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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Relic (2020) Icnitl Y García Is in these labyrinths of the house, of amnesia and senility that the most interesting moments of Erika James work and her photographer, Charlie Sarroff, strike. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
2.5/5 A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Despite the fact that the documentary is not without interest, it ends up becoming tired and repetitive, finding it difficult to go deeper without losing its viewers with ideas of greater density. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5/5 Mayday (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete The potential of the plot is quickly dissolved by the dispersion present in the film, manifested mainly in irregular and disjointed sequences. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
1.5/5 The Blazing World (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete There's a virtue buried underneath the overwhelming artificiality, excessive cosmetic, and narrative laziness in young Texan director Carlson Young's debut: conviction. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/5 Together Together (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Helms' perplexity and bewilderment are so genuine that they seem close, while Harrison's initial apathy dissolves without compromising her irony, sarcasm, and awkwardness. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/5 Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete The excess of Prisoners of the Ghostland has the discipline of an experienced filmmaker like Sono, paradoxically it is not perceived as saturated despite its delusional plot and structure. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2/5 Users (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete The observations of the filmmaker herself end up making her intentions very diffuse and her ambition something deeply vacuous and, ironically, inconsequential. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5/5 The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Although the point of interest is the treatment of the pandemic, the truth is that it is only one of the several elements present and not the one that gives it purpose. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/5 Mass (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Fortunately, the film does not pretend to be a direct pamphlet on the use of weapons or the importance of mental health in the adolescent population: its main interest lies in offering space for grief. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2.5/5 Searchers (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Searching aims to point out that, despite technological advances, we still don't know how to handle something as simple as asking someone else for anything. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
2/5 Eight for Silver (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete It is a film that works with such premeditated efficiency that it ends up becoming a fiction that shows the mechanization with which it was made. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/5 Passing (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Passing cuts across racial tensions in a very superficial, almost uninteresting way, exposing the way a frustrated desire manifests itself in a world so painstakingly constructed yet terribly fragile. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/5 The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete The documentary presents everything that happened after the successful premiere of Death in Venice and the way in which BJörn Andresen became a true fetish. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/5 Prime Time (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Prime Time does not make judgments about the motives or intentions of its protagonist, perhaps because it doesn't know them, but it takes time to know them. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
3/5 In The Earth (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Wheatley returns to the themes and style that gave him enormous projection at the beginning of his career, particularly for the bloody Kill List. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
1/5 How It Ends (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Close to the pilot of a television series that will hardly see a full season. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
1/5 Strawberry Mansion (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete No cinema can supports what happens in Strawberry Mansion, yet it is full of images and concepts that are flaunted as "cinematic." EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3/5 Knocking (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete There is an interplay between the supernatural and the mental that, while perhaps not particularly novel or revealing, updates Bergman's concerns for contemporary audiences. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
1.5/5 Cryptozoo (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete More concerned with stuffing history than constructing it, Shaw's film focuses on creating a visual overstimulation with the discursive complexity of Avatar. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3/5 Censor (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Bailey-Bond avoids making a deliberate "homage" and puts her effort in defending genre cinema, relying particularly on the idea that our psyche is the most powerful censor. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2021
3.5/5 Night of the Kings (2020) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Beyond the awards that will eventually overshadow the more subtle virtues of the film, this is a vindication of the power that a person can have surrounded by those who hear a narration. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/5 Violation (2021) Jorge (JJ) Negrete The construction of the story is based on two tension points: aggression and retribution, however, the way in which Mancinelli and Sims-Fewer structure this tension is not balanced. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4/5 Donnie Darko (2001) Rafael Paz Kelly adds to this central theme another of the topics that is constantly manifested throughout his work: the possibilities of the divine and the guilt of knowing those designs while we are alive. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
3/5 Soul (2020) Icnitl Y García For a film like Soul it is more attractive to embellish and simplify the questions than to take a risk with their own answers. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3.5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Rafael Paz It is, in a few words, the film that the creators of Green Book believed they made. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/5 Luz: The Flower of Evil (2019) Erick Ortiz As in The VVitch, Luz's main family is being consumed. There is a general confusion, which is transmitted to the audience --including voice-overs close to poetic reflection-- and that, without a doubt, will not be for everyone. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
Soundwave (2018) Rafael Paz Soundwave isn't looking to reflect on the implications of Hunter's invention, but rather with creating an effective thriller. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Ana Laura Pérez Flores Promising Young Woman tactfully takes its photogenic nature and doesn't relent as it claims women have the right to be very angry and to tear it all down. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
() Ana Laura Pérez Flores The Dove and the Wolf is a story of love as a fallible strategy of resistance in the midst of a context of terror and Carlos Lenin finds a way to make the uneasiness poetic. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
One, Two, Three (1961) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Wilder turns both the capitalist and communist systems into caricatures and isn't sparse. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
The Nothing Factory (2017) Mariana Fernández The film has a very human and necessary message about the working class and its needs. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Lonesome Collectors (Noches de Julio) (2018) Rafael Paz A wonderful film about the difficulties of relating in real life due to the fear of being hurt again. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
The Riot Act (2018) Rafael Paz Devon Parks gives himself time to correctly share the way that figures of power create "official truths." [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Joker (2019) Rodrigo Garay Humorous elements do not appear to justify the criminal act or to alleviate it. They actually emphasize the grotesque character of the violence [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Joker (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Joker is not challenging, daring or risky in the least, on the contrary, Phillips adheres with discipline to the rules of the now old New Hollywood and proves to be a docile student, not a visionary. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Mariana Fernández Simple and charming, the film is a charismatic entry into the feel-good genre. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Luciérnagas (2018) Mariana Fernández Although the film calmly and sensitively portrays empathy and hope in difficult times, it is an irregular journey of pursuit of personal freedom that has an ambiguous structure in its narrative. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Marriage Story culminates beautifully with an act so humble, gentle and loving that it disperses bitter memories and leaves us with the warmth that only the feeling of being alive can leave. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
About Endlessness (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Andersson appropriately titles this film about a journey into infinity. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Lina From Lima (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Despite the fact that the film struggles to add value to its vignettes, you can expect to see more from María Paz Rodríguez. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Saturday Fiction (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete A film as frustrating as putting a broken mirror back together. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
The Painted Bird (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete To call it sadistic would be to give the film some intellectual dignity it lacks. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
La llorona (2019) Jorge (JJ) Negrete In La Llorona, the horror derives from what's described rather than what is seen. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
Feral (2018) Erick Ortiz Feral is an excellent genre film in every way and more. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Mariana Fernández Booksmart succeeds due to a freshness and feminine outlook that balances style, humor and sensibility. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
The Emperor Waltz (1948) Jorge (JJ) Negrete A pastel comedy that presents two dangers disguised as virtue: that of conservatism and that of progress. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Non-Fiction (2018) Jorge (JJ) Negrete Non-Fiction is a movie brimming with ideas stated by the fictional characters about real problems. To believe what they discuss takes a leap of faith. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Crawl (2019) Rafael Paz One of the most effective and entertaining films in Alexandre Aja's filmography. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Mariana Fernández Even though it's entertaining and features catchy pop songs in its soundtrack, the movie can't escape its cliché, hurry, irregularity, and absence of substance. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Chicuarotes (2019) Rafael Paz Chicuarotes turns into a tirade against violence without much eloquence, limited to portraying young people without a future and shocking the public with their most vile acts. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019