Manu Yáñez

Manu Yáñez
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Jordi's Letters (Las letras de jordi) (2019) A singular dialogue is the angular stone of a film that is submerged in the enigmatic waters of religious fervor. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (2019) Rinland involves her self-reflective study on the nature of cinema with a moving tribute to the dedication and delicacy of archaeologists and conservatives. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 70% Liberté (2019) A new radical peak in Albert Serra's cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
No Score Yet Love Me Not (2019) In his provocative combination of atrocious iconography, Miñarro invokes the most disturbing evils of today's world. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
100% Vitalina Varela (2019) Here is the new masterpiece of an artist committed to the greatness of cinema and the human spirit. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
No Score Yet White on White (Blanco en blanco) (2019) A study of the physical aggressions committed on the indigenous population, particularly on women, while the austere and precise dialogues of the film manage to condense its meaning without being over-explanatory. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) A delicious invective against the relations of domination and submission. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
71% The King (2019) Some of the most notable parts of 'The King' are the tremendous performances from its actors, specifically from Timothée Chalamet. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
44% Seberg (2019) Despite Kristen Stewart's performance, 'Seberg' is unable to show itself as anything other than a Hollywood melodrama. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
41% The Laundromat (2019) Despite its charm, 'The Laundromat' runs the risk of being buried in the maelstrom and in the algorithmic contemporary audiovisual culture. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
83% Ema (2019) Larraín finds a a way to create a hybrid look between his perspective and that of the protagonist with a gesture of generosity that allows viewers the chance to uncover the mysteries of a rising generation. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
80% Martin Eden (2019) The happiness and tragedy of Martin Eden has been turned into great cinema by Pietro Marcello, is only the beginning of an infinite, profoundly contemporary debate, which forces us to question our place in the world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
63% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) For its part, the biggest problem of 'An Officer and a Spy' lies in the absolute transparency of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra's fantastic acting feat elevates the film's horizon. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
97% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach employs a risky strategy and goes unscathed thanks to the coherence of its proposal and, above all, thanks to the interpretative deployment of the leading couple. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
5/5 95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hong has created a fine work of maturity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) A vision of a sick community that has just been made sense of by the bold amoral fable presented by Phillips. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
5/5 89% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) A true masterclass on the mechanisms of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 93% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) The film resembles a pocket version of the most elusive and playful face of the Fraud author. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/5 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) A film with unquestionable vivacity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
92% The Lighthouse (2019) 'The Lighthouse' leaves in the spectator a genuine deposit of admiration, especially towards the actors committed to a gale of dialogues and physical prowess. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pedro Almodóvar's heartrending, meditative, and deeply confessional culmination of his prolonged immersion in the waters of autofiction. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 91% Mirai (2018) Mirai becomes an exciting nod to the small daily battles that shape that place of learning we call family. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
4.5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite shines as an absorbent exploration of love and how our yearnings are destroyed by a social structure hellbent on social violence and a clash of the classes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Like the father he plays, [McConaughey's] performance is composed of warmth and disarming honesty. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A touching, moralistic ode to the solitude of outsiders. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) A cinema that knows how to camouflage the urgency of its social denunciation under the edlicado approach to a series of daily odysseys. A question of pure humanity. - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 96% Roma (2018) In spite of everything, the director achieves in Roma the difficult feat of evoking the past with one foot in nostalgia and the other in the critical sense. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 87% First Man (2018) The film is valuable, but at the same time it doesn't meet expectations. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) In the devastating portrait of the Yankee social debacle that is Fahrenheit 11/9, Moore again shows his exhibitionism and his propensity for demagogy; however, their arguments are less one-dimensional here. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 100% Facing the Wind (Con el Viento) (2018) [Director Meritxell] Aparicio claims, with humility and sensitivity, the heritage of... Yasujiro Ozu, Hou Hsiao-hsien or Naomi Kawase. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4.5/5 89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Godard seeks to revolt the cinema and restore its revolutionary function. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper manages to conjure up a version of A Star is Born with its own personality. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 92% The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) A surprising tribute to the work of Yasujiro Ozu that is somewhat diminished by its noble sub plot. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 92% Nico, 1988 (2018) Posed as a film free of romanticism, Nico 1988 delves into the traumatized psyche of its protagonist while capture the worn, but tremendously genuine, physicality of a woman reconciling with the passage of time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
76% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) Seeing is believing. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/5 96% Western (2018) Western presents an abstract face that aims, without fuss, toward the fundamental enigmas of existence. The discreet conquest of that space of reflection ends up being its greatest triumph. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 93% Niñato (2017) Embracing the (inquisitive) realism of the Dardenne brothers and the Yasujiro Ozu's treatment of the domestic space... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) In 'Faces and places', chance becomes the driving force of a work that is, at the same time, an experiential testimony, an essay-making exercise and a setting for the encounter between equals. [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) The Chilean [director] refocuses his story here on a feminine peripeteia of dislocation and self-recognition... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) As for the debts with the past, 'Han Solo' manages to unfold the most recognizable qualities of its iconic protagonist... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) [Certain] dramatic mechanisms limit the reflective force, the discursive complexity and the artistic value of [Xavier] Legrand's work. [Full Review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Summer 1993 stands out for its subtle, touching, but never sentimentalist approach to this exceedingly sensitive theme, the childhood apprehension of personal tragedy... - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Akin tries to illustrate the complexity of the moral confusion in which Europe (and the world) lives, but, along the way, seems to fall victim to the confusion it's trying to denounce. [Full Review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
28% Suburbicon (2017) Could it be that Clooney's noble intentions did nothing but increase the open gap in American society? - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) A song to "different" beauty, an ode to the fraternity of the marginalized in a society marked by intolerance... [Full review in Spanish] - Fotogramas EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4.5/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) A monumental ending carried by two actors at the top of their game. [Full review in Spanish] - Otroscines.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
68% Rabin, the Last Day (2016) Rabin, the Last Day works as a stunning example of political filmmaking imbued with a sense of formal and conceptual freedom. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
35% Equals (2016) [Drake] Doremus falls into a shallow version of Sofia Coppola's impressionism, along with some tics from the Wong Kar-wai repertoire, and a full stream of Sundance-infused sensibility, resulting in an alarming lack of aesthetic interest or emotional drive - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
72% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) In an astonishing game of mirages-where time expands and contracts giddily-[Jerzy] Skolimowski manages the 81 minutes of the movie, which correspond to 11 fictional minutes, to feel like real time. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017