Tais Nøhr has written 10 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    This is nothing shy of a masterpiece. As a sci-fi film It ponders over AI rights to life and man as 'god' like the best of them. As a thriller It subverts expectations in the best way.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    A beautiful thing really. People tend to underrate Craigs era, probably because of Quantum and the mediocre Spectre but between Casino Royale and Skyfall, the franchise went back to its' roots and started exploring the character Bond deeper than ever before. Casino Royale is the better movie but Skyfall is an ambitious behemoth of an action drama.

    The first half is classic spy adventures across the globe while the second is more 'classic' in the nostalgic sense with the original…

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★½

    This is the bond that brought the movies back towards the arrogant alcoholic brute from the books. Connery also portraited the rapey sexist that is James Bond but somehow the character got softened to the 'perfect gentleman' until the movies had no soul. Bond is supposed to be this raw but sophisticated killing machine and in Casino Royale we get closer to that than we have been since connery.

    The film is a tad long and honestly the fourth act…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★½

    Chaos theory and dinosaurs is. Pretty cool combination that made the book a classic.
    The film works for two readons as well:
    Spielbergs mastery of setups and pay offs and some beautiful practical effects.

    You turn the film on and from minute one you are dragged in by excellent character arcs, compelling actors and fear inducing dino-action. A masterpiece

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Somehow I was underwhelmed when I left the IMAX cinema. Not because Dune wasn't exactly what I wanted it to be but perhaps because it was exactly that. I didnt see any new inovative takes on the universe or anything I didn't expect. I got exactly what I imagined in my head when i read Frank Herbert's Dune. Just like I felt with Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy I was left feeling "well, sure. That was Dune ...…

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★½

    This is cute, simple and full of loveable characters.
    I had tears in the corner of my eyes and a wide smile on my lips through the entire thing.
    Luca is a classic coming of age film with classical themes like letting go of your children, outgrowing friends but realizing that you can be friends despite being different and of course realizing who you really are. I absolutely love that Pixar wasn't more ambitious with this one. The world isn't at stake, and it doesn't always have to be.

  • Love, Death & Robots: Pop Squad

    Love, Death & Robots: Pop Squad

    ★★★★½

    This perfectly captures how mortality is (wo)mankinds biggest gift and how we constantly fight it. It is certainly one of, if not the, best episode of both seasons.

    It could easily be adapted to a bigger feature film.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    A toxic relationship, anxiety, bad trips, cultural relativity and a fucked up cult.

    This film is a modern classic and never have anxiety been shown this well before. It is ballsy as hell from Ari Aster to make something this artistic in a world where test-audiences and producers make sure for every movie to be made from the same template.

    The acting is amazing. The score is mainly drones or silence which works just so well. The story is deep…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    Where Infinity War had me having goosebumps constantly, End Game managed to have me crying more than just a couple if times even though I have seen it multiple times before. I do appreciate the feminist touch on the film but I really think the 'girl power' fight scene gets too on the nose. That is, however the only bad thing I can think of at all and this together with Infinity War is probably the best super hero epic we'll ever have.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    What a disaster that this wont hit the big screen. My favorite pixar film to date is a piece on enjoying what you get out of life and that spoke to me. Just like in Inside Out Pete Docter takes something incredibly complex and shows it through a simple allegory.
    It is also a movie with very grown up themes that might be better for grown ups than for kids.