazaki though, and I am looking forward to seing this new studio take up the mantle and refine the formula.