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Yasser Medina

Yasser Medina
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 83% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) A magnificent western. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
7/10 93% Pauline At The Beach (1983) Rohmer, supported again by the enriching visual style of Néstor Almendros, portrays a very pleasant moral tale about adultery, relationships and love dilemmas with splendid characters. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
6/10 71% Before the Frost (Før frosten) (2018) It evokes a certain realism developing its portrait of the condition of peasants in a rural area, with a solid performance from Jesper Christensen, but that doesn't prevent the narrative from weakening like the burnt hay. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
6/10 97% Them! (1954) As a sci-fi horror film it has a shocking start with the plot of the giant radioactive ants, as well as solid special effects and very effective sound, but it becomes terribly conventional in the second half. [Ful review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Crossroads (1942) A film noir that has an intriguing start with its plot of amnesia, blackmail and trials, but even the presence of William Powell and Hedy Lamarr is not enough to prevent a very soft third act. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
8/10 81% The Hater (Hejter) (2020) It is, in my opinion, one of the most provocative dramatic thrillers of the year. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
6/10 72% The Aeronauts (2019) It captures my attention with its biographical tale about James Glaisher, but unfortunately not even the chemistry between Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones can prevent the trip through the skies from becoming conventional. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
7/10 97% The Wind Will Carry Us (2014) A splendid, poetic film, with a naturalism that enchants my sensibilities at all times when it portrays, with great subtlety, the rural customs of a small Iranian town. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
7/10 100% The Great McGinty (1940) I hadn't seen in a while a political satire as simple, edgy and funny as 'The Great McGinty', the first film directed by Preston Sturges. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
7/10 82% The Report (2019) This is without a doubt an intriguing, solid and highly revealing political thriller from Burns. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2020
6/10 86% The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) A film that sparks my enthusiasm in some passages with a few effective performances from a cast lead by James Stewart, but somehow it's survival adventure leaves me in a state of detachment. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/10 85% 49th Parallel (The Invaders) (1941) It's war adventure effectively functions as a British propaganda vehicle in pointing out the emerging threat of Nazism, but I find his narrative of Nazi fugitives terribly contrived and manichean. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
7/10 81% The Blue Gardenia (1953) As a piece of film noir, I find quite compelling its crime chronicle of jealousy, amnesia and murder. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
7/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) I find it contagious because of its urban New York atmospheres and the strong chemistry I observe between Murray and Jones, with whom Coppola makes a light commentary on paternal ties. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
3/10 50% The Witches (2020) Zemeckis's film, which updates Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, seems so dull to me that I feel like I'm drinking a tasteless, magic-free potion made by witches with computer-generated mice. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2020
5/10 86% The Flapper (1920) 'The Flapper', by Alan Crosland, is a silent comedy that somehow has a pleasant presence from Olive Thomas, but in my opinion it lacks a bit of expressive force to its moral tale of the flapper. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
5/10 71% Beat the Devil (1953) I don't know what John Huston was thinking to direct 'Beat the Devil', but to tell the truth his adventure comedy starring Humphrey Bogart seems a bit dull to me. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
7/10 91% Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944) I am immediately moved by his folkloric melodrama about love, prejudice and injustice in the indigenous town of Xochimilco. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
7/10 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) A sequel that to a certain extent is just as funny and irreverent as the predecessor and that is never afraid of daring to break with social taboos to underline the political decline of a nation. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
3/10 40% Wasp Network (2019) It's a truly disappointing spy thriller that ends up being as flat as a plane's wing with its tedious spy narrative and multiple hollow characters. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Saratoga (1937) Jack Conway's 'Saratoga' is a hilarious romantic comedy that daringly makes me laugh at the wonderful chemistry between Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
7/10 94% Brute Force (1947) Dassin cleverly combines film noir with other genres to create an explosive, dark and violent prison melodrama about inmates who are on the edge. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
7/10 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) A historically relevant courtroom drama that dramatizes, from different points of view, the fascinating way in which activists fight behind closed doors against social injustices. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/10 53% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) It takes me to the limits of apathy when Guerra uselessly repeats the usual themes of his catalog such as oppression, injustice and the barbaric effects of colonialism. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) An entertaining, witty, dark animated film, full of quirky characters and very subtle social commentary. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
5/10 91% Enola Holmes (2020) A dull and graceless coming-of-age fable about a female Sherlock Holmes trying by all available means to break free from the traditional trappings of femininity. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
5/10 90% Spider (Araña) (2019) It splendidly captures a fragment of the political history of Chile, but it doesn't provoke me even the remotest emotion with its hollow characters and its socio-political parable about the nefarious consequences of the far-right. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
7/10 100% Five Women Around Utamaro (1946) I don't believe that 'Utamaro and His Five Women' is one of Kenji Mizoguchi's great jidaigeki melodramas, but I admit that his tale of Japanese women's suffering and the passion of an artist makes a considerable impression on me. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
7/10 67% Wild At Heart (1990) I don't think at all that 'Wild Heart' is one of the great works of David Lynch, but I must say it is a wildly entertaining road movie about love, passion and freedom. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
4/10 78% Tommaso (2020) A Ferrara's drama with a moderate performance from Dafoe, shot in an evident documentary style, but which in the long term is swept away by a narrative as empty as the streets of Rome at midnight. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
6/10 84% Mr. Jones (2020) A biographical thriller that has an intriguing opening capturing the political paranoia of the period, but unfortunately loses its pulse when it reiterates the manichean discourse on the fallacies of a regime. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
8/10 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) This is one of the best Ozu films I have ever seen, a very powerful shomin-geki oeuvre about the decomposition of the family in postwar Japan westernized society. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
8/10 82% The Pawnbroker (1965) One of Lumet's best films, presented with a powerful performance from Rod Steiger. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
6/10 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) A thriller that has a promising start reflected, I suppose, by a commentary about the contradictions of religious faith and the darkest corners of human morality, but the lack of verve takes its toll on the hyperlink narrative. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
7/10 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) I find it pleasant and very contagious updating the Dickens classic. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
6/10 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A film in which Kaufman once again points out philosophical questions about loneliness, memory traps, and marital dilemmas with a certain originality, but for some reason, I remain impassive in the face of his narrative puzzle. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
7/10 88% Swallow (2020) A rather provocative psychological thriller that highlights sharp observations on domestic life, lack of affection and emotional repression with a powerful performance from Haley Bennett. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2020
5/10 90% The Secret of Kells (2010) 'The Secret of Kells' is an independent animated film that, in my opinion, has an imaginative visual style, as well as allusions to Irish mythology, but its narrative is as soft as the sheets of a century-old manuscript. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
7/10 84% De zaak Alzheimer (The Memory of a Killer) (2005) It is a dark, violent and intriguing thriller that employs the parameters of the police film in a very effective way. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
7/10 80% Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (Akai Hashi No Shita Noo Nurui Mizu) (2002) It is an Imamura drama as warm as hot spring water. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
7/10 91% The Quiet Man (1952) A lovely film. A bucolic romance with a western soul. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
2/10 60% Project Power (2020) As a sci-fi and police crime film it has the power to bore in high doses. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Out West (1918) Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle's "Out West" is a western comedy that makes me laugh for 20 fast-paced minutes of pure slapstick with the adventures of Hollywood silent cinema's golden chubby. It is a very funny short film. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
4/10 74% Mulan (2020) A live-action remake as flat as the surface of a wooden sword, which is immediately weighed down by a dull and predictable narrative that quickly affects the parable about identity, gender equality and female empowerment. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
7/10 92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) Diao subtly combines crime and drama to underline a social commentary on the Chinese underworld, executed in a highly compelling visual style that portrays that section of society with sordid realism. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
5/10 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) An action horror film that suffers from the curse of the sequels, a futile product of zombies that abandons any trace of substance with a rushed narrative and disposable characters as soft as clay. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
7/10 88% Les Misérables (2020) Although it uses the usual mechanisms of the police thriller, it still seems to me a crude and heartbreaking portrait of injustice, police brutality and the social condition of the marginalized in the Parisian suburbs. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet The Dark Side of the Heart (1994) A very contagious, sad, lugubrious film, built with a surreal aesthetic that stimulates my senses at all times with the fable of the man with the blood of a poet. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
6/10 89% Waitress (2007) Adrienne Shelly's 'Waitress' is a bittersweet comedy-drama that has good intentions when it establish its romantic dilemmas, but I feel it lacks grace and emotionality. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
5/10 87% Shirley (2020) It has a promising start portraying the biography of the famous writer, as well as a strong central performance by Elisabeth Moss, but unfortunately the narrative becomes as empty as the blank pages of an unpublished manuscript. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020