I went to see “El crítico“, an Argentinian film released this month, directed by Hernán Gerschuny and starring Rafael Spregelburd as Victor Tellez. From the synopsis:
Tellez is a strict and prestigious film critic, totally weary of Hollywood romantic comedies and certain that the best of the seventh art died long time ago. Maybe because of its work, suffers from what he calls the ‘maladie du cinema’: He sees the world like if it was a big movie that, in addition, he cannot keep from criticizing.
I found the film utterly amusing: Tellez was the perfect intellectual film critic, using big words and sitting around with his other critic friends dissecting anything arriving on the film scene. I think one of my favorite parts was at the very beginning, when there is a voice speaking in French: Tellez is so pretentious that he narrates his inner monologue in French! The movie turns into somewhat of a romantic comedy and is really well done. Totally worth seeing. It was my first time seeing an Argentine movie in the the movie theater here and I enjoyed it very much.