Alejandro Alemán

Alejandro Alemán
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
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
70% Moxie (2021) Trivializes the feminist movement, portrays it as if it were a fad. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
86% Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020) Director Barry Avrich not only tells this incredible story with accuracy and contagious passion... but also manages to interview practically everyone involved. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
92% The White Tiger (2020) The White Tiger is a film that can't decide between being a farce, a comedy, or a melodrama. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
81% I'm Your Woman (2020) It's not exactly the type of suspense that keeps us glued to our seats. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
100% Leona (2021) The debut feature by Mexican filmmaker Isaac Cherem is a courageous portrait of the Jewish community in Mexico. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
98% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) That passion for science, for space and for knowing a little more about what's up there is this documentary's best portrait. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
97% Z (2019) The film manages a certain restraint and prefers to... suggest rather than show, generating tension that grows throughout the film. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Eliza Hittman's own script evades melodrama at all times but not the inhumanity of the situation. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
81% Over the Moon (2020) Where the film undoubtedly stands out is in the design of sets, costumes, landscapes and the creation of the fantastic world of the moon. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
97% My Octopus Teacher (2020) A drama that even brings us to tears. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
45% The Little Things (2021) An unnecessary trip to the past. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
85% American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020) A product of our obsessively self-documented modern lives on the internet and an extraordinary narrative exercise by itself. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
94% Boys State (2020) A documentary that can be devastating for some and inconsequential for others. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
91% Brimstone & Glory (2017) [Director Viktor Jakovleski] manages to capture the sensory experience in order to project it on the screen and generate empathy with all the people of San Juan Tultepec along the way. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Becomes predictable and absurd. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) The thing is that the method Spike [Lee] chooses to deliver his messages doesn't always work. Most of the time it ends up feeling forced and preachy. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet 365 Days (365 dni) (2020) A porn movie is more honest than this trash. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
86% The Wife (2018) The most attractive aspect of this story is, of course, a Glenn Close who is still in full command of her theatrical faculties, in a performance that slowly takes over the screen. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
No Score Yet Uncle Yim (Tío Yim) (2019) The best sequences of the documentary are precisely those where the children confront their father for his notable absence. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
58% Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Two polarized positions where a midpoint is definitely needed. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
98% Circus of Books (2020) The director narrates with notable care the implications derived from being parents of some pornographers. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
No Score Yet Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas (2019) Brief, raw and concise, 'Tupamaro: Guerillas Urbanas' is a fascinating portrait. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
96% Atlantics (2019) This complicated but beautiful exercise in cinematography never denies the heart of its story. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
80% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) The Platform remains an effective setting in images, well-written dialogues, but a basic and obvious subtext, too obvious. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
89% Ema (2019) The strength of the film is given by its mix of outstanding images, music, and Ema's overflowing, irrepressible and sexual attitude. [Full Review in Spanish - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
82% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2020) The film never makes us lose interest, mainly for the precise performance of Juliette Binoche. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
71% I'm Leaving Now (Ya me voy) (2019) Felipe is a very unique character. Prankster and dancer, moves with the lightness of who already dominates the iron city (NYC). [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
85% Just Mercy (2020) Yes, the story is touching, but the movie generates more pity than anger. A mistake, once racism in the United States remains as rampant as ever. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
No Score Yet Road to Roma (2020) It succeeds in giving Roma a new angle. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
90% Diego Maradona (2019) Diego Maradona results in a more honest documentary. [Full review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Choosing Tom Hanks to play this role is brilliant. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) All the right choices make the movie interesting. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) We are facing a remarkable degree of narrative skill. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
79% Late Night (2019) The movie rests exclusively on the shoulders of the impeccable Emma Thompson whose character is interesting and fun. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
No Score Yet Lonesome Collectors (Noches de Julio) (2018) It is an ambitious film that could have been an absolute disaster, but it wasn't for the care and passion with which it unfolds, from the performances, the images, the management of the spaces. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Universal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
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
96% 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
50% 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
58% 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
91% 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
95% 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
79% 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
38% 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