Ernesto Diezmartinez

Ernesto Diezmartinez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Reforma, Cine Vértigo
Official Websites: http://cinevertigo.blogspot.mx/

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 96% Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) "Porn and lynching in the same movie!". My review, complete, in Letras Libres, in Spanish. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
2.5/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) "The screenplay, which Hittman herself wrote, is devoid of any superfluous information": In Spanish published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 83% My Mexican Bretzel (2019) "Whit M of Mentira". In Spanish, published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
2.5/4 100% Woman of the Photographs (2020) "I have written that The woman of the photographs belongs to fantasy cinema, but I am not so sure that this film directed by newcomer Kushida falls into that category": Published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/4 93% The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957) "The plague advances, implacable, and confusion and despair begin to reign". Essay published in Spanish in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/4 98% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) "The most rabidly antiwar movie in the history of Hollywood". Essay published in Spanish in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/4 94% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) "A masterpiece". Essay published in Spanish in Letras Libres. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 100% Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019) "Zonana refuses to dramatize the tragedy". Published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 80% Blast of Silence (1961) "Although at first it may seem that the constant voice-over is redundant, it soon becomes clear that it is not": Essay published in Spanish in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 86% The China Syndrome (1979) "This movie is a refined example of the liberal discourse, although, being the seventies of Vietnam and Watergate, the proposal of the film is much less hopeful than one might think.": Published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) "The testimonials that follow the images - from the draft to the end of the war - come from across the social spectrum of the British Empire". In Spanish, published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/4 94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) "One of the most influential films in the history of Hollywood was a box office failure, not winning a single one of the five Oscars for which it was nominated". In Spanish, published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 93% Suspiria (1977) "His sixth feature film and perhaps his masterpiece, strategically moves away from the typical stories of the giallo without separating a millimeter from his visual and stylistic drives". Published In Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/4 92% Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1956) "Dassin's first French film is a stylistic and thematic distillation of his best Hollywood work". In Spanish, published in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 88% Lenny (1974) The edition of Alan Heim - who would win his Oscar with the next Fosse film, All that Jazz (1979) - allows the comedic routines of Lenny Bruce to be contrasted with the reaction of the audience in the dark below the stage" . In Spanish, in Letras Libres - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
No Score Yet La Historia Negra del Cine Mexicano (2016) Films are films when they find their public. La historia negra del cine mexicano is waiting to be discovered. And it sure deserves that. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
2.5/4 100% The Guardian of Memory (El guardián de la memoria) (2019) One of the best Mexican documentaries of the year. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet Casa Caracol (2019) A contemplative Hostel - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet Sky Poets (Poetas del cielo) (2018) Some images of fireworks exploding in the sky are genuinely impressive. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2.5/4 86% Diamantino (2019) Abrantes and Schmidt - who have directed four short films together - have made this unclassifiable allegorical comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadic (Kaoticni Zivot Nade Kadic) (2018) The film, filmed entirely in Bosnia and directed by the debutant Mexican filmmaker Hernaiz Pidal -graduated from the Béla Tarr film school- works as a neo-realistic exercise of the new century... - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
2/4 89% Lemonade (2018) "At least, in the ending, the movie leaves room for hope". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
2.5/4 96% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) An elusive animated feature in stop-motion that allows connections to be made with the children's stories of the Grimm Brothers and the surreal impulse of Jan Svankmajer. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
2/4 93% The Way He Looks (2014) "The trio of friends are getting closer and/or away from each other and the relationships between them are becoming more complex". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet Margarita (2016) "Typical documentary built in the editing room -was made over a year and a half, when thfilmed-, the doc appears as a lucky accident that Santamaría took advantage of". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
0/4 59% Under the Silver Lake (2019) You will need a lot of patience. A lot. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet El Remolino (2016) Two brothers, the gay Pedro and the fierce mother Esther survive as they can, without completely renouncing their dreams. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
0/4 40% Lupe Under the Sun (Lupe bajo el sol) (2016) "A laconic and minimalist narrative tone that betrays its belonging to the slow-cinema, which, at least from this trench, is already exhausted". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 94% Transit (2019) "Another remarkable film from Petzold". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
0/4 60% Paris Square (Praça Paris) (2017) "It works more as political speech than as a film". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Weak Ones (Los Debiles) (2017) "An episodic adventure set in the south of Sinaloa, in Mazatlan and its surroundings". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 80% Angelo (2018) "Directed with cold formalist distance by Schleinzer, Angelo is the obvious denunciation of the appropriation / exploitation of the Other". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
0/4 81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) As a thriller, the film does not work. As a cult-movie in progress, I suspect it works. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 100% Witkin & witkin (2017) As in his previous films Ziff focuses on art, artists and those around them. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet No One Will Ever Know (Nadie sabrá nunca) (2018) "A very meritorious debut feature, although the exercise of style is worth more for its parts than for the whole", - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1/4 76% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2019) The cast is very solid, the musical selection enjoyable and the result is as conventional as you would expect. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 96% Sweet Country (2018) The fourth feature by Australian filmmaker Thornton is not just the surprise of the week. It can even be the year, even though it has been released in our country with more than a year of delay. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/4 43% He's Out There (2017) "This horror film owes something to the Jason Vorhees saga and has some elements that come from the recent The Babadook". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2.5/4 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford has, paraphrasing Billy Wilder, a very small piece of cake, but it is undoubtedly his and no one else's. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) Peter Jackson has successfully recreated the lost world in the trenches of the First World War. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
1/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Frigga has one of the funniest lines in the whole movie: "Son, eat more vegetables." Indeed, it is not terrible eat junk food from time to time, but we must eat healthier. The same goes for cinema. Endgame is junk food. The healthier cinema is elsewhere. - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
2.5/4 87% Francofonia (2016) "More than a documentary, this is a very personal historical essay about the most famous museum in the world". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 100% Wind Traces (Restos de viento) (2017) "Traces of Wind represents a huge leap forward from Montemayor". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
1.5/4 100% As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016) "A very conventional family melodrama whose main contribution is the social context in which it takes place". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) Florence Pugh is called to be a big star and this entertaining movie is another sign that she is on the right track. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) As usual in Farhadi's cinema, solving the puzzle is not the most important. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/4 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) "Rourke achieves, with a good cinematic eye, some scenes in which the loneliness of the two women in the masculine world that they had to reign, is visually contrasted". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 97% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) "Möller plays with the expectations of the spectator as a master of suspense". - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 87% The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) (2018) We can not stop looking at the wreck, not even in the final barks. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
1/4 90% Shazam! (2019) Amusing, but the same old s***. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Vértigo EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019