Fernanda Solórzano

Fernanda Solórzano
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Letras Libres

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T-Meter Title | Year
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Without moralizing intentions, director Bo Burnham explores the adolescent anguish in the era of the social networks, showing it, without dramatic bursts, like a state maintained without resolution. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) The film unravels, bit by bit like an ardent dream burning slowly inside the mind of the audience. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
68% Beautiful Boy (2018) An astute and effective way to show the cyclic moments an addict goes through. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
79% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) A film that is able to get to places where journalism cannot. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is a brilliant return to form. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) This is a stunning demonstration of Hirokazu Koreeda's cinematic mastery. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
78% Green Book (2018) The film by Peter Farrelly edits reality and does not bother the viewer, reducing a complex problem, like racism, to a fable with a happy ending. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos retains a pessimistic view of human nature, while also showing the profane the conventions of the cinematic subgenre of kings and courtiers. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
No Score Yet Belzebuth (2018) The Mexican Emilio Portes directs this horror film that, being faithful to the conventions of the genre, surprises with well-conceived and executed twists. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
66% Suspiria (2018) Luca Gudagnino takes the risk of making concrete what was vague and adding ramifications to a simple plot. Even so, the director sticks to the essence of the original: from very different universes, both films dialogue. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
62% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box is an astute marketing phenomenon and is a good entertainment product, which does not make sense to demonize. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
73% Destroyer (2018) Director Karyn Kusama breaks with archaic ideas of the model feminine creating an uncomfortable and memorable character. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
94% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage is a gangster film and it's a very original way to tell our own history without falling to exoticism or idealization. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
58% The House That Jack Built (2018) This is a very dark comedy and one with great moments of horror. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
91% Widows (2018) This Steve McQueen film follows many of the conventions of the heist film, but stands out for its transgressions. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
90% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Subtle and disturbing. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
95% Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) Julia earns the distinction in the hall of fame of vital, funny and endearing women of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
80% 22 July (2018) A relevant film that shows the concrete origin of this violence without glorifying it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
90% Museum (Museo) (2018) One of the best performances from Gael Garcia Bernal in his recent repertoire. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
89% A Star Is Born (2018) This is the first version of A Star is Born in the digital age and in order for this story to work for modern audiences, there had to be plausible dimensions between the fame and the relationship between the leads. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
100% Rush Hour (2018) Rush Hour lets audiences see how these different people with different economic realities could share the same unhappiness. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) It is timely because it is inserted in current discussions about the censorship of humor in the name of political correctness. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
60% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) Throughout Reygadas's films there have been many threads that recur and in Our Time, he shows a sensibility in how he shows mundane events and how they can carry more meaning than we think. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
86% Upgrade (2018) Even though its characters are not elaborated and the dialogue was simple, Upgrade has the merit of being the first to show, in a key of horror, the risks behind the promise of immortality through technology. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
96% Western (2018) This film by the German Valeska Grisebach retakes the essence of the classic genre alluded to in the title, but gives it more subtle forms, changing the duels and shootings by gestures and conversations. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) Even though The Insult develops in a unique circumstance, the film makes it very easy to identify with the ideas presented onscreen. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
83% Ana and Bruno (Ana y Bruno) (2017) Mexican filmmaker, Carlos Carrera, takes the risk in this dark and melancholy animated feature, which is at the height of the best that is done in the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% Los Adioses (2017) Los Adioses seems to be a portrait of the tensions between Rosario Castellanos's private life and public life and brilliantly brings that solitude to screen. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
No Score Yet Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi padre) (2010) The documentary has some admirable work in showing the duality of a terrifying figure. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
89% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) The performances from Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot save this film from falling into being ordinary. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
94% Loveling (Benzinho) (2018) Loveling takes the family melodrama and turns it into a contemporary story destroying cliches along the way. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) In the sixth installment of the saga, Tom Cruise returns as agent Ethan Hunt and gives the film a texture of realism thanks to his physical effort. Director Christopher McQuarrie reminds us why big-budget films can be interesting. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
57% My Son (Mon garçon) (2019) Filmed in a unique way that engrosses the viewer in the uncertainty of the search. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
47% Incident In a Ghost Land (Ghostland) (2018) Although this film by the French director, Pascal Laugier, takes on the conventions of the film genre, it also proposes a different reading, influenced by the current of the new French extremism. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) A deeper exploration of this world where those who have a facade of respectability can be even more heartless than common suspects. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This new episode of the saga about dinosaurs, directed by J.A. Bayona, wants to be a lot of things at once, but ends up being an example of why more is not always better. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) The lasting nightmarish effect that [Hereditary] is due to it's strong cinematic elements. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) Zambian directors Rungano Nyoni's touch allows the film to escape a solemn take on this true African reality. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
97% Lucky (2017) The last role of the legendary actor is a puzzle that ends up being much more than the sum of its parts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
74% Mom and Dad (2018) [Mom and Dad] takes an unnatural impulse and allows for audiences to experience a catharsis of sorts in a unique genre exploration. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
85% Tully (2018) [Tully] demonstrates how something can be so taboo that we go through great lengths to repress... [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Lynne Ramsay conserves the essence of film noir, but presents them in such a innovative way that they seem almost unrecognizable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
85% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The interesting thing about The Third Murder is not that the pieces all fit, but rather that each new piece adds more to the core of this story. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) [Isle of Dogs] is a touching film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
100% El Vigilante (2016) Diego Ros' opera Prima has one foot in noir and the other in national reality, a fertile field for this genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) This is an oppressive and suffocating atmosphere for women, created with sober, star scenes, allowing director William Oldroyd to make an accurate portait of Katherin's psychological evolution without justifying or judging her. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) ...fascinating fiction. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
89% I, Tonya (2018) The portrait of an extraordinary athlete who made a bad decision is valuable, as it contrasts women's generalized representation in cinema: That of ideal, exemplary women who never make mistakes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Yorgos Lanthimos [creates] a claustrophobic and implacable world that makes its characters pay for their transgressions. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) ...nice and warm. [Full Review in Spanish] - Letras Libres EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018