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Rating Title/Year Author
() 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
() 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
() 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
() 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
() 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
() 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
() 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
() 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
() 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
Zombi Child (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Although the supernatural arrives at some point, Bonnello tries to delay it as much as possible to avoid a film both liberal and metaphorical. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Under the Silver Lake (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Mitchell seems to question Hitchcock and his characters, but he also emphasizes the genius of Hitchcock's style, and gives us a film that is saturated and excessive, but also contemporary and ambitious. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Brightburn (2019) Alejandro Alemán The terror keys that are present throughout the film match the film's terrifying tone, which becomes largely credible thanks to a dry and cold performance delivered by Jackson A. Dunn. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) Alejandro Alemán If you don't have any idea about Maria Callas's life or work, this film won't explain you anything... This is a film made by fans for fans, with a great work of investigation and compilation of materials. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Las herederas (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Martinessi presents Chela with a naturalness that is even more evident in long takes, silent scenes, and brief daily instants. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Captain Marvel doesn't try to say much but merely entertain us, and it reminds us that a woman is as strong as a man, but can definitely be funnier. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The Human Surge (2016) Alonso Díaz de la Vega William's perspective itself could be enough to stimulate the audience, but his camera and composition add an impressive cinematographic vocabulary to it. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Us (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega "Us" makes good use of colors, which demonstrates some originality, but I don't believe it is enough to compensate all the flaws the movie presents. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Burning (2018) Alejandro Alemán Burning is an immersive game of ambiguities, uncertainty and absences, where we doubt everything, including what Lee Chang-dong projects on the screen. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Alejandro Alemán A very expository script, that makes use of flashbacks, with a poor representation of a period, telling a story that is not exactly memorable. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The Dirt (2019) Alejandro Alemán The Dirt is an honest trash, coherent with the band it pays tribute to, if compared to the calculated, sweetened and aseptic Bohemian. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Alejandro Alemán The directors deliver good suspense sequences, with a sinister atmosphere... and also the classic and simple (but effective) jump scare. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Alejandro Alemán The Endgame's plot is not exactly innovative, and the structure is uneven, but its sense of humor is an authentic triumph. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Mid90s (2018) Alejandro Alemán Mid 90's is a very traditional coming of age in which Jonah Hill wants us to see the "street" world with the same fascination as the little Sunburn does. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
() Alonso Díaz de la Vega Without quite being comparable to a Paco del Toro movie, El Complot Mongol boasts an overwhelming number of poorly-taken decisions that demonstrate the influence of bad television on the aesthetics of Mexican commercial cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Manbiki kazoku (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Some beautiful moments of joy. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The director and his editors are capable of seeing what's beneath the events that could seem trivial but that reveal the protagonist and his family as a result of the engine of Spanish history. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The believers of the honorable cowboy will feel confronted, but it's in this clash that catharsis and change is created. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega More loved [now] than when he was alive, in death Orson Welles is no longer alone. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Loving Pablo (2017) Alejandro Alemán A pity. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
Loveling (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Genuine tenderness. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Oscillating between conflict and abrupt humor, the director balances the films grimness with something lighter, but without derailing the impact. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2018
Ghostland (2018) Alejandro Alemán From more to less, a very interesting first third is followed by a terrible impasse where the narrative becomes tedious... [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2018
Have a Nice Day (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Greyish and ugly, the city is an image of the capitalist grief that feeds the desperate desire to escape. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2018
Happy End (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Unmistakably a Haneke film. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2018