Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

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Rating Title/Year Author
Us (2019) Àngel Quintana Society's demons acquire physical forms while the horror film returns to embrace that politicization that was present in John Carpenter and George A. Romero' best films. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
() Felipe Rodríguez Torres In general, the [film] is interesting enough to forgive some of its mistakes and excesses. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Buy Me a Gun (2018) Jaime Pena Buy Me a Gun is one of the most important Latin American films of the year, perhaps also in recent years. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Carlos F. Heredero The rest of the plot is... at times witty and at times quite reiterative, piling on references and genres with a certain self-confidence, but with nothing really new to offer. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Carlos F. Heredero The result is a product formatted for fans of the Grammys and the Oscars, but it also lets us see the annoying narcissistic drive of its director and protagonist. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Blind Spot (1947) Cristina Aparicio In short, a construction that reveals the impossibility of seeing completely and of recording reality in its entirety. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Blind Spot (1947) Carlos F. Heredero [Blind Spot] has no great pretensions and manages to stage the tragic pain of the inexplicable with exemplary balance between the formal and the thematic. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Our Time (2018) Cristina Aparicio The exposed intimacy in which the director inserts himself... is full of his cinematic calling cards: long sequences without scripted dialogue, the wild as a symbol of the human and a slow pace that delights in the environment. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Our Time (2018) Jaime Pena [Our Time] has a propensity to place the camera in unusual places... that at least gives us a rest from the family psychodrama. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Sophia Antipolis (2018) Carlos Losilla [Director] Virgil Vernier proposes with Sophia Antipolis an elusive essay and a testimonial chronicle at the same time, a fiction of mythical resonances and a reflection on the state of the world. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
Two Waters (2014) Carlos F. Heredero In that ambivalence lies the film's greatest conquest in that it manages to extract genuine fiction from the real and valuable reality from its fiction. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
The Snatch Thief (2018) Jaime Pena What in other Latin American films is a natural inclination for sordidness and violence is turned around in [director Agustín] Toscano's film, in a certain sense taking advantage of the spectator's prejudices. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
The Third Wife (2018) Cristina Aparicio Through the eyes of May, the viewer sees the young woman's confrontation with the real world, an accelerated transition where sexuality, marriage and motherhood are in the same vital phase. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Baby (2016) Cristina Aparicio Without underlining or over-explaining, Baby opens a window to China's family policies, their scope and contradictions. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Baby (2016) Carlos F. Heredero It's not a bad movie, but it's difficult to find something in it that goes beyond neat staging and a sensitive female portrait. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
The Wolf House (2018) Carlos Losilla A curious animated experiment. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Neon Heart (2018) Cristina Aparicio A great visual find lost in a confusion of strange morals and contradictory perversions. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Las hijas del fuego (2018) Carlos Losilla The result may be uneven and sometimes even absurd, but at the same time it bravely stands out in the open in an irreversible act of rebellion. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
A Twelve-Year Night (La noche de 12 años) (2018) Jaime Pena Suspense is not a dramatic alternative that [director Álvaro] Brechner manages. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Carlos Losilla This critic, however, cannot avoid the sensation that [director] Bi Gan, at certain moments, seeks effect more than coherence. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018) Carlos Losilla The last shot [is], one of the most beautiful in recent cinema. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
High Life (2018) Carlos F. Heredero With the unmistakable shadow of Solaris... High Life is a brave and risky foray into the territory of dystopian science fiction. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Roma (2018) Carlos F. Heredero A great movie. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Vision (2018) Carlos F. Heredero The result is a cocktail that borders on the most naïve kitsch... without even Naomi Kawase herself being able to convey the feeling of knowing what really want to tell. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Ash Is Purest White (2018) Cristina Aparicio The protagonist of the story written and directed by Jia Zhang Ke is as unpredictable as it is captivating, a woman whose determination and courage determines her destiny. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Belmonte (2018) Carlos Losilla [Belmonte is] a strange and mysterious film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Florianópolis Dream (Sueño Florianópolis) (2018) Jaime Pena Florianópolis Dream is not just a great movie, but also a breath of fresh air. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Los silencios (2018) Jaime Pena The question we can ask ourselves is why or what for, since in reality the only interest of Los Silencios lies in its final part. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Julia and the Fox (Julia y el zorro) (2018) Jaime Pena Everything resembles a succession of well-filmed and acted moments, which responds more to the internal logic of this type of film... than to a dramatic need motivated by the starting point. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Trot (Trote) (2018) Carlos Losilla [Director Xacio] Baño goes beyond these initial presuppositions to offer a smooth and tense work. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Quién te cantará (2018) Cristina Aparicio The result is a melodramatic plot stylistically dressed as a thriller to propose a game of identities, projections, impersonation and veneration, in a disturbing space where time seems to stop. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Quién te cantará (2018) Carlos F. Heredero Echoes of Persona (Bergman) and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Fassbinder) distinctly pulsate under the new feature film by Carlos Vermut. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Angelo (2018) Carlos F. Heredero Angelo is the most radical and different formalist proposal of the entire official [film festival] section. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Inrang (2018) Carlos F. Heredero Too long (139 minutes), too repetitive and too conventional in its love plot, the proposal does not go beyond being a somewhat confusing show... and rather dramatically flat. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Girl (2018) Cristina Aparicio One of the great virtues of Lukas Dhont's film is the absence of pretension to generalize such a personal conflict, particular and proper as it may be in relation to gender identity. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Carlos F. Heredero As mediocre as it is sensational and predictable. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Theatre of War (Teatro de guerra) (2018) Carlos Losilla [Theatre of War] formulates its objectives with excessive rigidity. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
The Black Book of Father Dinis (O Caderno Negro) (2018) José Enrique Monterde Thus, [the film's] dramatization of feelings befitting a melodrama and the characteristic action of a soap opera join forces to explain the depths of a revolt, perfectly framed in the visual. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
The Black Book of Father Dinis (O Caderno Negro) (2018) Carlos F. Heredero Without a doubt, the most provacative proposal that the official section of the festival has offered up until now. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Journey to a Mother's Room (Viaje al cuarto de una madre) (2018) José Enrique Monterde A very small first film from Celia Rico and, nevertheless, splendid work. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Boku Wa Iesu-Sama Ga Kirai (2018) Cristina Aparicio Thus, from a child's point of view, the filmmaker manages to portray with great maturity the complex relationship that presuming faith in human beings implies. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Boku Wa Iesu-Sama Ga Kirai (2018) José Enrique Monterde A definitely modest film. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
In Fabric (2018) Carlos F. Heredero [In Fabric] soon begins to accumulate gratuitous twists, unnecessary effects and uncontrolled hostilities. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Core of the World (2018) José Enrique Monterde Solid staging and performances in this Russian-Lithuanian production spares nothing in depicting life on a farm dedicated to the preparation of hunting dogs. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Apuntes para una película de atracos (2018) Cristina Aparicio [Director León] Siminiani divulges the mechanisms that reveal him as a filmmaker, perhaps because for him life and cinema are two parts of the same reality. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Immersed Family (Familia sumergida) (2018) Jaime Pena The extraordinary Hélène Louvart's camera... turns the atmosphere of that house into something unbreathable and claustrophobic. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
Kraben rahu (2018) Carlos Losilla The explanatory scenes ballast the experiment a bit but, even so, Manta Ray, in its best moments, retains an unusual strength, a sometimes hypnotic, always hallucinatory, visual power. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
Las herederas (2018) Jaime Pena Aside from some great performances,The Heiresses transpires little more than a calligraphic application of a formula. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (2018) Carlos F. Heredero The confusing passage from objective reality to mental delirium... reveals an immature director behind his images. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
An Unexpected Love (2003) Carlos F. Heredero A film that, in the end... is revealed as a producer's film, the exercise of an applied craftsman who prefers to bet on safety and relies, above all, on traditional values. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018