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Yasser Medina

Yasser Medina
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 82% Two Lovers (2008) It features a solid performance by Joaquin Phoenix, but the truth is that its story about the stages of heartbreak and toxic relationships is predictable and somewhat conventional. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 No Score Yet Midareru (1964) 'Yearning', by the Japanese director Mikio Naruse, is a melodrama that manages to move me with the wonderful chemistry between Hideko Takamine and Yûzô Kayama. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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4/10 41% Capone (2020) His film about the infamous American gangster, simply titled 'Capone,' is a biographical drama with a narrative so bland and inert that even Tom Hardy's meticulous acting cannot correct it. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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4/10 78% Judy & Punch (2020) It has a certain authenticity recreating the period, but the narrative is so bland, anodyne and predictable that it weighs down the commentary that it prints on injustice, sorority and domestic violence. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 75% Veronika Voss (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss) (1982) I manage to surprise myself watching 'Veronika Voss', the penultimate film by German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the third in his BRD trilogy. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 100% I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí) (2019) I find it very captivating when Frías de la Parra makes an enlightening socio-anthropological commentary on immigration, transculturation, and youth identity. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
7/10 91% Whale Rider (2003) I get a pleasant surprise observing its tale of inclusion, ancestral traditions and family wounds. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 91% Transsiberian (2008) I find the execution of 'Transsiberian' somewhat conventional, despite the fact that the premise has a promising start. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 84% Tom Jones (1963) 'Tom Jones' is a very pompous adventure comedy by Tony Richardson, but not even the stupendous performance from Albert Finney as the irreverent casanova can rescue its apparent narrative triviality. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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5/10 84% Monsters and Men (2018) The film, marking the directorial debut of Reinaldo Marcus Green, presents a fickle study of the consequences of police brutality on American society, but lacks the necessary depth to complete the narrative thesis. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 92% A Tale of Two Cities (1935) A visually portentous film in production design, but I find little moving its historical and romantic drama about social injustice, honorable sacrifice, and impossible love. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 83% Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) 'Tucker: The Man and His Dream' is a very elegant Coppola biopic on the legacy of automotive pioneer Preston Tucker. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 88% The Pink Panther (1963) 'The Pink Panther', the first comedy in the popular Blake Edwards franchise about Inspector Clouseau, gives me a pleasant time in which at some moments I cry with laughter at the crazy farce it shows. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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4/10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) The hallucinatory experience is as empty as a black hole. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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5/10 85% Slacker (1991) Although its structure seems novel to me from a formal point of view, I am not captivated by the lives of those characters that it presents in a simple day in Austin, Texas. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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4/10 84% Whip It (2009) It's a surprisingly boring, hopeless sports drama with a flat narrative that dissipates as quickly as the tracks of a roller skate on asphalt. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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5/10 98% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) Although at first I am captivated by the beautiful animation of 'Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles', I soon perceive a timed indulgence and a narrative inertia that removes my interest in the story. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
6/10 92% Tokyo Drifter (1966) I immediately recognize the compelling aesthetic of 'Tokyo Drifter', the yakuza film by Japanese director Seijun Suzuki, but for some reason I can't get excited about his criminal tale of the yakuza in the blue suit. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 No Score Yet The Masquerader (1914) It is a comedy that I enjoy for twelve minutes in which I appreciate The Tramp doing his thing in a movie studio. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 100% Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day) (1977) It is a moving film by Scola about gender stereotypes, the social condition of women and the overwhelming way in which fascism condemned the dignity of working class people. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
5/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) I think it's time to terminate this franchise. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
6/10 81% I Am Love (2010) The third film by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, somehow manages to enchant my sense of sight with his marvelous visual style, but even that cannot prevent me from fatigued with the tale of emancipation. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
7/10 100% A Quiet Place in the Country (Un tranquillo posto di campagna) (1968) 'A Quiet Place in the Country' is a truly disturbing film by Elio Petri. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 86% The Witnesses (2007) 'The Witnesses' is a film executed with some skill by André Téchiné, but I don't see that it has enough narrative force to provoke any kind of emotion in me. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 88% 37 Seconds (2019) It is a very authentic drama about the stages of maturity of a disabled woman. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 92% This Is England (2007) In the third act I perceive a sentimentality and a reiteration that ends up being trivially unsolvable. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 97% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) What attracts me immediately is that it combines the action thriller with the cop story in a new way and, incidentally, solidly handles the conventions of gangster cinema. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 88% The Woodsman (2004) I have no doubt that Kevin Bacon delivers a solid performance in 'The Woodsman'. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 96% Tulpan (2009) I can't deny the fact that I'm pleasantly surprised by watching 'Tulpan', the comedy-drama by Kazakh director Sergey Dvortsevoy. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 75% Time to Leave (2006) A drama by Ozon with noble intentions, far from cheap sentimentality, but it gives me the feeling that in his story of terminal illness there is a superficial indulgence that prevents it from being intimate. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
6/10 80% Proxima (2019) The third feature film by French director Alice Winocour, seems to me to have its moments and an interesting approach to the sacrifices of motherhood, but for some reason the narrative is executed with a certain laziness. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
6/10 70% Triple Frontier (2019) I am bored when I see the anonymous heroes punished by the mechanisms of insignificant patriotism and the wildest capitalism. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 81% The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias) (2006) The little empathy that the opening of the coming of age story transmits to me, vanishes when I witness the triviality of innocence, the calculated sentimentality. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
7/10 94% A Raisin in the Sun (1961) It may at times be melodramatic, but the social observation of systematic racism afflicting the African American community makes it a relevant film. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 87% Sisters (1973) A slasher horror film and psychological thriller that defines the semblants of [De Palma] aesthetics by establishing visual parameters that are very shocking. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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6/10 73% Harriet (2019) Despite the solid performance from Cynthia Erivo, it is still an indulgent, predictable and not very moving biopic. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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5/10 89% Zombieland (2009) It is a parody of terror that bores me with its double tap of absurdism. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 87% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) (2005) A very bittersweet film about the traps of loneliness, the difficulties of marital relationships and the philosophical dilemmas of family ties. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
7/10 92% Whirlpool (1949) A film that keeps me hooked for an hour and a half by combining police film noir and psychological thriller with a twisted plot about hypnotism, blackmail and murder. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 77% Frozen II (2019) A beautiful and very entertaining animated sequel that makes me have a nice time for a magical hour and a half. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 81% The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Mua he chieu thang dung) (2000) 'The Vertical Ray of the Sun' is a very pleasant film by Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
7/10 100% Way Out West (1937) I can't stop laughing while watching 'Way Out West', the James W. Horne comedy starring Laurel and Hardy. I find it amazing that his slapstick humor feels fresh. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
6/10 84% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004) With the portrait of the suicidal lover, Scherfig searches for an irony that loses its ingenuity when the melodrama makes sense and leaves the main text in a kind of reductionist void. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
7/10 94% Ushpizin (2005) It is a film with a very interesting cultural observation of the Jewish people. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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4/10 62% The Good Liar (2019) I needlessly waste almost two hours of my life seeing this nonsense that on the surface appears to be complex with its criminal plot of mysteries and deceits. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 85% The Time That Remains (2011) It is a film that through its aesthetics, I presume, achieves a very peculiar symbiosis between historical revisionism and the social and political reality of the Palestinians. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 No Score Yet To Take a Wife (Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha) (2003) A very solid drama about the dilemmas of marriage and the emancipation of women in patriarchal societies. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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7/10 73% The Road (2009) Somehow I am captivated by what I see in 'The Road', John Hillcoat's post-apocalyptic drama adapted from Cormac McCarthy's work. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
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5/10 67% Extraction (2020) It's an action thriller that operates with the conventional mechanisms of the genre and does not have the slightest intention of bringing some strength to the plot of the mercenary trapped by his past. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet We the Poor (Nosotros, los pobres) (1948) I have no doubt that 'We the Poor' is one of the best Mexican films I have ever seen. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemaficionados
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020