Leonardo Garcia Tsao

Leonardo Garcia Tsao
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T-Meter Title | Year
94% Us (2019) Peele's formal expertise has been refined, which suggests that he has been carefully studied those classics he alludes to. However, he needs more discipline to manage his pretensions. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The rhythm is slow and the humor is scarce, which it is expected from the author. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
86% Nighthawk (Bacurau) (2019) There is a lot of music, colors, violence ... and incoherence. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
73% Les Misérables (2019) Given Ly's experience in the documentary, his images are loaded with truth and urgency. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
75% Sorry We Missed You (2019) A narrative about how the working class in Ken Loach's country suffers, settled with rigor, sobriety and compassion, above all. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
89% Atlantics (Atlantique) (2019) At times confusing, Atlantique remains a cluster of good intentions, punctuated by numerous shots of the title's ocean. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
90% Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) (2019) The sophistication of his (Almodóvar) work has reached equally admirable levels of maturity, without going through any ostentation. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) In essence, Rocketman is a superficial game of hits from the first part of his career, well designed for the pleasure of his countless fans. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
68% Little Joe (2019) The actors all speak like robots... and the Japanese music of Teiji Ito (of the 70's), added to strange noises, creates an artificial and useless atmosphere. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
85% The Whistlers (2019) La Gomera is very different from the bulk of the new Romanian cinema and its hardy social portraits. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
95% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui) (2019) It's hard to find in a Chinese film a so dark and sordid word, with dangerous neighborhoods and streets that the photograph of Dong Jinsong portrays with mastery. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
64% Frankie (2019) The script fails to establish a credible dynamic between the characters. The dialogues are flat when they pretend to be ingenious. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
52% Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (2019) It could have been a relevant meditation on the kind of ideological manipulation that results in the formation of Islamic terrorists. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
92% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) What the film demonstrates is that QT, as it is said in Hollywood, is a "spent cartridge", a mess reduced to superficial tics, without any rigor or discipline as a filmmaker. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
10% Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019) Despite some stimulating scenes, Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo becomes as tedious as ... well, like spending three hours on a nightclub saturated with electronic music, listening to futile conversations about the war of the sexes. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
79% The Traitor (2019) It's nothing we haven't already seen in previous films and even TV series, but Bellocchio gives strength to a story of almost two and a half hours. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
81% The Party (2018) The dialogue is sparkling... But it's not a strong title for a film festival (Berlin International Film Festival). [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
17% Bright Nights (Helle nächte) (2017) The base of this premise falls in a very common place... and the actors do not make it more interesting. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
86% The Lost City of Z (2017) One of those vigorous adventure films that are no longer made. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
No Score Yet Heaven in Auschwitz (2016) A remarkable work of collection and treatment of archival material. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A cold and ruthless dissection of the current Romanian society. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
31% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Too bad the script is an example of missed opportunities. And the heavy hand with which Trueba directs its actors also doesn't help. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
92% Maquinaria Panamericana (2016) A film combines the potential of a commercial film with the stance of the author's cinema. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) The filmmaker wants to teng a lot of traps to the viewer, that the film turns out to be incoherent. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) A conventional demonstration of how to trivialize a hot topic. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
52% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) The dialogues feel artificial and make a subtle actress like Green look bad. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The film confirms Ramsay's status, who has not filmed enough. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
76% A Gentle Creature (2017) Undoubtedly, Loznitsa uses Krotkaya as an emotional discharge, a kind of ideological exorcism. But what fault do we have? [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
92% Good Time (2017) A film that evokes a certain eighties cinema, without falling into the trap of nostalgia. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) The film shows some progress in the director's ability, but it's more decorative than decorous. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) A bad joke that overflows with resentment against Godard. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
58% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) Despite being a filmmaker who seems limited to me, doesn't change my opinion. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
78% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) The monotony with which Hong films their long dialogues it's exhausting. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) It's the most solemn film of Lanthimos to date and misses the irreverent mood of his previous Dogtooth (2009). [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
70% Happy End (2017) The bad European conscience and nihilism as the only correct posture are some of the issues now shuffled in which it is a very minor work. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) I wouldn't say it's contest material for the most prestigious festival in the world. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
53% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Although Desplechin is an estimable author, this time his project didn't worked. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
67% Wonderstruck (2017) Undoubtedly, Wonderstruck is well filmed, but the sweetened and is the exact opposite record to that of Zvyagintsev. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvyagintsev looks at his society with the same critical eye of his previous Leviathan (2014), albeit with less political scope. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) You can not help but admire a woman of almost 90 years still interested in making a fresh and personal cinema. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
50% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) The end result is frustrating because the filmmaker doesn't show his full potential. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
87% Okja (2017) The message is rudely repeated, as if someone thought that an american transnational might be benign. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
85% The Square (2017) The film itself, two hours and 20 minutes long, would have benefited from a greater sense of the economy. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The film offers an European perspective on the AIDS crisis, with an emphasis on different political positions, attitudes of solidarity and vital celebration in clubs. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
73% Final Portrait (2018) One of those films that will not be released on the billboard of its country, because its potential audience is non-existent. It's designed for some cable channel like HBO, because it's basically like a prestigious telefilm. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
80% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Danny Boyle's useless recovery on of one of his greatest successes. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
46% The Dinner (2017) Although it has interpreters with enough solvency, the excessive ethical discussion becomes tiring. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
100% Devil's Freedom (La Libertad del Diablo) (2017) A series of disturbing testimonies that doesn't pretend any aesthetic strategy, but rather confront with the repeated voice of violence. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
88% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) A joyous production which emotional side is reinforced by Meryl Streep's performance. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) The greatness of a fantastic film is measured in its capacity of delirium and Yeon achieves it in the climatic actions. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017