Juan Diego has written 20 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★

    Luca is a phenomenal and colorful experience. The movie tastes like ice cream, pizza and sea. The story is super entertaining and friendly. As always, the moral is appropriate, as are the characters: comprehensive and structured. Overall, I had a great time!

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    I think this film started from the fact that it was very long, so it was possible that it was very boring. However, as box office movies have taught us, the longer the better.

    The case with The Irishman is phenomenal. The genre full of Italian mafias is not my favorite, but Scorsese takes it to a different level from the rest of his filmography, not only because of the use of strong CGI, but also because we are faced…

  • The Innocent

    The Innocent

    ★★★★

    I rarely give a chance to Spanish shows; I feel that they are not very in line with my style. However, Oriol Paulo has managed to surprise me once again after the terrific The Invisible Guest, and with The Innocent he gives us a mini series of the highest quality.

    The performances are fantastic; without a doubt the best of every episode. The plot is just as spectacular, and it doesn't stay in the simple thriller with plot twists line…

  • mother!

    mother!

    There are movies that make us cry, or that confuse and blow our minds, or that are dramatic and at the same time romantic but also very unpleasant. mother! really is a mixture of all this, but at the same time it's not quite, at all.

    I've only seen it once, and the truth is that I don't really want to see it again; however, this is solely based on the bleak experience, because mother! is an excellent feature film.…

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★

    I had my expectations super high -for being A24 and for Andrew Garfield, obviously- and they were definitely met.

    Everything in this movie is magnificent! Starting with the technique in general, the beauty of the production design, cinematography, editing and direction: divinely executed. Andrew will forever be one of my favorite actors, and with Under the Silver Lake he didn't fail to disappoint me, he never does.

    In short, the only thing that keeps me away from a 5 star…

  • Defending Jacob

    Defending Jacob

    A spectacular limited series. I love the complexity of the characters that goes very well with the subtlety of the plot. Very entertaining and never boring or pretentious. The performances are the highlight, along with superb photography, direction and production design.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★

    Really nice. I had a lovely experience seeing this movie for the first time. The story seems excellent to me and, without a doubt, one of the best of its respective year. I really liked the music, production design, cinematography, and performances, especially the one by Sally Hawkins.

    I feel like for a movie to be memorable it has to go outside the box, and The Shape of Water definitely does it.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★

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

    The scene where Miles first meets Chris Pine's Spider-Man fighting the Green Goblin, damn, I literally felt immersed in the Orlando's Islands of Adventure attraction. I mean, this movie is a crazy thing. Visually it is complete, and its soundtrack and vibe complement a wonderful story with staggering animation.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    Wow! What a movie beauty. The way deafness is approached is magnificent and respectful. Great performances and superbly structured screenplay aside, Sound of Metal is a completely delightful retrospective and sonic experience.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★

    Oh, Truman. What a great picture.

    The magic of The Truman Show is its essence. Its social critical theme and the fact that it has transcended and remains more relevant than ever more than 20 years later are equally ironic. Jim Carrey is phenomenal, and he is one of the multiple reasons of this film being a historic masterpiece.

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★

    Flawlessly executed, Gravity has one of the best visual effects in history, along with an amazing cinematography and direction, at the same level of sound and editing. It is short, therefore the story progresses perfectly.

    Despite the above, a slight emptiness is still felt in the film. Space is terrifying; however, there is no connection that allows Gravity to be beyond a masterpiece, even though it is.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    Expectedly claustrophobic, Uncut Gems is quite a roller coaster ride. The story is interesting, generating an incomparable tension around an opal that works perfectly as a suspense element. Good cinematography and production design; nevertheless, what makes the movie good is, without a doubt, the implicit unease, brilliantly developed by the screenplay and direction.