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
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
57% 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
36% 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
97% 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
63% 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
71% 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
71% 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
81% 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
69% 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
92% 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
62% 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
82% 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
88% Ready or Not (2019) This genre mashup -a killer concept executed with gusto- delivers a playful and thrilling cat-and-mouse game. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
60% Driven (2019) A promising comedic caper that slowly meanders through very familiar territory. When it finally shifts gears, it's too little, too late. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Irresistible! More than a treat to the ear, a massage of the heart that will leave many blinded by the tears. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Fans of the first one will surely devour this sequel, an effective horror adventure that feels like the ultimate escape room. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Isabela Moner -this film's real treasure- anchors an irresistible family friendly adventure that is funnier and livelier than most Hollywood live-action adaptations. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) It serves up a poorly crafted concoction of gangster tropes, heavy-handed messages, and conflicting tones. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) The creatures are skillfully crafted, but the rest feels very bland, generic, predictable and pedestrian. Not scary enough for adults and probably too slow for youngsters. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Is That You? (Eres tú, Papá?) (2019) A simple, well crafted slowburn that is more interested in exploring harmful dynamics than supernatural scares. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) Not as genre-defining nor easily recommendable as The Babadook, but a must-see for any hardcore cinephile, especially for the acting. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) In a summer season where many blockbusters have left us stranded, this uproarious vehicle provides a very pleasing joyride. [Full review in Spanish] - Nestor Cine Desde Hollywood EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019