Tais Nøhr has written 18 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2018.

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

    The understanding of Wolverines character and the difference from that and how Logan sees himself is what drives this movie (and what gave it it's R-rating which it so deserves). All the action and blood comes next. This is not a superhero movie but a character driven action drama that just happens to be about a (former?) Superhero.

    The feeling of consequence makes this adaption my favorite version of the later years of Logan. Unlike Nolan's Batman that sits as an isolated trilogy, I actually feel like this is official canon in the story of the Wolverine.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    This is one of the most realistic and 'real' movie I have seen. The practical effects are so well made that it pretty much could be real. The characters are all thinking almost exactly the same as I would have in their situations which is so rare in film today. If you like thrillers, please watch this one

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    The perfect culmination. Might be the first and only superhero movie since Nolans trilogy that understood that half of a good superhero movie is made from the villian. Thanos has depth, a proper motive, a touching sacrifice. I could keep rambling but this is a masterpiece in the art of following up and concluding on set-ups. Let's leave it at that.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★½

    It is hard to follow up on (almost) perfection. Rises isn't as good as its predecessor but it is close enough to be very worthy of ending the best superhero trilogy in history.

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★½

    This film doesn't have the villian of either of the Dark Knight films. However, it is really close to be my favorite of the three (only close). That is because I absolutely love character- and world building and this is a study in both of those.
    When I watch a film about Batman I want to know why he does the things that he does. In so many portraits of the greatest hero of all time the answer is a…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful, scary and you can't understate the importance of this one for the genre. A visual masterpiece with a creepy score by The Goblins

  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

    ★★★★½

    Only an animated film created by people who love the media can make robots seems more human than the people in the movie. This movie is beautiful with a love for film, animation, robots and the earth. Also consumerism is baaad.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    I wanted to see if this held up when you know the plottwist already and I'm happy to say that it does. Heck, it might even be hapier the second time! The acting is superb, the script is amazeballs and the homages to film like the Excorcist and Rosemary's Baby brings my faith back in Hollywood when it comes to horror movies. This is my favorite film of 2018 - a year with quite a few good ones.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Let's start with the one thing i kinda dislike about this movie: I don't care much for Ryan Goslings quiet and almost indifferent portrait of the main character K. I disliked this silent type in Drive and i dislike it here. (I am not saying it doesn't take skill to play these roles though). Why is it that Hollywood tends to think that quiet equald deep and complex character?
    Anyway I guess this might be the one movie where it…

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★★½

    I have seen this so many times and it never gets boring. Crowe is an absolute wonder but the true star of the film is Joaquin Phoenix. He is playing the most powerful man in the world who feels powerless like a little child. The character is psycologically very complex and Phoenix portraits that expertly. His villainous ceasar is what drives the movie. He is the one we hate enough to keep watching and who makes this more than a simple revenge movie. 4 1/2 stars might be underrating this masterpiece.

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★½

    I am mind blown. I haven't seen any animated this good since I first watched Miyazaki's Spirited Away. This one had the same sense of wonder and childish almost unconditional happiness and love. The animation is beautiful and many of the scenes are drawn like they were not animated but filmed (a lot of timelapses).

    Perhaps the only tiny downside to this movie is that unlike Spirited Away it is a bit complex, story wise. Also the third act might…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    This film reminds me why we need alternatives to Hollywood. Oldboy crosses boundaries like the incest taboo that Hollywood never even thought about touching. You have no idea what korean films bring you because they aren't afraid to cross the line. While this film might be a bit too long and drawn out a few places in the middle the end more than justifies it. If I could remove the artsy scenes and speed everything up just a little bit, this would be one of my favorite films.