MarcosNavarro has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Over the Garden Wall
  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★★

    Overall take:
    Hamilton has the catchier songs, but this is my favorite work of Miranda’s thus far. Much more personal and true to life, not that it has to be a comparison. But I think this is Miranda at his most raw. While Hamilton is certainly the “magnum opus,” at the end of the day, there’s more in In The Heights as an entire piece that would make me want to return to it again and again.

    Filmmaking:
    Cho managed to…

  • Notting Hill

    Notting Hill

    ★★★★

    Unrushed, earnest, funny, cheesy...all elements of a bye-gone movie era.

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★

    Was worth a second watch...much too captivated by the mechanics/technical stuff first time round and didn’t take in the story. My biggest critique honestly is that I feel like Oldman is miscast, am I allowed to say that? All in all, there’s still so much to appreciate in this movie and I hope it wins some Oscars so Netflix can keep giving Fincher more money.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    Fourth time viewing...One of the most rewatchable movies in recent memory.

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I was expecting a straight forward war film, I was wrong. This rekt me.


    Some technical observations:
    1. I’m astounded by what Kubrick accomplished with the camera, especially in 1957. Maybe I’m naive, but it just feels like some of these shots just should not have been possible. Stunning.
    2. Great use of close-ups, I wasn’t expecting most some of them, which made them more effective. Also, I feel like close ups were not used as much in this era…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    Great film. Took me a while to decide whether I liked it or not because I’m always inevitably comparing to other Pixar movies. I heard someone say it’s really a movie for adults that kids will enjoy aspects of, and I’d agree with that. I’ve always felt like the best animated movies are just normal movies for adults that kids can also enjoy due to the more accessible medium.