• Watcher

    Watcher

    55/100

    It's a thriller with an old-school flavor, but a nostalgic flavor also involves old tricks.
    Asking for innovation from a thriller like this that plays in the realms of suspicion, paranoia and a killer/stalker, the options are limited and Watcher easily proves it with a completely inside-the-box suspense construction.

    The problem here is not that the suspense is ineffective because of a lack of grip, but because when the cards are shown, the script does nothing to try to…

  • Tale of Cinema

    Tale of Cinema

    ★★★½

    70/100

    A duality in which art imitates life and vice versa.
    Not as developed or fleshed out as I would have expected, but of all the Hong Sang-soo films I've seen, this is one of the easiest to digest.

    The pace is slow as always, but steady and smooth, I don't think it's one of his best stories, but it's concise and gets the point across perfectly.

  • Miracle: Letters to the President

    Miracle: Letters to the President

    ★★

    45/100

    The story behind the film, inspired by a real event, has its degree of interest, but to make it into a film? I suppose culturally this has relevance in South Korea.

    But that's not all the film presents, and it ranges from its highly intelligent protagonist wanting to get a better life to a romantic storyline that feels headless, and is hard to believe considering the lack of chemistry between the girl and the guy.

    What I mean is…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    75/100

    Baz Luhrmann's Elvis is not what could accurately be described as a biopic, especially for concentrating its narrative on an unreliable narrator like Colonel Tom Parker, though I must say that focusing on the puppeteer of one of the greatest music figures of all time presented plot possibilities for which Lurhmann, unfortunately, lacks the necessary subtlety.

    That's perhaps one of the most conflicting elements of this film; its own struggle between the grandiosity of its staging and what clearly…

  • Point Blank

    Point Blank

    ★★

    40/100

    Both Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie are competent performers, but beyond the fact that this film is a remake, everything that happens in Point Blank has been seen countless times in other films of a similar genre.

  • 13 Minutes

    13 Minutes

    ★½

    30/100

    This film uses a natural disaster as a background narrative device, in this case a tornado, but what it really tries to be is a sort of morality tale that deals with issues like undocumented immigrants, abortion, racism, coming out, and religious intolerance, and yet, when it all blows up nothing is resolved, they're just confronted with it, trying to make you believe that the catastrophic event will somehow generate some sort of catharsis of acceptance.

    I found 13 Minutes to be bad, incompetent and insultingly manipulative.

  • A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk with Me a While

    A Bread Factory Part Two: Walk with Me a While

    ★★★★

    80/100

    A clear follow-up to the first installment, but its structure makes it feel like a very different entity. It is as if it were a kind of anthology in which different stories are presented that seem to be more interconnected by their theme than by their storytelling so it flows in a more relaxed way than the first film and for that reason I enjoyed it more.

    Just don't even try it if you haven't seen the first one.

  • A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold

    A Bread Factory Part One: For the Sake of Gold

    ★★★½

    75/100

    The cost and sacrifice of making real art. Maybe too idealistic, but if you can't have hope for it, then this film and many others who fight for it would be meaningless.

    The only thing I didn't like, is that despite being two hours long, it feels longer than that. The pace is quite slow.

  • Angel Guts: Red Vertigo

    Angel Guts: Red Vertigo

    ★★½

    55/100

    A Stockholm syndrome of some sort that pretends to be erotic and disturbing, but is mostly boring because of the absence of a better plot and the uninteresting main characters.

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

    60/100

    The Bob's Burgers Movie suffers from the same problem The Simpsons movie had. I'm talking about the fact that even though its offer will be more than enough for its fans, in reality it's still just an extended episode, in which perhaps ideas not explored due to budgetary or narrative limitations finally get their space.

    I'm not saying it's not entertaining, but it has absolutely nothing special that justifies it being a movie.

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★

    60/100

    Considering that Beavis and Butt-Head have never really changed their formula since they appeared in '92, you have to applaud that they still manage to keep their frankly hilarious idiocy intact. Even if over time their impact has degraded, but they are what they are, and unapologetically so. Take it or leave it.

    If you're a fan I'd find it hard to understand not liking this movie.

    I wasn't too excited about the new seasons, but this gave me hope.

  • The Man From Toronto

    The Man From Toronto

    ★½

    30/100

    Without making the slightest effort, Woody Harrelson gets the job done in this comedy, erasing an extremely limited actor and comedian like Kevin Hart who, just like Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, have built their careers on playing the same guy over and over again.

    This film will be a hit for Netflix, but if you value anything with substance, this will just be a monumental waste of your time.