Leonardo Garcia Tsao

Leonardo Garcia Tsao
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T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Irishman (2019) There is much to talk about the superb performances of The Irishman. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
100% Polvo (2019) The film works as a significant social satire of contemporary Mexico. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Being one of the few Hollywood actors willing to risk, Phoenix makes the protagonist a man as repellent as fascinating. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) The film - unlike Hereditary - leaves no reverberations on the audience, that leaves the theater quite indifferent. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
69% The Command (Kursk) (2019) Having told the truth would have given greater relevance to what is simply an elusive entertainment product. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
100% La Llorona (2019) In general, the use of sound is especially effective in creating a climate of physical and spiritual atmosphere. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) 'About Endlessness' confirms that no one films human misery with such a strange and disturbing beauty. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
No Score Yet The Capote Tapes (2019) Even if one has a shallow interest in the life and work of the writer, The Capote Tapes is fascinating. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% Collective (Colectiv) (2019) It focuses on some of the victims' relatives with the necessary compassion and no morbidity. An exemplary documentary. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
80% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) There is a curious exercise of cinema within the cinema, with which Kore-eda reinforces his theme about the inherent strength of blood. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
96% Marriage Story (2019) Especially painful is a reunion between the couple in which they express with venom all their reproaches, and this is where Johansson and Driver demonstrate a rarely explored histrionic potential. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
80% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) The film is an attractive combination of thriller, science fiction and Gore violence. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
96% Uncut Gems (2019) The frantic adjective does not even begin to describe the energy with which the Safdie brothers direct this comic thriller. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
83% My Zoe (2019) The film loses its path and never recovers it. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
100% A Bump Along the Way (2019) Directed by the debutant Shelly Love, with that kind of natural sympathy that seems to be exclusive to the Irish people, it is a feel-good movie that earns its good feelings. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
83% Ema (2019) If that sounds absurd, it is Larrain's merit to give it all a meaning, because he presents a new family order. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
100% The Father (Bashtata) (2019) Performing a kind of acid humor that evokes that of the Czech cinema of the 60s and the recent Romanian cinema, Bashtata is a malicious comedy that accumulates absurd but hilarious situations. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
78% Wet Season (2019) Although the ending is to some extent predictable, the important thing is not the surprise, but the way Chen leads us to the dramatic instances of his story. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
75% Proxima (2019) Proxima is nothing more than a warm domestic melodrama that does not reach the space. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
95% Rocks (2019) It must be said in its favor that it has freshness and sincerity in its portrait of solidarity as something that unites those marginalized young women. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
92% The Lighthouse (2019) While there are suggestive images and funny moments of macabre hallucination, the subject becomes tiresome. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
63% While at War (Mientras Dure La Guerra) (2019) Affected by some sentimental moments (accompanied by a pretentious score, due to the director himself), While at war is, however, an urgent call for coherence. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Bundy deserves a more serious treatment, as the serial killer whose victims are estimated to have reached a hundred. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) In its two hours of footage he does not get a single moment of authentic, pure and full rock and roll. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
93% Us (2019) Peele's formal expertise has been refined, which suggests that he has been carefully studied those classics he alludes to. However, he needs more discipline to manage his pretensions. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The rhythm is slow and the humor is scarce, which it is expected from the author. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) There is a lot of music, colors, violence ... and incoherence. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
81% Les Misérables (2020) Given Ly's experience in the documentary, his images are loaded with truth and urgency. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
85% Sorry We Missed You (2019) A narrative about how the working class in Ken Loach's country suffers, settled with rigor, sobriety and compassion, above all. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
95% Atlantics (2019) At times confusing, Atlantique remains a cluster of good intentions, punctuated by numerous shots of the title's ocean. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The sophistication of his (Almodóvar) work has reached equally admirable levels of maturity, without going through any ostentation. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) In essence, Rocketman is a superficial game of hits from the first part of his career, well designed for the pleasure of his countless fans. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
65% Little Joe (2019) The actors all speak like robots... and the Japanese music of Teiji Ito (of the 70's), added to strange noises, creates an artificial and useless atmosphere. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
86% The Whistlers (2020) La Gomera is very different from the bulk of the new Romanian cinema and its hardy social portraits. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
88% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2019) It's hard to find in a Chinese film a so dark and sordid word, with dangerous neighborhoods and streets that the photograph of Dong Jinsong portrays with mastery. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
58% Frankie (2019) The script fails to establish a credible dynamic between the characters. The dialogues are flat when they pretend to be ingenious. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
50% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2019) It could have been a relevant meditation on the kind of ideological manipulation that results in the formation of Islamic terrorists. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) What the film demonstrates is that QT, as it is said in Hollywood, is a "spent cartridge", a mess reduced to superficial tics, without any rigor or discipline as a filmmaker. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
10% Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019) Despite some stimulating scenes, Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo becomes as tedious as ... well, like spending three hours on a nightclub saturated with electronic music, listening to futile conversations about the war of the sexes. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
73% The Traitor (2020) It's nothing we haven't already seen in previous films and even TV series, but Bellocchio gives strength to a story of almost two and a half hours. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
81% The Party (2018) The dialogue is sparkling... But it's not a strong title for a film festival (Berlin International Film Festival). [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
17% Bright Nights (Helle nächte) (2017) The base of this premise falls in a very common place... and the actors do not make it more interesting. [Full Review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
86% The Lost City of Z (2017) One of those vigorous adventure films that are no longer made. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
No Score Yet Heaven in Auschwitz (2016) A remarkable work of collection and treatment of archival material. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) A cold and ruthless dissection of the current Romanian society. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
31% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Too bad the script is an example of missed opportunities. And the heavy hand with which Trueba directs its actors also doesn't help. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
92% Maquinaria Panamericana (2016) A film combines the potential of a commercial film with the stance of the author's cinema. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) The filmmaker wants to teng a lot of traps to the viewer, that the film turns out to be incoherent. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) A conventional demonstration of how to trivialize a hot topic. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
46% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) The dialogues feel artificial and make a subtle actress like Green look bad. [Full review in Spanish] - La Jornada EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017