Hugo Hernández Valdivia

Hugo Hernández Valdivia
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cinexcepción

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 68% Joker (2019) It falls short as an agent of chaos: because it has a reason, a story, an explanation, a cause ... but not a will. Despite this it ends well-enough and unsettling enough. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
8/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) The film's goal isn't to illustrate how far technology will take us, but rather how inescapable the human condition is no matter where in space we wind up and it succeeds at showing us this. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
7/10 80% The Freshmen (Première année) (2018) Lilti has created a simple and eloquent film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
6/10 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) An irritating experience. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
6.5/10 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart doesn't reach the heights of other films of its ilk, but it's a great film about identity and growth and a welcome addition. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
89% Lemonade (2018) Lemonade offers a worthy dose of tension, but it doesn't have the force of other current Romanian films. On the other hand, its social critique is timely and feels honest. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The movie delivers what it promised. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Jean-Luc Godard achieves his objective and redeems cinema's original function: The Image Book makes us see and invites us to think. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
7/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman makes it clear we are dealing with an exceptional artist... but it is not clear about who is the human being behind it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
6.5/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) There's nothing new here. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
7.5/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar delivers yet again by bringing different substance that reaches different age groups in their own way. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
7.5/10 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Lelio creates a luminous new version although one can't help but feel they have seen this before. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
6.5/10 51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is inspired by the life and miracles of a writer of great imagination, but it is not particularly imaginative ... nor profound. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The film is ambitious and the message in the ethical field is valuable, but the formal mediation and the consequent emotional shortage make it difficult to get involved. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
6.5/10 57% Aladdin (2019) Without going beyond the original animation, Ritchie delivers some messages and some redeemable passages in the middle of a musical and a stunned stunning stridency. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
7/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Thus comes to an end, 21 films and 11 years later, the most lucrative franchise in the history of cinema... There are notable ups and downs in [this] long journey, and the conclusion is no exception. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
6.5/10 38% The Professor and the Madman (2019) Safinia goes from sensitivity to sentimentality, and offers a film with remarkable ups and downs, with notable passages and avoidable digressions. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7.5/10 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) A thorough melodrama that will move even the most indifferent person. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos takes us from laughter to amazement and turns in a film with ties to the works of Peter Greenaway. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
6.5/10 66% Vice (2018) In the end I have the impression that the approach is trivialized, that the denunciation loses density and does not reach to illuminate deep depths. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
8/10 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee lets us see that there is a lot of hatred, but also a lot of ignorance, a lot of ridiculousness and a lot of stupidity, which brings humor in the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
8.5/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spiderman is once again amazing. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
7/10 91% Widows (2018) It is an exercise in style and genre that provokes emotion and maintains attention, but still maintains itself in form. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
9/10 96% Roma (2018) Cuarón has explored the stylistic routes of realism and Roma extends the search. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
6/10 79% Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018) The film doesn't make it very fat because there are no ambitions to be found. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
8.5/10 87% First Man (2018) Chazelle delivers a round film that works within the prerogatives of several genres. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
6.5/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) You might walk out of Bohemian Rhapsody with a smile, but it sells short as a biography, an exploration of their creative process or the interpretation of Mercury himself. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) The performances are sound. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
91% Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del subdesarrollo) (1973) [Director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea] uses a lucrative and effective audiovisual arsenal. - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 64% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) Ambitious, recalls human atavism, which is only nuanced with the contributions of modern technology. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/10 32% The Predator (2018) The Predator has to be the last forgettable summer film. Please... [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The comedy is forgotten soon after it's over. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
8/10 73% Christopher Robin (2018) With warmth and humor, Christopher Robin invites audiences to reunite with their inner child. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
7.5/10 87% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) In the face of so much dementia, the disciple seems to conclude, there is nothing left but to cling to reason, even if that means generating more dementia. Perhaps there is a little window of hope... [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
6.5/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp delivers what it promises. Maybe a little more. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
8/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The novelty is in the villain... perhaps its message may go by unnoticed, but it is not too shabby for a children's film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
6.5/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film designed for complacency in particular for the thousands of fans who clutch Star Wars to their heart. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Stille hjerte (2014) Stille hjerte lucidly explores the different matrixes that lead a loved one to end their life. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
7.5/10 88% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) The gamble works to turn the apartment into a symbol or a country that has become no man's land. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
9/10 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) [Isle of Dogs] is an inversion of "dog is man's best friend." Here the man (or the kid) is dog's best friend. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
9/10 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Varda and JR bring us a charming film that surprises and excites and has us reflect over the marvels of art. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
9/10 86% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) With The Third Murder, Koreeda confirms that he is an accomplished auteur as well as a passionate one. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
7.5/10 91% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) The Professor has the virtue of showing how capable humans are to adapt in order to survive especially after disgrace. The film is a commentary on how the system doesn't really change. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
6.5/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Aside from a few frames of Thanos laboring on his feelings, there is no other commentary other than the idea of sacrifice. {Full Review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
71% Happy End (2017) Happy End offers an acidic diagnosis of society. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6.5/10 100% The 4th Company (La 4a Compañía) (2016) The 4th Company... is more illustrative than emotive. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
10/10 100% Devil's Freedom (La Libertad del Diablo) (2017) ... deals with a terror that unfortunately is very Mexican. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
8/10 97% Spotlight (2015) ... hardly anyone can throw the first stone: by action or omission the responsibility is distributed to broad sectors of society. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
7.5/10 99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig's film, which closes with a tribute to Sacramento, ends well and feels sincere. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
10/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) A couturier with an Oedipus complex the size of his obsession. [Full review in Spanish] - Cinexcepción EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018