Jonny Diaz

A lawyer who loves movies. Or a movie lover who lawyers. One of the two.

Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • Spirited Away
  • The Tree of Life

Recent activity

  • El Conde

  • The Pope's Exorcist

  • Carmen

  • Joy Ride

Pinned reviews

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    Witness for the Prosecution


    Imagine if I had to wear a silly little wig and call the judge “my lord” and maintain my composure in front of Marlene Dietrich

  • Buena Vista Social Club

    Buena Vista Social Club


    "[E]verything I’ve ever been told about Cuba by my family always had two things in common—a longing for a paradise lost, and a silent, unspoken understanding that we could never go back.

    I’ve never been to Cuba, but the closest I might ever come is watching Buena Vista Social Club. "

    Dos Gardenias Para Mi at Bright Wall/Dark Room.

Recent reviews

  • The Pope's Exorcist

    The Pope's Exorcist

    Do you think Orson Welles ever rode around on a little Vespa scooter

  • Origin


    Undeniably affecting, but I can’t help but wish Ava had made this as a straight 13th style documentary—my hunch is that it would’ve been much stronger that way. 

    That said, there are some beautiful moments buried in the vignettes and interview scenes—I was especially moved by Audra McDonald’s knockout monologue. Where’s her lead film role, Hollywood?!

Popular reviews

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum


    A thing this movie got incredibly right about the Florida Keys is the fact that Moondogs 1000% exist and are often accompanied by roosters and small cats, including in bars and on boats

    Matthew McC might be a Texan, but no one else could have been allowed to star in this Florida Man biopic

    That this movie has only one extended scene with Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Buffett and not a full soundtrack album by them is a travesty


  • North Star

    North Star


    You know what, I had a very nice time