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Rating Title/Year Author
The Current War (2017) Alejandro Alemán All the right choices make the movie interesting. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
Parasite (2019) Alejandro Alemán We are facing a remarkable degree of narrative skill. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
Parasite (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega We are before a remarkable degree of narrative skill. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The lawyers topic closes with an incongruity: Nicole's gratitude betrays all previous representations of vileness and affirms the superficiality of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
() Alonso Díaz de la Vega The Guardian of Memory finds in the camera a resource to do more than only show us his interviewees as many other documentaries do. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Scorsese uses references to integrate with his protagonist and offer us an expressive image of himself in old age. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Jarmusch returns fully to the political theme, but in a forced and explicit way. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
Notes on an Appearance (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega A strange, concise and intelligent film. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Thunder Road (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega While there is an expression of what happens in Bruce Springsteen's songs, on Thunder Road we don't find what it feels like to have lived them. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Late Night (2019) Alejandro Alemán The movie rests exclusively on the shoulders of the impeccable Emma Thompson whose character is interesting and fun. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Joker (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Joker tries to be serious in a familiar genre, but hold on to the convention. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Lonesome Collectors (Noches de Julio) (2018) Alejandro Alemán It is an ambitious film that could have been an absolute disaster, but it wasn't for the care and passion with which it unfolds, from the performances, the images, the management of the spaces. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Gray does not reach Coppola at all, but renews his contract as the only filmmaker in Hollywood worthy of calling him father. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega A bad editing that leaves loose ends and simplifies the story, is compensated with the formidable production design and the ambitious intention to scare in the morning. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
A Fábrica de Nada (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega His portrait of the workers fighting to stay together before individual deals offered by the Company Management is tremendously human. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Netemo sametemo (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega It is difficult to ignore that this delicate fantasy of love and destiny is much more intense than it seems on the surface thanks to a filmmaker capable of interpreting passion from silence. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Alejandro Alemán When Tarantino finally decides to speak of his maximum obsession, the cinema itself, he does it with another set of tools, more subtle and more elegant. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
High Life (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Denis creates a trip to space related to the mystical journey of Stanley Kubrick, but that is autonomous in the visual with its unexpected minimalism. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
Cumbia Connection (2007) Alejandro Alemán Video clip, documentary, romantic movie, or soft porn? Cumbia callera can be that and much more. This is a pleasant film experiment, an unconventional love story, a musical film with cumbias from Celso Piña in the background. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Alejandro Alemán The sorority does not end by throwing the car into a ravine, but in a bulletproof, supportive and unconditional friendship in this honest, funny and emotionally intelligent movie, that is not usual in the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Armed to the Teeth (Hasta los dientes) (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The perspective of the soldiers, young and inexperienced men who follow orders, is an important element that expands the critique of the film and also its complex gaze. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Lemonade (2018) Alejandro Alemán Based more on conversations than on images, Lemonade refers immediately to the most popular cinema in Romania. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
The Chambermaid (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The small details form the bulk of Lila Avilés style, with perfect recreations of different social classes - a rarity in Mexican cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
() Alejandro Alemán What angers and ends up sending this movie to the list of the worst of the year is that in the end its speech is null. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
() Alonso Díaz de la Vega Avranas learned only to impact but not to question. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Parchís: The Documentary (2019) Alejandro Alemán Here we find all the cliches applied to horrible musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
The Image Book (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega It is an ambitious work that can not be bounced, which in its challenges and ambiguities constitutes an accurate portrait of who we are. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Alejandro Alemán The biggest value of this documentary is precisely the new images it presents. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Alejandro Alemán The techniques used by the director to deliver jump scares is truly poor. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Se rokh (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Three Faces invites us to know the unknown and the subtle, and in this contradiction Panahi doesn't abandon the political but integrates it with the ambiguities of the world. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Alejandro Alemán Although we get to see the same story again, the perspective changes with the performance of Moore. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Scorcese not only celebrates the work of Marcel Carné, but also builds a metaphor about how the art, as an artifice, leads us to the truth. Between inventions and lies, the true. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Alejandro Alemán A very cold film for an author who is always remembered by the warmth of his prose, the overflowing imagination, and his adventurous spirit. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
() Alonso Díaz de la Vega Word written in images, the movie seems to say something big and at the same time simple: Serenity. We do not need much more. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
The Traitor (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The absurdity of the procedures and the impudence of the Mafia create an authenticity that Scorcese would envy. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Young Ahmed (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The stereotypes, a couple of intensely didactic moments, and an improbable ending mess up the story. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Matthias & Maxime (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Nothing new, not even the "impossible love" plot, although this time it focuses on the doubts of friends that could have been something else. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
The Halt (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The tone is uneven and the reflection about the theme somewhat superficial for the long duration of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Deerskin (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The ridiculousness in general and the unstoppable increase of its tone configure an almost magnificent farce. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
() Alonso Díaz de la Vega As the film parodies Godard elements, it could look inaccessible, but it is actually very charming. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Tommaso (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega It is a self-indulgent exercise, although the intense ending leaves some doubts. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Frankie (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The camera is here more deliberately tense than ever and it gives us an amazing final shot... Above all: the cast is formidable. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Little Joe (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Little Joe presents Hausner in one of her best moments in audiovisual terms. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Beanpole (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Balagov achieves moments as disturbing as formidable with the story of the life of Russian friends months after the World War II. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Eggers understands very well the fantasy patterns prior to the twentieth century, however his mistake is to bring together everything he knows in a single story that could be many. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Joan of Arc (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Actors were chosen more for their faces than for their acting skills, and humor is an exercise based on frustration. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Freedom (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Focusing mainly on actions and brief but magnificent dialogues, the Catalan Alberto Serra describes the decline of liberalism. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega In almost three hours, Malick manages to reveal some deep truths: Nazis are evil; God shuts a door but opens a window; Jägerstätter was a good man. I just achieved the same in just one sentence. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Sorry We Missed You (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Loach's characters speak in common places, and their incidents moves from the intense to the ridiculous. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Atlantics (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Diop's style is peculiar and naive but unique, and the subjects he approaches are indispensable. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019