Migo has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

    Definetely possessed some cringe-type moments but I felt the storytelling was engaging and Garfield gave a fun and quirky performance. Some question Larson's personality and decision making but as one who also tries to aspire in the field of music and arts, It's very relatable and frustrating. Despite how you feel about him, there's no denying his impact on the broadway industry.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

    really hard movie to rate due to the number of emotions you'll feel while watching it. for that reason alone, i already enjoyed it. the 60s neon aesthetics combined w the wardrobe, soundtrack and direction make this a treat for the eyes, substance wise its not as good. for me, the acting was a bit of a letdown. thomazin showed some acting chops but also showed she's still raw, so much more could have been explored w anya's character which…

  • My Week With Marilyn

    My Week With Marilyn

    ★★★½

    Growing up, one of my favorite books was “The Art of Seduction” by Robert Greene. In the
    book, there was one chapter tackling Marilyn Monroe alone. She is described as the perfect example of a “siren”. This is someone who possesses charisma that cannot be rivaled, someone who is sexually appealing with a playful personality.

    Eddie Redmayne
    was good in his role as someone who could not control himself over Marilyn, like everyone else back then. Marilyn Monroe is one of the…

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★★½

    A really fun movie with nice cinematography and aesthetics. Rosamund Pike is a total badass like she always is, it’s not easy playing a nasty and volatile character like this; if miscast they may end up looking cartoonish on screen. Eisa Gonzalez also surprised me as her partner, I thought the 2 had chemistry in their cunning behavior. Peter Dinklage provided humor in his role as a mob boss, this movie as a whole was very silly but slick.

     I do think…

  • The White Tiger

    The White Tiger

    ★★★½

    I’ve seen reviews on The White Tiger claiming that it gives the wrong message on social class and poverty: how one must resort to violence and mayhem to get what they want. This analogy is false, the movie is deeper than that. All movie long, Balram explains the caste system in India: how it’s one-sided and how you have no chance if you don’t have any money. As seen later on in the movie, even if you were able to…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★½

    Burning is a thought-provoking film that needs to be viewed in a proper mood. The pacing was too slow for my liking, the runtime could have also been shortened. It explored a plethora of themes in a subtle and nuanced manner: themes such as toxic masculinity, social class, and consumerism were heavily discussed. I understood the slow burn eventually as it was crucial for the development of the characters.

    All 3 of the leads had fascinating character arcs which makes…

  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ★★★½

    Oddly satisfying is a word that comes to mind. If you can handle the silliness and absurdity, you can find a gem in this one. I liked that it didn’t try to make it appear more serious than it was, it stuck with its concepts and themes throughout. What’s great is this movie is deeper than just farts and fantasies: it’s a story of a man with anxiety and suicidal thoughts, how he tries to overcome them.

    The beauty of…

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    ★★★½

    This seems like a movie with a lot of loopholes: why would they rob without any disguise? why would they continuously show up in these houses knowing there are CCTVs? These aren’t loopholes but this is exactly what the movie wants to portray: for them, the clout is all that matters so they want to be seen to the public.

    It’s timely in a generation that seems to be overwhelmed by social status and glamour, how far are you willing…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★½

    What appears to be a dumb movie by any stretch of the imagination turns out to send a message to the fragility of youth done with hypnotic and poignant filmmaking. Regardless of what you think of the movie, the visual effects were so well-crafted with a ferocious score. I loved the neon lights coinciding with the slo-mo sequences and repeat of dialogue, it was a surreal mind trip.

    The movie itself shows how vices such as sex, drugs, and alcohol…

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★½

    First of all, I love the title: Pieces of a Woman. There was a little symbolism there by the end with the apple seeds but this is Martha’s struggle in “piecing” her life back together. The first 30 minutes were intense, uncomfortable, and heartbreaking; I loved the transition to the opening credits. I still felt it took a bit too long but it was probably the best sequence of the movie.

    The film regresses from this point, though I believe…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★½

    A movie that I found to be very real and personal. I liked that it didn’t use over the top stereotypes to get its point across, most movies made with a setting and period like this usually just shove issues of race and religion to your face. This movie focused more on family struggles and the pursuit of the American dream.


     It shows the hardships of the family spanning 3 generations. We get the point of view of the children,…