Emmanuel Báez

Emmanuel Báez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cinéfiloz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 83% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) When the film gets a little lost in its own pursuit, the technical aspect raises it to a more than enjoyable level. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Killing the Dead (Matar a un muerto) (2019) Ever Enciso and Aníbal Ortiz fulfill [their performances] convincingly. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/5 100% Talking About Trees (2019) This documentary by Suhaib Gasmelbari is a magnificent work of art in every meaning of the expression. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Heist of the Century (El robo del siglo) (2020) A great addition to the genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
3.5/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The aspects that make the film entertaining are not solely reduced to Quinn's central protagonist, but in [director Cathy] Yan's style, in collaboration with [cinematographer] Matthew Libatique. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/5 64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) The film's first achievement is the most obvious: selecting Sophia Lillis. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Fulfills a goal worth celebrating. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) [Lulu] Wang positions herself as a director of great maturity... and I really hope she continues to have the opportunity to tell more stories of this level. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
5/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) Beyond the fantastic backstage comedy, it also serves as a satire of the media industry. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is not perfect, but the intention is very inspiring. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
1.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A succession of decisions aimed at mitigating fans' malicious whims. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Laura Dern's performance is fantastic. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Not only respects the viewer's intelligence, but invites them to be part of the story. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4.5/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) Naoufel's resilient character, mixed with his idealistic and romantic personality, makes him one of the richest characters I've seen in a long time. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) At the zenith of his duties as a mafia killer, De Niro is brilliantly restrained. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 94% Klaus (2019) A real novelty in terms of animation work. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) There's something about the story's lack of forcefulness that makes it enjoyable. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 82% Fast Color (2019) [Gugu Mbatha-Raw] delivers a laudable, restrained, and complex performance. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 90% Paddleton (2019) Duplass delivers a phenomenal performance [Full review in Spanish] - Cinéfiloz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
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 63% 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 91% 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 42% 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 69% 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 71% 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 58% 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