Migo has written 31 reviews for films during 2022.

  • Spiderhead

    Spiderhead

    ★★★

    fascinating first half ruined by a lackluster second. the duo of teller-hemsworth is enough reason to watch and they actually worked, the plot was interesting but just didn't stick the landing: though i appreciated the goofiness in the climax and the soundtrack.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    i'll be the first to admit that i was not a fan of the original top gun. i found it generic, cheesy and just didn't age well at all. what i do know is it did have a compelling story with memorable characters so with the advanced technology, i had a ton of faith for this one. i didn't expect it to be this big of an upgrade, this is honestly a pure example of a film you HAVE to…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

    my first reaction is I immediately need to see it again. I felt like this was a lot to take in and I'll definitely need to go back and see the hidden context and symbolism. on first viewing, my interpretation was of a mother and the choices she's made and could have made (all showcased in an acid type experience) but ultimately, she just longs for her family. as a fellow Asian, I could absolutely relate to the culture being…

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    ★★★★½

    i already know seeing billie @ coachella will prove to be a core memory for me, what a truly extraordinary artist. this whole docu felt so raw and personal, 2 hr 20 runtime didn't feel long at all.

    ps: give finneas his damn respect too!

  • X

    X

    ★★★½

    I felt like this was somewhat of a missed opportunity: the first half was so great, it had a 70s hangout type vibe with distinguishable characters and a clear message on youth, sex, and rebellion.  despite this, it still captured an environment of eerieness which got you hooked to the screen. the second half underwhelmed me as it quickly turned into a bloodbath slasher film that lacked a narrative. I wish we got some more context on the old couple but the murder and gore scenes looked good regardless; I just felt it could have been so much more.

  • Being the Ricardos

    Being the Ricardos

    ★★★

    aaron sorkin's writing involved on screen and off screen ego mixed with the different themes and culture of living in the 30s-60s. nicole kidman and the screenplay were somewhat decent, not a movie for everyone but i think "being the ricardos" had its charm and appeal that vowed for critical acclaim although i just dont think it's on the level of its competitors.

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  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★

    nothing brings people together like music can, absolutely nothing else. this docu also did a phenomenal job of painting a picture of life in the 60s not just in Harlem but culturally everywhere. music festivals and concerts are the shit, don't think about the expense but go and get that ticket. the experience you gain is priceless and it's something you'll remember for the rest of your life. like the people interviewed for this docu, most went to the festival…

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    ★★★

    this was so bad but idk why i was sucked in, in the k stew phase rn

  • After Yang

    After Yang

    ★★★

    I personally did not vibe with this. it had a very promising beginning and a beautiful score to match but it honestly went nowhere. I didn't feel any sort of emotional attachment for yang or the other characters due to a lack of narrative and the human and AI plot. it's a well-crafted film with something to say but it lacked in it's message.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    one of the best cinematography and visuals in a film EVER.

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★★

    seriously, the animation here is insane! you can never go wrong w a richard linklater script: a nostagic trip back to the 60s, i legit felt like i was there.