Migo has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2021.

  • The Dig

    The Dig

    ★★½

    Beautiful cinematography and scoring matched with great performances from Fiennes and Mulligan. This film nailed the era and setting these events took place in, it’s like I was watching a documentary on this discovery while in a war. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t a big fan of the story in general: the wordy dialogue on archaeology, anglo-Saxons, and the Viking era got me drowsy after a while. I also didn’t understand the sudden subplots in the second half that weren’t present…

  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    ★★½

    You’ve seen this one before: the story of a dysfunctional family in a small town: one who all know one another. It had some heartwarming scenes here and there but overall I found it a little too overdramatic, it almost felt like an MMK episode.

    I can feel for Johnny Depp’s character as this young man in charge of keeping the family afloat, while still going through adulthood. I like the transition in the ending and the score matched the setting of the movie. Lastly, it’s no surprise Leo DiCaprio is the household name he is now when he was doing this at 18 years old.

  • The Intouchables

    The Intouchables

    ★★½

    This movie felt like “Green Book” but the other way around. I consider that a better movie because of the acting and characters of both leads. This was more of a one-man show with Omar Sy leading the way and it’s no surprise that he landed the role of Lupin.

    Although it had heartwarming moments, I didn’t feel the chemistry between the 2 which was vital as the story is pretty much about their unlikely friendship. However, I liked the score and the shots of Paris.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★½

    Normally I’m a fan of Spike Lee’s films despite him making a lot of the same movies with the same themes. I thought “BlacKKKlansman” should have won best picture last 2019 so I kind of had hopes for this one. I just felt a lot of things were forced: a messy script, a lousy pace, average editing, and the overall message of the Vietnam war mixed with issues of race and discrimination: 2 completely different kinds of wars.

    I genuinely…