Migo has written 122 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Love Actually

    Love Actually

    this movie just reminds me why i’ve never been a fan of love movies except for a handfew. it’s cliches and realism are things that you only see in movies and not in real life, they rely too much on “the power of love” over how love really works. these storylines are just ridiculous that i was actually laughing: a bunch of 10 year olds going to the airport confessing their feelings and saying they’re the love of their life,…

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★

    it’s my first time watching this! i now understand it’s recognition as a timeless classic especially on christmas. i was actually surprised over how diverse the story was, it had storylines of finance, business and loyalty when i thought it was just going to be a simple rags to riches story. i actually found the movie very deep in it’s symoblism with family and happiness, this was definetely a cinamatic achievement in the 40s. i found the angel storyline kind…

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★½

    I feel like I liked it more than I should. The cast were all great but the standouts for me were Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza. I thought the movie was clever combining themes of Christmas, love, and family while getting out its point on equality, LGBT and family standards. 


    I wasn’t super sold on the relationship between the two leads, the film focused more on their arguments and disagreements so we never got to see their “love”. The ending was also…

  • The Midnight Sky

    The Midnight Sky

    ★★

    I feel like this was a missed opportunity. I liked the visuals, cinematography, and score but it was overwhelmed by the ridiculously slow pace and sloppy storytelling. There were portions in the movie in which you didn’t know what was happening and what exactly was the point of it. 


    I liked the little twist in the ending though it doesn’t make as much sense scientifically. I think this is a movie that tried to do too much, it failed to do whatever it wanted to do and just looked complicated and bland. I didn’t like it but I don’t hate it as much as other reviewers.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★

    Although it’s pretty fun and charming movie, it’s not anything we haven’t seen before especially in the superhero genre. I liked the 80s vibe it created but this was used in only 1 half of the film, the rest were just fighting scenes. I admire Pedro Pascal’s work especially in “Narcos” and “Game of Thrones” but he was a horrible villain in this one, the character just wasn’t right. 


    On the other hand, Kristen Wiig is probably the best character in the movie…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★½

    This movie couldn’t have been released at a better time. In the middle of the COVID pandemic, the anxiety of everyone has gone up to dangerous territory. This film teaches us to find our purpose, feel blessed, and appreciate the small things. 


    There is nothing wrong with having long term goals but remember to always stay in the present and never take anything for granted. In the words of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

  • A Single Man

    A Single Man

    ★★★

    i wanted to like it but something just felt missing. i don’t know if it’s just because i dislike colin firth as an actor but i just felt the movie was repetitive. it’s a movie about grief but it’s not anything different from what we’ve seen before, we’ve also seen way better execution. the cinematography didn’t impress me either which is surprising with tom ford being known for his style and artistry. i can say that “nocturnal animals” is his more superior work but hopefully he does more.

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★★★★½

    an artistic and stylish movie with brilliant story telling. the acting, visual cues, symbolism and pace were all great. the ending was a bit underwhelming but i get what it was trying to show, i just expected a bit more with the back story of the characters. it’s still a good movie on revenge between a romantic and a realist.

  • Fan Girl

    Fan Girl

    ★★★½

    it’s hard to even describe this without giving anything away. it’s a unique and original concept done right and you can even call it a coming of age or a descent into madness type film. the portrayal of “fangirling” could not have been more accurate and i have to say charlie dizon will be a big star. we learn that we never truly know our “idols” regardless of how much we watch their interviews, their speeches etc. in the end,…

  • Isa Pa, with Feelings

    Isa Pa, with Feelings

    ★★★½

    this one really surprised me as i’m not a big fan of romantic movies. there were some cheesy scenes here and there but the screenplay was intelligently written. the cinematography and score were also top notch. there were aesthetics with the color palettes and featured surprisingly strong chemistry and performances from the 2 leads. it had a lot of symbolism from the start to finish which shows us the power of love despite one’s differences. it also gives a simple message: those suffering from physical disabilities don’t want your pity, all they want is your understanding.

  • Jesus Is Dead

    Jesus Is Dead

    ★★★

    it’s a breathe of fresh air in philippine cinema. using the same theme of “little miss sunshine” it follows a dysfunctional family attempting to come together through a road trip. it’s appeal was charming and it used timely filipino humor. it also gave a message on how family will always be with you till the end, regardless of all our differences. there were some hit and miss jokes mixed in there but the only way to enjoy this is if you can be silly with it.

  • In Bruges

    In Bruges

    ★★★★½

    i’m not wild with black comedies but the storytelling was just too good. i thought ralph fiennes was brilliant and helped set the tone for a really good second half. the scenery, acting and direction were all on point, it’s a classic that i’ll remember for a long time.