• Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I don't understand how a movie with a straightforward plot could be a work of art. Damien Chazelle definitely did magic with his talent (and screenplay), and along with the extraordinary performances and unique musicalization of the score, Whiplash became one of the best movies ever.

    The tension in this movie, especially in the car accident scene and in the finale, is some of the best I've seen in my cinematic history.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

    Florence Pugh stealing the spotlight? Not a suprise at all! While Scarlett plays a very good role, I couldn't take my eyes off Yelena and her overwhelming personality. Her accent: wonderful. In addition to Rachel Weisz's lovely American accent in the opening scenes! Still, the performances fail to completely overshadow a weak script, with many gaps that are terribly filled with predictable dialogue and more of the same old action scenes that fail to astound.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    Little Women is genuinely beautiful thanks to its prolific writing and wonderful chemistry between performers. The direction is divine and the photography is naturally mind-blowing. Florence Pugh is truly beautiful in all her splendor; in my opinion, she's the one stealing the show. Overall, a very filling experience.

  • The Marksman

    The Marksman

    ★★

    Formal request to stop producing the same movie a thousand times. The same plot, the same characters, the same performances, the same locations, the same twists, the same endings, and the same morals. Stop, please.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    Booksmart was genuinely hilarious. I had a great time; however, after a few days, it failed to hold on to my mind. Despite this, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut was very good and full of iconic lines and sublime performances. A very well constructed story.

  • That Awkward Moment

    That Awkward Moment

    ★★½

    Narratively lazy, That Awkward Moment is weird. Although, broadly speaking, it's a very regular film, it'll always be my guilty pleasure. Zac Efron is always funny, Michael B. Jordan is a must in everything that exists and Miles Teller is an untapped talent, in addition to the divine ones of Imogen Poots and Mackenzie Davis. It's not good but I love it.

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    Technically brilliant and divinely executed; however, with a lack of the magic characteristic of Damien's two previous works. While First Man is, as an individual, a magnificent product, I think it falls short of Chazelle's earlier filmography.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★½

    I liked the first movie, but A Quiet Place Part II gets all my applause. It was wondrous. Nothing bad that stands out. In fact, everything in this film was technically perfect. First-rate suspense. The four protagonists: chef's kiss.

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★½

    More than a disappointment, it's a distaste. With a twist on the genre of the previous films, and looking for a more suspenseful than horror tone, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is not what I expected, and definitely doesn't measure up to its two wonderful predecessors.

    The directing could've been better, as could the story, which is lazy at times. Nevertheless, to highlight: the tremendous performances that never fail in the saga.

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★

    Lin-Manuel Miranda has arguably the worst singing voice of the entire musical theater history, and it's amazing how he ruined a scene just by singing one syllable.

    With that being said, In The Heights was ok. As a whole, the film achieved a colorful and vivid environment throughout. The direction was very good, as well as the cinematography and performances of the main cast. Nevertheless, I really disliked the fact that it's a film that wants to be sold as…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★½

    American Psycho is complete insanity.

    This film very well woven in terms of the screenplay, and its direction is also quite eye-catching and memorable. Bale is, as always, a hit. With Patrick Bateman he achieved a comic, juicy and complete interpretation. Still, as much as there are multiple elements to highlight, I don't feel in a position to say that this movie is one of my favorites. It's just one more, and a good option to kill the boredom.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★

    Mmm. I don't know how to feel about this one. I had super high hopes for The Grand Budapest Hotel to be one of my favorites of all time: all the hype and the story itself made me feel that way. But then... I mean... It was definitely not what I was expecting.

    I liked it but I didn't think it was phenomenal. The performances were very catchy, and the score and production design were great as well. However, the…