Código espagueti

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Rating Title/Year Author
8.8/10 Relic (2020) Nicolás Ruiz An intimate film that manages to blend, with subtlety, j-horror influences in a psychological and allegorical portrait of loss and grief. A true class act from Natalie Erika James. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
7/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Nicolás Ruiz Adam Wingard understands the tone needed for a movie like this. And he understands the characters. With a keen visual eye, Godzilla vs Kong manages to create a fun new mythology based on the vast Toho lore. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
6.8/10 499 (2020) Nicolás Ruiz 499 wants to subvert the usual narrative of violence in Mexico. In this effort, it's an ambitious and brave -but finally disappointing- attempt at docufiction. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
7.5/10 WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021) Nicolás Ruiz This is not an innovative documentary, formally speaking. But it is sincere and human. More than a story about Adam Neumann, it's about the people who trusted him and the remaining hopes of an empathetic future. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
7.5/10 Console Wars (2020) Nicolás Ruiz Console Wars is a vivid representation of marketing and audiovisual culture in the nineties. A concise, precise and joyful documentary about a mediatic war that shaped the imagination of millions around the globe. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
6.9/10 Z (2019) Nicolás Ruiz There are a lot of pointless clichés and easy jumpscares in Z, but at the end Brandon Christensen manages to make an intelligent little horror film about trauma and normality. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
1/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Nicolás Ruiz The Witches is an empty and joyless spectacle; a perfectly staged and horribly realized CGI banality. Zemeckis at an all time low. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
4/10 Nuevo Orden (2020) Nicolás Ruiz New Order is a movie about fear. Fear of change, fear of social unrest, fear of political convictions. A conservative and manipulative dystopian film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2020
8.7/10 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Nicolás Ruiz A passionate essay about love, approval and death. Kaufman conjures a powerful sense of impending doom in a critique of modern romantic expectations and the most insidious forms of masculine ego. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
8.2/10 Tenet (2020) Nicolás Ruiz Tenet is an obnoxious, cold and unpleasant movie. Nevertheless, Nolan achieved a rare formal experiment never seen before in summer blockbusters. Hollow, cynic and revolutionary at the same time. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
8/10 Host (2020) Nicolás Ruiz Rob Savage capitalizes on the fear of quarantine with a surprising elegance. Host is a fun, purposeful and intelligent movie that combines, unseemingly, the thrill of jump scares and the intense consciousness of a collective, underlying, anguish. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
4/10 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Jojo Rabbit isn't nearly as funny or smart as it thinks it is. Despite of all it's good intentions this is an unpleasant, manipulative and downright dangerous satyre. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
6.9/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Nicolás Ruiz Bad Boys: For Life is a silly and entertaining movie that recreates the lost spirit of what action films used to be in the nineties. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
8/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Marielle Heller did a charming and heartwarming movie that truly understands the complexity of its characters and tackles them with ambitious form. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
9.5/10 The Irishman (2019) Nicolás Ruiz This movie is a monument. A beautiful essay on old age, filmmaking and fiction by a grand american master. Mesmerizing and deeply moving. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
6/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Nicolás Ruiz In my opinion, this is the first patronizing and culturally insensitive Jarmusch film. A smart formal comedy that quickly turns into a banal and empty rambling. Disappointing at best. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
5/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Nicolás Ruiz This is a disappointing, pointless and joyless film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
8.9/10 Nighthawk (2019) Nicolás Ruiz This clever western remixes genres in a playful manner to achieve a surprising statement about comunitary love as a act of resistance. A necessary and beautiful film [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
9.1/10 Joker (2019) Nicolás Ruiz This movie isn't as intelligent or irreverent as Todd Phillips might think. But it does challenge the conventional structures of the genre and the ideological implications of superhero movies. Flawed and riveting. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
9/10 Midsommar (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Ari Aster did it again. Midsommar is a symmetric representation of fears around individualism and community life. A truly visionary and creative take on contemporary social horror. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
9.3/10 High Life (2018) Nicolás Ruiz High Life is a captivating cinematic achievement, a movie that portrays with sensual delight the compassion and horror of human emotions. A impressive film from an impressive filmmaker. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
8.5/10 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Sokolov made a horrific and amusing tale about contemporary cynicism and romantic hope wrapped around a dark action comedy with clear influences from Ritchie, Tarantino and Park Chan-wook. This movie is a blast. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
8/10 Feral (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Feral is an intelligent and idiosyncratic horror movie. A false documentary that digs deep in Mexico's religious beliefs and dangerous superstitions. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
5.9 The Lion King (2019) Nicolás Ruiz In trying to make a naturalistic movie, Jon Favreau forgot that myths dwell on magic and symbolism. As a result, The Lion King is a soulless fiasco. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
8.5/10 The Gasoline Thieves (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Huachicolero is a beautiful and thoughtful film that portrays, with acumen and sensibility, the culture of violence and misery in Mexico. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Kabul, City in the Wind (2018) Nicolás Ruiz An intimate journey into the everyday life of a city destroyed by war, invasions and fanaticism. A truly compassionate, honest and beautiful film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) Nicolás Ruiz A heartfelt roadtrip of personal discovery. Sexy, slick, well paced and wonderfully filmed, Take Me Somewhere is a promising debut. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
7/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Spider-Man: Far From Home has some great moments... but it finally doesn't manage to balance the solemnity of its premise with the comical intentions of its director. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
5.5/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Annabelle Comes Home is an interesting take on PG-13 horror. Nevertheless, Dauberman's film ends up being as tiresome and empty as any of the previous installments in Wan's universe. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
9.2/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Toy Story 4 is an intelligent film about transcending nostalgia and moving on. The perfect ending for a saga that has accompanied the dreams of a entire generation. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
8.7/10 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Nicolás Ruiz With Under the Silver Lake, David Robert Mitchell created a deceptive movie that works as a semantic essay on millennial boredom. A cult classic in the making. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/10 Murder Mystery (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Murder Mystery is an algorithm based comedy specifically created for distracted viewers and a clear symptom of Adam Sandler's catatonic and derivative comedy. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2019
5.8/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Dark Phoenix is a disappointing and disrespectful finale for fans of the franchise and source material. A grey and joyless film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
5/10 Ma (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Another utterly banal Tate Taylor movie, Ma doesn't entertain as a teenager slasher nor does it dig deep into social criticism. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
6.8/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Godzilla II has deep respect for Toho's design and origin stories... and it's visually stunning. But the poorly written script only delivers a clumsy and disappointing family drama. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
6/10 Brightburn (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Brightburn had it all: an intriguing premise, great producers and a solid cast. But the final result is just a dull and soulless homage to classic slasher movies. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
9/10 Us (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Us is an impressive allegorical film that demonstrates the power of independent horror cinema and its underlying social commentary. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
9/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Avengers: Endgame is a fun, crafty and ultimately gratifying conclusion to one of the biggest sagas in pop culture history. A wonderful achievement. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Nicolás Ruiz The Curse of la Llorona is the most formulaic, dull and predictable movie in The Conjuring saga. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
8.6 The Guilty (2018) Nicolás Ruiz The Guilty is masterful essay on both suspense and dostoevskian characters. A truly remarkable achievement. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
8.4/10 Shazam! (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Billy Batson has the power to become a grown up superhero in Shazam!. By doing so, he gives us the power to become children again. A truly heartfelt and sincere origin story. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
6.9/10 Captive State (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Captive State is a frustrating movie: it could have been one of the great sci fi surprises of the year, unfortunately it didn't live up to its own ambition. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Nicolás Ruiz In Happy Death 2U all of the spontaneity of the first movie is lost and all we have left is a dumb argument, a poor script and a forgettable film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
7/10 Belzebuth (2019) Nicolás Ruiz Belzebuth is a fun and charming horror take on Mexico's religious traumas. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
5/10 Aquaman (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Hardcore fans of Peter David's take on the character may enjoy this movie... for the rest of the world, James Wan's adaptation is cringy and barely watchable. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
9.3/10 Roma (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Roma is an impressive cinematic achievement: a revolutionary movie for contemporary mexican cinema and an intimate reflection on Mexico City's history, sounds, divisions and feelings. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
7.8/10 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Ralph Breaks the Internet is a fun take on our current technological obsession with ego and individualism. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
8.6/10 First Man (2018) Nicolás Ruiz First Man is one of the most delicate, intimate and complexe space exploration movies ever made. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
5.5/10 Venom (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Venom is a profoundly disappointing and frustrating take on the popular comic book antihero. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
7.5/10 Summer of 84 (2018) Nicolás Ruiz Summer of '84 is an unexpected wonder. A nostalgic movie that, paradoxically, advocates with passion about the dangers of nostalgia. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019