Tais Nøhr has written 52 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    ★★★★

    A beloved classic for good reason.
    This feels like Bond from the novels. A sexist, alcoholic, incredibly lucky brute. The sexist part certainly makes this a problematic film in hindsight but my rosetinted glasses makes me almost have fun with it. Bond actually rapes somebody into submission...

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★★

    Great idea, excellent execution!
    So many films in this genre have to come up with super forced reasons for the plot to continue but Don't Breathe is a brilliant showcase of how you prolongue the plot organically. There is never a time where you wanna go "why didn't you just leave or call the police".

    Also the concept of the blind man is used very creatively, especially during the scenes without light.

    Super simple, super cool.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★

    A brilliant concept done quite well. There's a bunch of stuff that doesn't make sense and quite a few bad actors (although I guess that might be on purpose) but it doesn't take away from the charm of the film. It only has one going into the third act, apart from that the pacing is great as well

  • A Sun

    A Sun

    ★★★★

    I am so used to Hollywood holding my hand that I really didn't get what I was supposed to focus on during the first hour of the film. That resulted in me getting quite bored. However, after realizing the film wasn't about two young criminals but about a family, I started to get sucked into the film. The sounds, the smells, the dark streets. The panic when our protagonist's past catches up with him. The rain, the tension in a…

  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★

    I'm quite late to the party and haven't been in a rush to watch this as I often dislike silly films. This, however, wasn't really silly and it certainly has a charm that makes me understand the cult following. As a first time viewer it still holds up.

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    ★★★★

    Did I care about these characters before? Not at all. Do I now? You bet.

    The action is great but the best thing about this is how political it gets. The theme of patriotism is so much more interesting when we get both sides of that coin. That scene with the shield (you know which one I'm talking about) was one of the strongest in the MCU so far symbolically.

    Aside from patriotism this series dives into structural racism in…

  • Love, Death & Robots: Zima Blue

    Love, Death & Robots: Zima Blue

    ★★★★

    Animated in the style of Batman the animated series, this was absolutely visually enticing. It also brings us a very philosophical answer to the question that is: what is art?

  • Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    ★★★★

    A bit clunky exposition, a bloody cool (or cool bloody) idea and absolutely beautiful animation.

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★

    This was even better than I remembered it. It is first and foremost extremely effective. It establishes our characters quickly, establishes the outbreak/main problem quickly and establishes the moral theme of 'thinking about yourself or others' quickly. I'm not sure how the film finds time to make me feel for the characters between the constant action sequences. I wish more action movies were like this.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    ★★★★

    The first two films had a childish charm just like the book. Then 3, 4 and 5 kinda forgot about the rules of the universe (no apparating but people can fly and become weird smoke), the everyday life on hogwarts (quidditch, classes etc.) to go all in on action and characterdevelopment. In this one it all comes together. Action, the snog club, love, drama and a bunch of classes and quidditch tryouts. Better than I remembered it and the best one in a while!

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    ★★★★

    This was so much better than I feared. It's a bit silly but that suits it just fine. It certainly felt like childhood in a good way.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★★

    While being a bit on the nose at times this movie is great. It's a bit like forest gump in the sense that, no it isn't hyper realistic or artsy. It is however, a very sweet and lovely story that does all the right things for your saturday night movie.

    Ali is great but Viggo Mortensen is just spectacular as Tony Lip. He made me laugh so many times and somehow didn't overdo the down-to-earth italian