Letras Libres

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Rating Title/Year Author
Greta (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The film is very valuable in showcasing complicated women in such an elegant way. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Claire Darling (La dernière folie de Claire Darling) (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The film relies heavily on the great work of its protagonists: Catherine Deneuve y Chiara Mastroianni. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Fernanda Solórzano By privileging the essence over accuracy, it is an emotional autobiography presented as a bizarre spectacle and camp. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
One Last Deal (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The strongest aspect of this film is its really strong narrative. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
Knife + Heart (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Yann Gonzalez mixes horror, comedy and tears in a film that cries out to be seen from a sensitive camp. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
What They Had (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Based on director Elizabeth Chomko's experience, What They Had is narrated with rawness and honesty that is accompanied by impeccable performances. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Svideteli Putina (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The documentary effectively captures the essence of Putin's witnesses. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Ernesto Diezmartinez Peter Jackson has successfully recreated the lost world in the trenches of the First World War. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Fernanda Solórzano A good film filled with nuggets of Redford's career. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
Midnight Family (2019) Fernanda Solórzano One of the most admirable things about this documentary is the absence of morbidity and instead captures a truly intimate look at survival. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The film fails because it is unable to engage its dialogue on the issue of equality, or the place that its protagonist occupies in that struggle. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
() Fernanda Solórzano The film brings resilience into play as a resource to deal with extreme situations, something notable in times when the habitual look is victimized. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Across the Universe (2007) Fernanda Solórzano Through choreography, animation and all kinds of digital effects, the vignettes are used as supports for a script that, by itself, would never take off from the ground. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Eighth Grade (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Without moralizing intentions, director Bo Burnham explores the adolescent anguish in the era of the social networks, showing it, without dramatic bursts, like a state maintained without resolution. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Burning (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The film unravels, bit by bit like an ardent dream burning slowly inside the mind of the audience. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Beautiful Boy (2018) Fernanda Solórzano An astute and effective way to show the cyclic moments an addict goes through. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Fernanda Solórzano A film that is able to get to places where journalism cannot. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
First Reformed (2017) Fernanda Solórzano First Reformed is a brilliant return to form. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Manbiki kazoku (2018) Fernanda Solórzano This is a stunning demonstration of Hirokazu Koreeda's cinematic mastery. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Green Book (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The film by Peter Farrelly edits reality and does not bother the viewer, reducing a complex problem, like racism, to a fable with a happy ending. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Lanthimos retains a pessimistic view of human nature, while also showing the profane the conventions of the cinematic subgenre of kings and courtiers. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Belzebuth (2019) Fernanda Solórzano The Mexican Emilio Portes directs this horror film that, being faithful to the conventions of the genre, surprises with well-conceived and executed twists. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Suspiria (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Luca Gudagnino takes the risk of making concrete what was vague and adding ramifications to a simple plot. Even so, the director sticks to the essence of the original: from very different universes, both films dialogue. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Bird Box (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Bird Box is an astute marketing phenomenon and is a good entertainment product, which does not make sense to demonize. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Director Karyn Kusama breaks with archaic ideas of the model feminine creating an uncomfortable and memorable character. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Pájaros de verano (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Birds of Passage is a gangster film and it's a very original way to tell our own history without falling to exoticism or idealization. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
The House That Jack Built (2018) Fernanda Solórzano This is a very dark comedy and one with great moments of horror. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Roma (2018) Daniel Krauze Rome, in fuction to Mexico, is timeless. It happens in the seventies, but it's also happening out there, right now. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
Widows (2018) Fernanda Solórzano This Steve McQueen film follows many of the conventions of the heist film, but stands out for its transgressions. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Subtle and disturbing. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Mandy (2018) Mauricio González Lara Cage is a force of nature. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (2017) Fernanda Solórzano Julia earns the distinction in the hall of fame of vital, funny and endearing women of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
22 July (2018) Fernanda Solórzano A relevant film that shows the concrete origin of this violence without glorifying it. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Museo (2018) Fernanda Solórzano One of the best performances from Gael Garcia Bernal in his recent repertoire. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Fernanda Solórzano This is the first version of A Star is Born in the digital age and in order for this story to work for modern audiences, there had to be plausible dimensions between the fame and the relationship between the leads. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
Rush Hour (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Rush Hour lets audiences see how these different people with different economic realities could share the same unhappiness. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Fernanda Solórzano It is timely because it is inserted in current discussions about the censorship of humor in the name of political correctness. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Our Time (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Throughout Reygadas's films there have been many threads that recur and in Our Time, he shows a sensibility in how he shows mundane events and how they can carry more meaning than we think. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
The Death of Stalin (2017) Ernesto Diezmartinez The Death of Stalin isn't about Stalin or what happened in 1953. Instead it's about the dark side of power and those who execute it. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Upgrade (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Even though its characters are not elaborated and the dialogue was simple, Upgrade has the merit of being the first to show, in a key of horror, the risks behind the promise of immortality through technology. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
Western (2017) Fernanda Solórzano This film by the German Valeska Grisebach retakes the essence of the classic genre alluded to in the title, but gives it more subtle forms, changing the duels and shootings by gestures and conversations. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
L'insulte (2017) Fernanda Solórzano Even though The Insult develops in a unique circumstance, the film makes it very easy to identify with the ideas presented onscreen. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
Daniel & Ana (2009) Fernanda Solórzano Mexican filmmaker, Carlos Carrera, takes the risk in this dark and melancholy animated feature, which is at the height of the best that is done in the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
The Eternal Feminine (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Los Adioses seems to be a portrait of the tensions between Rosario Castellanos's private life and public life and brilliantly brings that solitude to screen. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2018
Sins of My Father (2009) Fernanda Solórzano The documentary has some admirable work in showing the duality of a terrifying figure. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
The Midwife (2017) Fernanda Solórzano The performances from Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot save this film from falling into being ordinary. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
Loveling (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Loveling takes the family melodrama and turns it into a contemporary story destroying cliches along the way. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Fernanda Solórzano In the sixth installment of the saga, Tom Cruise returns as agent Ethan Hunt and gives the film a texture of realism thanks to his physical effort. Director Christopher McQuarrie reminds us why big-budget films can be interesting. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
My Son (2017) Fernanda Solórzano Filmed in a unique way that engrosses the viewer in the uncertainty of the search. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Ghostland (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Although this film by the French director, Pascal Laugier, takes on the conventions of the film genre, it also proposes a different reading, influenced by the current of the new French extremism. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018