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Ed Gonzalez

Ed Gonzalez
"Scooby Doo can do do but Sartre is smartra."--Homer Simpson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 29% Desert Dancer (2015) "The film's relentless turning of its characters' experience into platitudes and homilies is served for our too-easy consumption. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2015
2.5/4 70% 5 to 7 (2015) "Ironically, the Victor Levin film's mildness turns out to be its most engaging quality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
2/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "In the end, more than just the machine remains an enigma. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2015
.5/4 0% The Walking Deceased (2015) "This juvenile horror-comedy spoof is primarily, if unintentionally, a cautionary tale about the perils of allowing brahs to make movies. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2.5/4 97% It Follows (2015) "Though visionary, David Robert Mitchell's film abounds in undigested ideas and dubious sexual politics. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2015
2/4 25% Tracers (2015) "The lusterless camerawork keys itself almost empathetically to the drab reality of the film's spaces, settled and unsettled alike, but it can't enliven the hackneyed plot. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2015
1/4 13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "David Gelb doesn't evince so much as a single compositional sleight of hand, merely delighting in turning lights on and off and watching Zoe appear in random places. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2015
1.5/4 30% Wild Card (2015) "The action-movie pyrotechnics succeed only at reinforcing Simon West's macho bona fides and condescendingly forcing Jason Statham back into his wheelhouse. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2015
1.5/4 15% Alien Outpost (2015) "The film splits its time evenly between half-heartedly pretending it's an allegory for our current war on terror and pretending that it's not. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) "Though visionary, It Follows abounds in undigested ideas and dubious sexual politics. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jan 24, 2015
.5/4 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Rob Cohen's The Boy Next Door flips the gender switch on Fatal Attraction and calls it a day. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2015
.5/4 16% Strange Magic (2015) "As juvenile and frivolous a wish-fulfillment fantasy as one might expect from the visionary behind the lightsaber and Princess Leia hogtied to Jabba the Hut. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2015
1.5/4 32% Dark Summer (2015) "The cacophony of visions, broken mirrors, and mutilations only points to the ghost in the machine respecting The Craft as its spirit animal. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 1 "The episode culminates with a well-earned, emotion-rich reunion, with Rick realizing that Carol saved their entire group. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/4 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The film ends up cheapening its sense of empathy in its final mad rush to subject audiences to every incarnation of the jump scare imaginable. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 31, 2014
1.5/4 78% [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2015) "Whatever scant insight the prior films offered into Spain's waning Catholic belief has now been entirely replaced by fascist, cartoonish shows of wish-fulfillment prevarication. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2014
1.5/4 88% Still Alice (2015) "Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart's artful consideration of familial friction acerbated by disease, and vice versa, nearly saves Still Alice from the banality of its Lifetime-movie execution. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2014
1/4 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "If your answer to the question "When are rape jokes funny?" is anything aside from "never," the good news is that you may still find a lot to hoot over throughout the film. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3/4 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "To dismiss it as simply an act of hipster appropriation is to cop out, because appropriation is the film's thematic meat. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2014
2/4 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "There's much more plot floating around during the sequel, all leading up to a climax at the "KEN Conference" that suffers in comparison to Silicon Valley's mockery of the same milieu. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2014
2/4 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Given the liberties the film takes, it's surprising that it refuses to penetrate Alan Turing's carnality and allow Benedict Cumberbatch to truly wrestle with the torment of the man's sexuality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2014
2/4 76% ABCs of Death 2 (2014) "Irony is a popular pose struck throughout these shorts, which are less revealing of the existentialist despair that death often rouses than they are of their makers' prejudices. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2014
1.5/4 33% Exists (2014) "In the wake of Bobcat Goldthwait's Wolf Creek, Exists's metaphorical ambitions are as under-realized as its story-circumscribing use of found footage. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2014
1/4 22% Dracula Untold (2014) "It's a story arc that wouldn't be out of place on Game of Thrones, except it lacks for the HBO program's dense and surprising dramatic reflexes. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2.5/4 88% The Good Lie (2014) "This is a Hollywood-delivered chronicle of the immigrant experience that earns its justification through good will and tact. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2014
.5/4 25% The Hero of Color City (2014) "No cartoon has ever conveyed the struggle for self-actualization with such an inexpressive sense of imagination as this cheap and glorified babysitter. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2014
2/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "There's a comic streak to the film that suggests David Fincher may understand the material as trash, but it's the kind of affectation that only reinforces, rather than dulls, its insults. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes believe in human value and social order being rooted in a sense of solidarity, a staggering consciousness of community that brims with a sensitivity to place, movement, and emotion. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 21, 2014
3/4 90% The Guest (2014) "David's perversity as a character is mostly disarming for how it illuminates the sadness with which a foe can so readily be confused for a savior. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2014
1.5/4 40% Tusk (2014) "It suggests the worst possible gene splice of a barbed Terrance and Phillip South Park appearance, Fargo's blithe condescension, and the smuggest of Quentin Tarantino pastiches. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2014
2/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Meticulous in its adherence to conventional narrative inducement, this biopic only offers a sanded-down and embossed vision of Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde's 30-year marriage. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2014
2/4 24% At The Devil's Door (2014) "An accumulation of dread in search of a properly fleshed-out screenplay to sustain it, the film plays like a show reel for writer-director Nicholas McCarthy's considerable craft. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2014
2.5/4 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "Writer-director Charles Martin Smith's tin ear for dialogue and contrived symbolism is as unmistakable as his enormous heart. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2014
1.5/4 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) "The film abounds in excruciatingly obvious, often precious, articulations of grief, where armchair philosophizing volleys back and forth with punishing abandon. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2014
2/4 26% As Above, So Below (2014) "The film predictably alternates in scaring its characters by tapping into their deepest fears and having them rub shoulders with the relics of a past that insists on being undisturbed. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2014
1.5/4 45% Life After Beth (2014) "Jeff Baena's film, at heart, is just another overly familiar story of a boy struggling to get over his first love and who's rewarded for his troubles with a less volatile replacement model. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2014
2.5/4 50% Cannibal (2014) "It keeps us at a remove that becomes telling of the filmmaker's reticence to explore whatever feelings of isolation and yearning may inform his main character's grisly compulsion. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2014
2.5/4 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "James DeMonaco may doubly, sometimes triply, underline the story's governing theme of social power and how it's exchanged, but the rage and lucidity of these ideas resonate. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2014
1.5/4 46% Honour (2014) "Paddy Considine's benumbed ambiguity at least works against writer-director Shan Khan's reduction of honor killings to grist for the cheapest of pulpy thrills. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2014
1.5/4 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "A jump scare isn't just a jump scare in the films of Scott Derrickson, which isn't to say this wannabe master of horror has entirely perfected the art of sudden dread. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/4 48% Earth to Echo (2014) "The constant foregrounding of so much well-executed incident only works to shortchange the heroes' yearnings and anxieties. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2014
1.5/4 57% EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky (2014) "Just as queerness is conspicuous by its absence, so is any serious consideration of the drug use that often pairs with extended tastings of EDM. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2014
3/4 98% Boyhood (2014) "Richard Linklater's film is an experiment in time, and one that's attentive to the audience's sense of empathy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2014
3/4 84% Violette (2014) "By focusing on the tumultuous friendship between Violette LeDuc and Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Provost creates not so much a dichotomy of femininity as a funhouse mirror of it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2014
2.5/4 86% Willow Creek (2014) "Bobcat Goldthwait exposes the characteristic male pursuit of power to which females are often made subservient. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2014
2/4 60% The Signal (2014) "The titular signal refers to the Nomad hacker's taunts, though it may as well point to the film's nature as a self-styled calling card. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 28, 2014
2/4 86% Korengal (2014) "The result is an alternately gripping and dully meandering patchwork of these soldiers' stay in the Korengal that pointedly shuns big-picture philosophizing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 26, 2014
3/4 78% Tupac: Resurrection (2003) "It'd be easy to write off Paramount's Tupac: Resurrection as a cheap publicity stunt. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 24, 2014
1.5/4 42% Words And Pictures (2014) "At least the irony with which this transparently written and dispassionately aestheticized film so demagogically argues for the value of words and pictures is brutally convincing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 18, 2014
2.5/4 86% Cold in July (2014) "While Jim Mickle's compositions lose much of their verve in the film's later half, his regard for the analog does not--and at the expense of perspective into his characters' emotional torque. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 18, 2014
1/4 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) "With dubious scruples, and much Broadway-style caterwauling, the film imagines what The Wizard of Oz would look like with a should-have-gone-straight-to-video chimney on her. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 8, 2014
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