Emmanuel Báez

Emmanuel Báez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cinéfiloz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 39% Jolt (2021) Kate Beckinsale seems to be having fun like never before in her career. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
4/5 91% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) The performances are solid. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
3.5/5 81% Black Widow (2021) Director Cate Shortland and screenwriter Eric Pearson elevate the character... although they can't avoid the typical hackneyed marvel action it takes to make her feel like part of a great superhero story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
3.5/5 89% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) A sequel that lives up to its predecessor, and continues to build on an entire trilogy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
3.5/5 53% The Tomorrow War (2021) A somewhat messy story, but... well executed by McKay. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
3.5/5 82% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) When it comes to the basics of the genre, the movie gets it right. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
5/5 97% Shiva Baby (2021) A fascinating exercise in social claustrophobia. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
4/5 90% Luca (2021) The most Ghibli thing that Pixar has done so far. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
4.5/5 100% Last Film Show (2021) A testament to the strength of human imagination. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 55% Mark, Mary & Some Other People (2021) It's an interesting subject, rarely portrayed in film... However, the exploration of the subject is limited due to this difference in perspectives. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
5/5 93% Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) Between songs there is a charming sincerity. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
4/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Krasinski succeeds not in expanding the mythology of the monsters, but in continuing to focus entirely on family dynamics. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
3.5/5 74% Cruella (2021) An entertaining origen story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
3/5 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Batista proves that he really is much more than an imposing figure. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
4/5 88% Oxygen (2021) [Mélanie Laurent] carries the full emotional and physical weight of the film convincingly. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
4/5 84% Nobody (2021) Ilya Naishuller's directing is spot on and imaginative. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
2.5/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) The psychological aspects of the story are far more interesting than the murder mystery. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
3/5 66% Crisis (2021) Fans of the genre will be satisfied and there is a socio-political commitment on the part of the director... that deserves to be applauded. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
3/5 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Like most films based on Clancy's books, this adaptation directed by Stefano Sollima takes conventional paths... It works as a good addition to the genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) There are so many things to love in TThe Mitchells vs. The Machines. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
3/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) There really isn't much more that can be said regarding the plot. But the fight choreography is dynamic, energetic, and fun, and each battle ends with a legendary fatality. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
3.5/5 93% Love and Monsters (2020) A good example of how to tell a story for the young adult audience... taking enough risks to find a balance between the generic and the quirky. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Father (2021) Hopkins' performance elevates the material beyond the editing gimmicks and scenery. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
3/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Both Godzilla and Kong deserve a much more grandiose show, but I'm not going to deny that everything related to their fights is fun. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
4/5 100% Ninjababy (2021) [Director Yngvild Sve Flikke's] gaze is loaded with empathy, and Kristine's performance is laudable all around, but it's the voice and cute design of the "baby ninja"... which is the cherry on top of a happy and sweet story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Bantú Mama (2021) A moving story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
3.5/5 95% I'M FINE (Thanks for Asking) (2021) A delicate, endearing, and hopeful story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
4/5 95% Language Lessons (2021) It's remarkable how the result of a good movie can be boiled down to good writing and acting. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
4/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) [The film] feels more relaxed between sequences, and much more respectful of the characters. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
4.5/5 96% See You Then (2021) The performances of Pooya Mohseni as Kris and Lynn Chen soberly carry out a respectful, intimate, and highly sensitive script. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
3.5/5 76% Potato Dreams of America (2021) Fun and memorable. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
4/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) It's impossible to not be stunned by the beauty of the different scenes that Raya travels [to]. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
2.5/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) If Coming 2 America has something that can be left for posterity, I hope it will be another Oscar for Carter because when it comes to the entire movie, there is not much else that can be salvaged. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
3/5 77% The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) Despite the good energy and clever direction... there is nothing too novel to make it stand out. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
4.5/5 100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) A true privilege to witness. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
2.5/5 67% The Blazing World (2021) It's always frustrating when a film with a lot of potential only functions at 50%, as is the case with The Blazing World... The film's hour and a half feels like an elongated short film. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3.5/5 53% First Date (2021) The formula for absurd situation comedies is followed to the letter, but the duo's execution is in perfect harmony with the script. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
4/5 88% News of the World (2020) Helena Zengel is a wonderful discovery. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
3/5 79% Greyhound (2020) Hanks's energy... keeps the plot afloat, and all the essential elements of a good war movie are present in moderation to satisfy moderate expectations. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
4/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) It's Moretz who makes a simple script stronger than it should, with a performance that's a tour de force. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 100% 76 Days (2020) An essential documentary... portraying the bravery of doctors during the pandemic. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 45% Fatman (2020) [Writers and directors Eshom and Ian Nelms'] vision is somewhat disturbing, but... they bring out the best in their actors. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
4/5 78% Greenland (2020) Butler, for his part, does the best he can with a role that doesn't feel too natural to him. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4.5/5 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) What's truly great about the film is how, without neglecting its intimate look at a midlife crisis, it's simply an entertaining story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) [Vanessa Kirby] elevates the material beyond the script's notable problems. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
3.5/5 95% Soul (2020) One thing Pixar films never fail to do is construct the "world" of their stories, and Soul has an ingenious attention to detail. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
5/5 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) A masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
4.5/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) A fantastic superhero movie in its own right. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) For all its flaws, the movie allows itself to play with less worn concepts within the superhero cinematic universe. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
3.5/5 75% Wander Darkly (2020) Between [Carolina Costa's cinematography] and both actors' passionate performances, it feels like a visual poetry that defies the senses. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020