Javier Ocaña

Javier Ocaña
Javier Ocaña's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): El Pais (Spain)
Publications: El Pais (Spain)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% School's Out (L'heure de la sortie) (2018) A different and radical work, that does not finish rounding out, but contains social expositions of seductive ambiguity. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
25% Elisa & Marcela (2019) Of little use to the film is the beauty of its frames in exteriors and interiors. [Full Frame in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
59% Greta (2019) Greta falls apart because of the absolute lack of internal logic within each of the situations. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
95% Blaze (2018) More than a biography about a cursed aura composer and performer, Blaze is a love song to the country & western. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
100% Claire Darling (La dernière folie de Claire Darling) (2018) Everything flows with the naturalness of a river of existence where pain and ardor inhabit a single time. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
No Score Yet We Need Your Vote (Le poulain) (2018) This is a political farce that does not always take its acid proposals to the notoriety, but at least it is endowed with a bitter and jocular sense of infidelity, and is carried out by a formidable actress: Alexandra Lamy. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) A formidable comedy that comes to trace the structure of another modern classic of media decompensation and issues of authority in couples, 'Notting Hill.' [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
94% Shadow (2019) With a story articulated from the famous existence of a double of the monarch, the film escapes from realism with diverse touches of fantastic cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
83% The Brink (2019) An essential documentary that helps explain today's politics (and perhaps tomorrow's) around the world. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
No Score Yet Compulsión (2019) Compulsión attemptes to be a thriller but winds up being an exercise in style. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
65% Peterloo (2019) The most notable thing about the film is the way that Leigh chose to interpret the massacre. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
80% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Dominated by Pierre Deladonchamps's irresistible smile, Sorry Angel offers the opportunity to view the gay rights activist movement Act Up from a different perspective. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
No Score Yet A March to Remember (Vitoria, 3 de marzo) (2019) Despite its imperfections, the film shows us why political films are important. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
29% UglyDolls (2019) Despite the fact that the film doesn't stick the landing, its commitment to a classic musical truly makes it stand out. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
100% In Safe Hands (Pupille) (2018) The second film by Jeanne Henry, who has composed a story that sounds disproportionate in its breadth and that, however, is seen with the placidity of humanism and the anguish of possible defeat. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
67% The White Crow (2019) The White Crow is ultimately a love letter to art. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
71% The Happy Prince (2018) A resounding and artistic film by Rupert Everett, who has written, produced and directed almost as a life project. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
45% The Kid (2019) A notable effort. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Although [director Michael] Chaves knows how to create tension with the camera... the film provokes more fear with outbursts of music than the presence of La Llorona. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
83% Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (A quién te llevarías a una isla desierta?) (2019) Linares once again proves that he can maneuver the camera with a purpose. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
92% Donbass (2018) With a formidable use of the long take, now a staple in Loznitsa's cinema, he blows away with a difficult film about corruption. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
No Score Yet The Accordionist's Son (El hijo del acordeonista) (2019) The Accordionist's Son never flows properly. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
No Score Yet I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Lo dejo cuando quiera) (2019) Therón has composed a farce of parodic elements very well acted and effective in the always complicated physical humor and with big tail jokes, those that when they are not underlined with the staging are always the best. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
88% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) A precious film about the here and now that still looks to the past. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
28% The Aftermath (2019) The dichotomy between humiliation and piety, which should have been funereal, ends up losing ground with some collateral plots. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
46% Asher (2018) What ends up blurring the final feeling that leaves Asher is its outcome: equivocally open and without the courage necessary to leave grounds. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
38% One Nation, One King (Un peuple et son roi) (2018) The film never agglutinates the lessons and the emotions. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) What is somber does not wind up becoming terrifying. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
76% Never Look Away (2019) Ambitious and nuanced in some aspects and somewhat superficial in others Never Look Away has some obvious slips of tone, and not everything in its three long hours of duration holds interest. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Seems to stagnate. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
75% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2019) The Fall of the American Empire charges against everything and against everyone in this current world of ruffians with an impeccable façade and general imposture. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
96% Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (2018) Feminist without thick strokes or without fuss in the staging, the film sets its sights on the fixity and the loss of a passionate character. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) A work of classic breath and demystifying substance. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
36% Burlesque (2010) Reminds one too much of Coyote Ugly. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
No Score Yet Vosotros sois mi película (2019) The final editing provokes too many doubts, such as the lack of clarification of the role played by the Sitges festival in the wreck of Wismichu. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
No Score Yet Peret: My Name Is Rumba (Peret, yo soy la rumba) (2019) Zapata's work here is worthy. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
No Score Yet The Painter (Margolaria) (2018) A calm and decisive documentary. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
48% Bel Canto (2018) The film is inspired by a real event, but neither Paul Weitz or Ann Patchett, author of the novel on which it is based, is interested in a single crumb of the international political significance of the kidnapping. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
No Score Yet Taxi a Gibraltar (2019) With a load of clichés, the film forces the performers to deal with dialogues of little or no grace. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
49% Escape Room (2019) The script is a glaring insufficiency at the time of making the viewer participate in the film's tracks, dilemmas and resolutions, simply capricious. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
61% Yomeddine (2019) A wonderful whisper of cinema, a compendium of image and text in off, the best augury of an artist perhaps to come. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) The film goes on without concessions, avoiding a false light at the end of the tunnel. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
No Score Yet 70 Big Ones (70 Binladens) (2019) A fierce and entertaining film with strong performances from Emma Suárez and Nathalie Poza. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) An extravagant film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
40% A Man in a Hurry (Un homme pressé) (2018) Being bold, and this movie is, has little to do with talent. And the director does not show it in the development of a story without any internal logic. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
71% Triple Frontier (2019) It's in the third act that this film takes flight. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
75% Sobibor (2018) At this point, filming a group of women getting gassed in a chamber grazes the immoral. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
No Score Yet 4 latas (2019) Olivares's approach to friendship and fidelity is what finally sustains a solvent work but lacks height. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
No Score Yet A Polar Year (2018) A film filled with spectacular locations that is a lesson on humility in occasions when civilization and the wild collide. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) It's in the way that Heller captures the personal lives of two lost beings that the greatness of a small movie shines. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019