Javi has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★★½

    Fantastic movie, probably the most satisfying movie of the year (I know, the year is still young...).

    Enjoyed the top-notch cast, Colin Firth was amazing in his role, as well as Taron Egerton as Eggsie. The rest were pretty decent too.

    The movie had just the right amount of action, comedy, and dramatic moments as to not grow tired and bloated. The story was average, but the way it was executed was solid and stylish--I mean, the point of the…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Visceral, visually captivating, ruthlessly entertaining, Whiplash is one of the best movies I've seen in a while.

    I saw this movie with pretty high expectations, from all the reviews and word-of-mouth testimonies that I have encountered. I can say that I am satisfied. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons really pushed their roles to the limit. Just from sitting transfixed at the screen, I myself experienced the same kind of pain and hardship that the protagonist faced, and the unrelenting, merciless…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Perhaps one of the most gripping, mesmerizing films of 2014. This film is all about character evolution, and as one of the most unique things of the movie, the evolution of a eccentric semi-likable hero into a ruthless, unsympathetic sociopath. The acting of Jake Gyllenhaal iis amazing, and as a character he is impossible to keep your eyes off of. He literally steals every scene he's in.

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★½

    My first Ghibli film will always be my favorite. It also had the pleasure of being a part of my childhood, one of its shining moments, in fact. Of course back then, I was a young kid who was taken aback by some of the most breathtaking visuals in the history of 2D animation, but had no idea of the symbolism, morals, and plot elements that made Spirited Away such a great film.

    This masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki stands as…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★½

    The Dark Knight is what I consider to be the benchmark superhero movie that defines the criteria for a superhero movie to be deemed good. It was dark, intense, and displayed a true test to the hero of the film. The movie introduced a villain who was practically just as good, if not better, than the titular character himself. In addition, the complex story that created a true mythology within the franchise, awesome and intense set-piece moments, epic soundtrack from…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    Best movie of 2014, hands down. Got obsessed with it for its Nolanesque cerebral nature, its intense emotional charge, and its powerful soundtrack by Hans Zimmer.

    A little slow, not for everyone due to its pacing and scientific cues, but the movie's ambition and how well-done it was blew me away.