Hugo Hernández Valdivia

Hugo Hernández Valdivia
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T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sorkin's hand is noticeable in the structure of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
8.5/10 95% Soul (2020) The film beautifully illustrates the communion of life's spark and human purpose. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
7.5/10 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) In the end, King delivers a conventional film, unlike the revolutionary cinematographic proposals that occurred in the years that the film covers. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
6.5/10 48% The Witches (2020) Zemeckis provides an infantilized audience with an infantilized version of The Witches that is fitting for the times. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
1/10 83% Freaky (2020) Freaky is a film that is irritating even without taking it seriously. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet Dance of the 41 (El baile de los 41) (2021) Pablos has created a film with great form, but not particularly profound. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
7/10 83% Mank (2020) Mank perhaps exemplifies something Fincher was not looking for: the drama of a film resides in the script, of course, but its strength, its heart is elsewhere. And with all his craft, Fincher falls short of greatness here. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
6.5/10 70% Tenet (2020) An interesting palindrome, but really doesn't amount to anything significant. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
8.5/10 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A great film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
7/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) A melodrama with substance, a story that tends to be demonstrative and emotional, that instructs and excites. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
9/10 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is a great film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig manages to give a touch of modernity and break the rigidity that often inhabits the period cinema. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
5/10 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) As an action movie Bad Boys for Life is a poor comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
6/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The impact of the imaginary Hitler seems uneven. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
8/10 89% The Two Popes (2019) Even if there are some criticisms present, a tone of conciliation prevails, which reaches a significant dose of emotionalism. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
7/10 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The commentary is valuable and timely, but the narrative and formal vehicle -- even with its wonderful moments -- is not that solid. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
1.5/10 38% Black Christmas (2019) There's no need to make a movie movie to show and say what this movie attempts to show and say: a pamphlet would have sufficed. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
6.5/10 47% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) Not the best Woody Allen movie, but it has its charm. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
6/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It was entertaining and ended up giving me more than I expected, but I was't expecting much. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
10/10 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite makes us see a landscape of injustice that we normally don't want to see. It feels uncomfortable, but it offers us plenty of material for reflection. Bravo! [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
9/10 94% Marriage Story (2019) Driver and Johansson give the film the force it needs to emotionally transcend. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
10/10 95% The Irishman (2019) In The Irishman, Scorsese delivers a lucid and mature work that is as moving as it is spectacular. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
6/10 78% Frozen II (2019) The excess in singing in this film is a bit fastidious, but it does give the film a feel more akin to literature than something cinematic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
7.5/10 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) It's a great film and it certainly provokes a bit of fear. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
6/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate offers what best it can and it may disappoint fans of the franchise. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
10/10 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) With Shoplifters, Koreeda embarks on an ambitious philosophical journey to explore the fundamentals of family. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/10 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The story is bland and the fantasy is still betting on unreality, because the morals remain in the words rather than the facts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
6/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) The result, thus, is neither rounded in action nor does it take on density in verbal confrontations. In the end, everything indicates that we are facing a failed experiment, both technically and narratively. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
7.5/10 68% Joker (2019) It falls short as an agent of chaos: because it has a reason, a story, an explanation, a cause ... but not a will. Despite this it ends well-enough and unsettling enough. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
8/10 83% Ad Astra (2019) The film's goal isn't to illustrate how far technology will take us, but rather how inescapable the human condition is no matter where in space we wind up and it succeeds at showing us this. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
7/10 83% The Freshmen (Première année) (2018) Lilti has created a simple and eloquent film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
6/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) An irritating experience. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
6.5/10 96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart doesn't reach the heights of other films of its ilk, but it's a great film about identity and growth and a welcome addition. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
89% Lemonade (2018) Lemonade offers a worthy dose of tension, but it doesn't have the force of other current Romanian films. On the other hand, its social critique is timely and feels honest. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The movie delivers what it promised. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
90% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Jean-Luc Godard achieves his objective and redeems cinema's original function: The Image Book makes us see and invites us to think. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman makes it clear we are dealing with an exceptional artist... but it is not clear about who is the human being behind it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
6.5/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) There's nothing new here. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
7.5/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar delivers yet again by bringing different substance that reaches different age groups in their own way. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
7.5/10 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Lelio creates a luminous new version although one can't help but feel they have seen this before. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
6.5/10 50% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is inspired by the life and miracles of a writer of great imagination, but it is not particularly imaginative ... nor profound. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
6/10 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) The film is ambitious and the message in the ethical field is valuable, but the formal mediation and the consequent emotional shortage make it difficult to get involved. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
6.5/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Without going beyond the original animation, Ritchie delivers some messages and some redeemable passages in the middle of a musical and a stunned stunning stridency. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
7/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Thus comes to an end, 21 films and 11 years later, the most lucrative franchise in the history of cinema... There are notable ups and downs in [this] long journey, and the conclusion is no exception. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
6.5/10 41% The Professor and the Madman (2019) Safinia goes from sensitivity to sentimentality, and offers a film with remarkable ups and downs, with notable passages and avoidable digressions. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7.5/10 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) A thorough melodrama that will move even the most indifferent person. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos takes us from laughter to amazement and turns in a film with ties to the works of Peter Greenaway. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
6.5/10 65% Vice (2018) In the end I have the impression that the approach is trivialized, that the denunciation loses density and does not reach to illuminate deep depths. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
8/10 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee lets us see that there is a lot of hatred, but also a lot of ignorance, a lot of ridiculousness and a lot of stupidity, which brings humor in the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
8.5/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spiderman is once again amazing. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019