Federico Furzan

Federico Furzan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
It all started with Hitchcock. When I was a kid, my dad would always make me watch the first minutes of Vertigo. That was art in my perception. Upon discovering everything that followed, I knew I wanted to write about perception of movies. I've been doing it since I was a teenager, and started publishing in blogs in my early twenties. In recent years, I became aware of a need to go on a bigger level, so I created the blog Cinelipsis, and haven't stopped writing ever since.
Publications: El Otro Cine, Cinelipsis

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 89% Braid (2019) A dark ride of a movie. Braid feels relevant in a tornado of movies lacking creativity. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2.5/4 71% The Cleaning Lady (2018) Suffering from a low budget but ultimately being creepy, The Cleaning Lady is one of the most unsettling movies of the year. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/4 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) A fantastic view into fear of society. This is a humanity filled punch that just fulfills its goal. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
1/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) The very definition of a useless movie. This lacks any intention of being valid in a sea of remakes. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet Polaroid (2017) A horror film that should just be forgotten. The gimmick doesn't work, the actors look bored, the effects are awful. This looks like a bad X-Files episode. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/4 73% Assassination Nation (2018) A glitter packed fantastic film about the uncivilized society that calls itself 'intelligent'. So relevant it hurts. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 60% Greta (2019) A fresh thriller that feels harmless but ends up being relentless. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/4 84% Creed II (2018) Doesn't hit all the notes as it could and should, but Creed II is pretty good for a sequel for this franchise that may end sooner than expected. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/4 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) The toys are back in this wonderful animated experience that sweeps all expectations that a fourth entry may generate. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The third chapter in the saga of the man who loves dogs above everything else is just as wack as it should be. It doesn't mean it's not awesome. [Full review in Spanish. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/4 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) A forgettable flick that manages to be enough for a morning watch. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 64% The Mission (1986) A visual masterpiece that feels outdated at the core of its conflict. Fantastic performances and cinematography. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/4 73% The Perfection (2019) A weird but awesome movie about the limits of human kindness and evil. Trailers for this movie should be banned for the sake of viewers. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/4 91% I Am Mother (2019) A pretty good start that feels rushed at the end and ultimately damages a promising movie. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/4 94% Us (2019) A 'close to perfect' piece of modern cinema. Forget racism and social commentary. This is just plain horror. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 92% Demon (2016) A horror take on Polish folklore that does a pretty good job at unsettling the viewer during the weirdest wedding portrayed in recent cinema. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
1.5/4 25% Rim of the World (2019) McG's Rim of the World is solid proof that sometimes scripts need to be analyzed. And some directions must certainly be stopped. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) An unforgiving movie that never stops. It hits the audience with the force of a relentless train. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2/4 88% Arctic (2019) A terrific performance is not enough for saving Arctic from script vagueness. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/4 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) A beautiful fantasy film enclosed in a thriller. This is just how folklore oriented films should be. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
2.5/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) A romantic post in the times of cultural turmoil. Barry Jenkins manages to stay fresh but falls short at solving conflicts. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 97% Don't Look Now (1973) A haunting tale of mourning that manages to convert itself into a full on horror movie. This is the kind of stylized horror that we miss every day. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
1.5/4 50% Rebirth (2016) It doesn't take a mastermind to notice how this one could have been so much better. A Netflit faux pas that reeks of lack of ideas. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 87% Okja (2017) Weird entry of ecology statements. It's fun until it gets too serious. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 82% Voyeur (2017) A strange tale of vouyerism filtered by a great journalist. This is unbelievable. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 84% Mayhem (2017) Try not to be entertained by this graphic tale of corporate chaos. A constant laugh from start to finish. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/4 79% The Beguiled (2017) Just a great depiction of resistance. Performances are extraordinary in this short tale of lust, death, and revenge. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/4 92% Raw (2017) A perfect and graphic trip to hell. Watch with care and don't do it during a family dinner. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/4 22% The Book of Henry (2017) As the movie keeps going, we cannot help but wonder what they were thinking. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/4 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Stylish but empty. Atomic Blonde only works under a fascination of the period it's set in. Otherwise it's just a pretty standard action flick. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/4 23% Inferno (2016) One can't help but wonder what they're trying to achieve by adapting these characters that don't seem to work in movie format. Boring, unnecessary. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/4 72% Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) The vampire story turned into a gory and romantic epic fairy tale. This is a powerful entry into the universe of adaptations of the count that simply fell in love. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Never a mess had seemed so relevant to the Star Wars Universe. The Last Jedi pays no respect to rules and manages to be a single and pretty good entry. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A beautiful science fiction epic that doesn't necessarily play like a sequel. A technical masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
2.5/4 74% Destroyer (2018) A perfect performance enclosed in a script that's just too sober. This should have been more than a Nicole Kidman vehicle. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3.5/4 86% Carnival of Souls (1962) A bold film that plays like a perfect nightmare for everyone who's used to standard structures in genre cinema. Still scary after decades. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3/4 83% High Life (2019) A stylish nightmare that doesn't answer the relevant questions, and prefers to exploit the darkest corners of human nature. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
2/4 77% Terrified (Aterrados) (2017) Pretty good presentation for a film lacking structure in its second and third acts. One certain scene will make you skin crawl. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
1.5/4 39% The Dirt (2019) Slapstick biography that does a pretty good job at confirming not all bands should have their own portrait in a feature film. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
3/4 98% The Right Stuff (1983) An epic symphony of triumph that portrays modern man as the ultimate being driven by power. So visually stunning it looks almost experimental. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 69% The Changeover (2019) Great style and performances are not enough to make The Changeover any different from a teen fantasy franchise launch. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 81% Overlord (2018) Horror placed in a different stage. Overlord serves no bigger purpose and manages to establish its own set of rules. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 78% Green Book (2018) This year's Oscar winner is a fresh and fun tale on friendship under rare circumstances. Mortensen shines as usual. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
1.5/4 70% The Mule (2018) A terrible portrait of redemption by a director that seems to have lost everything that made him a golden choice decades ago. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2/4 43% The Prodigy (2019) This could have been a much better movie. Much, much better. Its disastrous third act is only accomplished with good performances. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The end feels quite as it should feel. And the ultimate clash is as epic as we thought it would be. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Even when following a guideline that serves a big purpose, this sequel manages to stay fresh with its quick paced script and dosed humour. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet Catch Hell (2014) Sometimes good actors should stick to acting. Phillippe's debut in the director's chair is really poor at doing something worth our attention. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The best demonstration of a franchise that does not follow any rules or patterns. We definitely want more. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 77% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) A quiet movie that hits us like a train going at full speed. This is a thriller that tells a very different story from the one we thought it would tell. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019