John Tones

John Tones
John Tones's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Espinof Cinemanía (Spain)
Publications: Espinof, Cinemanía (Spain)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 71% Haunt (2019) It's the ease with which something overwhelming (but recognizable) becomes something aggressive and dangerous which gives the film all its strength. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 60% The Goya Murders (El asesino de los caprichos) (2019) We will not discover much about the murderer or his motivations beyond the fact that they are not as interesting as his fantastic crimes promised to be. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 89% Vivarium (2019) Vivarium delivers far more than it promises. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 62% Fractured (2019) An effective suspense saga. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 62% Paradise Hills (2019) A hyper-stylized love letter to the fantastic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 85% Color Out of Space (2020) A modest film with exceptional visuals. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
50% 3 from Hell (2019) A film that should serve as a warning to Rob Zombie to start finding some evolutions in his storytelling so as to not fall into too much repetition. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
89% Ready or Not (2019) A charming film that plays well with references to the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Nest (Il nido) (2019) A very interesting experiment with an eye on the aesthetics of the Italian Gothic cinema of the sixties. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
33% Verotika (2019) Many films get the "so bad it's good" comment, but this movie actually deserves it. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 71% All Is True (2019) Kenneth Branagh transforms into Shakespeare and delivers one of the best films of his career. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/5 85% Untouchable (2019) A conventional, but perturbing documentary. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/5 36% Anna (2019) 'Anna' winds up working as an authentic conversation starter. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 20% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) A daring, casual concept, that certainly would have needed much more sense of risk to be developed as it deserved. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3.5/5 100% The August Virgin (La virgen de agosto) (2019) The film has an atmosphere that many movie-goers will find especially comfortable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
81% Casting JonBenét (2017) A lot of realities that do not necessarily cancel each other out, working at the same time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
80% Colossal (2017) The best, most measured and subtlest script that Nacho Vigalondo has written so far. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
80% The Tunnel (Los del túnel) (2017) The comedy is great, but the truth is that the debut in the direction of Pepón Montero is better than good. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
28% The Handmaid's Tale (1990) The problem of the movie comes from the predominantly masculine vision that it offers: It is not in vain that the responsible for the film are two men - Director and Screenwriter. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
No Score Yet Skins (2017) Despite its ups and downs, 'Skins' is a very promising movie. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
No Score Yet Selfie (2017) In general, 'Selfie's' proposal is very interesting... Its expressive modesty gives some proximity to the story it tells. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
72% Headshot (2017) It is a perfect opportunity to continue entering the most fascinating and violent Indonesian action cinema. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
70% XX (2017) Its fully feminine component is just a gimmick, but as a starting point, it is as good as any other. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
87% It Comes At Night (2017) As a night drama cracked by tension and deception, the movie, directed by Trey Edward Shults, works. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
63% Starship Troopers (1997) The background of all this is one of the most openly satirical films of a director who has never lost his sense of humor. [Full review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
30% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie's movie overflows with challenging new images, sequences, and planning ideas. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
No Score Yet Starship Troopers: Traitor Of Mars (2017) Affected by a competent but impersonal CGI animation and, of course, unable to convey the emotion of real actors, 'Traitor of Mars' works as a noisy and decaffeinated substitute for the first film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
75% Verónica (2017) Each frame, each atmosphere detail, each element of the scenes is another piece of a story that handles tension and suspense masterfully. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It is not especially acidic - but it works, especially thanks to the hilarious Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
69% mother! (2017) A very interesting visual finish, from the scenes and the very precise performances of the leading quartet to the photograph that imitates different stages of the history of classical painting. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
47% The Bad Batch (2017) A catapult of visual and thematic ideas without much sense, but of unquestionable magnetism. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
81% Personal Shopper (2017) Personal Shopper recreates itself in its own thematic and narrative ambiguity and finds the perfect accomplice in an extraordinary Kristen Stewart. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3.5/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The film is not as balanced as we could expect, but the truth is that its shocking sequences are worth remembering. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
91% Gerald's Game (2017) 'Gerald's Game' is able to please King's fans and, at the same time, to propose a film that is perfectly maintained as a meticulous thriller and a horror artifact. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Its characters are not as boring as the previous ones, and the fact that one of the girls has trouble walking generates a series of very stimulating stress situations. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
69% The Babysitter (2017) Perhaps a script that could have taken better advantage of the idea and the supernatural element would have helped us to forgive their mistakes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
90% 1922 (2017) Its suspense treatment and simple and clear proposal deserve all the attention. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
88% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) It works as a reformulation of fairy tales, but also as a criticism of that same tales. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
91% A Ghost Story (2017) The aesthetic decision is so risky and so right at the same time that it ends up being the very core of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
42% Brimstone (2017) It is time to review the darkest pages of our history, sometimes from a perspective focused on the suffering of women, and from that point of view, few contents are as blunt as 'Brimstone'. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
13% Muse (2017) 'Muse' is disappointing, but it does not make us lose hope: Jaume Balagueró can and must return to the dark and perverse horror that once marked Spanish horror movies. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
43% The Ninth Gate (1999) Despite its irregularities as an adaptation and as a horror film, 'The Ninth Gate' is a very considerable proposal. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
96% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) 'Jim and Andy' is much more than the chronicle of an actor's transformation for a shoot, or even the portrait of an artist's obsession with another, or an analysis of the similarities between them. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Interesting visual (plans flying over ceilings and crossing walls, exquisite flashbacks ... and a squad of actors that range from adequate to unique - like Michelle Pfeiffer, in one of her best performances in years. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Above an urban thriller (an unusually dreamlike one thanks to the steaming photography of Thomas Townend), 'You Were Never Really Here' is an unclassifiable character's drama. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
33% Jigsaw (2017) 'Jigsaw' is neither the most original movie, nor the most surprising, not even the bloodiest in the series. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
77% The Void (2017) It is an essential first step for any lover of the genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The turmoil in its purest form, and the choice of not putting all the keys of the film on the table play in its favor. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) The portrait it makes of men with power in that 19th century of rural England is authentic patriarchal cancer. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The performances are very interesting, thanks to a cast that may not be the most iconic, but it's one of the most competent of the franchise. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019