Oscar Moralde

Oscar Moralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 100% Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014) "The film, although it positions itself in dialogue with contemporary debates about the border, eschews a clearly delineated historical narrative. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2014
1.5/4 38% The Liberator (2014) "It's sense of complexity is giving us masses of people moved by Simon Bolívar's words, and gorgeous sweeping vistas of the landscape backed by a stirring orchestra. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 28, 2014
38% The Liberator (2014) "It cannot show history with any sort of complexity, so it instead gives us masses of people moved by Bolívar's words, and gorgeous sweeping vistas of the landscape backed by a stirring orchestra. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 18, 2014
No Score Yet Ciencias naturales "Breezy and slight in its runtime, Matías Lucchesi has crafted a coming-of-age film that's modest in its ambitions, but touching nonetheless. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3/4 97% The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "The second season of The Americans resets the pieces of its chess game to a precarious status quo. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2014
2.5/4 79% Bethlehem (2014) "In the end, the film's misstep isn't some failure at being sufficiently morally gray. In being the thriller that it is, it smudges the palette beyond recognition. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/4 93% In Bloom (2014) "The foreclosure of possibilities provided by the use of the long take assists in the indictment of chauvinism and patriarchal brutality that underpin, directly and indirectly, many moments in the film. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2014
3/4 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) "The ear for language is paired with an eye for the landscape, and the film finds beauty even in such a seemingly dreary, economically depressed community. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2013
89% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) "Saved from such simplicity by the time and space it gives to the ensemble cast and their relationships. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 14, 2013
97% The Selfish Giant (2013) "It's a tale of refuse, both in terms of the collected junk and those doing the collecting on the edges of a society that no longer has use for them. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 14, 2013
79% Bethlehem (2014) "In the end, the film's misstep is not some failure at being sufficiently morally gray. In being the thriller that it is, it smudges the palette beyond recognition. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 12, 2013
93% In Bloom (2014) "The foreclosure of possibilities provided by the use of the long take assists in the indictment of chauvinism and patriarchal brutality that underpin, directly and indirectly, many moments in the film. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2.5/4 92% In a World... (2013) "Lake Bell holds the thing together through sheer charisma, and in fact the foibles of the movie only start to show when she absents herself for extended stretches of time. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3/4 69% The Newsroom: Season 2 (TV, 2013) "While this may be new and improved Sorkin, it's still distinctively his style. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2013
92% In a World... (2013) "It bears all the marks of a scattershot first feature while revealing the depth of Lake Bell's cinematic talent and potential. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 24, 2013
80% Europa Report (2013) "The jumbled chronology of Europa Report aims to mold something resembling a suspense or mystery arc, but only further draws attention the artifice. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 24, 2013
82% The Expedition to the End of the World (2014) "The film's visuals are exquisite, with the cinematography capturing the beautiful desolation of the landscape and lending a grandiose cinematic charge to the whole enterprise. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 24, 2013
100% When I Saw You (2014) "Its denouement may feel like a cheat, but is perhaps one of the few ways one can justifiably end a story like this. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 21, 2013
No Score Yet House With A Turret "There's an impenetrable greyness to Eva Neymann's House with a Turret, and that's not merely a facile way of pointing out that this Ukrainian film, set during World War II, is in black and white. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 21, 2013
94% Drug War (2013) "here's definitely a different relationship to space and the urban environment, a changing-up of textures and details, but it all feels like a familiar overarching trajectory. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 21, 2013
No Score Yet I.D. "Kamal K.M. conjures a grimmer, more frenzied image of what it means to live and work at the margins of society in his debut feature I.D. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 18, 2013
No Score Yet Workers "A remarkable debut with delicately composed visuals and subtle emotional restraint. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 18, 2013
No Score Yet Las mujeres del pasajero "But more enthralling are the maids' monologues about their own romantic histories, each with their own acutely crystallized moments of heartbreak and longing. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 18, 2013
80% Crystal Fairy (2013) "Silva skillfully builds the film from long stretches of improvisation and flowing banter, though his perpetually restless delirium tremens camera is shakier than any film lacking gunshots ought to be. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 18, 2013
98% Mud (2013) "Mud's lively sense of humor sometimes milks laughs from movie conventions that might otherwise seem hackneyed. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 12, 2013
83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) House Next Door
Posted Jan 22, 2013
63% On the Edge (2001) House Next Door
Posted Jun 30, 2012
No Score Yet Bunohan (Return To Murder) (2013) "Most pointedly, the film is specifically a story of men's isolation, of a crisis of masculinity, clawing at each other and grinding each other into the dirt. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 22, 2012
36% LUV (2013) "If the overshadowing of Woody and Vincent's relationship by the drug game feels like a betrayal of the audience, the film understands the full implications of that betrayal " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 22, 2012
95% Sister (2012) "This family drama, slow and reserved and poetic, all takes place in the shadow of a mountain. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 22, 2012
No Score Yet Summer Games (Giochi D'estate) "Most striking here is Condolucci's portrayal of Nic, where the ultimate question is whether the monster that comes out in his games is really him or "somebody else." " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 19, 2012
79% Juan of the Dead (2012) "Most strikingly, Juan of the Dead understands its unique situation as a Cuban genre film, and its political awareness gives texture to the gags. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 19, 2012
No Score Yet Kiss Me (With Every Heartbeat) (2012) House Next Door
Posted Apr 10, 2012
69% Extraterrestrial (2012) House Next Door
Posted Jan 24, 2012
No Score Yet Shooting Michael Moore (2010) House Next Door
Posted Nov 29, 2011
32% Wild Target (2010) House Next Door
Posted Nov 17, 2011
No Score Yet Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted (2010) House Next Door
Posted Nov 15, 2011
36% Michael (1996) House Next Door
Posted Nov 15, 2011
90% Footnote (2012) "This tension of uncovering hidden knowledge comes through in the way Cedar enlivens the material with a manic energy by transmuting the qualities of footnotes into the film. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 14, 2011
81% Michael (2012) "It's a chilling and detached film, one that's clinical in its gaze; we know the brutality and horror Michael is inflicting, but Schleinzer only gives us glimpses of its hazy edges, of the before-and-after logistics. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 14, 2011
No Score Yet Mishen (Target) "The film is unabashed about its appropriation. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 14, 2011
No Score Yet Carré blanc "French director Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's Carré Blanc constructs a dystopia where people eating the processed corpses of other people isn't a shocking twist ending. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 14, 2011
98% Oslo, August 31st (2012) "A melancholy helplessness washes over the entire film. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 12, 2011
94% The Day He Arrives (2012) "Hong is setting up a game and inviting us to play. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 12, 2011
84% The Forgiveness of Blood (2012) "As in his first film, Marston provides no easy answers but only suggests that an individual's singular strength can only do so much to shape their world. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 9, 2011
93% Coriolanus (2011) "Ralph Fiennes and screenwriter John Logan show how little alteration is necessary to bring the concerns of the classic text into a contemporary space. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 9, 2011
87% Miss Bala (2012) "Writer-director Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala wears on its sleeve that its resilient heroine represents the Mexican body politic. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 9, 2011
82% Bonsái (2012) "There's a meticulous, lived-in texture to the narrative where the accretion of detail builds up into something quite powerful. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 7, 2011
No Score Yet Habana Eva (2010) House Next Door
Posted Jul 2, 2011
71% Havana Suite (Suite Habana) (2003) House Next Door
Posted Jul 2, 2011
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