Juan Diego has written 21 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★

    Perhaps I expected a much more dramatic and cruel movie. Then I remembered that its target audience is, mostly, children, so I tried to put aside the sense of things and enjoy. While it was difficult not to think about the logic of the story, it was still a pleasant experience.

    Emma Stone couldn't be more charismatic; however, that is the problem with the film. We're talking about a dreadful villain, and sympathizing with a villain is not very ideal.…

  • Flight

    Flight

    It was pretty good, but nothing more than that. It's one of those movies that I find very interesting, but I don't grow up to love them. Good acting and plot, a couple of flashy scenes, but nothing more.

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Honestly, I didn't understand most of this. I really liked the overall vibe, but for me the story is the backbone of a feature film, and, in Mulholland Drive, it just doesn't work for me. Maybe I'm too useless to understand surrealism, but I just didn't love it.

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    Surprisingly good. It doesn't contribute much to the genre, much less to the industry itself, but among so much trash that comes out today, this is a film that entertains and that, at least, proposes something different.

    Also, good for her (the girl in the movie).

  • Super Size Me

    Super Size Me

    ★★★

    I had to watch this documentary years ago at school. At the time I liked it, but in the end it didn't change anything in me. So, it was a bit useless.

    As revealing as it is, still, if I have a craving for a Big Mac, then I eat it without remorse whenever I want. Therefore, I don't know how much impact this film has.

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero

    Black Mirror: San Junipero

    ★★★

    Okay, and???

    Not bad at all, just maybe Black Mirror isn't for me. I tried, with this and other episodes, and no, it's not the type of series that I get hooked on.

  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★

    A thousand strange things happen in this movie; however, in the end, despite being way too The Big Short, I liked Bombshell. The complex issue of workplace abuse aside, Megyn Kelly is too hittable; on the contrary, Charlize Theron is too phenomenal. Margot Robbie: my queen.

  • Cast Away

    Cast Away

    ★★★

    There's a couple of things that I don't like, and another couple that I find boring. However, Cast Away is a good movie, but.. nothing astonishing. While it's very popular, that does not mean that it's memorable.

  • The Mole Agent

    The Mole Agent

    ★★★

    I had the opportunity to work for a short time in a geriatric home, and I feel that this documentary honors the experiences and reality of many people who spend a large part of their lives, and until their last days, metaphorically deprived of their freedom. The Mole Agent is a docufiction beautifully designed to be real. Everything is clearly visualized and, from my experience, I attest that everything is the pure truth.

    Super good experience that filled my heart.