Emmanuel Báez

Emmanuel Báez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cinéfiloz

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 86% 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 59% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Spectacular, fresh, and unique. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4.5/5 94% 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 93% 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 88% 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 86% 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
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The truth is that only Rami Malek stands out, although totally delivers, making an impression with every gesture and penetrating look. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) The good thing is that Jamie Lee Curtis is really brilliant. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) If you ever wonder how a movie can be terrifying and chilling without being a horror movie, Eighth Grade is the answer. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It's the kind of film where [Jack Black] can get carried away and have fun with his usual expressions and gestures, although it's Blanchett who takes the applause. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) What could have been a series of vain decisions... ends up being a deeply moving love story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 29% Venom (2018) The film itself demands nothing... and is so formulaic that it is extremely easy to play along. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/5 32% The Predator (2018) The frenetic pace plays in favor of the film... moving from one action sequence to another with small breaks for the required dose of plot that is needed only to generate some empathy with the protagonists. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The strong point of the film is the fascination of having an ordinary story in an extraordinary environment, always bearing in mind that it is an American production betting on something different, for a change. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4.5/5 92% Thelma (2017) The film is, on the surface, a story of self-discovery with supernatural tints that mixes its facets with great intelligence. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3.5/5 48% Destination Wedding (2018) The fact that it is a romantic comedy is almost ironic, but you feel the chemistry between the two. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) To All The Boys I've Loved Before presents an adolescent romance that appears extremely generic on the surface, but stashes away enough novel elements to feel fresh. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) McCarthy is still great, and the human cast is supported by the brilliant and unappreciated Maya Rudolph, and the talented and subtle Elizabeth Banks. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3.5/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This film is full of self-referential humor. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 87% Upgrade (2018) It's very easy to predict where it's going and how it ends, although [director Leigh] Whannell's aesthetics and direction have enough energy to make it worth the trip. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3/5 46% The Meg (2018) The interesting thing is that Statham is convincing when he's more than a stoic face, and the mix of genres comes in handy (he had already proved himself capable in comedy with Spy). [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Witness of Another World (2018) The story takes its time, and that seriousness with which the director takes the words of his subject demonstrate the respect and admiration he feels for the topic. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Leal: Solo hay una forma de vivir (2018) It's simply about a military group organized to execute a mission, without any political discourse in between, at least not an obvious one. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) [The] almost two and a half hours (the longest in the series) deliver an introspective and reflective film that is entertaining, and whose plot... never suffers from the frantic but perfectly framed action. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3/5 60% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) [Soon] came the compulsory flatulence jokes and the Chaplinesque slapstick that is funny even though I was obviously not the film's target. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The action sequences are the most ingenious, with different uses of the suit, many of them accompanied with meta humor and some very nice gags that have to do with [the] technology's malfunction. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle of Dogs has everything one would expect from a Wes Anderson movie. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) [The actresses] raise the material to an endearing and very enriching level. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 56% Tag (2018) I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
1.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Not even the dinosaurs themselves stand out on this occasion. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) [Toni] Collette is a true force of nature... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) The fun is mostly in the team's preparation and in trying to stay one step ahead of the events... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
5/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The two films thus form a double-feature whose value goes far beyond the undeniable cinematographic quality they possess... The Incredibles 2 is simply one of the best superhero movies. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Latas Vacías (2014) The good thing about [director Herib] Godoy's second feature film is that it continues to feel straight-forward and humble, and I sincerely hope that those two attributes will continue to accompany him in his future work. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Finally, Han Solo's origin film is satisfying enough with its nicely executed and elaborate actions sequences... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The plot is as dispensable as the limbs of the titular character, so I do not intend to delve much into it, except to say that this sequel is exactly what comics movies need right now... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 88% Psychokinesis (2018) Psychonikesis is what Hancock could have been... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch is perfect... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3.5/5 51% Rampage (2018) In the midst of all the ridiculousness of a movie where three mutant monsters destroy everything, the added realism is appreciated to avoid complete superficiality. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
4.5/5 96% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) With Las Herederas, Paraguayan cinema also crosses a new threshold that raises the standard for a much more reflective and introspective type of cinema... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018