Jacob Van Houtan

Jacob Van Houtan

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Still can't believe we live in a world where Parasite won Best Picture at the Academy Awards!

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

    Before seeing this movie last night, I avoided all reviews for the most part with zero expectations. And when I walked out I was so disappointed. The film isn't bad but what it offers is the kind of film that tries to please everyone. And by doing that it pleases no one. The performances are all wonderful expecially from Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver. But the story is just such a mess in a way that makes it feel like…

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  • The Social Dilemma

    The Social Dilemma

    ★★★

    The problem with this film isn't so much the content, which is full of biting critiques on how our society had become overly reliant on technology to think and feel for us. But in how it counicates that information. there are the moments with various tech moguls who have extensive background knowledge in the silicon valley are being interviewed in the very common talking head style. With an intercutted storyline following various family members but more specifically the son who…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    When I walked out of this film I felt like this was the most Nolan film Christopher Nolan could ever direct. The plot is so complex that every moment in the film is made to just spit out exposition in developing a theme and idea that we are looking towards. Each moment is there to build towards the plot and sacrifices everything like character development. Even though the film is well directed and might be some of his most ambitious…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★½

    When I was watching this film, I had an experience that was just ultimately disconnected from the film overall. It's clearly an expansive story and film that explores so much about person about subconscious and feelings. But I honestly just didn't feel like the film was working. Charlie Kaufman is the kind of filmmaker who always make films that are very kind ending but fascinating. I just found this film less than his other works even though the two lead…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    What else would you expect me to watch today?