Nestor Bentancor

Nestor Bentancor
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Nestor Bentancor (@NestorCine) is a Uruguayan film critic and entertainment journalist living in Los Angeles since 2002. In 2009 he founded the bilingual website DesdeHollywood.com, and in 2015 he launched the Spanish-language YouTube channel Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood. On both of these fast-growing digital outlets, he delivers in-depth reviews, analysis, exclusive interviews, and interactive live broadcasts, mixing information and opinion in an engaging way. He has several years of experience working as a celebrity interviewer and movie expert for major networks, such as NTN24, RCN Colombia, Nuestra Tele, W Radio, ¡HOLA! TV, and OnDirecTV. Additionally, he has been a guest panelist on English-language shows like Collider Movie Review Talk, Meet The Movie Press, and The LAOFCS Weekly.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% Uncut Gems (2019) An effervescent tale of self-destructing behavior, anchored by Sandler's intense performance. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
66% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) After this superior sequel (more consistent, creative and funnier) the Jumanji franchise is far from reaching 'game over'. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) A well-crafted mix of survival adventure and inspirational drama that delivers a pleasant journey without rocking the boat. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
93% 1917 (2019) A visceral big screen experience, full of tension and emotional impact from beginning to end. Outstanding filmmaking! [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) A commendable feature film debut that features a talented cast, and a seductive audiovisual identity. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
88% The Two Popes (2019) Meirelles adds to his filmography another work of art. It deserves to be treasured for its manufacture, script and -above all- heavenly performances. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Fans of the murder mystery genre will gulp down this killing dose of delicious acting, sharp writing, and precise direction. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
85% Waves (2019) A slice of life, full of rich and contrasting flavors. Its robust script, stylized direction, and extraordinary acting level, make it one of the best films of the year. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Tom Hanks intermittently elevates a well-intended but predictable drama that follows Christmas-related conventions. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) A pleasant family entertainment that doesn't reach the high notes of its predecessor. The spectacle and most of the humor compensates for a story that feels too convoluted and simplistic at the same time. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
65% The Good Liar (2019) The journey is mostly sweet, thanks to its irresistible protagonists. But the destination leaves a sour taste in your brain. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Its three protagonists are always fun to watch, particularly Stewart. It could be funnier and tighter, but it accomplishes its main mission. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) A mostly pleasant film, until its last act. Gotta have faith, charm, music... but also a much better script. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
37% Primal (2019) This modest action-adventure B movie offers a bit more pleasure than guilt. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A fun, exhilarating and inspiring piece of high-caliber entertainment that roars with an artistic engine. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
43% Midway (2019) The spectacle flies high, but the script sinks fast. Still, it's better than Pearl Harbor. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
96% Marriage Story (2019) An emotional, insightful and hilarious tragicomedy with great acting, script and direction. One of the best films of 2019. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Edward Norton is the only breath of fresh air in a genre exercise suffocated by film noir conventions. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) A cinematic behemoth that dives deep into "the Scorsese-verse." All actors kill it, but Joe Pesci steals it. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
70% The King (2019) A substantial, well-crafted medieval drama that explores the political and human implications of wars. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
76% Doctor Sleep (2019) An atmospheric and thrilling dark fantasy that sinks the audience into its rich, and dangerous world. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Thanks to rich visuals, excellent performances, and a solid script, this relevant film shines bright. Gomez-Rejon is one of the most interesting directors of his generation. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A hilarious and inspiring comedy that reminds us that Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes are cinematic dinamite. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
62% Paradise Hills (2019) The points earned by its visual identity, promising concept, and talented cast are lost by an aimless script. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The two legendary actors inject humanity into a well-oiled entertainment machine that runs on nostalgia. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
80% Little Monsters (2019) An amateurish effort headlined by one of the most annoying characters of 2019. The zom-com genre, its fans, and Lupita Nyong'o deserve much better. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
41% The Laundromat (2019) A disjointed but timely message movie, worth to watch on Netflix thanks to the caliber of its messengers. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Its thin plot is just an excuse to enjoy the company of funny characters, gleefully brought to life by equally likable actors. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Jolie and Pfeiffer intermittently elevate a very generic and melodramatic sequel that grows in scale but has no magic. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
91% The Lighthouse (2019) It doesn't illuminate new or fascinating corners of the horror genre, but the actors blind you with their incandescent talent. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) A hilarious, moving and timely dark comedy that ridicules and denounces hateful ideologies. Waititi has crafted one of the best films of 2019. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon Ho dazzles your senses and infects your mind with a delicious concoction of artful entertainment that delivers a poignant cinematic experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Today's technology can't fix a '90s B movie script. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A beautifully crafted self-portrait from Alomodóvar, elevated by Antonio Banderas' affecting performance. A rich dose of intimate cinema, with an addictive nostalgia flavor. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) A stylish and interesting journey into the dark side of human nature, anchored by a magnetic performance from Natalie Portman. The script lacks nuance, but it's definitely a worth-it drama. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
81% Abominable (2019) A beautiful and dynamic adventure that deftly plays its familiar partiture. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
83% Judy (2019) A great film, elevated even higher by Zellweger's astonishing performance. This awards season, you don't have to be a wizard to forsee gold at the end of the rainbow. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
69% Joker (2019) A bold, layered, and unsettling cautionary tale that laughs at superhero-genre conventions to become one of the best films of the year. What Joaquin Phoenix does is pure cinematic alchemy. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Its awe-inspiring first half delivers the majesty of outer space... until the protagonist's headspace starts to eclipse the fun. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Guilty pleasure for old-school action fans? Sure. But its melodramatic script and subpar technical aspects makes it the weakest Rambo film to date. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) In two and a half hours, the film never makes a compelling case for why it deserves to be seen. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
93% Monos (2019) A visually stunning, immersive, and unpredictable journey into the strange and tragic realities that armed conflicts create. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) "Magic Mike" meets "The Wolf of Wall Street." A fun and revealing balancing act that tries to humanize, instead of condemning or glorifying. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Not as impactful or dynamic as the first chapter, but this king-sized freak show is a welcome variation in a cinematic landscape crowded with little spooky houses. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Step by step, the funny and insightful dramedy asks less "Why don't we run?" and more "What are we running from?" [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) The illuminating documentary -a must-see for serious cinephiles- delivers a cascade of information and insight in a clear and dynamic manner. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Its intriguing concept -reminiscent of "Frequency"- and charismatic protagonist (the always solid Oyelowo) hook you from the beginning. A modest, flawed, but ultimately worth it genre mashup. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
83% This is not Berlin (2019) An alternative to today's sugar-coated depiction of the 80's, the story offers a relatable quest for personal identity, freedom, and acceptance. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) The potentially profound and affecting film never appears, but you will find a Cate Blanchett show that is well worth it. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The likable cast -particularly Nick Nolte- elevate a flawed but effective action thriller that will surely satisfy fans of the franchise. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019