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Film Review: ‘The Film Critic’

Dolores Fonzi and Rafael Spregelburd

He has the power to make or break careers. He is quoted all over town. His editors despair of his latest negative notice. He is . . . the film critic. This fantasy figure is the main character of a new film by Argentine director (and former critic) Hernán Guerschuny, and it’s a movie with only one comic idea. But it’s a fun idea: Although Victor Tellez (professorial grouch Rafael Spregelburd) loathes romantic comedies and regularly incinerates them in his newspaper reviews, he meets a woman, Sofia (Dolores Fonzi), who embodies all the bubbly, life-affirming qualities of the rom-com heroine—a stereotype now permanently fixed as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

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