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Rating Title/Year Author
6/10 Hormigas (El despertar de las hormigas) (2019) Yasser Medina It embraces with some measure concepts related to motherhood and the breakdown of the traditional role of women in the family nucleus, but I am afraid that the narrative lacks a bit of verve. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 8, 2021
6/10 Rio Conchos (1964) Yasser Medina A western that fails to unite the whole or dynamize a rhythm that, after all, advances like a stagecoach with sleeping horses. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 4, 2021
3/10 Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Yasser Medina It seems to me as a dizzy, dull blockbuster, as hollow as a pit in the center of the Earth when it features the showy fight between the fire-breathing lizard and the grumpy gorilla. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 3, 2021
6/10 Young Ahmed (2019) Yasser Medina A somewhat schematic film from the Belgian directors. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted May 2, 2021
6/10 Orlando (1992) Yasser Medina 'Orlando', Sally Potter's second film as director, strikes me as a period drama with noble intentions about gender identity and the long journey of female freedom, but its fantasy tale lacks grace and some vigor. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
7/10 New York, New York (1977) Yasser Medina It has an stylized staging that not only serves Scorsese to mount a beautiful tribute to the city that never sleeps and the classic Hollywood musicals, but also to illustrate a tragic tale of love, passion, success and jazz. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
7/10 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Yasser Medina It not only illustrates a biographical fragment of Ma Rainey's short career and a tribute to the jazz era, but also uses her image to dialogue behind closed doors with relevant topics about racism, injustice and segregation. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
7/10 Soul (2020) Yasser Medina An animated film that infects me when it tackles with sensitivity and grace a rather clever concept that celebrates the value of human life. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2021
6/10 Port of Call (1948) Yasser Medina Sometimes the tone is a bit hieratic. At best, it is a lukewarm romantic drama from the Swedish director. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
7/10 Quai des Orfevres (1947) Yasser Medina An intriguing film about jealousy, suspicion and police traps. I expected no less from Clouzot. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
4/10 Hotel Coppelia (2021) Yasser Medina It takes an hour and forty minutes from my existence with its bland tale of resistance, sacrifices and feminine courage, populated by characters as empty as a cup of coffee at eight in the morning. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2021
7/10 Wolfwalkers (2020) Yasser Medina An animated fantasy adventure film that, in a splendid and allegorical way, illustrates very current topics about female independence and the value of family ties. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2021
6/10 Across the Pacific (1942) Yasser Medina I don't know if it can be said exactly that 'Across the Pacific' is an enjoyable John Huston movie, because in my opinion it is a bit regular and predictable with its spy adventure starring Humphrey Bogart. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2021
5/10 Elite Squad 2 (2010) Yasser Medina It is a police film that bores me with its inane plot and the wide collage of flat characters that only works to make a plea about bureaucratic corruption in Brazilian society. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
6/10 The Paradine Case (1947) Yasser Medina I'm afraid it's one of Hitchcock's minor works. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
7/10 The Father (2020) Yasser Medina As a drama, it not only allows Hopkins, in the twilight of his career, to deliver one of his most memorable performances, but also frames it with a clever aesthetic. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2021
5/10 The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) (2018) Yasser Medina A melodrama without pain or glory, as worn as the ashes of a cigarette. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2021
5/10 The Big Sky (1952) Yasser Medina A rather anodyne western that, despite having the atypical aesthetic of Hawks, advances at the rhythm of an empty stagecoach for two hours in which nothing exciting or significant happens. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2021
6/10 Dragonwyck (1946) Yasser Medina It seems to me that 'Dragonwyck' is not only about Joseph L. Mankiewicz's debut, but also one of the lukewarm films in his catalog. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2021
7/10 Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) Yasser Medina It's a dark comedy in which Bong, in his debut, mixes genres and uses a vast economy of aesthetic resources to draw a very sharp social observation about unemployment. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2021
7/10 La llorona (2019) Yasser Medina The way in which it uses the mechanisms of genre to underline the obscure past of Guatemalan society is subtle, poetic and, to a certain extent, chilling. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2021
6/10 Out in the Open (2019) Yasser Medina It's a drama as regular as the desert dust. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2021
7/10 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Yasser Medina It is a historical drama that, in an intriguing and surprising way, takes two hours to tell a story about betrayal, politics and revolutionary causes, with two fascinating performances from Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
7/10 The Goat (1921) Yasser Medina In addition to the fantastic humor, it is told with vigor and is very funny with the gags that Keaton performs with his skills. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
6/10 Babyteeth (2019) Yasser Medina A coming-of-age comedy drama that has a somewhat honest commentary on self-acceptance, maturity and terminal illness, but fails to escape the conventional formulas of family melodrama. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2021
6/10 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Yasser Medina As a superhero product it has its moments, but it offers less than what Snyder's church followers sell on social media. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
5/10 The Little Stranger (2018) Yasser Medina It is a gothic tale of horror and mystery that harbors a somewhat atmospheric visual style, but not even that elegance prevents it from presenting a fatiguing plot about class, ghosts and family secrets. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2021
6/10 Deadline U.S.A. (1952) Yasser Medina As a film noir, it works moderately with its tale of extortion and journalistic ethics, but even by presenting a convincing role from Humphrey Bogart, it cannot correct the weaknesses of a superfluous and predictable plot. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2021
7/10 The Big Knife (1955) Yasser Medina Its critique of the Hollywood's studio system is as sharp as a knife. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
5/10 Killer's Kiss (1955) Yasser Medina As a low-budget film noir, its narrative seems flat to me, without intrigue, populated by stereotyped and empty characters that I forget in less than an hour of footage. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
7/10 Another Round (2020) Yasser Medina In a tragicomic way, it dialogues about anguish, the mid-life crisis and the happiness of the individual with a rather sober performance from Mikkelsen, as distilled as a wine aged for years in an oak barrel. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
5/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Yasser Medina Far from its tale of friendship and personal growth, 'The Peanut Butter Falcon' is an adventure comedy that is too condescending in tone for my taste. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2021
6/10 The Underworld Story (1950) Yasser Medina As a B-movie film noir, it gets an interesting start with its plot about corruption and murder on tabloid press, but even portraying Dan Duryea's role as the cynical journalist can't correct a poor second half. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
5/10 Mogambo (1953) Yasser Medina I have no doubt that 'Mogambo' is one of the weakest romantic films I have ever seen from John Ford. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
8/10 Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) Yasser Medina An erotic comedy in which Billy Wilder gets a cynical, sensual, and truly scathing observation about adultery, jealousy, and marital dynamics in American society. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2021
6/10 Heroic Losers (2019) Yasser Medina It causes me laziness to have to observe its clearly conventional heist plot. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2021
6/10 McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) Yasser Medina As a revisionist western it offers an austere view of life on the American wild frontier, with a refined visual style, but I'm afraid even that can't reverse the effects of a narrative as empty as a Colt without bullets. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
7/10 The Natural (1984) Yasser Medina Barry Levinson's 'The Natural' is a sports drama that gives me a pleasant time for two hours that roll like a pitcher's fastball in the postseason. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
7/10 Head-On (2004) Yasser Medina One of the few films by the German Turkish director Fatih Akin that gets me hooked from start to finish. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
5/10 The Nun's Story (1959) Yasser Medina Although it is a drama that interrogates the moral dilemmas and contradictions of religious faith with an organic performance from Hepburn, the portrayal of a nun's crisis of conscience seems futile and a bit redundant. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
7/10 Sound of Metal (2019) Yasser Medina It examines the vicissitudes of deafness with honesty and a truly meticulous performance from Riz Ahmed. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
7/10 The Whistlers (2019) Yasser Medina It catches me with its twisted plot between policemen and thugs who play deceit, betrayal and the most unexpected corruption that is solved by whistling. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2021
7/10 A Passage to India (1984) Yasser Medina I find it solvent and very moving, populated by contagious characters and that characteristic visual style of Lean that captivates my eye when it illustrates the beautiful Indian landscapes for almost three hours. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
5/10 Thirst (2009) Yasser Medina Its overhaul of vampire terror with certain erotic registers leaves me as cold as a corpse, in a state of perpetual apathy. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
7/10 Minari (2020) Yasser Medina Director Lee Isaac Chung, edify an intimate and very emotional film that keeps me captivated at all times with his story about family, immigration and cultural traditions as synonymous of prosperity. [Full of review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
7/10 Waves (2019) Yasser Medina There is something very genuine that makes 'Waves' a truly moving dramatic film about family, compassion and emotional wounds, especially with that absorbing visual style that moves each shot like a wave in the sea. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2021
6/10 Elite Squad (2007) Yasser Medina It keeps me interested with its sample of slum violence and police brutality, but it is affected by a lack of character development and a regular narrative that seems to repeat itself like a crime wave in the favelas. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
7/10 Zulu (1964) Yasser Medina A very exciting war drama about patriotism and resistance. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
6/10 Birdy (1984) Yasser Medina It relies on good performances from Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage to draw a speech on repressed emotions and the traumatic wounds of war, but in my opinion its regular and repetitive narrative lacks strength. [Full review in Spanish] EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
7/10 First Cow (2019) Yasser Medina Reichardt once again resorts to the most poetic naturalism and a minimalist aesthetic to tell a story, combining drama and western in a subtle, austere, parsimonious way. [Full review in Spansish] EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021