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

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★

    Truly mesmerizing, sad film. Some really good animation and voicework.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    One hell of a messed up movie. I actually wasn't expecting the movie to be this shocking, I thought the movie would have more of a confusing plotline, but it didn't. I have to say though, this movie really grips you tight and takes you on one of the most morally twisting stories of our time. It's a movie that looks pretty docile on the surface, but when you see it you experience the mad intensity that is Gone Girl.…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★★

    This was one of my most anticipated movies of 2013. That being said, I was generally not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The dark, gritty nature of Superman's timeless origin story was, although seemingly piggybacking off of The Dark Knight's popularity, a fresh though dreary look at one of the world's most iconic and beloved superheroes. The cast was decent; Henry Cavill could still use some work, but everyone else was fine--would've been better with a stronger script. The effects…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★

    A monument in cinematic history, and certainly the first of its kind. There has been no other incredibly known film franchise that brings together protagonists from its core movies into one culminating feature film. And it has also been done successfully so. This movie serves as the baseline for Marvel movies. Its your standard popcorn action flick, with witty heroes, dastardly villains, and non-stop action. The reason why it's so good is because the movie is paced so well, the…

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★

    My third Ghibli film that I can consciously remember since Spirited Away and The Wind Rises. I can say that this was one of Miyazaki's more symbolic and intriguing works. It focuses alot on character, and yes, there are plenty in this one. The 2D animation is pretty groundbreaking for a movie of its time and it even stands tall with the modern 3D conventions of today. The soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi is once again one of the more celebratory…

  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    ★★★★

    My first Ghibli film since Spirited Away. I have to say, this was one heck of an emotional masterpiece from Hayao Miyazaki. Everything sorta clicked: visuals, music, and a solid voicework from actors and actresses such as: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. The story was very sad, but also uplifting at the same time. Being Miyazaki's last film I can understand why--even though his era was ending, his works and the visionary ideals that he gave to the cinematic world will forever live on, immortal.