Carlos has written 55 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ★★★★★

    All Light Yagami knows is kill, manipulate, eat hot chip, and lie.

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    This film is such a gem.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Cuarón es un MAESTRO.

    This will forever stand as one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. I’m so happy I got to see it at the theater in its day—one of my favorite movie-going experiences.

    It is downright inexcusable that this masterpiece didn’t win best picture. Never forget. I thank my lucky stars every day that the same thing didn’t happen to Parasite.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    I know this is a very hot take but god this movie is so incredibly cool. Look away for even just a second and you’d be doing yourself and the film a great disservice. It’s also easily the best Spider-Man movie.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I don’t know whether to call it heartbreakingly beautiful or beautifully heartbreaking. I do know it’s a masterpiece, though.

  • Middleditch & Schwartz

    Middleditch & Schwartz

    ★★★★★

    I. NEED. MORE.

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★★

    I’m a complete and utter wreck every time I watch this movie.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Finally showed it to my dad cause he loves jazz so I figured he’d appreciate that about the movie, but when it ended he didn’t talk about the movie at all, just jazz.

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    Finally watched it in full. I missed some 50 minutes (the second half of the second act and the first half of the third act) in high school, where I first watched it in my film class. 
    My impressions now are practically the same they were then.
    I’m not well versed at all in older films but this feels so modern. It feels more like an 80’s film rather than something made in the 60’s! It’s pretty hysterical, the performances are great, I looove the transitions, and of course the soundtrack is absolutely killer.

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    I know that 90% of this went over my head but it still increased my depression tenfold. This film just hurts. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and to be honest, I’m surprised I kept watching, but I’m glad I did. This is one of the only movies (if not the only) I’ve seen that has no clear, apparent beauty in it— hardly any levity and genuine moments of joy; not only for the characters, but for the viewer as well. I’m at a loss as to what to say but I think I’ve said everything I can say about it at this point.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    This movie’s soundtrack was perfect, but I feel like Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order was just BEGGING to be used in this.

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★★

    Ya know, this movie was moving along juuuust fine. Then the movie had a scene that took place in a restaurant and it literally made my jaw drop and took it to the next level. Then it had a scene in a corridor that took it to a level I didn’t even know existed. And the ending? Cherry on top of the icing on the cake.
    This movie executed the idea of a creep with the ability of invisibility perfectly.…