Fausto Fernandez

Fausto Fernandez
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Fotogramas

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 64% Hope Gap (2020) A film as harsh and truthful as it is devoid of artifice. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 48% The Witches (2020) It wouldn't be the same without Anne Hathaway, who's got what it takes to be a great witch. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) It's in these shortcomings... where the film manages to have a modest voice of its own. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Alex's Strip (La Cinta de Álex) (2020) Between the characters of father and daughter is an intimate journey of acknowledgement and reconstruction, forgiveness and love, that is at the same time an exotic, frenetic, and exciting adventure. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 61% The Occupant (Hogar) (2020) Writing from the confinement of a global pandemic gives The Occupant a strange atmosphere of unease. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 75% Ropes (Cuerdas) (2020) The psychology of the character, her fears, are essential so that fear is materialized in an animal form. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) The actor is the great surprise (or not) of The Call of the Wild. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 42% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) A pleasant and meticulous movie. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The best gift of Sonic the Hedgehog is the return of Jim Carrey. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Para toda la muerte (2020) A fun and pessimistic discourse about the capital sins of the Spanish middle class. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/5 47% Underwater (2020) Kristen Stewart seems even more lost here than in the latest toxic resurrection of Charlie's Angels. Sigourney Weaver's Ripley could teach her some good lessons. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/5 87% Pavarotti (2019) A lyrical scale that Ron Howard harmonizes to the greater glory of Luciano Pavarotti. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3/5 67% Fortuna (2018) Fortuna defines hope, or tries to, without being loud, pompous, or excessively melodramatic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) We can all agree that the movie's imagination is irresistible and its set pieces will leave us in awe. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (2019) The film goes back to the more popular traditions of humor. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/5 54% The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) (2019) The Golden Glove seems to be stuck in time, a time that we will always recognize as the territory of expressionist nightmares. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
2/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level doesn't go to the next level and repeats the same plot and jokes that made Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle a worthy sequel to the 1995 classic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Paul Feig not only films with great elegance the fun encounters and disagreements between a radiant Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, but also takes the opportunity to honor Ernst Lubitsch's movie The Shop Around the Corner. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 50% Adiós (2019) There is something in Adiós... that links it... to the genealogy of the great thrillers. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 86% Pride and Prejudice (2005) Wright adapts the story to the rhythm of a dance, makes the dialogue not seem look like ancient prose and illuminates not with technical artifice, but with the beauty and freshness of Keira Knightley's Elizabeth. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Rémi sans famille (2019) Rémi defends the persistence of that narrative, even that cinema that many would describe as "antiquated," but it's less so than many things today that are destined to disappear without leaving a mark. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Bye Bye Mr Etxebeste! (Agur Etxebeste!) (2019) These Etxebestes are turning into a film franchise that is at the same level as the American Griswolds. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet H0US3 (2019) Another stimulating offer of the horror genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet New Biz in the Hood (Jusqu'ici tout va bien) (2019) There is not a whole lot of space for originality in the development of this plot, but nevertheless, some of its comic situations work wonderfully. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 100% El crack cero (2019) A story where moral hypocrisy is the main protagonist. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) A film made for those who still write letters and know how to appreciate the classic calligraphy of John Ford and the enraged twisted lines of all the solitary renegades of old Hollywood. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 60% Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini) (2019) [Claudio] Giovannesi narrates in a vibrant way the rise to power. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Ruben Fleischer once again gives us a little bit of everything without worrying too much about anything: boorish humor, inoffensive gore, sitcom dialogue, and a poignant predictability. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Mike Flanagan has made the film Stephen King wanted in 1980, and the Doctor Sleep that Kubrick would have made in 2019. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The film never pretends to be anything it's not and never falters in rhythm. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4/5 89% Eye for an Eye (Quien a hierro mata) (2019) The film truly subverts expectations. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Del Toro has made his own spider web regarding plot to give cohesion to several of Schwartz's most iconic spooky pieces. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Our Happy Holiday (Premières vacances) (2018) As bittersweet as it is caustic, Our Happy Holiday not only portrays the bearable lightness of being from a generation of thirty somethings. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 52% The Lion King (2019) Despite its technological feat, The Lion King is the definitive conversion of our culture, of our fiction, into an image of a powerful realism that really isn't there. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Lo nunca visto (2019) Lo nunca visto is not very memorable - a short anecdote where a lot of its characters should have had a greater development and some of it situations a better resolution. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It hides several twists and surprises that make it an important piece in this MarvelVerse. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A beautiful and stimulatingly coherent film with the soul of the kaiju eiga. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 delivers us a cinema that has disappeared from our lives in the same way that our childhood toys did from our imaginations. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Chris Hemsworth is not of this world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 56% Ma (2019) Ma takes its time to get to the climax which is unheard of this day and age. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 49% San Andreas (2015) So schematic and simplistic in its dramatic framework as it is fantastic and amazing in its graphic and physical embodiment of the devastating effects of the cataclysm. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 53% Across the Universe (2007) Across the Universe is a platinum long-play that makes a kitsch exquisite Jacques Demy caviar. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 42% The Prodigy (2019) Gives a cynical nod to evil that only a good scary movie can give. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 60% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) The film doesn't quite hold together... but there is quality in its production. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
5/5 36% Glass (2019) A full-fledged requiem that Syamalan executes as if it were his testament. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 59% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Despite the cliches, the movie brings it home without may problems and is satisfying for the audience. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family manages to balance its two types of comedy that are, in theory, contradicting. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's turning out to be a lot more interesting than some of the (leaden) previous films... because stylistically it seems to embrace the nineteenth-century novel without any kind of problem. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 62% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is a non-complacent character portrait/psychoanalysis before a succession of battles and epic deeds (present, of course, and visually impeccable, in the generous footage). [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Overlord has another great virtue: it's a war movie... filmed brilliantly (the parachute jump), but very faithful to the rules of the genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018