Javi has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    ★★★½

    Gripping, intense, and unnerving. Bradley Cooper's finest performance. Solid war film by Clint Eastwood.

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    ★★★½

    Something was definitely different with this Studio Ghibli film, compared to the other ones I've seen. Firstly, the art style is unique, unlike anything I've ever seen before. Takes some time to get used to, but once I did, I was immersed. It was simplistic, yet beautiful at the same time. The story was reminiscent of that of traditional princess tales--albeit with a less-than-happy ending. Aaaand that brings me to the ending: it was somber, and more thought-provoking rather than…

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★½

    The Babadook is most probably the best horror movie film of the year 2014. In terms of horror conventions, the movie is quite amazing, especially for it being a low budget, first time movie from director Jennifer Kent. The new relatively unknown leading cast members were also really good and looked genuinely engrossed into their roles. The monster of the Babadook was done so well, that it was actually horrifying to think about. The scares were not over the top,…

  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

    ★★★½

    Ponyo. Ponyo. Ponyo fishie in the sea....

    kid's movie but it was still nice anyways. Not as "masterpiece-quality" as some of Miyazaki's other films, but it was a solid, sweet, and charming outing. Another decent Ghibli entry that stands on its own.