Rene Sanchez

Rene Sanchez
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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Fasten your seatbelts. Damon and Bale drive this epic and affecting high-octane ride to the finish line. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/4 99% For Sama (2019) An intimate, powerful and devastating memoir about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of the horrors of war. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) A fun thrill ride from beginning to end. Johnson's fresh spin on the classic whodunit formula delivers the right amount of laughs and surprises. A breakout performance from Ana de Armas. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet A 3 Minute Hug (2019) Heartbreaking, but full of hope. A compassionate and respectful view about the borders that separate us, and the bridges that can bring us closer together. - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton pays homage to film noir in this stylish and timely story about those who live on the margins of society. His performance is commendable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3.5/4 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) A daring and unconventional reflection on national identity that feels intimate and familiar to those who've left their homeland behind. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 72% Harriet (2019) A standard biopic that manages to showcase an extraordinary real-life story and a vibrant and moving performance from Cynthia Erivo. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy dazzles in this outrageously hilarious comedy about the journey of a man who wanted to leave a mark in the world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 59% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Cumberbatch and Shannon light up this commendable historical drama about the revolutionary legacy of the late 19th century electrical pioneers. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/4 41% The Laundromat (2019) Although The Laundromat intents to simplify the story of the scandal that shook the world, its disjointed vignettes and characters make it way more convoluted. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/4 78% Les Misérables (2020) A nail biting and thought-provoking drama that explores the racial tensions and the power dynamics in one of France's suburbs. A captivating debut film about the ideas and actions that can spark a revolution. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 97% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) More than a straight biopic about Fred Rogers, it plays as a celebration of the late TV host's unforgettable legacy of love, compassion and respect. Tom Hanks embodies Rogers to perfection. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 83% Judy (2019) Although it follows the conventional tropes of the biopic, Judy shines thanks to Renee Zellweger's astonishing portrayal as one of Hollywood's most beloved legends. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/4 69% Joker (2019) A disturbing and frightening origin story that reflects on sensitive issues that affect today's society. Joaquin Phoenix's bravura performance as the popular comic book villain is nothing short of extraordinary. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 97% Marriage Story (2019) Driver and Johansson offer career-best performances in Baumbach's intimate and touching divorce story. Prepare to have your heart shattered into million pieces. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 92% The Lighthouse (2019) A delirious, enigmatic and deranged gem about isolation and guilt. Pattinson and Dafoe's stunning face-off is one for the ages. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) A forgettable and predictable sequel that leans heavily on Jolie and Pfeiffer's charisma to compensate for its lack of magic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 93% Monos (2019) Its striking and dreamlike landscapes contrast with the harrowing story of teenagers fighting to survive in a hopeless and violent world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 100% Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019) An intimate and naturalistic study of Mexico's social class divide and the seduction of power. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
1.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Despite its amazing cast, The Goldfinch is an emotionless and incoherent drama about fate and love. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) Brad Pitt is sensational in Ad Astra, a space voyage that becomes a man's personal quest to find answers to his existential doubts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/4 57% Tod@s Caen (2019) The undeniable chemistry between Martha Higareda and Omar Chaparro is not enough to salvage this formulaic and predictable romantic comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/4 88% Waves (2019) Waves left me emotionally shattered. A visually striking and heartbreaking story about the human connections we yearn, and the regret we carry through life. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/4 88% Hustlers (2019) Jennifer Lopez is dazzling in Hustlers, an empowering and vibrant story told with a lot of heart. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) Captivating and enigmatic, Bacurau is a genre-bending adventure that carries a strong political and social message. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 86% The Nightingale (2019) Kent's sophomore feature is a brutally compelling piece about empowerment and freedom. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 81% The Report (2019) A timely story elevated by Adam Driver and Annette Bening's powerhouse performances. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 82% Official Secrets (2019) Keira Knightley delivers a stunning performance in this morally complex yet conventional drama based on actual events. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A masterpiece in storytelling. Parasite is a dark, twisted and unexpected fable about social injustice. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) A motivational and hilarious comedy about striking the right balance to enjoy life at its fullest. Jillian Bell is sensational. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) An inspiring and touching adventure about discovering our inner strength and learning from each other's differences. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/4 91% Luce (2019) A nerve-wracking drama about the cost to achieve the American dream. Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and Kelvin Harrison Jr. deliver awards-worthy performances. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/4 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Although it's impossible to resist to Blanchett's funny and complex performance, this book-to-film adaptation fails to capture the essence and charm of the novel. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) A funny and nostalgic coming of age story about the universal language of music and its power to inspire. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) Love is a battlefield in Garrel's delightful and ironic romantic comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Antonio Banderas offers a nuanced and moving performance in Almodóvar's most personal and introspective film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's passionate love letter to the golden age of Hollywood shines thanks to the impeccable work of its cast. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 89% Cassandro the Exotico! (2019) Lucha libre and drag mix in this fascinating, charming and intimate documentary about a Mexican wrestler who has never hidden his identity behind a mask. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 53% The Lion King (2019) Despite its impressive technical feats, The Lion King is a disappointing and hollow adaptation of Disney's animated classic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/4 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster's sophomore film is a disturbing and hallucinating experience about letting go. Florence Pugh deserves to be crowned queen of summer 2019 for her extraordinary performance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.5/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) A devastatingly beautiful poem about a city's lost past, and a man's quest to keep the memories away from oblivion. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
3.5/4 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A deadpan, dark and violent comedy about toxic masculinity in today's society. Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola are terrific. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) A universal and heart-warming story about the ties that bind a family. I laughed and cried, and it made me call my grandmother right after the movie ended. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
3.5/4 80% Late Night (2019) A hilarious comedy with a timely and important message about diversity in the workplace. Emma Thompson is simply phenomenal. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/4 63% Child's Play (2019) Feels more like a parody than a re-imagination of the 80s cult classic. Hamill knocks it out of the park as the creepy and evil Chucky. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
1.5/4 45% Murder Mystery (2019) The only mystery left to solve is how a comedy boasting an all-star cast can be so dull and lifeless. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/4 63% Yesterday (2019) A conventional love story that manages to work thanks to the magic of The Beatles' repertoire. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/4 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Perhaps the funniest chapter of the Conjuring universe. However, it's a very mild horror entry that doesn't live up to the expectations of its predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Another funny and touching entry into the most iconic Pixar saga. A colorful and imaginative adventure where our beloved characters question their purpose in life. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
2.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) Although it proves to be an entertaining summer flick thanks to the charisma of its leads, this new entry in the MIB universe lacks originality and freshness to revitalize the franchise. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019