Letras Libres

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Rating Title/Year Author
Nuevo Orden (2020) Fernanda Solórzano More than dystopia, New Order is a hyperbole of reality - it shows in fine lines the excesses of the elites and the fury against the status quo while pointing out the dangers of militarization. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Fernanda Solórzano Céline Sciama condones the almost voyeuristic viewpoint in this type of film and instead has the camera serve as an accomplice to what we see. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
Brimstone & Glory (2017) Fernanda Solórzano A documentary firmly dedicated to exposing the dangers and ecstasies of pyrotechnics. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
Schoolgirls (2020) Aloma Rodríguez A wonderful and emotional portrait of adolescence. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
The Souvenir (2019) Aloma Rodríguez A subtle, exquisite and exciting film. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
A Dark Song (2016) Fernanda Solórzano A super effective and intimate addition to the horror genre. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
Nobody Knows I'm Here (2020) Fernanda Solórzano In his first film, the Chilean Gaspar Antillo reinvigorates the genre of films about show business, by approaching the subject from psychological suspense. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) Eduardo Huchín Sosa The best thing about Mucho Mucho Amor is its interest in how much the astrologer meant to millions of people. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
This Strange Passion (1953) Fernanda Solórzano El (This Strange Passion) seems to me is a prodigious movie because all of its parts form a perfect mechanism. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
() Fernanda Solórzano National Mechanics makes observations about reality but it also satirizes stereotypes of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema that, of course, contributed in large measure to perpetuating certain behaviors. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020) Fernanda Solórzano In his best movies, Spike Lee uses fiction as a sort of laboratory where he mixes different social factors and can anticipate events. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
I'm No Longer Here (2019) Fernanda Solórzano The best Mexican movie of 2019 is I'm No Longer Here... I think it's great because it poses very uncomfortable questions about identity. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
On Body and Soul (2017) Fernanda Solórzano The most accomplished part of this movie is its atmosphere, its visual elements, including the staging of the interaction between the two main characters. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
Christine (2016) Fernanda Solórzano The key to the uncertainty that Christine the movie and Christine the character produce is Rebecca Hall's excellent work -- one of her best performances. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
() Ernesto Diezmartinez Films are films when they find their public. La historia negra del cine mexicano is waiting to be discovered. And it sure deserves that. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 20, 2020
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) Fernanda Solórzano In the end, what remains is a work without conflict, and I think that conflict or questioning must be the core of any good documentary. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
Overseas (2019) Genoveva Corro Millán Sung-A Yoon addresses [the phenomenon of migration] from a perspective anchored in the micro and the individual, the feminine and the emotional. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
Sand Storm (2016) Fernanda Solórzano It's not a naive story... It's the story of a dilemma and how a final decision is not always the most gratifying, but it's the one that will have significant repercussions in the long run. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Wilderness (2020) Fernanda Solórzano The movie reflects on the documentary genre itself and its alleged objectivity. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
() Fernanda Solórzano What I find most interesting is the access to the character itself, and how from this access the character is constructed and drawn. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
One of Us (2017) Fernanda Solórzano It doesn't critique religion itself but rather the sectarian aspects of this group and how it affects its members. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
Lost Girls (2020) Fernanda Solórzano Lost Girls greatly overcomes the challenges involved in adapting a real case to a fictional movie. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
Devil Between the Legs (2019) Fernanda Solórzano A very daring, honest, and relevant movie. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2020
Ema (2019) Fernanda Solórzano Ema is a woman who reorganizes the world and in doing so she destroys conventional ideas about love, family, and maternity; she destroys a patriarchal system, making her and the movie incredibly relevant. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2020
Who You Think I Am (2019) Fernanda Solórzano What seems most appealing about Who You Think I Am is that it presents this notion about invisible cages or prisons in a much more quotidian setting than the sci-fi genre. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
The Dreyfus Affair (2019) Fernanda Solórzano One of the best aspects of the movie is Jean Dujardin's performance. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
Honeyland (2019) Fernanda Solórzano Honeyland rests on a difficult balance to achieve. Yes, it functions as an allegory, but it never stops being a story about specific people. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
McQueen (2018) Fernanda Solórzano It poses very valuable questions about the role of the artist and by extension the role of art. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Little Women (2019) Fernanda Solórzano An intelligent and warm movie. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Fernanda Solórzano Jojo Rabbit is to xenophobia what Green Book is to racism. These are stories that give the impression that these issues are in the past when that is not the case. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Fernanda Solórzano A movie that combines quality and levity in the best possible way. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Little Women (2019) Aloma Rodríguez The worst aspect of the movie is that sometimes it seems like a long advertisement of the virtues of sorority, a product placement for feminism. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1917 (2019) Fernanda Solórzano The video game perspective ends up being highly distracting in this movie. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Young Ahmed (2019) Fernanda Solórzano This time around the documentary style is not enough to explore the inner workings of young Ahmed's mind. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
The Two Popes (2019) Sergio Muñoz Bata The extraordinary thing about this movie is the humanity of the disparate pair, and the wonderful portrait of two characters that converge in a central point: to maintain the unity of their church. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Fernanda Solórzano One of the virtues of the movie is the solid construction of the characters. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Mauricio González Lara Driven by a skillful direction from Brewer, a catchy funky score, and an ensemble that includes Wesley Snipes and Da'Vine Joy Randolph... Dolemite Is My Name is a work tailored for Murphy. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
I Lost My Body (2019) Fernanda Solórzano It is precisely this blend of weirdness and melancholia that makes this movie unique and original. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Us (2019) Fernanda Solórzano Us is lucid and frustrating, ultimately being unable to successfully execute Peele's vision on doppelgänger with true effectiveness. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Stories We Tell (2012) Fernanda Solórzano The work of a professional director... that can guide the viewer's emotions and attention. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Border (2018) Fernanda Solórzano In all groups there are individuals who act in ways that harm or benefit others, and this is how Border proposes itself in an intelligent and very creative way. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
The Guardian of Memory (2019) Fernanda Solórzano The beautiful images express the desolation of these stories. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Fernanda Solórzano A reflexive epilogue with which the filmmaker closes his cycle of movies that deal with organized crime in the US. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
() Fernanda Solórzano Polvo is also a fable about how easy money and the unexpected access to luxury negatively alter the life of a community. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Fernanda Solórzano The Art of Self-Defense is a very good and very black comedy. So black that I might have been the only one in the room laughing with certain jokes. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Iker Zabala In A Rainy Day in New York everything is deliciously anachronistic. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Thunder Road (2018) Fernanda Solórzano A sharp and original comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Guie'dani's Navel (2018) Fernanda Solórzano Alongside Roma and The Chambermaid, Guie'dani's Navel breaks with a certain type of idealized and false representation that until recently was the norm in Mexican cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Joker (2019) Fernanda Solórzano While Joker may not break the superhero wheel, it works as a denunciation of a corrupt society in which its members can be as toxic and as aggressive as the people it signals out. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Lonesome Collectors (Noches de Julio) (2018) Fernanda Solórzano The spaces with their background and incidental sounds are characters as important as the ones the actors play. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019