Federico Furzan

Federico Furzan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
It all started with Hitchcock. When I was a kid, my dad would always make me watch the first minutes of Vertigo. That was art in my perception. Upon discovering everything that followed, I knew I wanted to write about perception of movies. I've been doing it since I was a teenager, and started publishing in blogs in my early twenties. In recent years, I became aware of a need to go on a bigger level, so I created the blog Cinelipsis, and haven't stopped writing ever since.
Publications: El Otro Cine, Cinelipsis

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 58% Beyond The Black Rainbow (2012) A hell of a trip through the mind of a different filmmaker that will be relevant in the near future. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/4 80% Good Boys (2019) A pretty undecent comedy starring kids and not for kids. This is a perfect example of cast chemistry. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
1.5/4 60% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) A jumble that ends up falling with its own weight. Some premises have no sense. This one surpasses that. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5/4 57% Brightburn (2019) Maybe it has many issues, but Brightburn is exactly what horror fans ask for in this era of 'superhero infested multiplexes'. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/4 No Score Yet Ghostwatch (1992) This is important. Maybe it could be the foundation of 'found footage'. Maybe it was too bold of a move. In any case, this needs to be celebrated. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/4 93% Boogie Nights (1997) A fantastic take on a Golden Era that nobody wants to remember and it's pretty relevant. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5/4 54% Ma (2019) A 'friday night movie' that stays in the safe zone. Spencer shines as usual. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/4 68% Wrinkles the Clown (2019) This is creepy. Not because of the clown. Think of the effect of the clown. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2/4 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Blame the high expectations, but this adaptation feels bland and vague. Trailers should never be better than the actual movie. In this case they were. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5/4 83% Crawl (2019) A relentless thriller with all the right elements to become a summer movie. It's not exactly 'Jaws with crocs' but it does a pretty good job at trying. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2/4 48% Eli (2019) It's undeniably bold but Eli feels like a trap that ultimately forgives its prey. It's too safe of a horror movie. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
2.5/4 62% Fractured (2019) It suffers too much to reach an ending that feels powerful but ultimately bland. This could have been a much better movie. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/4 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) When revisited, Shaun of the Dead confirms that every second of it, is absolute genre madness. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) One of the year's best films. Parasite is a fascinating commentary on society's worst features. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
1/4 47% In Darkness (2018) An absurd movie that travels between genres and ends up being a ridiculous waste of time. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/4 100% Hangman (2015) Expected nothing from it and it felt like blow to the face. A great independent horror film. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 66% Byzantium (2013) Neil Jordan doing a vampire movie? I'm instantly sold. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 95% Krisha (2016) An essential film about families. All of them are disfunctional. And Krisha tells a difficult story that just feels present. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1.5/4 31% The Whole Truth (2016) When a "trial" movie ends up being predictable, chances are very bad. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 100% Betting on Zero (2017) Even though it feels incomplete, this documentary does a pretty good job of stating a commentary more relevant than we think. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/4 85% Spring (2015) Spring is fantastic. This is a perfect date movie. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 58% Critters (1986) Even though it's campy, Critters is a mixture of three genres that just works. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1/4 90% Prevenge (2017) This is just pointless. Its premise is everything but valuable. It's plain offensive. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 27% Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) As a sequel it delivers but this is when everything started going down. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) The worse thing about this movie is that it's pretty obvious it would have been so much better. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 71% Swiss Army Man (2016) A lovely and weird film about loneliness and its terrible relation to insanity. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 88% Hounds of Love (2017) This is one of those undeniably great movies, but I feel like I never want to see again. Ever. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 73% Wiener-Dog (2016) Uncomfortable but endearing. Solondz does his best at trying to be 'normal'. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 14% Deadly Blessing (1982) The beginning of Wes Craven is kind of faulty even if it follows an interesting premise. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A beautiful tale of fantasy and tragedy that should be shown to kids nowadays. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2.5/4 75% Berlin Syndrome (2017) A good yet harmless take on a situation that we've seen before. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 91% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) A simple documentary that hits the right buttons to make us paranoid, even if it regards tabloids. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Moore is arrogant. There is no question about it. But he just knows how to turn everything into irony. Even tragedies. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 55% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) A decent and fictional thriller that does its job of being entertaining. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Jarmusch. Vampires. Indie rock. Really? [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 87% Buzzard (2015) A lovely film about loneliness. Indie, original, and haunting. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1/4 55% House On Willow Street (2017) Not generic but plain horror is still a bad option. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 36% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) This is a perfect example of a good concept in an uncomfortable movie. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 86% It (2017) A solid adaptation that is also a wonderful modern horror film. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 15% The Circle (2017) A misconstructed movie that falls under a 'Hanks failure' and nothing else. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A solid follow up that pays no respect to formulas and manages to be more than a sequel. It's a reinforcement. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1.5/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) As an avid fan of King and his epic work, I find this offensive. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1/4 11% Cell (2016) This is just painful to watch and review. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) Feels like a music video. Plays like a great action flick. Wright's shift of genre is awesome. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/4 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) A great closure to a great trilogy that made us all believe again in this wonderful premise. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet What the Health (2017) An insipid (no pun intended) documentary that goes all the way with its ridiculous premise. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1.5/4 15% Let's Be Evil (2016) A badly planned movie cannot go very far. This is proof. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/4 25% The Vault (2017) Interesting premise. Terrible execution. This is a James Franco trap. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1/4 21% Don't Knock Twice (2017) Generic trash that cannot surpass its 'straight to video' perfume. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/4 63% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It's actually better than the advertisements made it look. It's still a war movie showing a unknown and pretty relevant conflict. [Full review in Spanish]. - Cinelipsis EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019