Fernanda Solórzano

Fernanda Solórzano
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Letras Libres

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) (2021) Nothing can prepare audiences for the development of this story. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
67% New Order (Nuevo orden) (2020) More than dystopia, New Order is a hyperbole of reality - it shows in fine lines the excesses of the elites and the fury against the status quo while pointing out the dangers of militarization. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Céline Sciama condones the almost voyeuristic viewpoint in this type of film and instead has the camera serve as an accomplice to what we see. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
91% Brimstone & Glory (2017) A documentary firmly dedicated to exposing the dangers and ecstasies of pyrotechnics. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
92% A Dark Song (2017) A super effective and intimate addition to the horror genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
81% Nobody Knows I'm Here (Nadie Sabe que estoy Aquí) (2020) In his first film, the Chilean Gaspar Antillo reinvigorates the genre of films about show business, by approaching the subject from psychological suspense. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
100% El (This Strange Passion) (Torments) (1953) El (This Strange Passion) seems to me is a prodigious movie because all of its parts form a perfect mechanism. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
No Score Yet National Mechanics (Mecanica nacional) (1973) National Mechanics makes observations about reality but it also satirizes stereotypes of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema that, of course, contributed in large measure to perpetuating certain behaviors. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) In his best movies, Spike Lee uses fiction as a sort of laboratory where he mixes different social factors and can anticipate events. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
98% I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí) (2019) The best Mexican movie of 2019 is I'm No Longer Here... I think it's great because it poses very uncomfortable questions about identity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
90% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) The most accomplished part of this movie is its atmosphere, its visual elements, including the staging of the interaction between the two main characters. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
88% Christine (2016) The key to the uncertainty that Christine the movie and Christine the character produce is Rebecca Hall's excellent work -- one of her best performances. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
78% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) In the end, what remains is a work without conflict, and I think that conflict or questioning must be the core of any good documentary. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
93% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) It's not a naive story... It's the story of a dilemma and how a final decision is not always the most gratifying, but it's the one that will have significant repercussions in the long run. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
No Score Yet Wilderness (Yermo) (2020) The movie reflects on the documentary genre itself and its alleged objectivity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
No Score Yet Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas (2019) What I find most interesting is the access to the character itself, and how from this access the character is constructed and drawn. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
93% One of Us (2017) It doesn't critique religion itself but rather the sectarian aspects of this group and how it affects its members. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
73% Lost Girls (2020) Lost Girls greatly overcomes the challenges involved in adapting a real case to a fictional movie. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
86% Devil Between the Legs (El Diablo entre las piernas) (2019) A very daring, honest, and relevant movie. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
89% Ema (2019) Ema is a woman who reorganizes the world and in doing so she destroys conventional ideas about love, family, and maternity; she destroys a patriarchal system, making her and the movie incredibly relevant. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
82% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2020) What seems most appealing about Who You Think I Am is that it presents this notion about invisible cages or prisons in a much more quotidian setting than the sci-fi genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
77% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) One of the best aspects of the movie is Jean Dujardin's performance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
100% Honeyland (2019) Honeyland rests on a difficult balance to achieve. Yes, it functions as an allegory, but it never stops being a story about specific people. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
99% McQueen (2018) It poses very valuable questions about the role of the artist and by extension the role of art. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) An intelligent and warm movie. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is to xenophobia what Green Book is to racism. These are stories that give the impression that these issues are in the past when that is not the case. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A movie that combines quality and levity in the best possible way. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) The video game perspective ends up being highly distracting in this movie. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
60% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) This time around the documentary style is not enough to explore the inner workings of young Ahmed's mind. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
94% Marriage Story (2019) One of the virtues of the movie is the solid construction of the characters. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
96% I Lost My Body (2019) It is precisely this blend of weirdness and melancholia that makes this movie unique and original. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is lucid and frustrating, ultimately being unable to successfully execute Peele's vision on doppelgänger with true effectiveness. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
94% Stories We Tell (2013) The work of a professional director... that can guide the viewer's emotions and attention. [Full review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
97% Border (Gräns) (2018) In all groups there are individuals who act in ways that harm or benefit others, and this is how Border proposes itself in an intelligent and very creative way. [Full review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
100% The Guardian of Memory (El guardián de la memoria) (2019) The beautiful images express the desolation of these stories. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
95% The Irishman (2019) A reflexive epilogue with which the filmmaker closes his cycle of movies that deal with organized crime in the US. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Polvo (2019) Polvo is also a fable about how easy money and the unexpected access to luxury negatively alter the life of a community. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense is a very good and very black comedy. So black that I might have been the only one in the room laughing with certain jokes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
96% Thunder Road (2018) A sharp and original comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
No Score Yet Guie'dani's Navel (Xquipi' Guie'dani) (2018) Alongside Roma and The Chambermaid, Guie'dani's Navel breaks with a certain type of idealized and false representation that until recently was the norm in Mexican cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
68% Joker (2019) While Joker may not break the superhero wheel, it works as a denunciation of a corrupt society in which its members can be as toxic and as aggressive as the people it signals out. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
No Score Yet Lonesome Collectors (Noches de Julio) (2018) The spaces with their background and incidental sounds are characters as important as the ones the actors play. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
69% The Command (Kursk) (2019) These recreations often times serve to shed light on ways to react and to proceed in the face of a catastrophe. And in this respect, The Command falls short. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Sky Poets (Poetas del cielo) (2018) Sky Poets features a splendid and risky cinematography. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
82% High Life (2019) High Life works as a great metaphor for [our contemporary] dilemmas. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
87% The Great Hack (2019) [The Great Hack] allows us to understand how companies like Cambridge Analytica harvest data through the use of apps. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
80% Brexit (2019) Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a magnificent performance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
86% Diamantino (2019) [The film] could have been sharper, but it ends up being overshadowed by the charming portrait of its protagonist. I think that without losing this fable tone, it could have delved into the political satire. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The movie features many subjects, such as nostalgia, the revision of cinema, and the end of an era. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
81% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) There's something very French about the way the movie addresses the passionate subject of a love triangle from a rational and cerebral perspective. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019