Diego Semerene

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For 198 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diego Semerene's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Stranger by the Lake
Lowest review score: 0 Snowmen
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 198
  2. Negative: 79 out of 198
198 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Diego Semerene
    Rüdiger Suchsland’s film is a master class in the relationship between image production and ideology writ large.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Diego Semerene
    With a tender and respectful gaze, 12 DAYS (@distribfilmsus) sheds light on the relationship between the French state and the mentally ill.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Huppert is such a master of her craft that even the silliest sequences give way to tour-de-force moments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Diego Semerene
    Rainer Sarnet is as invested in telling a convoluted story that feels rooted in millennia-old folklore as he is in unabashedly experimenting with form and style for the sake of visual pleasure alone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Diego Semerene
    The film is full of astute, and poetically staged, critiques of the parallel worlds resulting from Iran's police state.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Although João Moreira Salles tries to tap into the pleasurable elements inherent to the essayistic as a cinematic form, such as making the merging of intimate and social reality poetically visible, his storylines never quite gel.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Diego Semerene
    First the film inhabits the eye of a storm—which is to say, the storm of Italy’s wretched peripheries—before submitting to the more ersatz cinematic will of filling Pio’s life with beginnings, middles, and ends.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Writer-director Damon Cardasis follows a rather didactic approach to his 14-year-old's protagonist's plight in Saturday Church.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    Lost, or at least merely glossed over, throughout this hagiographic documentary portrait is the miraculous story of an effeminate Brazilian boy who was actually allowed to blossom through dance and who, because of such permission, has managed to survive his queer childhood a little more unscathed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Diego Semerene
    Childhood in Peter Lataster and Petra Lataster-Czisch's documentary is the terrain of contradiction and ambiguity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    Cross-dressing in the story is merely a tool for survival, but such border-crossing is inevitably rife with unintended consequences beyond narrative ones.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Diego Semerene
    The film is an interminable saga full of soap-operatic plot twists involving quickly broken marriages, sexual assault, a secret porn career, terminal illness, and a quasi lesbian love affair.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    If the global reunion that the cruise ship presents here is such a panacea, why is there so much moping?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Diego Semerene
    Writer-director Francis Lee captures not only what masculinity does and how it comes undone, but the complex apparatus that keeps it into place: the family’s surveillance, the silence, the shame.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    It begins as a clever pseudo-mumblecore provocation with shades of Bruce LaBruce only to quickly turn into indefensible nonsense.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Diego Semerene
    Michael Roberts's documentary is an unabashed exercise in deifying its subject matter with superlatives and hyperbole from the mouths of talking heads, which ultimately results in the cheapening of the artist.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    School Life is unfortunately committed to keeping its subjects, especially Headfort’s students, at arm’s length.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    There's a Tarkovskian layer of social despair in the web of corruption joining the child and the adult, the bedroom and the nation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Diego Semerene
    Anita Rocha da Silveira’s slasher-film plot is simply a tease, as there are no scares here, and the filmmaker’s attempt at genre hybridization never coheres conceptually.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Diego Semerene
    The film too often puts too much trust in dialogue, as Marie and Boris's predicament is sometimes perfectly conveyed by the actors' facial expressions and body language.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Diego Semerene
    There’s something liberating about such a steady creative hand that rejects justifying the twists and turns of a storyline, which becomes in 4 Days in France something akin to cruising itself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    The film eventually replaces the captivating smallness of everyday life with an inconsequential drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Diego Semerene
    If not for its performances, the film would belong in the category of Hallmark Channel tearjerkers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Diego Semerene
    Here the organic and the frivolously material aren't oppositions or rivals, but partners in a spectacle for men's eyes only.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    If there’s anything worth mulling over about The Drowning, it's the way it proffers the East Coast couple as an inevitably miserable institution without really meaning to.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 Diego Semerene
    The film is essentially an exercise in forcing a female genius back into her proper place of dependence on both the father figure and the Prince Charming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 12 Diego Semerene
    Ritesh Batra's film is a tale of white nostalgia that should have found its footing on dramatic grounds.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Diego Semerene
    When compared to the high-stakes dramas at the center of Paris Is Burning, where sex workers dreamed of becoming supermodels, Kiki feels rather tame.

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