Carlos Díaz Reyes's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Deathgasm
Deathgasm(2015)
½

Funny, gory and fabulous in many levels, this movie is an adrenaline filled experience for horror and metal fans.

Turbo Kid
Turbo Kid(2015)
½

Nostalgic, inventive and with amazingly creative gory deaths, this post apocalyptic adventure is fantastic and unforgettable entertainment.

Joy
Joy(2015)

Funny, charming and with a great performance of Jennifer Lawrence, but very weak for David O. Russell's standards.

The Big Short
½

Though well intentioned, creative and with some great acting, this movie is still let down by its cerebral and inaccessible subject matter.

Mistress America

Carefully written and well acted, this is a riveting drama capable of being both funny and touching in all the right places.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn(2015)
½

Saoirse Ronan and a solid direction, make this melodrama more breathtaking and meaningful than it should be.

The Revenant
The Revenant(2015)
½

As usual, with an amazing camera work of Emmanuel Lubekzi, Iñarritu's powerful direction turns this western adventure into visceral drama.

Carol
Carol(2015)
½

With Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara giving its all with great performances, this love story is beautiful and difficult to forget.

Queen of Earth
½

With magnificent performance by Elisabeth Moss, this drama gives us a deep visceral look into depression.

Room
Room(2015)
½

Well acted and detailed, this passionate drama drives us to interesting human places.

Spotlight
Spotlight(2015)

With impressive cast and solid direction, this riveting drama becomes both a great journalistic document and a fantastic movie experience.

Sicario
Sicario(2015)

This exciting and crude adventure, manages to be smart enough in all of its little details, becoming both an action thriller and an emotional ride, carefully constructed with a beautiful cinematography and a solid direction.

The Martian
The Martian(2015)

Smart and visually stunning, this sci-fi masterpiece from Ridley Scott, manages to be as funny as it is thrilling and exciting, getting better by the minute.

Bridge of Spies

Solid and clever, this movie transcends its political subject to make an interesting and thrilling adventure.

We Are Still Here

Too many haunted house clichés, with too little new or fresh ideas.

Trainwreck
Trainwreck(2015)

A laugh out loud comedy that brings tears to your eyes, both from its hilarious moments and its touching ones. Smartly written, this movie makes the conventional rom-com feel inventive and fresh.

It Follows
It Follows(2015)
½

Creepy and slow pacing, this horror experiment succeeds with amazing musicalization, great performances and a careful direction that tells a story that feels both original and ancient.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Inventive, atmospheric and haunting, this beautiful vampire story takes the conventions of this creatures to make an original horror love story with tenderness and blood.

What We Do In The Shadows

Creatively funny, this hilarious documentary is so well thought in his mythology that laughs simply burst out of every corner.

Dear White People

This honest and clever story is a deep look into society's controversial issues of racial differences. Filled with amazing moments, it creates a smart discussion on this subject. Plus, is beautifully shot.

Inside Out
Inside Out(2015)

Smart and entertaining, Pixar's trip inside the complexities of human mind is as fun and colorful as it is touching and inventive. Almost an adult movie that children can enjoy.

Mad Max: Fury Road

An explosive ride filled with action, heart and great acting. This is a relentless, unstoppable piece of filmmaking that keeps surprising you more as it goes on. Simply an instant classic.

Ex Machina
Ex Machina(2015)

Smart and beautiful to look at, this sci-fi drama goes deeper into the artificial intelligence subjects, with great acting and a magnifically well executed script.

Furious 7
Furious 7(2015)

As action packed as one would expect, this well executed over the top scenes are as ridiculously exciting as ever, putting on a high level the unfinished job of Paul Walker.

Musarañas (Shrew's Nest)

Bloody, thrilling and absurd in every level, this crazy melodrama makes for a fun experience, nicely produced and well acted.

Chappie
Chappie(2015)

Cartoonish and exaggerated, this movie is far from being smart, but compensates its lack of any deep speech, with fun, weirdness and clever visuals.

Insurgent
Insurgent(2015)

Silly,uninteresting and dull. This film wastes its great cast in a ridiculously incoherent story that's not even fun to watch.

Big Eyes
Big Eyes(2014)

While far from being great, this movie finds Tim Burton in a refreshing and tender story, that's also beautifully shot.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Inventive and dynamic, this movie is a fun ride with great characters and action sequences, that both parody and exalt the action spy movies.

Güeros
Güeros(2015)

Anarchist cinematographic poetry. Luminous and inspiring, this wondrous story becomes pure magic with each new scene.

Wild
Wild(2014)
½

Well acted and carefully narrated, this story becomes moving and inspiring, with an interesting and dynamic direction.

Leviathan
Leviathan(2014)

Carefully crafted in its small details, this drama becomes an inmense story of epic humane proportions.

Ida
Ida(2014)
½

With a breathtakingly beautiful photography, this tender drama captures a lot of complexities in a very simple story.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon(2014)
½

With an unsettling atmosphere, the psychological horror of this story is effective and disturbing. Building tension into a powerful drama, this is a nightmarish experience.

Unbroken
Unbroken(2014)

Corny and predictable, although its efforts are evident, this movie doesn't have enough power to tell a good story or even keep us interested.

Blue Ruin
Blue Ruin(2014)

Written and directed with care, this riveting story is a slow-paced tale of bloody revenge, with amazing characters and a solid argument that make it exciting, suspenseful and surprisingly tender.

American Sniper
½

With solid performances and some great moments, this movie still struggles between the nationalistic justification of war and the psychological consequences of it.

Selma
Selma(2015)

Well acted and beautifully shot, this film captures the drama of Luther King's civil rights movement with passionate direction.

12 Years a Slave

A painful and deeply powerful experiencie, this may be the most crude way slavery has been portrayed on film to date, thanks to great performances and a riveting direction from McQueen.

The LEGO Movie

Smart, charming and dramatically powerful, this movie takes the experience of an entertaining animated film to a new level of impact and narrative creativity.

Cheap Thrills
½

Twisted, disturbing and sick at moments, this unsettling story plays with the viewer and, like its protagonists, it takes him to a path that keeps getting darker... in a fun way.

Predestination

With mind blowing paradoxical twists and turns, this sci-fi drama may be too much for some, but is crafted with great style and amazing acting.

Two Days, One Night
½

A beautiful and inspiring story, with an amazing performance of Marion Cotillard. With careful direction, this heartbreaking drama turns into a very human and charming tale.

The Gambler
The Gambler(2014)

Built with strong performances and captivating long dialogues, this movie is an entertaining and reflexive experience.

Inherent Vice

Weird and trippy. This film may seem like a weak and incomprehensible effort for P.T. Anderson, but with its good acting and unapologetic narration, it's still a fun ride.

The Imitation Game
½

Though it has an impressive performance of Benedict Cumberbatch, this movie's script is not as engaging or thrilling as it should be.

Into the Woods

This mashup retelling of some of the most iconic fairy tales may be charming and fun, but it doesn't have enough bold or innovative stuff to make it worthwhile.

Whiplash
Whiplash(2014)

Narrated with the rhythm of a jazz song, this powerful story has riveting energy and amazing performances, crafted with a careful direction that's deep, emotional and exciting in almost every level.

A Most Wanted Man
½

Solid, beautifully shot and with a great performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, this is an exciting and well constructed thriller that delivers some impressive moments.

Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler(2014)

A sick, shocking and depraved story, that takes a horrible person's life, magnifically interpreted by Gyllenhaal, and turns it into a fun and exciting experience.

Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher(2014)
½

With magnificent performances of Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, giving all that they have to their characters, this film is an obscure and riveting dramatic experience.

Still Alice
Still Alice(2015)

Led by a powerful performance of Julianne Moore, this heartfelt drama approaches the Alzheimer's Disease in a sad but tender way.

Fury
Fury(2014)

With some exciting action sequences, this well acted film is sufficiently brutal and dramatically efective, to create some interesting scenario on the horrors of war.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Most of the time, this movie feels like its unnecessarily trying to stretch events that could be told in less time, revolving around situations that seem irrelevant and taking away the excitement and emotion of a good story.

White Bird in a Blizzard

Even with the good acting of Shailene Woodley, this film's uneven story fails in its dramatic and dark mystery elements.

The Two Faces of January

Both charming and thrilling in a hitchcockian way, despite its flaws, this story seduces us with an absorbing adventure.

The Homesman
The Homesman(2014)
½

Beautifully shot, this mesmerizing tale is both hallucinating and exciting, with little twists of surrealism that make it unsettling but charming.

The Babadook
The Babadook(2014)

This movie combines classic horror scares with a heartfelt drama, making a deliciously sick and creepy experience, charged with intense performances.

The Theory of Everything

More love story than analysis of Stephen Hawking, this film's uninteresting plot it's worth watching for its little touching moments and a great performance of Eddie Redmayne.

Horns
Horns(2014)
½

With a strong performance of Daniel Radcliffe and an exciting mistery, this film is let down by uneven fantastic horror comedy elements, that are not as clever as they should be.

Joe
Joe(2014)
½

Thrilling, exciting and emotional, packed with great performances and atmosphere, this story becomes a touching and intimate experience.

Starry Eyes
Starry Eyes(2014)

Hallucinating and brutal, what appears to be a predictable drama, turns into a violent, horrific and surreal experience not for the faint of heart.

Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6(2014)
½

Fun, colorful and exciting, this film makes a great action super hero movie, with an amazing work of animation and charming characters, turning its basic premise into thrilling and touching moments.

Maps to the Stars
½

As unsettling and strange as a Cronenberg film should be, this lunatic trip through the Hollywood culture, it's a fun and weird experiencie with great performances.

Birdman
Birdman(2014)

Brilliant both technically and dramatically, Iñarritu's first comedy is a trip through the guts of entertainment industry. Refreshing, moving, inspiring, melancholic and fun, moved by a magnificent cinematography and wonderful acting, this film mixes all its different colors into one beautiful story.

Interstellar
Interstellar(2014)
½

Visually outstanding and with a breathtaking score, this film is exhilarating, dramatic and entertaining.

Magic in the Moonlight
½

Fun and charming, but still a weak effort of Woody Allen, that only sustains itself by the cute photography and the overwhelmingly beautiful Emma Stone. Even die hard fans of Allen will find it a bit dull.

Frank
Frank(2014)

Carefully written and well acted, this film is fun, heartfelt and charming in almost any leven. The movie's empathic and yet unlikable characters make this story both melancholic and entertaining.

Dracula Untold

Boring and clumsy, this film transforms the classic monster into a superhero in medieval times, making the myth of Dracula an empty and shallow adventure that's not even fun to watch.

Locke
Locke(2014)

Sustained by a solid and magnificent performance of Tom Hardy, this exciting, claustrophobic and amazingly simple story, takes us to some outstanding levels of drama with only a man driving a car.

Venus in Fur
Venus in Fur(2014)
½

Compelling and mesmerizing, this film is a fascinating trip with incredible acting. From a small place, to the big message that holds it together, this movie is a magnificent piece of art, fun, dramatic and disturbing.

Life After Beth

Dull and weird, not in the good way, this film's dark humor tries too hard to be charming and appealing, but barely succeeds in being an entertaining and unmemorable story.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl(2014)

Exciting, captivating and unforgettable, Fincher's careful direction and magnificent interpretations, make this dark mistery a marvelous tale of non-stoping twists and fun with an emotional script.

Boyhood
Boyhood(2014)

An outstanding film exercise made with heart and care. This film's simple story portrays life in a way that no other movie has in the history of cinema, turning a small drama into an enormous philosophy of life. Beautiful and moving, this film is an unforgettable experience.

The Boxtrolls

Fun, smart and charming. Even if this film lacks some familiar appeal and may be too weird for some, it's still an entertaining and visually fantastic adventure.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Thinly written, this dull adventure turns a premise that could've been a great action flick, into a generic and boring story with bad jokes.

The Dance of Reality

The magical dreamlike narration of Jodorowsky's particular style is as hypnotic and magnetic as always, yet this story is not as powerful as it intends to be.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Crazy Marvel fun with some innovative story and surprisingly charming characters, with enough wit and excitement to overcome all its issues.

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

A violent, lunatic and insane tribute to movies. Bold and innovative, this gory experience is crazy fun, marvelously written and absolutely unforgettable.

Jodorowsky's Dune

A nostalgic recount of a great piece of movie history, that goes beyond time and space, becoming beautifully inspiring. The marvel and wonder of Jodorowsky's vision reaches some deep emotions.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
½

Smart and carefully executed. This film's solid argument and magnificent action sequences, build a powerful story with outstanding spectacle.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Thinly written, this movie's random scatological humor doesn't work as well here as in other MacFarlane pieces. This film is just not funny enough to overcome all its issues.

Wrong
Wrong(2013)
½

Funny, strange, unpredictable. An odd experience in an absurd world, that even succeeds in being full of life with what appears to be a meaningless story.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Loud, incoherent and monstrously long. This movie confirms Michael Bay's franchise to be the most boring, noisy and brainless action movies ever made.

Under the Skin

Dark and mesmerizing, lead by a powerful performance of Johansson, this strange tale takes us to some obscure places that we feel more than understand.

Neighbors
Neighbors(2014)

Hilarious and bonkers, this movie's stupid humour achieves some big laughs with effective jokes, some smarter than others.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

An amazing old school action movie, full of exciting sequences that make this film more than just an other superhero movie.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
½

A smart summer blockbuster movie, full of riveting action sequences and an incredibly powerful story that becomes an unforgettable spectacle.

How to Train Your Dragon 2
½

Bold and creative, this fantastically animated film, avoids becoming an unnecessary sequel in the most fascinating and dramatically effective way possible.

The Raid 2
The Raid 2(2014)
½

A spectacular adrenaline filled action movie, carefully shot and marvelously choreographed. With breathtaking violent action sequences, this film takes us to a whole new level of martial arts.

Enemy
Enemy(2014)
½

Hallucinating, bizarre and a very free interpretation of Saramago's novel, this film may be mesmerizing and well acted, but the cryptic narration diminishes a profund message.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Beautifully shot, carefully directed and marvelously acted, this film has everything that makes a Wes Anderson film visually outstanding, resulting in a charming and beautiful fun story.

Like Father, Like Son
½

Charming, emotive and profoundly significant, this film is full of rich characters to tell a powerful story that stays with you for a while.

Kill Your Darlings

An interesting and dynamic tale, that is both dramatically effective and an inspiring story of a chapter in american literature.

Wrong Cops
Wrong Cops(2013)

A funny and bonkers electronic music soundtrack made of irreverent nonsense, that is the usual charming insanity of Quentin Dupieux.

Oculus
Oculus(2014)

Original and disturbing. This film drifts enough from the classical ghost story, yet it presents a smart script and edition, resulting in a nightmarish experience.

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer(2014)

Visually outstanding and carefully directed, this futuristic dystopian drama its a marvelously memorable tale, from the critic to society to the dramatic performances and the action sequences.

Filth
Filth(2014)

An unorthodox tale lead by a magnificent performance of James McAvoy. This insane ride of depravation comedy, manages to have compelling and astonishing drama in its heart.

In Fear
In Fear(2014)

Atmospheric and filled with innovative twists, this film may leave too many questions unanswered, but it's effectively creepy.

Only Lovers Left Alive
½

Dark, mesmerizing and philosophical, this film gives an interesting turn to modern life vampires, making them profound characters beyond any love story or horror tale.

Nebraska
Nebraska(2013)
½

Intimate, melancholic, funny and touching. This charming and beautifully shot drama is both an entertaining and a profund poetic narration.

Inside Llewyn Davis
½

With the Coen brothers being as ironic and sarcastic as usual, this seemingly unimportant story achieves some deep reflexions, wrapped up on a melancholic and cold atmosphere that toys with our emotions.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo DiCaprio's astonishing performance and Scorsese's passionate and intelligent direction, make this beautiful orgy of sex and drugs, both a great and funny experience, and a punctual critic to greed and money.

Gravity
Gravity(2013)
½

An astonishing visual marvel, unlike anything done before. With an amazing lead performance by Bullock, this film delivers a touching drama and an overwhelming metaphor that leaves you speechless, making both a gripping suspenseful tale and a deep human experience.

Her
Her(2013)
½

With amazing performances, this carefully directed and beautifully shot movie, is both an intelligent look to human relationships, and a touching love story that goes beyond the conventional drama, with a well written sci-fi world, making an unforgettable and powerful experience.

Dallas Buyers Club

Led by extraordinary performances, this drama, though by the numbers, succeeds to portray the troubled life of this chracters in a captivating way.

Short Term 12
½

Tender, touching and magnifically acted, this sweet drama full of mesmerizing characters results in a memorable tale.

All Is Lost
All Is Lost(2013)

An interesting and captivating film exercise, that succeeds being both exciting and somehow metaphorical, with an amazing script and a great Robert Redford.

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine(2013)

With an amazingly complex lead character, led by an outstanding intepretation by Cate Blanchett, this carefully directed and written film, stands as one of Woody Allen's finest movies to date.

Don Jon
Don Jon(2013)

With a great cast, this charming romatic comedy touches interesting subjects with a sweet and entertaining script.

The Spectacular Now
½

With a magnificent cast, this touching drama unfolds in a hopless yet promising environment of youth and their strokes with reality.

Fruitvale Station

Dramatically intense, this honest crude and deeply touching real life story, goes straight to your heart, with powerful acting and a riveting script.

Prince Avalanche
½

Tender, funny and philosophical, this atmospheric comedy builds character study with subtleness and great visual style, toying with human emotions in an effective way.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Beautifully shot and well acted, this drama works between the conventional criminal story and the poetic dramatization, resulting in a well crafted tale.

Crystal Fairy

Weird, uneven, yet charismatic. This bizarre comedy is a charming and entertaining film with some strange subjects.

Frances Ha
Frances Ha(2013)

With a heartfelt and honest narration and a charming lead character, this funny tale about life and friendship is a beautifully unforgettable experience.

The Way Way Back

Despite the uneven narration, this bittersweet story succeeds in being funny and touching, thanks to a great and charming cast.

The East
The East(2013)

Gripping as a drama and a thriller, this film's well crafted narration succeeds most of the time, except for some argumental inconsistencies.

The We and the I
½

Even with so many characters and different tonalities, this film achieves some charm and heartfelt narration, only let down by an out of place childish humour.

Simon Killer
Simon Killer(2013)

A strange and cryptic tale. With a great cast and an amazing camera work, this film achieves some deep psychological drama.

Much Ado About Nothing

A charming and fun experience that successfully adapts classic Shakespeare into modern world with a fluid narration.

A Field in England

A mysterious Jodorowskean nightmare. Funny, unsettling and marvelously portrayed. The main subject or any logical explanation gets lost in a hypnotic tale you can't take your eyes off.

The Ides of March

The story is amazingly well directed and moves smoothly with a great casting. A great pleasure of simple, well done cinematography.

Elysium
Elysium(2013)

With the lack of a relevant metaphor or a profound script, this film succeeds in becoming a fun violent experience with impressive production design.

The World's End
½

An incredibly fun blend of sci-fi, comedy and drama. This film's well crafted demented story, succeeds in becoming heartfelt and ridiculously entertaining.

You're Next
You're Next(2013)
½

A sharp and creative horror experience, that goes beyond the slasher genre, making a bloody, intriguing, funny and carefuly portrayed film.

Only God Forgives
½

While beautifuly shot and violently perverse, the artistic pretentiousness of shallow characters wants to achieve greater heights, but tells nothing.

Stories We Tell
½

With a masterful storytelling, and a blend of genres and cinematographic techniques, this seemingly trivial exercise becomes compelling, charming and meaningful.

Ginger & Rosa
½

With a spectacular performance by Elle Fanning, this movie's excellent cinematography, and dramatically deep script, make a memorable reflexive experience about life and growing up.

Red 2
Red 2(2013)

While it has some fun bits and seems like everyone (except Willis) is having a blast, the confusing plot and unjustified action, deliver a ridiculous, unnecessary sequel, that doesn't have the wit or style of its predecessor.

The Conjuring

A remarkable tribute to classic haunted house horror. This film's well executed script may be conventional, but makes a great effort to build serious scares, and often succeeds.

Spring Breakers

A crazy, sexual and stylish demential rampage. Even if it is not for everyone's taste, the hypnotical narration and visual appeal make up for the polemical and shallow script.

The Purge
The Purge(2013)

Dull, boring and thinly written, this movie is neither exciting nor smart, delivering a tale that doesn't work on the social satire that attempts to be.

Before Midnight

A smart, deep and honest tale about love and long time relationships. With a dynamic script based on charming dialogue, this film takes us to some profound and dark places.

Now You See Me

With a total waste of a talented cast, this movie's shallow script and lack of ingenious ideas for the surprise factor, feels so forced and unbelievable that just doesn't work.

Cockneys vs Zombies
½

Funny, inventive and very entertaining. This movie takes a well known genre and transcends the clichés with creativity, wit and attitude, making and explosive gory experience.

Mud
Mud(2013)
½

Sentimental, charming, powerful and magnifically acted. This film's dramatic force succeeds with unusual flow and striking characters.

The Bling Ring

The film's impersonal script and shallow characters are portrayed with the mesmerizing narration of Coppola, making a nice experience to watch, but a failed attempt to deliver more humane or profound material.

I'm So Excited!

A pleasant return to Almodóvar's first films. An Ingenious blend of black humour and ridiculous situations, that make a fun film experience.

The Playroom
The Playroom(2013)
½

Slow and pretentious, yet with a powerful dramatic story, enough to overcome the flawed narration.

Upside Down
Upside Down(2013)

The devoted performances of Dunts and Strugess, can't save the ridiculous script that sustains on an unnecessary, incoherent science fiction world.

The Place Beyond The Pines

Lead by great performances, this captivating story swings between a dramatic touching experience and the lack of a deep impact of the final act.

The Great Gatsby

Loaded with spectacular visual style, the shallow script and character development, make it a dull experience that doesn't live up to its ambitions.

Evil Dead
Evil Dead(2013)
½

Bloody, brutal and stylish. This disturbing and fun experience works as a standalone horror movie and a tribute to the original, with the graphic violence being as extreme as it is carefully portrayed.

Upstream Color
½

Weird, cryptic and yet amazingly mesmerizing and touching. This strange tale stays with you for a while, even if you don't fully understand it.

To The Wonder

Even with a shallow script and an uneven narration, the film's charming cinematography its captivating enough to overcome the lack of sentimental impact.

Antiviral
Antiviral(2013)

With a lot of influence of his father's movies, Brandon Cronenberg's directional debut is bold, strange, disturbing and enjoyable, even though it lacks of a solid script.

The Lords of Salem
½

Driven by a mesmerizing and disturbing visual style, this carefully portrayed surreal horror movie it's an unexpected nightmarish experience that sucks you deep into an atmospheric dark tale.

Stoker
Stoker(2013)
½

With an impressive photography and an amazing edition, the mesmerizing narration of this disturbing story, takes it to another level of stylish, violent and sexual drama.

Oz the Great and Powerful

Entertaining and fun as a family flick. With charming characters and well acted, the film still lacks of the sentimental strenght to surpass the superficial entertainment.

Side Effects
Side Effects(2013)
½

An intriguing thriller, that succeeds in its unexpected turns, with impeccable direction and marvelous interpretations, driven by a smart and effective script.

Mama
Mama(2013)

With a dumb and confusing plot, though the film has great acting, the lack of scares, make it a boring, uneven movie.

Gangster Squad

Though entertaining and well acted, the boring, shallow and flawed script, makes it a pointless excercise.

The Master
The Master(2012)
½

With outstanding performances by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, this strange and profound story, takes us to depths of the human nature, that are both overwhelming and captivating.

Dark Horse
Dark Horse(2012)

Dark, twisted and funny. This insane drama may fail to be as deep as it wants, but it is an entertaining and sad story.

Hitchcock
Hitchcock(2012)

A movie led entirely by its amazing interpretations, that make the lack of historical substance a great and entertaining experience.

John Dies at the End
½

Visually appealing, but seemingly strange in a random, almost pretentious, way. The script appears to be aiming at several places and nowhere in particular.

Beyond The Black Rainbow

A beautifully shot mess, overwhelmingly pretentious with nothing to offer, and a confusing substance that seems to go nowhere.

The Paperboy
The Paperboy(2012)
½

The outstanding performances decay under the strange and uneven script that has its good moments.

Berberian Sound Studio

With amazing performances and great camera work, this film's weird story, make it a surreal and appealing experience

Barbara
Barbara(2012)
½

Though magnifically acted, the film has a problem to reach deep into the human drama, making it look like a well done, yet shallow script.

Django Unchained

Stylish, clever, violent, and with amazing performances, this outstanding western is filled with Tarantino's distinctive direction, where humour, drama, vengeance and blood serve an entertaining and explosive purpose,

Anna Karenina
½

Technically impressive and with a visually fantastic narration, the movie, nevertheless, decays in the most profund themes of its story.

End of Watch
End of Watch(2012)

With great leading characters, an atmospheric story, and the right amount of action and human element, this movie is a strong and entertaining experience

The Sessions
The Sessions(2012)

Touching, profund and well acted, this great executed dramedy, succeeds to be tender and entertaining

Silver Linings Playbook

Led by amazing performances, this raw story becomes a bittersweet tale of love with a humane, tender and deep story, that cleverly touches romantic matter in a realistic and honest way.

Les Misérables

With great atmosphere and amazing performances, the film's story succumbs under its overwhelming singing and theatrical narration.

Zero Dark Thirty
½

Cold and mechanic, the absense of judgement also means an absense of any feeling whatsoever. With a great interpretation by Chastain, it focuses entirely on the investigation in a frivolous way.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Surprisingly touching and tender, the film's ridiculously corny premise, turns out good thanks to McGregor and Blunt, who deliver convincing drama.

Magic Mike
Magic Mike(2012)

Aside from the gratuitous sexual appeal, this film becomes an interesting character study, and even a powerful drama, that transcends its own subject with careful direction.

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)

Exciting gripping and well acted. The conventional story is entertaining thanks to the non-linear narration and the suspenseful effectiveness

Killing Them Softly

Disappointing as a mob flick and boring as a story on its own. With great interpretations and a stylish camera work, this film feels dull and pointless.

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)

With careful direction, and a touching, crude script, this film becomes a powerful drama, led by incredible and raw interpretations, that take us through tragedy, love and compassion in effective and beautiful way.

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher(2012)

With a powerful leading character by Cruise, this film is smart, entertaining, yet conventional. An action thriller that's fun to watch from start to finish.

The Campaign
The Campaign(2012)

Insulting the intelligence of his audience, what could have been a great satire, becomes a dull comedy that relies all his humour entirely on the sexual, shallow jokes.

Lincoln
Lincoln(2012)

The conventional corny and predictable yet entertaining cinematography of Spielberg, works magnifically thanks to the exceptional cast, especially Daniel Day-Lewis.

The Impossible
½

Even with the conventionalism of a melodrama, this movie manages to be crude and touching, mostly thanks to Watts and McGregor.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

With a powerful story and a masterful paced narration, this beautifully shot drama works in depth and emotion.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas(2012)

Though an interesting and even entertaining experiment, the lack of interest for a particular story and the empty core of the whole, make it a disappointing experience

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

With the most incredible 3D created for a film yet, this movie is a visual experience unlike any other, but it depends almost entirely on this technology for the story to work

The Man With the Iron Fists

Even if the graphic violence and the action sequences are well executed at moments, the dull and uninterested script makes the whole movie pointless

Amour
Amour(2012)
½

With incredible performances, this is a haunting, disturbing and yet touching experience that will stay with you forever, with an amazing direction that drags you through deep, dark and tender places.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Creative and visually appealing, this captivating tale is charming and sweet storytelling

Frankenweenie
½

As only Tim Burton could, this film mixes the dark subject with childish perspective, turning into a charming, entertaining and touching story, that also works as a tribute to classic horror cinema.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Filled with appealing visuals and an exciting and entertaining story, this movie works as a fun small part of "The Lord of the Rings" universe, yet it has a problem to work on its own.

Seven Psychopaths
½

An insane ride, smartly written, with a great cast carrying a ridiculously entertaining mixture of genres, that manages to be touching, bloody and fun at the same time.

Rise of the Guardians

Might work as a mildly entertaining action movie for kids, but the film lacks of a powerful story or good character development to move deeper feelings

Trouble with the Curve

With the most conventional story full of all the possible cliches, this film works thanks to Eastwood and Adams, who make this an honest and even touching drama.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs(2012)

With amazing leading characters from Lee Jones and Streep, and an unexpected Steve Carell, this movie is a smart romantic comedy filled with captivating charm.

Wreck-it Ralph
½

A marvelous adventure with a heartfelt story. This film is as fun and entertaining as it is charming and touching.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

With great interpretations from Knightley and Carrell, this bittersweet tale is touching, tender and fun.

Some Guy Who Kills People

With the violent scenes diminished at a few seconds, the rest of the dull story becomes boring, with an uneffective atempt to be touching and smart.

Your Sister's Sister

An amazing story with a profound argument, told in the most simple and sincere way and moved by engaging performances.

Holy Motors
Holy Motors(2012)
½

An avant-garde experimental hallucination, with a superb interpretation of Denis Lavant, who sustains on his own the whole movie, turning it into a nightmarish tribute to film. An unforgettable roller coaster of emotions.

Killer Joe
Killer Joe(2012)

Disturbing, bold and captivating. With an amazing script and outrageous story full of adrenaline, violence and incredible performances, this movie is as mesmerizing as it is crude.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Even with the effort of Bill Condon to make a good ending out of this, the movie still works only and exclusively for fans of the saga. It's the same corny untalented soap opera that has always been.

Safety Not Guaranteed
½

The heartfelt story, lead by charming interpretations, surprisingly hits the right emotions, making it a fun, entertaining and touching love story with lovable characters.

Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis(2012)

One of Cronenberg's most cerebral, cryptic, non-cinematic films of his career. The amazing suporting cast and the direction of an expert, make it an enjoyable yet hard to watch experience.

Looper
Looper(2012)
½

An amazing original script, filled with unexpected action and incredibly stylish storytelling, that gives more than the usual time travel film.

Moonrise Kingdom

This charming picture is driven by impeccable performances of an amazing cast, living in a visually captivating atmosphere that drags you from start to finish by an emotional heartfelt story.

Silent Hill: Revelation

The shallow script, the wasted special effects, the uninterested and terrible plot, make this one of the worst movies of the year.

Argo
Argo(2012)
½

Smartly written, carefully executed and with an amazing cast. This magnifically orchestrated thriller is exciting, funny and gripping entertainment.

Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks(2012)
½

The charming and touching story may be entertaining, but it seems a different execution of the absurd could have made a better film.

Compliance
Compliance(2012)
½

With a great camera work, the simple story becomes an interesting and disturbing experience that moves smoothly through a difficult and deep plot.

Chained
Chained(2012)
½

Atmospheric, disturbing and lead by amazing performances. This film is as unsettling as it is an interesting character work.

Ted
Ted(2012)

Funny, clever and charming, with a lot of Seth MacFarlane's dirty humour to entertain anyone.

Resident Evil: Retribution

A mess from start to finish, the uninterested videogame script, makes this action movie dull and boring.

The Cabin in the Woods

Bizarre and funny, this film is an entertaining and original experience that transcends the cliches of the genre with a marvelously unpredictable story

Chicken with Plums
½

Narrated with skill and creativity, this is a funny, surreal, touching and beautiful tale

The Hunter
The Hunter(2012)
½

With a simple yet touching storytelling and an amazing work of Willem Dafoe, this beautifully shot film becomes deep and meaningful

The Good Doctor

With an amazing lead by Orlando Bloom and a great camera work, the tension drags you all the way into a psychological drama thriller

The Moth Diaries

Poorly directed, poorly written and with awful acting. A pointless and charmless waste of time

The Raid: Redemption

An amazing martial arts action movie, carefully choreographed and beautifully shot. Non-stop action that doesn't waste time on explanations to anyone.

The Dark Knight Rises
½

Smart enough to live on its own, this is a satisfactory third act, packed with intelligent action, depth, darkness, and everything that make this trilogy the best superhero films ever made.

ParaNorman
ParaNorman(2012)
½

Clever humour and just the right use of heart, make this an entertaining picture, that works as a comedy, a tribute to horror movies and a charming and appealing story

Michael
Michael(2012)

A disturbing tale carefully directed with the narration style of an expert, yet with many empty spaces that keep it away from becoming the masterpiece that could have been

To Rome with Love

While not on top with Woody Allen's best, this film is far for being in the worse. An entertaining pack of touching and funny stories, with enough heart and ingenious charm to appeal anyone.

The Amazing Spider-Man
½

With the right choice of actors, specially Andrew Garfield, this movie sustains to a certain level, but lives by the shadow of the previous versions. Modest entertainment that doesn't live up to its possibilities

Twixt
Twixt(2012)
½

Though magnifically shot, this film's misleading mixture of genres turns confusing and even boring

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)
½

With amazing visual style and great interpretations from its cast, in the end this film departs from the big existential questions, becoming a disappointing return of Scott to science fiction

Bad Ass
Bad Ass(2012)

Ridiculously conventional and not even half as "badass" as its title implies, yet somehow manages to be entertaining

21 Jump Street

Funny, entertaining, and with a touch of heart that makes a satisfying experience without falling into many cliches of the genre

Intruders
Intruders(2012)

It's not even half as scary as it should be. The premise turns into a dumb argument that only seems like the job of a terrible script writing

Rampart
Rampart(2012)

Not even the magnificent interpretation of Harrelson or the great camera work, can overcome the powerless script, that makes a good idea look tired

Casa de mi padre
½

Keeping the funny moments at its minimum, this film fails in their attempt of parody or good laughs, seeming boring and pointless

War Horse
War Horse(2011)

Even if Spielberg it's a great storyteller, this film is so corny, so predictable and so typical of him, that it just seems pointless

God Bless America
½

Even if it lacks an upsetting attitude that could shock the world, this is a fun experience of a dream movie that everybody would like to recreate in his own life.

Detachment
Detachment(2012)
½

Well played dramatically, but sometimes exaggerated, corny and overloaded. In the end is Brody who saves the whole structure and makes it worth watching

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

With an amazing character development, and spectacular yet subtle special effects, this film becomes one of the best and most original superhero movies.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Driven by impeccable interpretations and a masterful direction, this beautifully shot drama is full of suspense and well balanced tension.

Haywire
Haywire(2012)

An action thriller full of adrenaline and well executed action that keep you tied to your seat.

This Must Be The Place
½

A bizarre road trip, ironic, moving and emotional. With Sean Penn doing what he knows best, this film's heart is in the right place

Tyrannosaur
Tyrannosaur(2011)
½

An outstanding and honest drama, with characters that feel real and close. This simple argument takes us to some deep human emotions that are equally reflective and captivating

Marvel's The Avengers

Non-stop entertainment guaranteed. Even if the overdose of action and humour may feel overwhelming at moments, it will generally make you have an unforgettable good time.

Goon
Goon(2012)

Making a balance between violent attitude and sweet human drama, this film goes beyond and gives what may be William Scott's best performance to date

My Week with Marilyn

Warm, charming and touching. A conventional love story, unconventionally driven by the perfect interpretation of Michelle Williams, whose performance magically sustains the whole movie.

[REC] 3 Genesis

A ride full of bloody fun, completely different from its predecessors. If you don't take it as seriously as you would like, you will enjoy the twist of absurd humour and gore.

Shame
Shame(2011)
½

Beautifully shot and with incredible interpretations by Fassbender and Mulligan, this film is strong, evocative and transcendental in many levels. A carefully crafted work of art.

Like Crazy
Like Crazy(2011)

This picture may seem typical, but the direction and acting take this love story to another level, becoming simple yet touching. At moments may even seem corny, but it has the power to captivate you.

The Grey
The Grey(2012)
½

As dramatically powerful as it is strong in action. This philosophical and introspective movie takes you to the wild and puts you at the border of your nerves, making you even rethink your whole life.

The Adventures of Tintin
½

The stunning animation and dynamic script make a great source of entertainment, but it sadly decays being very predictable, which ruins a lot of good thrills

The Hunger Games

Despite the lack of character development and some background context to sustain it, the film is extremely entertaining and exciting, making it a delightful experience to watch.

Young Adult
Young Adult(2011)
½

A well constructed character, amazingly well interpreted by Theron. This is a charming yet powerful and even painful exercise that delivers a very honest human drama

Carnage
Carnage(2011)
½

Incisive and captivating, this bittersweet experience travels marvelously with a solid cast and the direction of an expert in creating tension atmospheres.

Cold Fish
Cold Fish(2011)

Vicious, unpredictable, well executed, a ride full of blood, adrenaline and great characters. An absolutely unforgettable experience.

A Separation
A Separation(2011)

An honest, strong and meaningful tale, that is made with a simple and clever script and moved by perfect interpretations. A drama to enjoy, feel and taste from the first frame to the last.

The Woman in Black

The story is so typical and made in such a conventional way that it puts away any possibility of good scares

Faust
Faust(2013)
½

The right choice of actors and the great visual appeal, don't make up for the cryptic narration that is hard to digest

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

A charming and well worked out tribute to silent cinema, with enough honey to captivate anyone.

A Dangerous Method

Smart, well executed and with a tremendously talented cast that delivers impressive acting. A complicated drama that can be analyzed and enjoyed in almost equal levels.

Hugo
Hugo(2011)
½

Touching, smart, entertaining and with a spectacular use of 3D. Scorsese makes the best of every element in his first family film to turn it into an unforgettable tribute to movies

The Descendants

An intense and well played family drama, mostly sustained on George Clooney's shoulders

50/50
50/50(2011)
½

Incredibly touching, original and funny. This difficult subject not only transcends any cliche, but also works good to be inspirational and stay with you for a while.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
½

Despite the amazing camera work, the outstanding casting (whose interpretations are impeccable), this movie seems almost impossible to unpuzzle, or even enjoy.

Bellflower
Bellflower(2011)

This typical argument becomes very powerful and intense. A love story made with an unconventional and direct narration that hits you in the right spots to make you feel love and fire melt together.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The compelling direction of Fincher makes this an enjoyable drama thriller, with some dark and powerful attitude, enough to keep you in your seat for almost three hours.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
½

This film is not only more disturbing than its predecessor, but stands on the top of the most disturbing films ever made. This unpleasant experiment is as disgusting as it is stylish and well acted.

Melancholia
Melancholia(2011)
½

This movie it's hard to put in words. The whole plot, storyline and acting move through this abyss of mentally unstable characters that feel very close and real leaving you with a feeling of bittersweet satisfaction.

Martha Marcy May Marlene

This movie seems to be far more complex, but in general leaves the impression of not telling anything at all, which turns out just boring.

The Debt
The Debt(2011)
½

It's not as gripping as it should be, it has its good moments, mostly thanks to the actors, but in the end the story is just not up to it.

Immortals
Immortals(2011)

A waste of incredible visual talent in an inconsistent and awful script.

Salvation Boulevard

Premise seems attractive and the cast is spectacular. But despite the magnificent interpretations, the story loses itself and just looks like a bad copy of a Coen brother's film.

A Better Life
½

The gripping acting of Bichir is wasted in a predictable script during most of the film. His interpretation, however, almost worths watching a movie that uses a very exploited subject in the typical view of things.

Puss in Boots

Intense action and great animation, combined with absurd humour that achieves what the "Shrek" franchise couldn't in its last films. May not be a classic but it's great entertainment

The Skin I Live In
½

Incredibly intense and original. A director doing his best with clever narration, transforming an unusual story into a meaningful experience

The Guard
The Guard(2011)

Just like they say in the movie: not sure if it's really smart, or really stupid. However, the lack of conventional laughs in the end turns into a pleasant enjoyable experience

The Help
The Help(2011)

Cheap semtimentalism, a predictable story with predictable characters. Trying to use a well known formula to force the tears out of your eyes, the movie feels like its overestimating its own subject.

The Thing
The Thing(2011)

Even if the special effects work very good at moments, this remake lacks of everything that make the original a classic.

Miss Bala
Miss Bala(2012)
½

Explosive interpretations and a marvelous camera work, make this a very atmospheric and human drama. Drags you to the bottom with it, making you feel the anger, frustration and tension, all in small and painful doses.

The Future
The Future(2011)

This strange film has some intense and well portrayed moments that make a very beautiful and philosophical experience.

Septien
Septien(2011)
½

Leaves you with the unpleasant sensation that the film was made with no idea of anything. It has its moments, but as it goes on, the movie goes nowhere.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

I am surprised this thing is even called a movie. More than half the film there's no conflict and when it comes its simply dull. The whole thing is a joke, I just don't get the point of its existence.

Another Earth
½

Driven by a great score and compelling acting, this is a strange and touching film. One of the most original sci-fis ever, mysterious and dramatically strong.

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)

Even little kids could get boring by this dull spy story. This impersonal movie its as visually amazing as it is awful in every other level.

Sleeping Beauty

An unsettling drama, beautifully shot and maybe just too hard to understand. But watching this film from start to finish it's a great experience, specially for the wonderful interpretation of Emily Browning.

Contagion
Contagion(2011)

Despite the outstanding acting, which achieves a great level with perfectionist direction by Soderbergh, the plot of the movie feels very common. However, it reaches good moments of fear, tension and realism and manages its subject in a respectable way.

Red State
Red State(2011)

The good premise becomes very shallow with a script that doesn't seem to be at the top of the actors, which deliver amazing interpretations that could have made this a great movie if it wasn't for the story.

Day of the Dead
½

The bloodiest movie of Romero's trilogy is also the best of all. As usual, the message is deep into society's behaviour. A desolate panorama of the world, efective for reflection and entertainment.

The Woman
The Woman(2011)
½

This marvelous and beautifully directed movie it's so disturbing that becomes scary not only in a visual way, but in a deep psychological one. Pollyanna McIntosh and Angela Bettis have deep and incredible interpretations that just blow you away.

Moneyball
Moneyball(2011)

If you love baseball, you're gonna love the movie. If you are familiar with the sport just a little bit, you will still like it. But if you don't know anything about baseball, you'll have a problem to fully understand it. Well acted and well scripted, the rest depends on how much you like sports.

The Tree of Life
½

If you are prepared for it, this overwhelming experience is going to take your breath away. The depth of the film may be too ambitious, but is worked out fine by amazing acting and an outstanding photography.

Drive
Drive(2011)

This is a detailed and carefully choreographed violent and beautiful drama. The music and the images move with hypnotic magic amazingly directed by Nicolas Winding. With an explosive cast, this mind blowing experience is simply unforgettable.

Kill Bill: Volume 2
½

A great improvement to its predecessor. This amazing combination of Tarantino's long dialogues and an excellent amount of action, will simply leave you speechless

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
½

The best horror movie ever made by man

Midnight in Paris

Funny and charming like Woody Allen's best films. Such a bold idea could only be portrayed with such style and elegance by a legendary director.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

This movie starts as a hilarious bloody horror parody, but in the end it turns short on blood and becomes some romantic corny cliche. The funny premise it's great, is just the last part that doesn't seem to fit in.

Real Steel
Real Steel(2011)

The great balance between spectacular special effects and a deep human drama it's perfect for a blockbuster. Even the most predictable parts are well treated, mostly thanks to the actors.

Final Destination 5
½

This is what would have happened if Herschell Gordon Lewis had known 3D technology. A terrible script, with terrible actors, but focusing all his attention in the gore. This movie is so bad that you can't help but laugh about it and have fun. Plus, this is one of the few films where the 3D really works for something (to make you laugh)

Fright Night
Fright Night(2011)
½

Sometimes creepy, sometimes funny, sometimes gory, but with too many common places to make it outstanding. As a remake it's great, but as a movie alone, not so much

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

A nice performance by Bailee Madison and a good script with a creepy dark fairy tale feeling, but with not enough atmosphere to achieve a good level of fear

Attack the Block
½

A film certified to entertain you from start to finish. Well executed in a lot of aspects, making you feel the attitude and adrenaline of the story with such power that you may think is over way too soon.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It may not reach the glorious philosophical heights of the first original movie of the saga, but it sure is a great beginning for a new one.

The Green Hornet

Boring, routinary, predictable and somehow irritating. The movie fails in the funny action that wants to deliver. Michel Gondry should get back to what he does best, instead of this charmless blockbuster

Cowboys & Aliens

With a dull and ridiculously uninterested script, this movie becomes a boring and routinary exercise that doesn't live up for the originality of its title

Captain America: The First Avenger

It works exactly as it should, amazing action, great visual style and fine acting that put the hero were it belongs. It doesn't go beyond the classic superhero plot, but it makes a nice use of it.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)
½

It feels like it's just using a very well known formula. It may work as a good old school alien-adventure film, but the only outstanding thing is Elle Fanning's performance

Win Win
Win Win(2011)

A touching story that makes a refreshing use of what it feels to be an old plot. The movie stands almost entirely on the shoulders of its cast

Submarine
Submarine(2011)

A smartly written story of a simple boy that turns into a touching and bittersweet drama

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

One of the greatest movie satires of all time. The combination of a sacrastic and exact camera, with the hilarious interpretations of Sellers and Scott, makes it not only a great comedy, but a great film.

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)

A dark journey into a world of decadence, carefully painted by Scorsese getting great interpretations from the actors and the city itself, all viewed through the eyes of a man enslaved to loneliness marvelously portrayed by Robert De Niro.

Kidnapped
Kidnapped(2011)

The long takes, the creeping tension and the increasing and crude violence, work just like they should. It's an interesting, and maybe too daring, experiment

Green Lantern

The promise of a glorious epic story is crushed down by a shallow script full of unnecessary humor, and the outstanding special effects are useless with the charmless interpretation of Reynolds.

La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two)
½

A beautiful romatic tragicomedy in wich the bright of the actors shines all over the movie

The Smurfs
The Smurfs(2011)

With an easy predictable plot and the simplest form of humor, it's surprising that this film has some charm for people who don't hold their expectations so high

Super
Super(2011)
½

More than one time it feels like it desperately wants to be like "Kick Ass", however it shows some originality in his twisted sense of humor. That would have worked out better if they didn't try to justify the horrible violence instead of just keep mocking about it

Sins of My Father (Pecados de mi padre)
½

An important piece of documentation that lacks the sentimental power needed for the impact

The Last Circus
½

An insane nightmare, absurd and ridiculously violent, a combination that makes a genre almost imposible to define. With intense acting in an intense story, the movie might not work for conventional viewers

Life During Wartime
½

The sick sad little world of Solondz founds an extension not as much as a sequel to "Happiness", but as an individual film, specially for the change of cast.The life of his pathetic characters keeps feeling as appealing as always

The Adjustment Bureau
½

Romantically predictable and even corny, but pretty entertaining. A good idea that could have been a better movie

2001: A Space Odyssey
½

With the most impressive special effects ever created for a sci-fi picture, the perfect choice of music, carefully portrayed visual style and an outstanding vision into humanity, Kubrick created an experience unlike any other that transcends time and space.

Eyes Wide Shut

An obscure and deep trip inside the sexual subconscious of humans. As visually hypnotic as the rest of Kubrick's fims, this last piece confirms him as a director capable of everything through his unique visual style

Lolita
Lolita(1962)
½

Sexy, perverted, passionate and somehow tender, just like the look in the eyes of Sue Lyon, whose performance, along with Mason's and Seller's are the perfect example of Kubrick getting the most out of his actors.

Full Metal Jacket

Filled with an impecable cast, this critic of war turns into a universal statement, that impacts as a powerful drama with the right use of black comedy. Without a doubt one of the greatest war movies.

Spartacus
Spartacus(1960)

Far far away from the best movies of Kubrick. Even if it is an enjoyable epic tale, you get to miss the future genius of its work

The Shining
The Shining(1980)

Not only a masterpiece of horror, but a masterpiece of cinema. The exact camera work of Kubrick takes you through an unexpected journey of psychological and even surrealistic terror, with a brilliant performance of Jack Nicholson

Inglourious Basterds

A reinvention of history to make it a violent epic movie. Successfully traps you into this farse and fills you up with tons of adrenaline. Great acting, insane story, everything works out for the grand finale.

The Devil's Rejects
½

Rob Zombie's masterpiece. Amazing characters, exciting story that suits not only fans of old school bloody violence. Full of unexpected emotions, well portrayed by someone who knows what he's doing

Hanna
Hanna(2011)
½

Beautifully shot and very well acted, with powerful sci-fi action that doesn't waste time in deep explanations. An impressive evolution in the acting career of Saoirse Ronan

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)
½

A great turn for all superhero movies, with amazing attitude, outstanding acting, and the adrenaline of the action sequences flowing just in the right amount

Paul
Paul(2011)
½

Friendly and harmless, but could have been funnier

Megamind
Megamind(2010)

Every chance of being funny just becomes stupid, kids will love it nevertheless

Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon(1975)

With a marvelous use of the camera, every single take of the movie becomes almost symmetrically perfect. Kubrick transforms this simple story into a great epic picture, that could be qualified as flawless

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste)
½

In this 3D world, this traditional and almost silent animation takes us back in time. Charming and almost impossible to forget

A Clockwork Orange

The acting, the music, the photography, the visual style, all dance together in a powerful work of art that attacks society in the most satirical and fun way possible. With an impact that remains ageless, this dark tale is one of the greatest movies in history

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
½

A glorious ending for Harry Potter fans only. For the rest it will seem just a well portrayed, and sometimes exciting, fantasy film

Wizard of Gore

A boring remake that takes the work of H.G. Lewis too serious. This movie doesn't even show enough blood to justify the charmless script and dull characters. If the original is bad, this one is even worse

Paris Je T'aime

Some shorts may be better than others, but all together this movie makes a fun and pleasant experience

I Spit On Your Grave

Even if it keeps up in the shocking department and the vengeance part is more creative, this movie is not as disturbing as the original. It may feel like a useless exercise but it delivers some thrills

Moon
Moon(2009)
½

This carefully portrayed sci-fi it's an outstanding debut for Duncan Jones. An appealing metaphor that uses fiction to touch philosophical matter with great style

Kataude mashin gâru (The Machine Girl)

An awful mixture of cliches and the worst special effects you'll ever see. It's like watching a very bad anime cartoon with very bad real life actors

Dragonball Evolution

One of the worst movies ever created. It should have never existed

Deep Red (Profondo rosso)

It might not be a work of art, but for every mistake it has a great compensation. The prove of Argento's genius not with a good script, but with amazing technical and visual style

Visitor Q (Bijitâ Q)
½

Total nonsense, disgusting, extremely perverted, a strange ride that's hard to understad or even to enjoy. Seems to hide a deeper meaning, but that doesn't seem to make sense either.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)
½

With an interpretation that shows Gyllenhaal's maturity as an actor, this movie mixes perfectly sci-fi action, thriller and drama. Guaranteed entertainment with a smart script

The Loved Ones

A nice work of modern horror that trascends the clichés of its adolescent protagonists. However the story doesn't go that far to become outstanding

Hereafter
Hereafter(2010)
½

As strange as it may seem, this movie has the capacity to captivate you. The stories unfold with elegance and a perfect timing, taking you through very human reflections of life and death

Hobo With a Shotgun

Lacks of the power that promises, but sure delivers some gory fun. The cast is somehow outstanding, and has the ability to suck you into the story in an unexpected way

The Company of Wolves
½

An amazing dark and surreal fairy tale. Its obscure atmosphere and colors transport you to a strange nightmare, perfectly mixing horror and fantasy

Battle: Los Angeles

Noisy, predictable, full of shallow action. Two hours of wasted time

Kung Fu Panda 2
½

The action sequences and the animation are visually exciting. But even if this is an improvement, the story looks a lot like the first one and doesn't go anywhere further

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

This descomunal production with excellent acting, lacks of a good script to fulfil the difficult task of reinventing the legend of Robin Hood. Ridley Scoott's intentions agonize and die before they can even try to achieve their goal

Ajami
Ajami(2010)
½

A fine drama told in a Guillermo Arriaga non-linear style. The intense acting and the powerful story takes you by the hand through a road full of bittersweet taste

Monsters
Monsters(2010)
½

A well portrayed sci-fi story with a great atmosphere. However, it turns out monotonous and slow at times

Amores Perros

Intense, burtal, profound story, told in a non-linear way that captivates the very center of your soul. Its vision of love and relationships reflects perfectly with the excellent cast, that shows you devastated characters in the most weak and powerful sides of humanity

Rubber
Rubber(2011)
½

Besides the strange story, this movie manages to suck you into his game in an impresive way, not only with a great photography but also with an amazingly original script that plays with reality, fantasy and cinema

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

It's amazing how such a ridiculous idea turns into this surreal and strangely good story. Not a very good script, but it's a well worked out horror tale for kids.

Happiness
Happiness(1998)

Ironically hilarious, a profound dark vision into the deepest feelings of people and their relationships. A heavy drama dressed like a comedy

The Evil Dead
½

Scary and funny, shows very well Sam Raimi's capacity before having a lot of resources. The perfect example of what you can do with few money and a lot of talent.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
½

Incredible ride full of horror, blood and fun. A blast of emotions that can make you scream and laugh with equal intensity. Simply one of the most absurd and yet original movies ever made

X-Men: First Class
½

The casting is excellent and the story sure has some power. It certainly brings back the strength to the mutants, but it doesn't stand up beyond what it is: just a well done superhero movie

13 Assassins
13 Assassins(2011)
½

It transports you to ancient japan. Miike manages to deliver extreme amounts of action with a lot of characters without making you boring or lost in this excellent samuai rampage

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)

The horror/slasher/car-chases, like you've never seen them before. Tarantino still knows to hit you in the right spot to make you jump off your seat

Kill Bill: Volume 1

This movie consolidates Tarantino as the master of action. He puts the right punch to drive you insane during the whole movie. By the end you'll be screaming: hell yeah!

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)
½

Definitely the worst movie of Tarantino, but still with a lot of old school attitude. He's still doing what he does best.

Reservoir Dogs

Probably the best movie of Tarantino, wich resumes everything that makes him good. Profound script with simple story, charming characters, long hypnotizing dialogues and violence just in the right moment

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)
½

So many simple stories were never this much fun. The acting is unbelivable great and the script one of the best of all times. Certified to tie you to the seat from start to finish

How to Train Your Dragon
½

It is visually fantastic, but not as touching as one would think. Still one of the best pictures of Dreamworks lately, and that's saying too much

Body Bags
Body Bags(1993)

Hooper and Carpenter prove themselves as true masters of horror. This triple-story insanity is scary, fun, and delightful to watch. With some directors in hilarious characters, it's made to make you have a great time

Two Evil Eyes

Good tribute to Poe, like sitting by the fire with Romero and Argento. A great job of both directors. Not as good as their best movies, but still an entertaining double feature to watch.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

Visually amazing, but narratively dull. This sequel doesn't stand up for its predecessor

Surveillance
Surveillance(2009)

Excellent choice of suspense, horror and murder. A great script with great actors, that drives you to the bottom of the dark human soul

House of 1000 Corpses

Not as outstanding as you would expect, but still an amazing ride, with strong emotions and a lot of fun. Rob Zombie's characters are so well done that you can't help but fall in love with the killers

Tangled
Tangled(2010)

Not a Disney masterpiece, but still a wonderful movie to enjoy, with or without kids