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
3/4 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 69% 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 44% 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 95% 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
2/4 49% Escape Room (2019) A better production value, and a pretty good cast, cannot make Escape Room a good example of its insanely tired subgenre. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 58% Our House (2018) Providing a dramatic and honest foundation, Our House does not fall under a pure horror categorization, and still does its proposed job. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 74% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) A subtle duel between antiheroes and antivillains that falls under 90 minutes of pure cinematic talent. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/4 96% Welcome To Leith (2015) A disturbing tale that lacks information. Welcome to Leith feels vague as the documentary that should have told an extraordinary story. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
2.5/4 71% Piercing (2019) A thrilling ride that doesn't quite hold up to its weirdness. It's impossible to feel as if we're missing something. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
3/4 84% Pyewacket (2018) A grim representation of teenage anger that works due to fantastic performances and an intelligent script. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
3.5/4 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An addictive backline of characters deliver a promising story that just explodes in a weird roller coaster of genres. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
2/4 19% Serenity (2019) A pretty good idea. A lame execution. Serenity/i> goes all the way with its far-fetched story, but fails to deliver a good cinematic experience. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
3/4 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) A not very honest adaptation (but hey, who knows?) that manages to tell a compelling story about a culture we definitely should know more about. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
1/4 13% Peppermint (2018) Action movies are almost never boring. It's almost as if this movie wants to be one. This is not worthy of our time. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) An undeniably important movie, Blindspotting steers away from the safe zone and delivers an impressively executed script. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
1.5/4 40% Nightbreed (1990) A complete mess of a movie. This should feel like perfectly mixed fantasy and horror. But it's only laughable. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/4 75% Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) A complete and informative movie regarding a bizarre case of obsession and mischief. It's scary to admit this actually happened. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/4 71% The Babysitter (2017) What a fun movie! The Babysitter exploits its elements with such wit that even with its cliches, it never manages to be boring. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 94% Lake Mungo (2009) This masterpiece of modern horror takes relatively safe elements and turns them into nightmarish factors of a grim and realist mockumentary. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Looks passive and slow but Personal Shopper is a decent act on paranoia and depression. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 100% Creep 2 (2017) Pretty decent sequel that tries really hard and manages to be as original as the first one. This villain creeps me out so much I need to see more of him. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 88% Super Dark Times (2017) Modern thriller that gives us hope. This is a dark depiction of teenage angst that works perfectly. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/4 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Impressive performances and a great script are essential ingredients for this movie. But the sincerity of the movie simply conquered me. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 88% The Post (2018) Spielberg composes an intelligent version of the events that surrounded the most important decision in printed media history. Sadly underrated.[Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 79% All the Money in the World (2017) A thriller that works under its own standard and never tries to be more than it is. Michelle Williams is impressive. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) A beautiful movie that feels as honest as it should. Relationships had never been as powerful as they are portrayed here. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) A smart movie that lacks humanity. But Aaron Sorking directs with such force that the movie feels compelling. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/4 100% Strong Island (2017) I was speechless for a few hours after watching this compelling documentary about injustice and its effect. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
1/4 19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) A wasted opportunity that just feels lazy. This should be an offense to the universe that Abrams created. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
1.5/4 77% Cult of Chucky (2017) Chucky had plastic surgery and this is the result. It's bland, pointless and forgettable. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2.5/4 45% The Bad Batch (2017) Wasted potential that does not awake a single viewer's emotion. Fantastic performances are not enough for saving this from being forgettable. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro changes romantic cinema history with his impression about love between different beings. Tears will come. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A beautiful depiction of honesty and love. I felt touched by the force of its main character. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) A great script that works under a great direction. Doesn't fall into a typical biography limbo. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 92% Spielberg (2017) An honest documentary about the master of entertainment. It's more personal than I thought it could be. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/4 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A compelling and deep story about sadness, loneliness and isolation. I felt like a train had hit me after this. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/4 84% Darkest Hour (2017) An impressive performance cannot save this movie from being blubber. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 84% Game Night (2018) Great cast and a great script. Game Night is as entertaining as a classic comedy. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) I'm not the greatest fan when it comes to comic book movies but this one feels so epic and ambitious it's hard not to become engaged with its story. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 85% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Scary, inventive, original. This is a fine movie that shows how creativity always has a great result. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2.5/4 17% The Open House (2018) It's not a good sign when you say 'it could be better' when describing a movie. But at least The Open House survives its cliches. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) A fine sequel that manages to create an engaging and original story and doesn't depend solely on the main character's dealings with the fourth wall. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/4 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) A disturbing glimpse into insanity and its effects. What a finely directed movie. Casting doesn't get any better than this. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019