Emmanuel Báez

Emmanuel Báez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cinéfiloz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 No Score Yet El Supremo Manuscrito (2019) It ends up being impossible to be interested in anything that happens. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
68% Joker (2019) The film works as social awareness as much as it does as a performance vehicle for Joaquin Phoenix. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Original Sin (2018) The absurdity of comedy works thanks to the acting trio. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Has the potential to become a true classic. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
2.5/5 62% Yesterday (2019) With respect to the Beatles legacy, the film really has nothing to contribute. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) One of those cases where it's easy to use the qualifier "masterpiece". [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) In the end it's a decent experience that stays afloat thanks to a committed cast that has undeniable chemistry. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Morgue (2019) The best Paraguayan horror film. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Is the work of a consolidated director who demonstrates... maturity. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Orsai (2019) The movie lost me with repetitive gags. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Love and Goodbye and Hawaii (Koi to sayonara to Hawai) (2017) [Director Shingo] Matsumara's solid script... invites us to reflect on the importance of making decisions, without judging. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
0/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The ultimate example of the current state of Hollywood commercial cinema, which continues to sell 3D technology as if it really improved... when it is nothing more than a blatant excuse to increase the price of tickets. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) [Jake Gyllenhaal's] character, Mysterio, is one of the most interesting villains from the Marvel factory. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 20% Serenity (2019) There is a very interesting idea in Serenity's background, but it requires a high suspension of disbelief. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) A beacon of hope that reminds us that there is always more light at the end of the tunnel. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4.5/5 86% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) A special experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is not a perfect film, but it perfectly portrays a life half-lived. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 88% White Rabbit (2018) The plot may not be solid or deep, but [Vivian] Bang is a real gem. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The human element is present, and that makes the plot bearable. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers exactly what it promised: a great clash between titans... never before seen in Hollywood cinema. The problem is that it mostly remains unseen. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Charm is lost in [Guy Ritchie's] superficial direction and a script that does not bring anything new to justify its own existence. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 57% Brightburn (2019) There is sincerity in how the plot is moving and how the character develops. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Like the Fast and Furious films, once the action starts it's all too easy to forget what the protagonists' purpose was because everyone agrees that one already goes to these events to see Keanu Reeves. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It can't be denied that the second [film] was much better than the first, and that's saying a lot in today's Hollywood. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds' voice adds that meta humor that stays within a few degrees of jumping the fourth wall, and by giving the film that sense of self-awareness, it's hard to worry about the script's simplicity. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4.5/5 93% Us (2019) As Jordan Peele here demonstrates, horror is much better when it forces one to look in the mirror. [Full review in Spanishi] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/5 75% The Wandering Earth (2019) The typical reluctant hero story entertains, and the film never loses its visual charm. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Pet Sematary could have worked subverting expectations, but settles for cheap scares. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Under David F. Sandberg's direction... the film moves along with great energy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) The CGI creation is extremely adorable [but]... The rest of the movie never gets off the ground. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) The fourth film by J.C. Chandor shows that the director has a good eye for action. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4.5/5 86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) [The film's] environmental and corporate themes... makes it one of the most relevant films to watch right now. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic earns its place in the pantheon of romantic comedies. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson fits perfectly in this world of superheroes. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3.5/5 66% Vice (2018) Amy Adams is fantastic as Lynne Cheney, and her character is much more interesting than Dick during the first half hour. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is not as amazing as the original, but the doses of fun increase once the film overcomes its initial problems. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
3.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Spectacular, fresh, and unique. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4.5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Olivia Colman, in an instantly classic and iconic role, embodies Queen Anne. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The third and final installment of the trilogy feels... almost anecdotal but entertaining. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) One of the most pleasant surprises of the film is the work of Dolph Lundgren and Florian Munteanu as Ivan and Viktor Drago, respectively. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3.5/5 37% Glass (2019) As it is formed - and in spite of its weaknesses - it's a great trilogy that satisfies simply by being different and original. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) [Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse] is something unique and great that deserves cheers for the risk taken and the success achieved. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
4/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) The first three minutes of Bumblebee are already better than all the Transformers films directed by Michael Bay. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) The director knows what he has in hand and makes the most of it. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 100% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Although the film hardly exceeds 60 minutes, it does demand a certain patience that is rewarded with a remarkable demonstration of ingenuity and audacity on the part of the directors. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/5 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The film merits a second and third viewing for fans of Easter egg hunts. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Cuarón's wonderful eye is not limited to his formal decisions with the camera and photography, but also in the intelligence of putting a new actress at the forefront. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Johnny Depp is so transparent and his interpretation of one of the supposed greatest villains in magical history is ordinary. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favor is so deliciously fun that it should be a crime. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4.5/5 92% Searching (2018) Aneesh Chaganty's debut feature is one of the most exciting mystery films I've seen in a long time, and it's the first "cyber-thriller told completely from a screen" that's really convincing. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018