Manu Yáñez

Manu Yáñez
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 94% 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 58% 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 92% 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 96% 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 88% 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 81% 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 88% 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
3.5/5 91% The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) A surprising tribute to the work of Yasujiro Ozu that is somewhat diminished by its noble sub plot. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 91% Nico, 1988 (2018) Posed as a film free of romanticism, Nico 1988 delves into the traumatized psyche of its protagonist while capture the worn, but tremendously genuine, physicality of a woman reconciling with the passage of time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
74% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) Seeing is believing. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/5 96% Western (2018) Western presents an abstract face that aims, without fuss, toward the fundamental enigmas of existence. The discreet conquest of that space of reflection ends up being its greatest triumph. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 92% Niñato (2017) Embracing the (inquisitive) realism of the Dardenne brothers and the Yasujiro Ozu's treatment of the domestic space... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) In 'Faces and places', chance becomes the driving force of a work that is, at the same time, an experiential testimony, an essay-making exercise and a setting for the encounter between equals. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) The Chilean [director] refocuses his story here on a feminine peripeteia of dislocation and self-recognition... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) As for the debts with the past, 'Han Solo' manages to unfold the most recognizable qualities of its iconic protagonist... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) [Certain] dramatic mechanisms limit the reflective force, the discursive complexity and the artistic value of [Xavier] Legrand's work. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Summer 1993 stands out for its subtle, touching, but never sentimentalist approach to this exceedingly sensitive theme, the childhood apprehension of personal tragedy... - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Akin tries to illustrate the complexity of the moral confusion in which Europe (and the world) lives, but, along the way, seems to fall victim to the confusion it's trying to denounce. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
28% Suburbicon (2017) Could it be that Clooney's noble intentions did nothing but increase the open gap in American society? - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) A song to "different" beauty, an ode to the fraternity of the marginalized in a society marked by intolerance... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4.5/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) A monumental ending carried by two actors at the top of their game. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
68% Rabin, the Last Day (2016) Rabin, the Last Day works as a stunning example of political filmmaking imbued with a sense of formal and conceptual freedom. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
35% Equals (2016) [Drake] Doremus falls into a shallow version of Sofia Coppola's impressionism, along with some tics from the Wong Kar-wai repertoire, and a full stream of Sundance-infused sensibility, resulting in an alarming lack of aesthetic interest or emotional drive - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
71% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) In an astonishing game of mirages-where time expands and contracts giddily-[Jerzy] Skolimowski manages the 81 minutes of the movie, which correspond to 11 fictional minutes, to feel like real time. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
32% Loving Pablo (2018) Two models, one prodigiously cinematographic and the other is tv, that battle inside of 'Loving Pablo' and take the new work of Leon de Aranoa towards the waters of the spectacle cinema. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
90% Our Souls at Night (2017) A film destined to be forgotten in the trajectory of its protagonists. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
69% mother! (2017) What seems an intimate drama between a poet tormented by the creative blockade and a young housewife who wants to conceive a child soon becomes a sort of home invasion thriller. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It's refreshing to see a director capable of portraying the evils of contemporary America without falling into sociological study or political pamphlet. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) The film presents the everyday life of its protagonist - incarnated with astonishing sobriety by Adam Driver - like a romantic, contemplative and essentially poetic oasis. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A vivid portrait of the moving machinery of corruption, which extends through the social map reaching a father willing to do anything to ensure a better future for his daughter. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 91% La La Land (2016) A film with a perfect acting combination and explosive musical numbers that would restore faith in the magic of Hollywood and Broadway. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 75% Epitaph (Epitafio) (2015) A film that succeeds because of its disturbing and unrestrained nature. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
60% May In The Summer (2014) The film itself is very regular, but when the family drama kicks in everything gets more interesting. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
74% The BFG (2016) A small and charming film about the true value of friendship and imagination. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
No Score Yet Peace to Us in Our Dreams (2015) A powerful film that will keep you fascinated. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2016
93% The Nice Guys (2016) A buddy movie full of nostalgia and a great cast. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) It manages to balance loud comedy with an intimate drama. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/5 61% The Program (2016) Feels more like a gangster movie than a sports drama. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
85% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) One of the film events of the year. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) Allen's wrtitng, hand by hand with the magical and melancholic world he proposes, is still capable of making miracles. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 97% 45 Years (2015) Haigh consecrates itself (eluding greater risks) with an elegant and delicate film. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016