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Kiko Martinez

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 39% Downhill (2020) Downhill doesn't come close to capturing the same dark sense of humor and tone as [Force Majeure], but [Julia] Louis-Dreyfus proves that there's plenty she can offer to the big screen now that HBO's Veep has reached its term limits.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/5 89% The Assistant (2020) Taking a minimalist approach, [director Kitty] Green guides her drama like she's making an observational documentary. The decision to establish the narrative so subtly and with an underlying eerie quiet makes The Assistant that much more compelling.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2.5/5 84% Les Misérables (2020) French officials should have chosen the superior Portrait of a Lady on Fire to represent their country at the Academy Awards this year. Instead, they put their money on making a political statement and missed the mark.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
2.5/5 87% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2020) Our favorite live-action short [is] Brotherhood. Exquisitely shot, it won't be surprising if this short is eventually expanded into a feature-length film.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3.5/5 100% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) In the Absence, the strongest entrant in this category, provides a harrowing look at the sinking of a ferry in South Korea in 2014 that killed 250 high school students. [It's] somber and impossible to shake.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
4/5 95% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2020) Our favorite is the French stop-motion short Memorable. Through surreal imagery, [director Bruno Collet] finds a beautiful way to express his heartbreaking narrative. Think Amour if directed by Michel Gondry.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2.5/5 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) [Airman William] Pitsenbarger's heroics are undoubtedly meaningful, but [writer/director Todd] Robinson's script is strictly by the numbers and, thus, lacks the emotion needed to fully appreciate a cinematic retelling of this patriot's sacrifice.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/5 85% Color Out of Space (2020) Apart from the creepy vibe and a hilariously unhinged performance by Nicolas Cage, director Richard Stanley's hallucinatory horror movie Color Out of Space is to be experienced with the eyes and not with the head. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentleman might surprise some [of filmmaker Guy Ritchie's] detractors.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 47% Underwater (2020) Viewers will be hard-pressed to find a single unique idea anywhere in the 95-minute runtime of Underwater, but the creature feature is brisk and adequate enough, especially for a horror movie released in January.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) As far as legal dramas go, Just Mercy is about as conventional as you can get. That doesn't mean, however, that there isn't a compassionate narrative at the heart of it that does more right than wrong.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes and Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins have created one of the most visually stunning war movies in modern cinema.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) The classic whodunit mystery is reinvigorated in extraordinary style in writer-director Rian Johnson's Knives Out. It's the best film of its kind since 2001's Gosford Park. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdies deliver another shot of adrenaline straight to the heart with Uncut Gems.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Would be a lot more fun if ... screenwriters realized that the hijinks between a young, genius inventor and a secret agent would have worked just fine without having its coolest character transform into a lame, talking pigeon for an hour.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 95% Little Women (2019) The overall narrative suffers because its structure becomes unnecessarily convoluted and messy. Still, [filmmaker Greta] Gerwig is able to capture the essence of the classic literature and give it some extra feminist flare. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Witnessing a pair of veteran actors like Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins exchange dialogue during scenes where they're the only two on the screen is nothing short of brilliant. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) A powerful and poetic tale of martyrdom and easily [director Terrence] Malik's best since his 2011 masterpiece Tree of Life.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Directed by Jay Roach, the ensemble cast of [Nicole] Kidman, [Charlize] Theron, John Lithgow as [Roger] Ailes and Margot Robbie as a fictional Fox News employee in search of fame is the real reason to tune in.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts may have enough material to deliver a visual feast, but the period piece's beauty and spirit, while undeniable when soaring thousands of feet above the earth, hits some waves of stale air along the way.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) The emotional weight of [actor/writer Shia LaBeouf's] personal story drives Honey Boy into places that are heartbreaking and deeply honest.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
2.5/5 89% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters doesn't feel as urgent as one might like from a film featuring a familiar scene where a character looks over his shoulder in a dark parking garage.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/5 83% Waves (2019) [Trey] Shults' script is profound ... as he finds a way to seamlessly transition from the first hour of the film into a second that is completely distinct in tone. The familiar messages of tragedy, faith and redemption are not lost on either side.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
17% Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (2019) Our Mothers resembles the skeletal remains Ernesto pulls from the earth - brittle and incomplete.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
100% Tu Me Manques (2019) Tu me manques is a triumph, not only because of the bold and creative choices it makes to tell its story, but also for its urgent message of acceptance.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
No Score Yet Café con Sabor a mi Tierra (2019) A beautifully photographed drama that doesn't take advantage of its locations to tell an intriguing enough narrative about its coffee growers.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) What surges out of [Noah Baumbach's] screenplay is a heart-wrenching story about what is essentially the slow and untimely death of a once-loving relationship.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
No Score Yet Everybody Changes (Todos cambiamos) (2019) Everybody Changes might have its heart in the right place, but its script is sorely lacking in authenticity and sense of time.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Although it might feel familiar, The Irishman is unlike any of [Martin] Scorsese's other high-profile mobster pictures. It benefits from a deliberate pacing and less-violent approach in comparison to films like Goodfellas and Casino.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) As safe and insulated as A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is, it's almost impossible not to be entranced by its charms. It's innocuous, yes, but it's also as comforting as a warm cardigan sweater.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2/5 53% Noelle (2019) [The] script relies too much on Christmas-themed puns ... and a narrative that is predictable and dimwitted.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Whether we're talking live-action or 2D animation, once the Tramp pushes that last meatball with his snout to Lady's side of the plate, your heart is sure to flutter.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/5 81% The Report (2019) For those moviegoers who are also political junkies, if you can sit and watch eight hours of impeachment testimony, The Report should be a walk in the park.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Once the technical aspects of the story unravel, Doctor Sleep becomes thoughtful and fresh, even when it awakens familiar beasts.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain & Glory is a beautifully realized picture in a remarkable body of work that continues to inspire.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A meticulously crafted, satirical thriller that proves to be [Bong Joon] Ho's most thematically rich project to date.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 68% Adopt a Highway (2019) Actor-turned-first-time-writer and director Logan Marshall-Green gives his debut film an indie-inspired vibe that could transform into something special one day, but as it is now, Adopt a Highway is only a draft of a draft of an idea.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's still ultimately defined by [Taika] Waititi's absurdist humor, but it's also surprisingly moving.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 73% Harriet (2019) Sadly, Harriet is destined to fall under the same category as other inadequate biopics like Cesar Chavez or Hyde Park on the Hudson. Simply put: They're all films that can't live up to their subjects' extraordinary lives.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) There's a twist that arrives late in the game, which helps liven up First Love and catapult it into an extreme third act. But by that point, the overcomplicated screenplay has already caused the film more damage than a samurai sword to the throat. ‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse may not register with those turned off by the bizarre or in need of a more conventional storyline, but [writer-director Robert] Eggers ... continues to redefine the horror genre and inject it with an arthouse flair.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) It's a fascinating notion, but one that {screenwriters] Brown, DiGuiseppi and first-time feature director Noah Hawley aren't able to sustain in more than a superficial way.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Sanitarium (2013) Sanitarium strains to find the right sinister storytelling devices and allow each theme to make a real statement.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2/5 81% Little Monsters (2019) The film might benefit from having Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o in the lead role, but aside from her presence and total dedication, Forsythe's script lacks creativity.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) [Actors] Denis O'Hare and Anna Kendrick [play] two law enforcement officers who would've made a perfect fit working alongside the CIA agents in the Coen's brother's 2008 black comedy Burn After Reading.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) By the time we hack our way out, all the yelling into the abyss feels like a lost cause for everyone involved.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 68% Joker (2019) The most audacious comic-book-inspired film ever made; one that doubles-down on its depravity with no remorse. That said, it's impossible not to become hypnotized by its external beauty and indiscriminate brutality.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The Death of Dick Long is a warped Alabama backwoods narrative that is earnest in its depiction of depravity and anguish.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 81% Abominable (2019) Abominable is a colorful, creative and culturally-competent delight.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 87% Depraved (2019) While Fessenden's take on Frankenstein explores a handful of interesting ideas in the first hour about technology, mortality, morality and man's natural ability to cause destruction, Depraved backpedals into cliché storytelling in the third act.‐ San Antonio Current
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019