Migo has written 25 reviews for films during 2022.

  • 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.

  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★

    soft boy mr darcy to badass tom from succession, i believe in matthew macfadyen supremacy

  • Windfall

    Windfall

    ★★½

    watched for lily collins but didn't expect a somewhat decent chamber thriller. jesse plemons definitely carried this, there's something about "windfall" that worked but its pacing and screenplay were a struggle.

  • Fresh

    Fresh

    ★★★½

    instant classic! bonker films never fail to relax me ☺️

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    what I appreciate most about this is how it's really pushing the boundary on "superhero" films. it doesn't all have to be entertainment and popcorn fun, it can also be a really well-made and directed film. this film was dark and was acted very well though I was slightly annoyed by the whisper-type tone all the actors were exhibiting. really loved how this turned into a thriller and investigative-type story mixed w batman's inner demons but I also think this made the story feel like another typical thriller. for the runtime, I actually never felt bored which can be attributed to its editing and storytelling.

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★

    CODA deserves all the praise. With a cast so talented and likeable, this film moved me in ways that I don't experience a lot in films. The difference between this one and the other drama films this year was this was a great slice of life, coming of age and family type story, not every film has to be deep and edgy to be appreciated. It's a type of movie that can get nominated for awards but also one you'll enjoy at the cinema with your family or friends. Most importantly, I'm so happy that deaf culture is being recognized. Here's to more life and opportunity!

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★

    if there's something I learned from this film: it's that love and life are truly complicated but that's okay! an incredibly riveting experience going through this 14 part story of a woman in a quarter life crisis. as a millennial, I definitely make my fair share of questionable decisions, I am indecisive, curious and honestly just a dumbo at times. in a way all of us going thorugh this stage are the "worst person in the world". there's no problem…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★

    tried my best to enter this film as blindly as i could but found out it was based on a murakami short. being a big murakami fan, it had all the elements i expected such as existentialism, loneliness and grief. all of these were depicted so beautifully with masterful direction and visuals. i can honestly say i've never seen a film quite like this; everything about it just felt different and fresh. it also showed my main concern as to…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★½

    a lot to unpack: a great "hangout" film with gorgeous visuals approriate for the time. screenplay wise, it was okay? i guess. predictable but also one you can expect from a coming of age story. i liked the real life problems portrayed in the movie from the perspective of a 15 and a 25 year old, it's clear that when you get older, your priorities and way of living will change. it's a good movie but don't think it's any…

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    how was this not recognized by the academy? i know it's kind of a rip off of "rashomon" but it just had great story telling and who doesn't like this ensemble of actors? the pacing was just fine for me and the set and wardrobe design was amazing. the last duel is truly an epic and is one of my favorites for the year.