Paula Arantzazu Ruiz

Paula Arantzazu Ruiz
Paula Arantzazu Ruiz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sensacine
Publications: Sensacine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) Obviously, The Breadwinner speaks to us about the rights of women, but also, and above all, about solidarity and ties when evil is imposed. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 100% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2018) Ocelot has made a beautiful film that contains ideas and formidable values, from more philosophical issues such as the construction of the gaze to others of ethical spirit such as egalitarian relations or peer care. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 60% Greta (2019) The absurd and gimmicky turns should not be seen, on the other hand, as a failure of this film that is absolutely self-conscious of the material that works. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
3/5 33% Elisa & Marcela (2019) [Director Isabel] Coixet explores the true meaning of the world in which [Elisa and Marcela] moved. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 95% Blaze (2018) What is surprising - and exciting - is the sensitivity with which Hawke has approached this difficult character. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Ritchie's Aladdin is guilty of such an overwhelming ugliness that it might even seem intentional. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 64% Peterloo (2019) The emphasis that Leigh places on on the faces and gestures of the proletariat is appreciated. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/5 100% In Safe Hands (Pupille) (2018) With a remarkable cast... [director Jeanne] Herry manages to challenge the viewer's emotions in her humanization of the long procedure of adoption. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4.5/5 80% The Portuguese Woman (2019) Acevedo Gomes stages her film with measure and elegance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 85% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) All in all, Franz Rogowski's performance... and the film's creative sound design... is worthy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 38% One Nation, One King (Un peuple et son roi) (2018) [Director Pierre Schoeller's] rigorous spirit [is] especially meticulous in the scenes set in the seats of parliament. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boy manages to provoke a powerful level of empathy thanks to the chemistry between Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 67% Yomeddine (2019) [In these] kinds of stories one prefers a naive tone to the sensationalism of misery. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Dafoe is able to transmit the vulnerability of a man that constantly feels rejected. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3.5/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Despite how obvious the eventual turn of events is, Woman at War still resonates its message that any decision one makes is important. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
5/5 83% High Life (2019) [A] film that tries to convey the human fascination for the unknown and to understand and shape what happens beyond the finite. - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Violencia (2015) In spite of that marked intentionality that is not beneficial for the film's tone... Violence's three stories are a remarkable achievement. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/5 65% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Perhaps [author Ransom Riggs'] imagination has helped awaken Burton's lethargic creative magic. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 85% The Here After (Efterskalv) (2017) The tension caused by John's is undoubtedly increasing, but [director Magnus] Von Horn knows how to manage it in such a way that the violent sequences are always unexpected. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 77% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2018) In light of France's yellow vests movement, it's not hard to see in [director Gilles Lellouche's] escapist fantasy a concern for [France's] social breakdown. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 59% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Sunset mercilessly submerges you in the recreation of an abrupt world, without center or periphery. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2.5/5 44% Razzia (2017) Obviously, [Director Nabil Ayouch's] criticism of retreating values ​​speaks as much to the countries of the Maghreb as it does to Europe today, but his cry against injustice is far less complex. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 60% The Quietude (La quietud) (2018) In the stillness there are sharp dialogues, a poisonous sort of comedy, but what truly stands out is the films visual poetry. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
3/5 73% The Children Act (2018) Thompson meticulously incarnates this civil servant... but it's hard to understand the reasons that lead the character - iron-like and inflexible - to feel the final weakness that completely disrupts her existence. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Commander Arian, a story of women, war and freedom (2018) Without romanticism, Comandante Arian is also an anti-war plea about a battle waged for freedom, and not greed. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Angel in the Clock (El ángel en el reloj) (2018) More than a reflection on childhood cancer, [The Angel in the Clock] brings us closer to the semantics of time and appears as a kind lesson for adults and children about the value of the here and now. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet I Hate New York (2018) An honest portrait of trans activism. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 80% Ana by Day (Ana de día) (2018) Krzysztof Kieślowski, Alfred Hitchcock and, especially, Luis Buñuel are imbricated in the images of Andrea Jaurrieta's first film. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Early on in Fire at Sea... [director] Gianfranco Rosi makes his position clear when it comes to portraying the drama of those who dare to cross the stretch of the Mediterranean that joins Africa with the island of Lampedusa. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2.5/5 40% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) [Director] Edouard Deluc... does not go beyond the usual hagiographic profile of an artist misunderstood by the world he lived in. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2.5/5 50% Down a Dark Hall (2018) Instead of provoking perverse terror, it invokes the fear of that first Ouija board we obtained at the time with the purpose of showing off that we were no longer children. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's a pleasure to see the way Cruise fully exploits his physicality in Fallout; he's like a contemporary emulation of Buster Keaton. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 100% Lola Pater (2017) Explores these feelings well. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 90% The Silent Revolution (Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer) (2018) Perhaps [director Lars] Kraume should have contained the tone of the second and third acts... but his adage [about] how selfish and cruel the dictatorship's dream of the proletariat was, makes ones' hair stand on end. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Yo la busco (2018) Dani Casellas natural performance is key. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Surely one of the best performances of [Jonah Hill's] career. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet No Quiero Perderte Nunca (2017) [Director Alejo Levis's]... rejoices in his universe of suffering, stumbling more than twice on the same stone.[Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3/5 88% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) The narration has a naturalistic tone. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/5 88% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) Forget glamour: [director Julia] Solomonoff calls into question the American dream. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 95% Transit (2019) [Christian] Petzold manipulates temporaralities, tensions, and aesthetics with skill and grace. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet In Times Of Fading Light (In Zeiten Des Abnehmenden Lichts) (2017) Sumptuous. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 64% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) There's a spectral tone to this film that works. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2.5/5 84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience... does not achieve the necessary alchemy so that the tension between the austerity of it's setting and the heartbeat of the story becomes a melodramatic volcano. [Full review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 86% Playground (Plac zabaw) (2017) In this sense, the Polish director's attention to the prolegomena of violence is closer to the post-Columbine exploration of Gus Van Sant in Elephant (2003)... [Full review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 86% Playground (Plac zabaw) (2017) Those who know the encyclopedia of atrocious crimes will recognize Playground's story... although that chilling sequence is not the most interesting part of the feature film... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 92% Maria By Callas (2018) The documentary work done on this film is titanic... [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Dust (La pols) (2016) [Director Llàtzer] Garcia is back in control... and with the same team, formed by Laura Lopez, Guillem Motos and Marta Aran... [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4.5/5 67% 9 Fingers (9 doigts) (2017) Crime cinema has never had such depth. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinemanía (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3/5 88% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) The cast give great performances, especially Hiam Abbass. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
3.5/5 88% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Many coming-of-age stories come out every year, but few manage to transmit the vulnerability and violence that define what is perhaps the most complicated and exciting stage of our journey through the world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Sensacine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018