Tais Nøhr has written 17 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2019.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★★

    You can feel that this had to fix everything The Last Jedi fucked up and in a sense this feels like it is trying to follow up on everything from the Force Awakens. While I love the ideas, the charactars and all the sense of Star Wars that was missing in the last installment, I also feel like this is trying to get done in one film what should've been in two.
    I love J.J. Abrams for reigniting my love…

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★

    There was just something about it!

  • Ip Man

    Ip Man

    ★★★★

    While patriotic and simplistic in it's fairy tale version of a very grim war, this is still an awesome kung fu movie.

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    So much fun! Not often do you see number 3 in a film series actually being the best one.

  • Lion

    Lion

    ★★★★

    Just a beautiful and touching story. The second act could've been 15 mimutes shorter but apart from that you gotta love it. Oh and I don't really trust anybody who doesn't shed a tear during the mid credit scene.

  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

    ★★★★

    The animations in this film are gorgeous. It is much simpler than later works like spirited away, however, that is exactly the theme of this film: simplicity, balance, nature, harmony and love. People who see this as just another 'little mermaid' don't see the complexities to Ponyo that makes it so much more than just a beautiful kid's movie (which it also is though).
    Definitely on my top three over Ghibli films

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Beautiful and mesmerizing. Midsommar is more artsy then Asters previous masterpiece Hereditary. That does not necessarily make it more boring though.

    The characters are what drives the show and they do so with excellence. The acting, the directiong and the manuscript all come together to make some of the most three dimentional characters I have seen in a while.

    Especially the portrait of anxiety was just beautifully realistic.

    This should be watched in a cinema or at least without interruptions for you to get properly lost in Ari Asters amazing folk-horror universe.

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    You start out thinking this is one kind of movie and then that changes fast. With music that sounds like it was made by John Carpenter, lighting that looks like it was directed by Dario Argento and sublime acting by Robbert Pattinson this blew me away.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    A thourough horror movie with a lot of 'what if' and not that many explanations. The movie is fílled to the brim with political agendas and refferences to popculture. However, what makes it awesome is that it is still a great movie, even if you get none of those.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★

    Edgar Wright to the foley artist: You're along for one sweet ass ride baby!

    Everything is so very good up until the bossfight at the end. By then it gets real shitty, real quick. Not enough to ruin the movie though

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★

    Analytically it was great and it was awesome to see a movie that actually dared to have a proper anti-hero as the protagonist.

  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★★

    Up meets Prisoners aka. Details the movie.
    No but for real, this movie was just so full of cool little details that I had to pause and read. I got extremely invested in the characters and got both horrified and relieved multiple times during the film.
    For a film with such a small budget, to experience with story telling while making a thorough thriller with compelling characters seems almost impossible. Just watch this!