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Rating Title/Year Author
El Baile de los 41 (2020) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The style here might not be revolutionary, but it treats its audience with respect and tells a story that needs to be shared. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
The Devil All the Time (2020) Alejandro Alemán Becomes predictable and absurd. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020) Alejandro Alemán The thing is that the method Spike [Lee] chooses to deliver his messages doesn't always work. Most of the time it ends up feeling forced and preachy. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
365 Days (2020) Alejandro Alemán A porn movie is more honest than this trash. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
The Wife (2017) Alejandro Alemán The most attractive aspect of this story is, of course, a Glenn Close who is still in full command of her theatrical faculties, in a performance that slowly takes over the screen. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
() Alejandro Alemán The best sequences of the documentary are precisely those where the children confront their father for his notable absence. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2020
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Alejandro Alemán Two polarized positions where a midpoint is definitely needed. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Inside Llewyn Davis manipulates those narratives to create an amalgam that seems determined to deform them. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
Nashville (1975) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The concision with which Nashville approaches each subject is amazing. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
The Green Fog (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Maddin's entire film is a cinephile exercise that reconstructs a masterpiece with pieces from other films or programs. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
The King of Comedy (1983) Alonso Díaz de la Vega The tone of The King of Comedy distinguishes itself in a very meritorious way. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Night Moves (2013) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Night Moves is defined as one of the most original films in its class. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Unforgiven (1992) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Unforgiven thus rejects Eastwood's previous filmography and the patriotic speeches of many other filmmakers involved with the western. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Circus of Books (2019) Alejandro Alemán The director narrates with notable care the implications derived from being parents of some pornographers. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
() Alejandro Alemán Brief, raw and concise, 'Tupamaro: Guerillas Urbanas' is a fascinating portrait. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
Atlantics (2019) Alejandro Alemán This complicated but beautiful exercise in cinematography never denies the heart of its story. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
The Flower (La flor) (2016) Alonso Díaz de la Vega A poem of the unfinished and the imperfect, The Flower is a tribute to broken sentences and badly placed commas [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2020
The Platform (2019) Alejandro Alemán The Platform remains an effective setting in images, well-written dialogues, but a basic and obvious subtext, too obvious. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) Alonso Díaz de la Vega His film, like John Wayne's, is neither realistic nor ambiguous, but it is a fascinating essay that finds revolutionary discourse in masculinity subversion. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
Diary of a Country Priest (1950) Alonso Díaz de la Vega What is unique about Bresson's film is that the images could go without - I think they should - the words that are used to describe these images. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2020
Ema (2019) Alejandro Alemán The strength of the film is given by its mix of outstanding images, music, and Ema's overflowing, irrepressible and sexual attitude. [Full Review in Spanish EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
Who You Think I Am (2019) Alejandro Alemán The film never makes us lose interest, mainly for the precise performance of Juliette Binoche. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
Midnight Family (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Lorentzen communicates his ideas well enough. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
I'm Leaving Now (2018) Alejandro Alemán Felipe is a very unique character. Prankster and dancer, moves with the lightness of who already dominates the iron city (NYC). [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
Kraben rahu (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega In Mantarraya, these common places are manifested in such an original and ambiguous way. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Just Mercy (2019) Alejandro Alemán Yes, the story is touching, but the movie generates more pity than anger. A mistake, once racism in the United States remains as rampant as ever. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
Waves (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Such an important theme seems to promise a narrative indigestion, but Shultz is gifted with synthesis and an unusual intelligence to change tone between an artificial nightmare and a liberating dream. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
Road to Roma (2020) Alejandro Alemán It succeeds in giving Roma a new angle. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Distant Constellation (2017) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Instead of making her documentary with a direct style, Mizrahi uses the images creatively to reinvent the world she observes. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
Land (2018) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Land's mistake is to sacrifice the vastness of emotions in the process, but a tender dance scene reminds us of the washed out humanity of these people. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Diego Maradona (2019) Alejandro Alemán Diego Maradona results in a more honest documentary. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega Sandler delivers a formidable performance of an annoying winner. [Full review in spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
Little Women (2019) Alonso Díaz de la Vega It is a correct film in the technique and tender in emotions. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Alejandro Alemán Choosing Tom Hanks to play this role is brilliant. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) 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
The Guardian of Memory (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
The Nothing Factory (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
Asako I & II (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