Nestor Bentancor

Nestor Bentancor
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Nestor Bentancor (@NestorCine) is a Uruguayan film critic and entertainment journalist living in Los Angeles since 2002. In 2009 he founded the bilingual website DesdeHollywood.com, and in 2015 he launched the Spanish-language YouTube channel Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood. On both of these fast-growing digital outlets, he delivers in-depth reviews, analysis, exclusive interviews, and interactive live broadcasts, mixing information and opinion in an engaging way. He has several years of experience working as a celebrity interviewer and movie expert for major networks, such as NTN24, RCN Colombia, Nuestra Tele, W Radio, ¡HOLA! TV, and OnDirecTV. Additionally, he has been a guest panelist on English-language shows like Collider Movie Review Talk, Meet The Movie Press, and The LAOFCS Weekly.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
25% The Goldfinch (2019) In two and a half hours, the film never makes a compelling case for why it deserves to be seen. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
91% Monos (2019) A visually stunning, immersive, and unpredictable journey into the strange and tragic realities that armed conflicts create. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) "Magic Mike" meets "The Wolf of Wall Street." A fun and revealing balancing act that tries to humanize, instead of condemning or glorifying. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
62% It Chapter Two (2019) Not as impactful or dynamic as the first chapter, but this king-sized freak show is a welcome variation in a cinematic landscape crowded with little spooky houses. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Step by step, the funny and insightful dramedy asks less "Why don't we run?" and more "What are we running from?" [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) The illuminating documentary -a must-see for serious cinephiles- delivers a cascade of information and insight in a clear and dynamic manner. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Its intriguing concept -reminiscent of "Frequency"- and charismatic protagonist (the always solid Oyelowo) hook you from the beginning. A modest, flawed, but ultimately worth it genre mashup. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
82% This is not Berlin (2019) An alternative to today's sugar-coated depiction of the 80's, the story offers a relatable quest for personal identity, freedom, and acceptance. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) The potentially profound and affecting film never appears, but you will find a Cate Blanchett show that is well worth it. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The likable cast -particularly Nick Nolte- elevate a flawed but effective action thriller that will surely satisfy fans of the franchise. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) This genre mashup -a killer concept executed with gusto- delivers a playful and thrilling cat-and-mouse game. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
67% Driven (2019) A promising comedic caper that slowly meanders through very familiar territory. When it finally shifts gears, it's too little, too late. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Irresistible! More than a treat to the ear, a massage of the heart that will leave many blinded by the tears. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
44% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Fans of the first one will surely devour this sequel, an effective horror adventure that feels like the ultimate escape room. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Isabela Moner -this film's real treasure- anchors an irresistible family friendly adventure that is funnier and livelier than most Hollywood live-action adaptations. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
21% The Kitchen (2019) It serves up a poorly crafted concoction of gangster tropes, heavy-handed messages, and conflicting tones. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The creatures are skillfully crafted, but the rest feels very bland, generic, predictable and pedestrian. Not scary enough for adults and probably too slow for youngsters. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Is That You? (Eres tú, Papá?) (2019) A simple, well crafted slowburn that is more interested in exploring harmful dynamics than supernatural scares. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) Not as genre-defining nor easily recommendable as The Babadook, but a must-see for any hardcore cinephile, especially for the acting. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) In a summer season where many blockbusters have left us stranded, this uproarious vehicle provides a very pleasing joyride. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
93% Luce (2019) It engages your mind, soul, and every fiber of your body, delivering a challenging, yet satisfying experience. "Luce" is the social thriller of 2019 and one of the best films of the year. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A personal, playful, and rich piece of auteur cinema disguised as a breezy popcorn movie. Pitt and DiCaprio are hilarious and hypnotic. Tarantino, unchained, is glorious. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Honoring its title, the film offers a refreshing grittiness and intensity to today's superhero fare. Uneven, but more than worth it. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
72% The Perfection (2019) The biggest twist here is that an apparently sophisticated thriller turns out to be grotesquely dumb and misguided. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Visual vibrancy plus charming characters makes it a serviceable sequel, despite its thin story. Is it better than the forgettable first entry? Just by a hair. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
45% Murder Mystery (2019) Little grey cells aren't required to enjoy this pleasant trip into the comedy-mystery genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
22% Men in Black International (2019) A prefabricated blockbuster where not even the good parts quite fit. Predictable and utterly forgettable. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
82% Crawl (2019) Everything you can ask from a fun survival horror, and more! Kaya Scodelario's visceral performance anchors the mayhem. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Visually dazzling from the start, the film takes a while until it starts to match the emotional resonance of the animated classic. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) A multilayered, hilarious and visually stunning complement to a story that has grown alongside its audience. You've got a friend in Pixar. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
64% Child's Play (2019) A tonal mess where capable actors struggle with an abysmal script and direction. One of the worst films of the year, so far. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
34% Anna (2019) Luc Besson sabotages a promising return to the action-thriller genre with a ridiculous amount of gimmicky flashbacks. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Likeable characters and intermittent flashes of rich horror imagery makes it an OK entry in a mediocre trilogy. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) Even though the film is hard to love, Ari Aster's direction and Florence Pugh's acting are very easy to appreciate. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) An effective family-friendly blockbuster that it's always amusing and dynamic, but never epic or memorable. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019