Medianeras may test your tolerance for cuteness, but it's an enchanting modern day fairy-tale cut from the same cloth as 500 Days of Summer and Punch-Drunk Love.
| Original Score: 4/5
The preordained story line is clear from the outset, yet Taretto's knack for engineering clever near-misses keeps us guessing about how and when the happy ending will arrive.
| Original Score: 3/4
Leandro Martinez's eye-pleasing cinematography complements Taretto's literate script, although the Hollywood ending is jarring.
Smart, wordy and sweetly sympathetic to lives lived online, "Sidewalls" coasts on Martín and Mariana's twin voice-overs, alternate musings on themselves and their city.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A shrewd, intellectually playful rom-com that delivers the gooey goods...
Of all of the recent films tipping their hat to Woody Allen's comedies of the 1970s-when he was, you know, funny-Sidewalls is by far the most sentimental and optimistic.
A sweet, slight romance for the Internet age, Gustavo Taretto's debut feature is an appealing if low-key affair, distinguished by some beautifully fluid framing of a built-up Buenos Aires.
With its themes of alienation in the Internet age and cutesy indie-ish trimmings, the film will feel familiar to anyone who's seen a bittersweet romantic comedy from Sundance.
When a film lays all the cards on the table simply to appease the characters' neuroses and insecurities, it becomes self-congratulatory.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's hard to truly hate any movie whose ending revolves around a clever Where's Waldo? gag. It's also near impossible to take it seriously for that exact same reason.
| Original Score: 2/5