Javier Ocaña

Javier Ocaña
Javier Ocaña's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): El Pais (Spain)
Publications: El Pais (Spain)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet El crack cero (2019) El crack zero is a film so original and yet so embedded in nostalgia. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
No Score Yet Stranded (Varados) (2019) It's not telling a story that other films haven't already told, but it's noble because it doesn't feel preachy and has a fierce vocation. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
68% Joker (2019) A formidable and twisted film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
88% Sir (2018) A sentimental process that the director narrates with calm and credibility, delicacy and embarrassment. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) If the Ted Kotcheff movie had a gloomy vision of the American dream, here it is difficult to calibrate any subtext. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
No Score Yet Bye Bye Mr Etxebeste! (Agur Etxebeste!) (2019) The film rises thanks to a series of situations where despite the mockery and exaggeration everything is immensely recognizable. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) A work both close and complex, noble and resounding. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) One Cut Of The Dead, with its originality, emanates love of film, and with its modesty, lives up to its director's motto. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
85% Downton Abbey (2019) A pomp with less circumstance. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
56% Incident In a Ghost Land (Ghostland) (2018) With some aesthetic finding of merit, Laugier again exposes his tortures with a determination that is hardly bearable. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Chadha misses the worrying rise in those years of the Nazi National Front, and the musical moments often seem a bit pedestrian. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
32% A Million Little Pieces (2019) Sam Taylor-Johnson's powerful photographic style, often dreamlike, is condensed in her new film with sequences of great strength, and the last and metaphorical plane is a good sample. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
54% Five Feet Apart (2019) Despite its best efforts including those from Haley Lu Richardson with a brilliant performance, the film inevitably begins to sink. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
71% Litus (2019) Despite the fact that it feels like something already seen and heard, but the level of its production and filmography are notable. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
80% The (Silent) War (Sordo) (2019) Although the film stumbles in its second half, its performances and its production don't completely undervalue the film's voice. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
44% Balloon (2018) The film never quite develops some of its themes and subtexts that it sets up. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
No Score Yet Vivir dos veces (2019) Vivir dos veces knows what it's job is and does it well. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
No Score Yet The Night of the Two Moons (La noche de las dos lunas) (2019) The film is interlinked well enough with many contemporary themes. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
22% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) The film is far from the legends of the product. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
No Score Yet Padre no hay mas que uno (2019) The physical humor is excellent and the nuances of insolence are well-controlled. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
93% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) This film reinforces that new generations need to see the work of Buster Keaton. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
89% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) There are amazing moments, like those slow cameras to the rhythm of The Sprawl, of Sonic Youth, and moments of extreme pretentiousness. It's tennis with Jean-Luc Godard. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
60% Love at Second Sight (Mon inconnue) (2019) Gélin, also a co-writer, is much more committed here, with ability to narrate through musical montages with attractive images. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
88% Let Me Fall (2018) Based on a true story, it strengthens in its story and in its narrative with a final stretch where its basic dichotomy feels complete. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
57% Jesus (Boku wa Iesusama ga Kirai) (2018) It lacks height and transcendence, and prefers to take refuge in a subtler and more stony symbolism, without abounding in the complex theological universes that Okuyama address. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
60% Yo, mi mujer y mi mujer muerta (2019) The film has a promising first act, but then stumbles to maintain a cohesive narrative. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017) Ayla: The Daughter of War never moves nor satisfies the initial thirst for historical and political knowledge. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
72% The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées) (2019) The Shiny Shrimps is a well-constructed and technically solvent popular movie. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
No Score Yet Ojos Negros (2018) A laudable exercise in modesty, impeccable in its simplicity. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
88% Diego Maradona (2019) Casual football fans will be impressed by the ambiguities of the Maradona, and the most addicted to the sport will end up enjoying it in good measure, despite the doubts generated by the film. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
100% An Accidental Studio (2019) An Accidental Studio is a joy for cinephiles, and a course on common sense, lack of vanity and wisdom in every Harrison statement. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The corpus of films created by James Wan threatens to become chaos. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet Lo nunca visto (2019) The cast almost saves this disaster. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home works as a natural sequel of Homecoming, but also as a modest, juvenile and refreshing follow up to that excellent odyssey that was Avengers: Endgame. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
No Score Yet Los Bando (2018) Los Bando is fairly generic, but the algorithm works once again. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
No Score Yet Los Japón (2019) At one point they realized that they had to make a movie. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Everything is very stylish and mildly funny, but also very light and with a short-lived fascination. [Full review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
No Score Yet Love Beats (La banda) (2019) Despite some of its similarities to certain U.S. indie films, the film is profoundly Spaniard. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
No Score Yet Un atardecer en la Toscana (2019) The film offers reflection from moral ambiguity and avoids verdicts from a symbolic and open end. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
No Score Yet The Influence (La influencia) (2019) The director seldom manages to gather, either in a narrative form or in the aesthetic or interpretive, the ghostly element of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It is never clear what the objectives of the characters are in a panorama that is so cliche. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) A portrait with no substance. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) There is a magnificent introspection about the dichotomy between dream and memory. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
80% The State Against Mandela and the Others (2018) This is a great example of a film that has extremely valuable source material that isn't effectively used. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
89% Missing Link (2019) The story lacks the precious subtexts that accompanied the best products of Laika. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
No Score Yet Antes de la quema (2019) Antes de la quema is saved by not feeling as dense as it could have. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
34% Poms (2019) The film counts with a Diane Keaton that is overacting making gestures of disgust. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
80% The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) (2018) The Tobacconist is full of formal and narrative setbacks. - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Film of extreme seriousness in the tone, from which the freshness and any drop of sense of humor have definitely disappeared. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
54% Ma (2019) Ma ends up being seemingly distant work with which it extends a few parallels, a formidable radiography of personal defeat in a community where everyone knows each other. [Full Review in Spanish] - El Pais (Spain) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019