Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

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Rating Title/Year Author
Midsommar (2019) Felipe Rodríguez Torres Not as sharp and steely as [Ari Aster's] previous film but... quite possibly conceals a cynical look about the violent and pure nature that lies under the superficial layers of [a] purported and hypocritical civilization. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Felipe Rodríguez Torres An interesting reflection about the representation of the past. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Phaidros (2018) Ricardo Galvis Allows the deformation of the external to visualize the internal, the emotion, the excessive passion. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Serpentarius (Serpentário) (2019) Juan Gras The metaphors and symbolism play an essential role. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
My Dear Friend (2018) Antonio R. Jiménez [A] promising debut. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
() Yaiza Agüero The film is an evocative tug of war between memories and the now. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Winter's Night (2018) Yolanda Moreno Martínez [Director Jang Woo-Jin] shows throughout his film a minimalist style, with a static camera that portrays the simplicity of the scenarios and accomplishes an intimate focus on the couple. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
Pig (2018) José Amador Pérez Andújar The spectator who assumes the challenge will be attracted by the succession of some facts. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
The Swallows of Kabul (2019) Àngel Quintana The backgrounds animated with simple and watercolor strokes turn the story into a reflection on the path that can lead human beings... to break with unjustly inherited prejudices and to embrace a secular struggle for freedom. [Full revew in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Canción sin nombre (2018) Àngel Quintana In the eyes of [director] Melisa León there is much more honesty and a desire to establish her struggle, as a woman, against the forgetfulness of her country. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Violeta Kovacsics The charm comes from its lyricism. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur (2019) Jaime Pena [Director Hlynur] Pálmason maintains a certain distance with his characters, favoring irony over any kind of empathy, almost as a manifestation of rugged landscapes and a changing climate. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Tommaso (2019) Àngel Quintana Tommaso emerges as a kind of marginal film, made by a filmmaker who seems to be back of many things, including industrial models. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Frankie (2019) Àngel Quintana A marvel. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Parasite (2019) Juanma Ruiz A film so full of provocative and stimulating ideas that each of its twists could be a new movie. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Parasite (2019) Carlos F. Heredero Only a creator as free and as original as Bong Joon-ho can succed in turning out an adventure so unorthodox and as stimulating, as unpredictable and as devastating as Parasite. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Parasite (2019) Àngel Quintana An excellent film about the 'others'. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Àngel Quintana [Director] Karim Aïnouz plays with the feuilleton's rules efficiently. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Àngel Quintana Reminds us that behind a star is always its shadow. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Àngel Quintana Not very efficient as a fable about the state of the world and art. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Juanma Ruiz A film that delights in its own act of narrating. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Juanma Ruiz The particular poetics that it constructs end up offering some of the most suggestive and audacious images that have been seen in this edition of the festival. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Juanma Ruiz Reduces to indignity and pathos a character that probably deserved better treatment. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019) Àngel Quintana An animated wonder. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019) Carlos F. Heredero A small delight. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
() Carlos F. Heredero One of the most stimulating works seen this year. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Àngel Quintana A beautiful film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Halt (2019) Jaime Pena The Halt's best moments are at the end, when it enters the streets and sided with those children who are the first propitiatory victims of the tyrants of the day and the environmental disasters. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Particles (2019) Àngel Quintana The film is honest, it works as a curious debut film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Ice on Fire (2019) Carlos F. Heredero A film that, in reality, is nothing more than a television report. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, Une Lumière) (2019) Àngel Quintana We will never get to know what really happened... What matters is how the story can come to set up and shape the limits of a reconstruction. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, Une Lumière) (2019) Carlos F. Heredero One of [Cannes'] most solid, disturbing and serious film proposals. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Juanma Ruiz Raises the level of arbitrariness until it is immersed fully in the grotesque. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Juanma Ruiz [Director Bas Devos] extracts surprising mystery and strength from the seemingly common places. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Juanma Ruiz [Director Alice] Furtado's debut shows a filmmaker with personality. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Àngel Quintana [Director] Zu Feng falls progressively in rhetoric until the film breaks down. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Matthias & Maxime (2019) Àngel Quintana There is nothing new that can surprise us and perhaps this is the film's main problem. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Matthias & Maxime (2019) Carlos F. Heredero The staging almost never goes far beyond the rather capricious illustration of the script and the intermittent repetition of sequences with music. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Traitor (2019) Àngel Quintana A fascinating chronicle. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
The Traitor (2019) Carlos F. Heredero [Director Marco] Bellocchio films the drama... with enormous visual force and remarkable narrative impetus. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Jaime Pena The rhythm and the environment... provides an air of verisimilitude close to the documentary. The tone prevails throughout the film... stripped of any kind of visual rhetoric. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Sibyl (2019) Àngel Quintana [Director Justine Triet's] problem is that her film wants to travel through too many spaces, to unfold in too many layers and the different levels of self-fiction flow with the same intensity. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Sibyl (2019) Carlos F. Heredero The characters behave like the script's simple puppets. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
() Àngel Quintana [Director] Larisa Salidova films a small movie, with a certain sense of humor and with much laconicism. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Mektoub, My Love (2018) Àngel Quintana A fundamental work. [Full review in Spanishi] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Mektoub, My Love (2018) Carlos F. Heredero There is only here the mechanical repetition of self-absorption. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
It Must Be Love (2004) Àngel Quintana [Director Elia] Suleiman walks, observes, does not laugh, does not cry, does not scream, does not get excited. Just watches. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
It Must Be Love (2004) Carlos F. Heredero [Director Elia Suleiman's] penetrating gaze knows how to find the absurdity and surrealism that we, inhabitants of a universe that is believed to be the center of the world, almost never succeed in seeing. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
It Must Be Love (2004) Juanma Ruiz Nothing escapes [the film's] well-humored filter. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
Wounds (2019) Juanma Ruiz Unfortunately, [director] Babak Anvari... is limited to building a conventional horror film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019