Migo has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2022.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★★

    I was not made aware of this story at all but i'm glad I did. a bliss and flawless execution of a sensitive topic: great score and a brilliant     directorial debut from rebecca hall. performances of both actors were on point and the use of the black and white was appropriate unlike some other films..

  • Flee

    Flee

    ★★★★

    rooting hard for this in ongoing awards season! easily the best animated feature and one of the best in general of last year. so timely too 🙏🏻

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.