Manu Yáñez

Manu Yáñez
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T-Meter Title | Year
67% New Order (Nuevo orden) (2021) Franco is content to cruelly exorcise the ills of his nation and leave the viewer stunned by a feast of sadism. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
67% New Order (Nuevo orden) (2021) With one eye on the current moral crisis and another on the way violence is used to express power, Franco creates a dystopian reality where humanity is destroyed. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
34% Mainstream (2021) 'Mainstream' hybridizes the old and the new, the noble cinephile references and a trash aesthetic, which turns the film into a small-scale laboratory of the aesthetic-cultural earthquake of our time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) A battle field of a film that despite its excesses deserves to be seen. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
97% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) The Human Voice shows Almodóvar's love for fantasy and the truth of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
5/5 86% Zombi Child (2020) Bonello solidifies himself as a filmmaker with strong emotions and a radical gaze, offering plenty of food for thought. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
5/5 70% Tenet (2020) On the surface, the strokes in Tenet may seem simple, but they have grand effects especially as far as its cinematography is concerned. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
4/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Strong politics and an empathy for his characters help Linklater imprint his personal style on this adaptation. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 94% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) The affection and tenderness that emanates from this family bond rescues the film from the well of nihilism and expands its emotional horizon. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Knife + Heart is a postmodern pastiche where the eroticism of Brian De Palma's thrillers is intertwined with the exuberance of Dario Argento's giallos. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 92% The Perfect Candidate (2020) Al-Mansour manages to stitch together with certain vigor the improbable odyssey of a doctor who runs as the mayor of her town. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 34% Domino (2019) De Palma utilizes the archetypes of film noir to explore the corrupt and amoral ins and outs of the current geopolitical landscape. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong builds the rocambolesque plot of Parasite from a solid architectural skeleton. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 92% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Beanpole is a dazzling and devastating experience. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Les Perseides (2019) An underground storm in which the personal becomes political. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet Danses Macabres, Skeletons, and Other Fantasies (Danses macabres, squelettes et autres fantaisies) (2019) It is particularly interesting to listen to the philosopher theorize about the foundational condition of these mortuary representations. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
No Score Yet Karelia: International with Monument (2019) In his (Duque) new film, he pends as always to his interest in breaking down the physical beauty of the human being. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
86% Jordi's Letters (Las letras de jordi) (2019) A singular dialogue is the angular stone of a film that is submerged in the enigmatic waters of religious fervor. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 100% Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (2019) Rinland involves her self-reflective study on the nature of cinema with a moving tribute to the dedication and delicacy of archaeologists and conservatives. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 69% Liberté (2020) A new radical peak in Albert Serra's cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
No Score Yet Love Me Not (2019) In his provocative combination of atrocious iconography, Miñarro invokes the most disturbing evils of today's world. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
98% Vitalina Varela (2020) Here is the new masterpiece of an artist committed to the greatness of cinema and the human spirit. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
100% White on White (Blanco en blanco) (2019) A study of the physical aggressions committed on the indigenous population, particularly on women, while the austere and precise dialogues of the film manage to condense its meaning without being over-explanatory. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
94% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) A delicious invective against the relations of domination and submission. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
71% The King (2019) Some of the most notable parts of 'The King' are the tremendous performances from its actors, specifically from Timothée Chalamet. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
35% Seberg (2020) Despite Kristen Stewart's performance, 'Seberg' is unable to show itself as anything other than a Hollywood melodrama. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
40% The Laundromat (2019) Despite its charm, 'The Laundromat' runs the risk of being buried in the maelstrom and in the algorithmic contemporary audiovisual culture. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
89% Ema (2019) Larraín finds a a way to create a hybrid look between his perspective and that of the protagonist with a gesture of generosity that allows viewers the chance to uncover the mysteries of a rising generation. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
86% Martin Eden (2020) The happiness and tragedy of Martin Eden has been turned into great cinema by Pietro Marcello, is only the beginning of an infinite, profoundly contemporary debate, which forces us to question our place in the world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
75% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) For its part, the biggest problem of 'An Officer and a Spy' lies in the absolute transparency of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra's fantastic acting feat elevates the film's horizon. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach employs a risky strategy and goes unscathed thanks to the coherence of its proposal and, above all, thanks to the interpretative deployment of the leading couple. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
5/5 95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hong has created a fine work of maturity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4/5 68% Joker (2019) A vision of a sick community that has just been made sense of by the bold amoral fable presented by Phillips. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/5 90% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) A true masterclass on the mechanisms of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 93% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) The film resembles a pocket version of the most elusive and playful face of the Fraud author. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/5 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) A film with unquestionable vivacity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) 'The Lighthouse' leaves in the spectator a genuine deposit of admiration, especially towards the actors committed to a gale of dialogues and physical prowess. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pedro Almodóvar's heartrending, meditative, and deeply confessional culmination of his prolonged immersion in the waters of autofiction. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 90% Mirai (2018) Mirai becomes an exciting nod to the small daily battles that shape that place of learning we call family. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite shines as an absorbent exploration of love and how our yearnings are destroyed by a social structure hellbent on social violence and a clash of the classes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 57% White Boy Rick (2018) Like the father he plays, [McConaughey's] performance is composed of warmth and disarming honesty. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A touching, moralistic ode to the solitude of outsiders. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) A cinema that knows how to camouflage the urgency of its social denunciation under the edlicado approach to a series of daily odysseys. A question of pure humanity. - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 95% Roma (2018) In spite of everything, the director achieves in Roma the difficult feat of evoking the past with one foot in nostalgia and the other in the critical sense. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 87% First Man (2018) The film is valuable, but at the same time it doesn't meet expectations. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) In the devastating portrait of the Yankee social debacle that is Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore again shows his exhibitionism and his propensity for demagogy; however, their arguments are less one-dimensional here. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 100% Facing the Wind (Con el Viento) (2018) [Director Meritxell] Aparicio claims, with humility and sensitivity, the heritage of... Yasujiro Ozu, Hou Hsiao-hsien or Naomi Kawase. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4.5/5 90% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Godard seeks to revolt the cinema and restore its revolutionary function. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper manages to conjure up a version of A Star is Born with its own personality. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018