Victor Pineyro

Victor Pineyro
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Dominican Republic based film critic and film enthusiast. Entertainment Lawyer for Film Management, writer, and producer.
Publications: Seventh Art Studio

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 99% On the Waterfront (1954) On the Waterfront remains recent because at its core it's about the fight and struggle agains systemic injustice. Marlon Brando is good, but Karl Malden steals the show every minute he's on screen. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
9/10 97% 13th (2016) Silence is oppression, and by being silent we become tolerant. Impressive documentary, terrifying truth. Ava DuVernay channels understanding today through the knowledge of the past. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
8/10 93% Raging Bull (1980) For a film about violence, it's incredible that boxing remains at second sight. The life of Jake La Motta was a turbulent one, and De Niro literally becomes him. Visually stunning. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
8/10 93% Jules and Jim (1962) One of the summit's of Truffaut's career. This love triangle seems intrepid and brave, to the point that modernity becomes insolent. It introduced the vulgar into the bourgeois. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
8/10 93% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Bacurau has one element that is lacking from films lately, originality. The combination of genres is definitely a hit, but it could've easily become a miss if not for the correct direction and enjoyable touches of violence. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
8/10 86% The Aviator (2004) Bringing Hughes' life to the big screen was a task for giants. The film doesn't feel like an Scorsese movie, it has an audacious editing, homaging the Hollywood era it takes place on. DiCaprio and Blanchett are simply spectacular. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
7/10 83% Midsommar (2019) Bizarre is the main course in Midsommar, which serves as Florence Pugh's tour de force. A daylight horror movie that succeeds because of the efficiency of its first act. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
8/10 94% Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Woody Allen's writing hypnotizes me, it's no secret that he's a much better writer than director. This film has incredible reaction acting. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
10/10 86% Ben-Hur (1959) 62 years later, there's not much to say more than this is; an absolute masterpiece. What was accomplished narratively and technically all those years ago is a work of film geniuses. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
9/10 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) As far as courtroom dramas go, the film does a really good job to differentiate itself, going back and forth through prosecution and prosecuted events. Sorkin proves again his immense writing ability through characters and rhythm. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
8/10 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) At its core the film is about uncertainty, pain, anger, and the pursuit of catharsis. Sidney Flanigan is a revelation. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
8/10 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed captures at its perfection the combination between despair and hope. The film stops being the story of a musician that loses his hearing and becomes the story of a rediscovered human being. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
10/10 98% Time (2020) This documentary is a beautifully directed, edited and musicalized perspective on the effects of time, errors, life, absence and abuse on each and every one of us. An absolute masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
9/10 95% Soul (2020) Spectacular music and visually astonishing. I felt it was beautiful that the film presents the idea that we're responsible for ourselves from even before our existence. A wake up call for many of us looking for answers. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
9/10 70% Tenet (2020) The film feels a lot like an allusion of its palindrome title. What I like most about Nolan, and Tenet, is that it challenges me and reminds me, forgive the redundancy, that movies are first felt and then understood. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
9/10 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) We are all fighting our own demons, Vinterberg allows himself to be intimate in a film that feels parallel to actually being drunk. Cathartic, human, liberating and honest. Definitely one of the year's very best. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
10/10 97% Hamilton (2020) Pure masterpiece. It just made me anxious to being able to watch it live someday. Miranda's work is out of this world. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
7/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) The film is so visually satisfying that it gives the first impression that the story will surprise you, it doesn't. A feel-good predictable movie with a beautiful aesthetic. - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
7/10 74% The Rental (2020) What makes this movie stand out is that its main characters are their own real villains. A very effective thriller adapted to the modern era of renting vacation houses. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Sambá (2017) Guzman and Cardenas manage to insert some unique visual storytelling to this already crowded genre. The story hides behind a sport curtain, to give us several layers of a Dominican reality. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
8/10 80% Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) (2017) Somehow Cabral accomplishes an almost impossible task to talk about the raw reality of Dominican prisons, and tell a love story while doing so. Beautifully filmed. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
8/10 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) The film is a voyage to the past told through a dream-like recreation of events. It becomes meta and unique when discovering its main character and keeps a beautiful visual standard while doing so. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
8/10 93% Us (2019) A masterly double life feature that shows a comparison between good/evil, light/darkness, beautiful/putrid, and dance/violence. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
7/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! shines light into the newly reborn DC Extended Universe. This is definitely the way to go. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
7/10 79% Captain Marvel (2019) It's far from being the best MCU film, but it does a decent job on introducing on of the most powerful characters of that universe. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
9/10 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) There's a certain subtleness in film only reached by few. It's that softness mixed with bitter and tension that allows some movies, where the esthetic reigns and the story flows, to become a bona fide exquisiteness. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite shows us a perfection addict Yorgos Lanthimos. A filmmaker with enough maturity to transmit the most raw feelings of human reality accompanied by satire. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
8/10 77% Green Book (2018) Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen are a match made in heaven. In its political correctness, it finds moments of truth. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
8/10 80% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) The chemistry between Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda is impressive and contagious. Watching this film is like being reminded that life is beautiful with a touch of nostalgia. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
9/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) This is not only the best Spider-Man movie that has ever been made, but it ranks on the top of the very own superhero genre. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/10 63% Bird Box (2018) With an extremely interesting premise, Bird Box becomes a meaningless film filled with disappointing moments. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
8/10 65% Aquaman (2018) Epic, weird and comic booky. Aquaman revitalizes the DCEU in ways no one ever saw coming. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
8/10 67% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The ultimate Christmas movie of 2018. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
10/10 95% Roma (2018) Cuarón's work as a writer, director and cinematographer are beyond perfection. His use of chaos to create the ordinary are the work of a genius. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
6/10 95% The Death of Stalin (2018) Filled with political correctness, the dramatic points feel way more effective than the comedy. Absolutely gorgeous production design. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
7/10 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) What seems to be an ode to crime/noir, prefers to take a different more personal path into the intimacy of its main character, whom never makes catharsis. Visually stunning. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
8/10 93% First Reformed (2018) Noticeable effort for each frame to tell its own story. There are very perceptible shades of "Taxi Driver" in "First Reformed". [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
9/10 87% First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle does it again. With brush strokes of Kubrick, tension, suspense and intrigue are dealt enviably in this movie. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
9/10 89% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Coen Brothers make the genre transitions seem easy. There is a little of everything we love about them in this unique piece. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
7/10 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It leaves a little too much for the sequels, but for any Wizarding World fan, it's great to experience nostalgia through the magic of Newt Scamander's briefcase. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
6/10 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek is the movie and the only reason why it stands out, not much beyond his acting. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
9/10 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters tells a story about love, family, crime, and truth. It's life itself without the morality cloak. One of the best movies of 2018. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
5/10 30% Venom (2018) Predictable and repeated story. Venom without Spider-Man is lame. The film relapses into the absurd and gives us 0 connection between Eddie Brock and Venom. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
8/10 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy's tour de force. A delicately directed film around a not so delicate main character in a fresh and beautiful New York. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
9/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Exceptional music, it's incredible that Bradley Cooper's best role yet comes from his directorial debut. Touching human story. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
8/10 73% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) Amazing initial sequence and music. The film centers so much on its main character that sometimes forgets about the story, still extremely captivating. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
7/10 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) The incredible suspense builds up and puts too much weight into the final act of the film, which ends up being somewhat disappointing. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
7/10 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The chemistry between Washington and Driver is essential to maintaining the rythm of the film persistent and entertaining in a constant shift between crime and comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
8/10 89% An Unexpected Love (El amor menos pensado) (2018) A love story, real, open, with shades of comedy and life between its lines. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
9/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Part of the journey is the end, and this one is perfect for certain characters. An unprecedented movie in film history, and a very difficult feat to repeat. [Full review in Spanish] - Seventh Art Studio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020