Migo has written 17 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★½

    this docu is just everything, i literally saw my favorite songs written and recorded in real time. i got to hang around w one of my favorite bands for over 8 hours and see their whole thought process and artistry. i knew about the beatles rooftop concert being their last public performance so this docu was just bittersweet knowing it was their last hurrah as a group. you
    could see the friction they were starting to have but they still…

  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    ★★★★½

    an underrated masterpiece, WOW.

  • Rachel Getting Married

    Rachel Getting Married

    ★★★★½

    an example of how independent movies should be made!

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★½

    Not a big fan of the story and narrative but Paris, Texas garnered breathtaking cinematography and direction with some pretty powerful yet subtle acting chops. It also had a compelling score and the ending with the green pallette aesthetics was a treat for the eyes. This reminded me a bit of Rain Man and Kramer vs Kramer. 

  • Croupier

    Croupier

    ★★★★½

    I was lucky enough to stumble upon this film while scrolling through Netflix, never heard of it before. The plot is simple but its execution really impressed me, its cinematography involved film-noir similar to those detective films from the past.

    I enjoyed the implementation of the voiceovers correlating to this his story being told. The main chatacter is engrossing and was acted well by Clive Owen, it showcases the dark world of gambling and this man who has lost himself on his work.

  • Breaking the Waves

    Breaking the Waves

    ★★★★½

    A fascinating movie on the true meaning of love and compassion tackling elements of religion, spirituality, sex, and more. I loved the satire it brought upon conservatives and traditionalists, having a closed mind won't enable us to understand anyone emotionally. We can see how this can affect our thinking and logic, how it will make us do things that aren't even in our control.

    Emily Watson's
    acting and Von Trier's trademark directing combined with the storytelling/concept makes this a knockout in every sense of the word.


    Added to:
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  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    Still so damn good and overlooked, cause the 1st is too superior. I thought this one definitely tamed up, focusing more on the backstory switching transitions from past and present. I thought some scenes took too long like her training scenes and the conversations with her "master".

    The final 40 minutes or so was one of the best showdowns I've seen in a film, it left me hooked. I don't know why but I can kinda relate it to Se7en's 2nd half, all the build-up was worth it.


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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    This is how psychological horror should be done, we havent seen a whole lot of it from this decade. If you like jumpscare horror with blood, guts and all that then this isn’t for you. This is more of a descent to madness type story with elements of fantasy. It created a great atmosphere, truly accurate of the 16th century from dialogue to attires.

    It had a simple story but was executed so brilliantly by the whole ensemble especially Anya-Taylor…

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    ★★★★½

    This concludes my viewing of quite possibly the most complete trilogy I’ve seen. I love “The Godfather”, “Back to the Future”, “The Matrix”. However, I think this is the first trilogy in which I can confidently say that all 3 movies may be on par with each other, all are equally amazing and all had lessons that needed to be told.

    This may be my least favorite among the 3 but it may be the most impactful in terms of…

  • The Artist

    The Artist

    ★★★★½

    I’m such a sucker for modernized Old Hollywood type flicks and this one was just mesmerizing to watch. The whole silent gig didn’t appeal to me at the start but it’s one of the more unique movie experiences I’ve had. The rapid fast pace and storytelling were done so well from masterful directing, it’s incredibly hard to do this as a silent film. The score was so soothing to listen to, it felt like I was watching a movie from the…

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    ★★★★½

    It’s a bit hard to describe this movie as it has so many layers. On one side, it’s a woman suffering from the mistakes of her past: almost like PTSD; she can’t seem to move on and she still has these glimpses of sorrow in whatever she’s doing. It can also be described as a descent into madness type film, a seemingly innocent type nurse suddenly transforms into this dangerous and mysterious figure fighting between religion and logic. It all…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    A visual documentation of the sheer chaotic fragility of life and an exploration of the enormity of time. It’s so moving because it’s so real, this movie perfectly depicted grief and loneliness. Some of my favorite scenes included Rooney Mara eating a whole pie in one take, this shows stress eating. Another was when she listened to Casey Affleck’s song, she loved it when they were still together but now she yawns in boredom.

    Whether you believe in an afterlife or…