El Pais (Spain)

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Rating Title/Year Author
() Javier Ocaña Linares once again proves that he can maneuver the camera with a purpose. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Donbass (2018) Javier Ocaña With a formidable use of the long take, now a staple in Loznitsa's cinema, he blows away with a difficult film about corruption. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Grâce À Dieu (1970) Carlos Boyero The cinema of Francois Ozon has always characterized the sickly vocation to navigate the darkness. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Red Joan (2018) Jordi Costa Trevor Nunn's objective is to comfort, not pose questions, but, yes, its cutting and confection certify the presence of a good tailor, one unable to give a bad surprise to his lifelong clientele. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Bloodsport (1988) Antonio Albert A prime time hour of hits, a lot of blood, a lot of morbid. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
() Javier Ocaña The Accordionist's Son never flows properly. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
I Can Quit Whenever I Want: Masterclass (2017) Javier Ocaña Therón has composed a farce of parodic elements very well acted and effective in the always complicated physical humor and with big tail jokes, those that when they are not underlined with the staging are always the best. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Mia and the White Lion (2018) Jordi Costa Under its appearance of an adventure film, it shows the disturbing functionality of the cinema as a bleaching instrument. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
In the Aisles (2018) Javier Ocaña A precious film about the here and now that still looks to the past. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) (2018) Jordi Costa The decorative elements aren't enough to impose a feeling that does not form. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Javier Ocaña The dichotomy between humiliation and piety, which should have been funereal, ends up losing ground with some collateral plots. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Jordi Costa Sara Colangelo replaces the intricate planes in continuity of Navad Lapid by careful focus under an oppressive photography in claustrophobic spaces. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Double Lives (2018) Jordi Costa A civilized comedy, transparent, and as steeped in culture as allergic to pedantry. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Boy Erased (2018) Carlos Boyero It is told in a gray and conventional way, there is no force or complexity or shudder in its unmemorable images, but keeps you watching is its impressive performances. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Asher (2018) Javier Ocaña What ends up blurring the final feeling that leaves Asher is its outcome: equivocally open and without the courage necessary to leave grounds. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
One Nation Under God (2009) Javier Ocaña The film never agglutinates the lessons and the emotions. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Destination Wedding (2018) Jordi Costa The result is a lucid film elevated by perfect chemistry between the two actors. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Javier Ocaña What is somber does not wind up becoming terrifying. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
() Jordi Costa The cast rescues the film from the occasional slips. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Never Look Away (2018) Javier Ocaña Ambitious and nuanced in some aspects and somewhat superficial in others Never Look Away has some obvious slips of tone, and not everything in its three long hours of duration holds interest. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Jordi Costa A work that constantly strives to defend its own distinctive personality, but can not completely avoid the dangers. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) Javier Ocaña Seems to stagnate. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
() Jordi Costa The chronicle of a luminous civil disobedience that does not fall into the traps of sentimentality, or the conciliatory outcome. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Carlos Boyero Burton does a solvent job, although without surprises. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
La chute de l'empire Américain (2018) Javier Ocaña The Fall of the American Empire charges against everything and against everyone in this current world of ruffians with an impeccable façade and general imposture. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
() Jordi Costa The accumulation of alleged sardonic phrases betrays the effort of a script team more concerned with the effect than with the naturalness of the whole. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Becoming Astrid (2018) Javier Ocaña Feminist without thick strokes or without fuss in the staging, the film sets its sights on the fixity and the loss of a passionate character. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Assassination Nation (2018) Jordi Costa The film's final sentence synthesizes the zeitgeist in fewer characters than a tweet. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The Highwaymen (2019) Javier Ocaña A work of classic breath and demystifying substance. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Bad Boys (1995) Augusto Martínez Torres Martín Lawrence and Will Smith do not seem gifted for action, nor for comedy. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Burlesque (2010) Javier Ocaña Reminds one too much of Coyote Ugly. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Across the Universe (2007) Jordi Costa Imagine that an eminence of creative surgery kidnapped the love of his life to return it transformed into an exact replica of what they hate most. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Problem Child (1990) Joaquin de Luna Terrible. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Teen Wolf (1985) Octavi Marti If in Back to the Future the problem is solved by rewriting family history and transforming the father into a winner, here the solution is much more fantastic, although less fun. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Legend (1985) Octavi Marti The bad thing about Legend is that all the virtuosity of Scott's vision only gets halfway there. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Tango & Cash (1989) Casimiro Torreiro It is impossible not to see a film that, voluntarily or involuntarily, is placed under the advocation of the comical and James Bond. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Hook (1991) Casimiro Torreiro A painful and traitorous adventure. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Dove cadono le ombre (2017) Jordi Costa Pedicini's effort to reach a partially tranquil ending ends up conditioning. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Cherry 2000 (1988) Jordi Batlle Caminal Only deserves to be seen because of Melanie's stimulating presence and... Ben Johnson. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
() Javier Ocaña The final editing provokes too many doubts, such as the lack of clarification of the role played by the Sitges festival in the wreck of Wismichu. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
() Jordi Costa The transmission of a culture in danger of extinction, which survived to the present in the fragile channels of popular orality. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
() Javier Ocaña Zapata's work here is worthy. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
() Javier Ocaña A calm and decisive documentary. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Bel Canto (2018) Javier Ocaña The film is inspired by a real event, but neither Paul Weitz or Ann Patchett, author of the novel on which it is based, is interested in a single crumb of the international political significance of the kidnapping. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Funan (2019) Jordi Costa The filmmaker reconstructs the memory of the genocide retold to him by his mother, using synthetic character designs that sometimes recall the stroke of the great Yoshihiro Tatsumi. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
() Carlos Boyero My problem with Banderas's interpretation is that the character leaves me cold or smells of eternal imposture. Everyone has fun as they want or as they can. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
() Javier Ocaña With a load of clichés, the film forces the performers to deal with dialogues of little or no grace. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Javier Ocaña The script is a glaring insufficiency at the time of making the viewer participate in the film's tracks, dilemmas and resolutions, simply capricious. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Yomeddine (2018) Javier Ocaña A wonderful whisper of cinema, a compendium of image and text in off, the best augury of an artist perhaps to come. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Maya (2018) Jordi Costa The story creates a solid illusion of the difficulty of that existing fact of scarring, loss and resignation. [Full Review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019