Alejandro Alemán

Alejandro Alemán
Alejandro Aleman has been a film critic for over nine years. He has collaborated in magazines and newspapers such as 24 hours, Newsweek, Chilango, Who, Esquire, and Currency Exchange, among others.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) When Tarantino finally decides to speak of his maximum obsession, the cinema itself, he does it with another set of tools, more subtle and more elegant. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
No Score Yet Cumbia callera (Cumbia Connection) (2008) Video clip, documentary, romantic movie, or soft porn? Cumbia callera can be that and much more. This is a pleasant film experiment, an unconventional love story, a musical film with cumbias from Celso Piña in the background. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) The sorority does not end by throwing the car into a ravine, but in a bulletproof, supportive and unconditional friendship in this honest, funny and emotionally intelligent movie, that is not usual in the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
89% Lemonade (2018) Based more on conversations than on images, Lemonade refers immediately to the most popular cinema in Romania. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Love Me Not (2017) What angers and ends up sending this movie to the list of the worst of the year is that in the end its speech is null. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Parchís: The Documentary (2019) Here we find all the cliches applied to horrible musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) The biggest value of this documentary is precisely the new images it presents. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The techniques used by the director to deliver jump scares is truly poor. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
91% Gloria Bell (2019) Although we get to see the same story again, the perspective changes with the performance of Moore. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) A very cold film for an author who is always remembered by the warmth of his prose, the overflowing imagination, and his adventurous spirit. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) The terror keys that are present throughout the film match the film's terrifying tone, which becomes largely credible thanks to a dry and cold performance delivered by Jackson A. Dunn. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
92% Maria By Callas (2018) If you don't have any idea about Maria Callas's life or work, this film won't explain you anything... This is a film made by fans for fans, with a great work of investigation and compilation of materials. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning is an immersive game of ambiguities, uncertainty and absences, where we doubt everything, including what Lee Chang-dong projects on the screen. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) A very expository script, that makes use of flashbacks, with a poor representation of a period, telling a story that is not exactly memorable. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
39% The Dirt (2019) The Dirt is an honest trash, coherent with the band it pays tribute to, if compared to the calculated, sweetened and aseptic Bohemian. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
58% Pet Sematary (2019) The directors deliver good suspense sequences, with a sinister atmosphere... and also the classic and simple (but effective) jump scare. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The Endgame's plot is not exactly innovative, and the structure is uneven, but its sense of humor is an authentic triumph. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
81% Mid90s (2018) Mid 90's is a very traditional coming of age in which Jonah Hill wants us to see the "street" world with the same fascination as the little Sunburn does. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
31% Loving Pablo (2018) A pity. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
57% Incident In a Ghost Land (Ghostland) (2018) From more to less, a very interesting first third is followed by a terrible impasse where the narrative becomes tedious... [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is an outstanding piece of noir... [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
88% Ladies (De plus belle) (2017) Ladies results in an interesting piece about women who forgive each other, who love each other again, who do not let themselves die from illness but also from sadness. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) This new adaptation... results in a refreshing update of the original text. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
86% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The great edge of this film is that it situates the truth not as irrefutable fact, but as a construction in which our own subjectivity and desires intervene in ways that suit us.... [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
80% I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017) I Dream in Another Language is a wonderful film on life, love and the passage of time, but also tolerance and acceptance of oneself. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) The ending, cryptic, meaningless and with the worst CGI of the entire film, buries it all and confirms any doubts; the film is a robbery that looks more interesting than it is. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is a joy, wherever you see it. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
100% El Vigilante (2016) Without denouncing or morally condemning his characters, Diego Ros' film makes criticisms of present-day Mexico. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) This film IS [Nahuel Perez Biscayart], a force of nature that seems unstoppable but at the same time shows its vulnerability with each beat. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
No Score Yet Batallas Íntimas (2016) Brutally heartbreaking. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
40% Justice League (2017) Ben Affleck must definitely be the worst Batman in history. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Rian] Johnson fulfills the necessary action and emotion, but fails to make something intelligent. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) We haven't seen [Jim] Beluish in such a display of skills for decades. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh not only destroys the purpose of his own story, he also betrays his main character in an absolutely irresponsible way. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) [Amat Escalante] changes his cinematic genre without abandoning his particular style. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is not only an intelligent, fun and funny film, but now, in the times of Brexit, it has become counterculture. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) [Clint] Eastwood lacks subtlety. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) At first glance, this might seem the most distant work of Paul Thomas Anderson's canon, but in reality, what we see in Phantom Thread is the evolution of an author. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) the film does not attempt to be cantankerous or scandalous, on the contrary, it emphasize the extreme feminism of Professor Marston who fervently believed in the intellectual and creative superiority of women. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarock is a party and everyone is invited. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It gets lost in its own myth and suffocates becoming forgettable. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
91% Frantz (2017) One of the simplest and most admirably beautiful tapes to be seen this year. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
90% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) An interesting, highly feminine film where the theme is the process of being loved and accepted again. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet Cigarettes et chocolat chaud (2015) A light comedy, to some extent complacent, not if a little bit and moderately predictable. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
88% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) A frightening and fascinating story. It's the realization that politics is a fine art of deception where the last thing that matters is the public good. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The fifth film of this saga, as well as the previous one and the previous one and the previous one, is garbage. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
86% Okja (2017) A film that goes from the naive to the exciting and the terrible with an impressive facility. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) This Dark Universe looks more like a cheeky adaptation of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The best thing that can happen with the film is that the distributors realize that making universes is a bad idea. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) An excellent movie to be seen in a bus or when it's on tv (a year from now) while you're doing the dishes. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) This story deserved a more experienced director, more freedom, more reflection and fewer bullets but when the form is in charge of Scarlett Johansson, there's not much to complain about. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017