Carlos Bonfil

Carlos Bonfil
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Reforma, La Jornada

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
68% Joker (2019) Director without the artistic mastery of a Scorsese, but with capable to recognize the effectiveness of an incendiary speech on the screen in these times of social suspicion. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
No Score Yet Guie'dani's Navel (Xquipi' Guie'dani) (2018) It offers a story with remarkable moral coherence and real empathy with disadvantaged classes. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
100% Fireflies (Luciérnagas) (2018) Being an Iranian filmmaker the architect of this proposal indicates that a gender perspective can transform a whole social landscape. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
60% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) The film is a very playful and optimistic work, devoid of any trait of bitterness, far from intense realistic dramas. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) The result is a very entertaining film, capable of connecting with audiences from very different generations. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% The Sower (Le semeur) (2019) The readings of Victor Hugo suggest the contained rebellion load that is very present in this old tale of a repressed republicanism, and of a very novel affirmation of feminine desire. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver remarkable performances, while Margot Robbie and Bruce Dern complete the great cast. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) It is a very enjoyable comedy with love plots that seems to revive today, with a very vintage stamp, the romantic spirit of the New French Wave. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet Love Me Not (2017) What makes the film stands out is its very peculiar stylistic treatment of domestic drama, a bizarre aesthetic that transforms all emotional expressiveness into an instrument of sadism. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) An interesting study of the deep mutations that new technologies have caused in the human relations field. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
89% Adam (2019) There are not many occasions in which cinema has managed to capture, with such success, all the vitality of a young man who, from his world of silence, can communicate generosity with such eloquence. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Although Christophe Honoré's current film is not at all free of humor and playful playfulness, its underlying theme is serious and at times also touching. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) We'll hardly find in contemporary cinema such a vigorous embodiment of physical pain and existential anxiety, as the one achieved by the character of Salvador Mallo. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) It's evident the originality of these filmmakers in the Latin American context. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Killing (Zan) (2018) Elegantly, (Shin'ya) Tsukamoto leaves the door open to interpretations, something that is naturally appropriate for Killing's undeniable condition of a modern classic. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
No Score Yet Those Who Are Fine (Dene wos guet geit) (2017) The filmmaker Cyril Schäublin proves to be an original and outstanding disciple of his Austrian colleague Ulrich Seidl. His observation of human behaviors follows the same critical line of his master. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
89% The Raft (2019) A risky and complex film, like the adventure that has inspired it. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
89% Lemonade (2018) Far from falling into a routine, Romanian cinema continues to deliver very good surprises. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
92% Sauvage / Wild (2019) The director conceives his character as an essentially free man. It's a first original and surprising work. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
87% Diamantino (2019) A daring and risky comedy, that blends involuntary humor and an extreme malice. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) The director Dominga Sotomayor works the plot always with discretion and malice. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadic (Kaoticni Zivot Nade Kadic) (2018) The director shows her skills to transmit, in cinematographic terms, the girl's accelerated rhythm and, as an emotional counterpoint, the serenity and devotion of the mother. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
No Score Yet El peluquero romántico (2016) El peluquero romántico is a tribute that the modernity delivers to the best traditions of our cinephilia. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
95% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) The very limpid photography of Gökhan Tiryaki and a soundtrack in which Bach dominates, contribute to create this atmosphere of melancholy. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
96% Roma (2018) In this amazing representation of atmospheres, the work the Production Design team delivers is effective and very innovative. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet The Rape of the Truck Driver (Le viol du routier) (2017) With insolent self-confidence and a good amount of a transgressor humor, the French director gives a new twist to those concepts. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
90% Fantastic Planet (1973) An outstanding classic of the European animation cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet La casa más grande del mundo (2018) An unexpected surprise to close well a very fertile year for those who love Mexican movies. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) It is a conventional thriller, that progressively provides nuances of intense existential drama due to the chameleonic interpretation of Nicole Kidman in the role of Erin Bell. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Sometimes some stylistic bets seem unnecessary, but the intention is understood and the risk is appreciated. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) A poisonous comedy for Hollywood's omnivorous appetite. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
78% Green Book (2018) It is surprising that in such a conventional political proposal there is room to elaborate an effective and very entertaining comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
83% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) His photographic virtuosity, with the camera in hand, suggests the idea of ​​a complete testimonial involvement alongside the victims. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
88% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) Before an inexpressible and unreachable reality of moral unrest, Stuber's film offers a breath of freshness and a poetic impulse. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) It is very likely that because of that sharp portrait of a generation with very strong existential contradictions the movie presents through Sam's character... it may become a cult film. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
74% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) The film has as a first recommendation the wonderful interpretation of Lorenzo Ferro in the leading role. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
90% The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) (2018) This social atmosphere of generalized discomfort is successfully rescued by the director. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) For Murakami's regular readers, the film will be a stimulating revelation; for movie lovers, an invitation to venture into the complex intellectual orbit of this great Japanese storyteller. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) The most appreciated in this filmmaker is his impeccable handling of intimate atmospheres and his scenic control. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) A bold and stimulating first job. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
92% Maria By Callas (2018) Having rescued these elements with discreet application, the documentary María por Callas amply fulfills its best purposes. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
92% The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) The house by the sea is the most skeptical and taciturn work of the director who always showed the greatest social optimism in contemporary French cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
88% Another Day of Life (2019) The filmmakers propose a laborious and creative strategy that combines documentary film, archive images, animation techniques and interviews with some survivors. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
71% At War (En guerre) (2019) At war has an intelligent work of editing, and a soundtrack that accompanies the dramatic growing of the action. A notable example of the best current European political cinema.[Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
78% Leto (2019) Filmed in black and white, Leto recovers with scenographic success the gray atmospheres of Leningrad. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
80% Angelo (2018) In Angelo, the Austrian director explores and seeks to reverse the old myth of the wild, intrinsically good aborigine. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
75% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) It seems to be a conventional and light comedy at first, but Asako 1 & 2 shows an ingenious study about the vanity of human passions. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Capernaum is much more than a reductionist vision about the extreme vulnerability of children in an atmosphere of extreme poverty. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
75% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2019) A film like this, so defined by its narrative formulas, does not give the spectator great surprises, but like any movie that has as its starting point an interesting topic, leaves the door wide open for a relevant debate. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
58% Buy Me a Gun (Cómprame un revolver) (2018) Hernández Cordón's film promised at least a greater dose of poetry and narrative coherence. It's a promising title for a very uneven result. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019