Carlos Bonfil

Carlos Bonfil
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Reforma, La Jornada

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% Marriage Story (2019) The impeccable performances of Johansson and Driver gives great dramatic intensity to the subject. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) The directors offer one of the most provocative and timely political narratives in current Brazilian cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
95% Ray & Liz (2019) Curiously, in the hard domestic portrait that the director traces there is not a moment of rancor or bitterness. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
67% Papicha (2019) It is interesting to observe the way in which Nedjma and her friends move from a passive resistance to a progressive awareness. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
95% Queen of Hearts (2019) The director handles the subject with a formidable narrative skill. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
79% Genesis 2.0 (2019) It proposes an interesting exploration of some of the possibilities of synthetic biology. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
99% Varda by Agnès (2019) That promising feminine eagerness, Varda by Agnès recovers it and synthesizes it admirably. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
84% Dogman (2019) Matteo Garrone fully unfolds his narrative resources in a remarkable handling of irony and suspense. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
83% Devil Between the Legs (El Diablo entre las piernas) (2019) Under the complicit and expert lens of the cinematographer Alejandro Cantú, the Ripstein-Garciadiego couple offers their impetuous vision. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles) (2019) The film is fun and, with higher sharp doses of malice, irony and social criticism, it would have been even more transcendental. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) The actors Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet and Swann Arlaud interpret three survivors with contrasting ethical and religious positions, but also very complementary ones. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
50% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2019) A work both mature and necessary. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
82% This is not Berlin (2019) It explores suggestively and frankly the rarefied atmospheres of what was the 80's musical and artistic counterculture. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
100% Asfixia (2018) The novelty in 'Asfixia' is its commitment to move from despair to a dream universe of liberating possibilities. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
67% Little Joe (2019) With a commercial catalog as harmless as ours, Little Joe's appeal is, despite its ups and downs, very worthy of being taken into account. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
No Score Yet Bad hombres (Malos Men) (2019) An original and brave work. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
100% Dark Suns (Soleils noirs) (2019) One of the most disturbing and best structured cartographies of the violence that Mexico has lived since the seventies. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Director without the artistic mastery of a Scorsese, but with capable to recognize the effectiveness of an incendiary speech on the screen in these times of social suspicion. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
No Score Yet Guie'dani's Navel (Xquipi' Guie'dani) (2018) It offers a story with remarkable moral coherence and real empathy with disadvantaged classes. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
100% Fireflies (Luciérnagas) (2018) Being an Iranian filmmaker the architect of this proposal indicates that a gender perspective can transform a whole social landscape. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
72% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) The film is a very playful and optimistic work, devoid of any trait of bitterness, far from intense realistic dramas. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) The result is a very entertaining film, capable of connecting with audiences from very different generations. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% The Sower (Le semeur) (2019) The readings of Victor Hugo suggest the contained rebellion load that is very present in this old tale of a repressed republicanism, and of a very novel affirmation of feminine desire. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver remarkable performances, while Margot Robbie and Bruce Dern complete the great cast. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) It is a very enjoyable comedy with love plots that seems to revive today, with a very vintage stamp, the romantic spirit of the New French Wave. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet Love Me Not (2017) What makes the film stands out is its very peculiar stylistic treatment of domestic drama, a bizarre aesthetic that transforms all emotional expressiveness into an instrument of sadism. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) An interesting study of the deep mutations that new technologies have caused in the human relations field. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
90% Adam (2019) There are not many occasions in which cinema has managed to capture, with such success, all the vitality of a young man who, from his world of silence, can communicate generosity with such eloquence. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Although Christophe Honoré's current film is not at all free of humor and playful playfulness, its underlying theme is serious and at times also touching. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) We'll hardly find in contemporary cinema such a vigorous embodiment of physical pain and existential anxiety, as the one achieved by the character of Salvador Mallo. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) It's evident the originality of these filmmakers in the Latin American context. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Killing (Zan) (2018) Elegantly, (Shin'ya) Tsukamoto leaves the door open to interpretations, something that is naturally appropriate for Killing's undeniable condition of a modern classic. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
No Score Yet Those Who Are Fine (Dene wos guet geit) (2017) The filmmaker Cyril Schäublin proves to be an original and outstanding disciple of his Austrian colleague Ulrich Seidl. His observation of human behaviors follows the same critical line of his master. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
89% The Raft (2019) A risky and complex film, like the adventure that has inspired it. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
89% Lemonade (2018) Far from falling into a routine, Romanian cinema continues to deliver very good surprises. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
92% Sauvage / Wild (2019) The director conceives his character as an essentially free man. It's a first original and surprising work. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
87% Diamantino (2019) A daring and risky comedy, that blends involuntary humor and an extreme malice. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) The director Dominga Sotomayor works the plot always with discretion and malice. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadic (Kaoticni Zivot Nade Kadic) (2018) The director shows her skills to transmit, in cinematographic terms, the girl's accelerated rhythm and, as an emotional counterpoint, the serenity and devotion of the mother. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
No Score Yet El peluquero romántico (2016) El peluquero romántico is a tribute that the modernity delivers to the best traditions of our cinephilia. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) The very limpid photography of Gökhan Tiryaki and a soundtrack in which Bach dominates, contribute to create this atmosphere of melancholy. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
96% Roma (2018) In this amazing representation of atmospheres, the work the Production Design team delivers is effective and very innovative. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet The Rape of the Truck Driver (Le viol du routier) (2017) With insolent self-confidence and a good amount of a transgressor humor, the French director gives a new twist to those concepts. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
90% Fantastic Planet (1973) An outstanding classic of the European animation cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet La casa más grande del mundo (2018) An unexpected surprise to close well a very fertile year for those who love Mexican movies. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) It is a conventional thriller, that progressively provides nuances of intense existential drama due to the chameleonic interpretation of Nicole Kidman in the role of Erin Bell. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Sometimes some stylistic bets seem unnecessary, but the intention is understood and the risk is appreciated. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) A poisonous comedy for Hollywood's omnivorous appetite. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
78% Green Book (2018) It is surprising that in such a conventional political proposal there is room to elaborate an effective and very entertaining comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
83% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) His photographic virtuosity, with the camera in hand, suggests the idea of ​​a complete testimonial involvement alongside the victims. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019