Juan Diego has written 27 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★½

    Visually stunning, Midsommar is quite a roller coaster ride. Setting a film in a light-filled environment is innovative, or rather unusual, for a film that seeks to generate suspense. However, Ari Aster does it perfectly, and magically encapsulates a feeling of despair that gradually explodes.

    It's a good movie, just not good enough to be one of my favorites, and it's not even because of its story or its technicalities, which are fantastic. It’s simply a wonderful feature film, with…

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

    Higher than the average delivered by the MCU; however, it doesn't add anything new to the genre, nor does it strive to be a film with excellent quality.

    An interesting plot with a diversified antagonist is not enough to make Spider-Man: Far from Home an exceptional movie. It's just... good.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joker

    Joker

    After leaving the theater right after watching Joker for the first time, I felt that my expectations were met, but not sufficiently satisfied.

    Joker is a very well made film that, of course, has a first-class performance by Joaquin Phoenix and other aspects that are also very relevant. However, I still feel that emptiness that I can't fill by watching it again. It's an excellent feature film with outstanding references and interesting cinematographic elements; nevertheless, it's not much more than that. Still, it's very enjoyable.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    I love seeing female empowerment on and off screen, which is why Wonder Woman was a huge yes from me.

    I loved how the superhero story was combined with WWI. Each reference to the war was quite enriching. Also, how cool to be able to see it -the war- from a different way (leaving aside, obviously, the terrifying) through a character like Diana, who is overwhelming and charismatic in a gray world.

    Loved every single minute of it. Well, most of it, cause the finale was very average but, overall, it was a very very nice film.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    This movie brings back many memories. It reminds me of a time when I was very happy at school and everything was better and easier. I saw it with my friends at the theater on the last day of that school year before summer and it was a very nice experience.

    I give it a 3.5 because I'd like to see it again. Of course it's not the best movie of all time -it's not even the best of the franchise- but it entertained me a lot and that's enough to be a good blockbuster movie.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    Just a nice piece for a romantic night with your significant other, or just a very entertaining movie that everyone like because, literally, both cinema enthusiasts and my grandma like Baby Driver.

    In any case, you play safe with this movie. It's simple but fun. Overall, just a "haha, nice" with a really cool soundtrack.

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    ★★★½

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

    A solid story on international crime. Very in line with the rest of the MCU's feature films. The characters are very well developed (it would be a crime not to do it in 6 episodes), the locations and fight scenes are interesting and the main antagonist is quite different from what we're used to, which gives The Falcon and the Winter Soldier a characteristic touch. I really enjoyed it and would like to see it again.

    Honestly, it's way better…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★½

    It's hard not to compare Batman Begins to TDK and TDKR; however, this first film is much more faithful to the character of the comics, in my opinion. This one's more unique and with a darker Gotham.

    Overall, I found it very entertaining. A very good movie, just not one of my favorites from Nolan.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★½

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

    I think everything has been said about Fight Club, and I think there are no adjectives to describe such a film. However, I want to mention, as others have surely said, that the beauty of this film, among many other factors, lies in the complex relationship between the Narrator and Tyler Durden. I see the latter as the portrait of everything that Edward Norton's character wants to be, and that in the end, ends up being.

    I definitely defend the…