Felix Gonzalez Jr.

Felix Gonzalez Jr.

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Biography:
Born in Waco, Texas, I have always had a love for movies. The earliest films I remember seeing are "Grease" and "Grease 2." I was taken to a movie theater for the first time at the age of 9 (I was a late bloomer!). It was the summer of 1993, and the film was "Jurassic Park." I saw dinosaurs. I did not develop my true passion for movies until the age of 13. It was all due to one film. "Citizen Kane," perhaps? No. "City Lights"? Hardly. "It's a Wonderful Life"? I don't think so. No, it was actually the fantabulous, 1956 camp classic B-thriller "The Bad Seed." Through this movie, I was introduced to the wonders of filmdom, and I have never looked back. Throughout high school, I watched as many movies as I could, from classical Hollywood movies to silent cinema to foreign films. I acquired a basic, but promising, cinema vocabulary and a deep interest in flim analysis. I graduated from Baylor University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications and a minor in English. I am currently a graduate student in the Communications Department at Baylor. I have been a reviewer for DVDReview.com since May 2006.
Favorites:
(In alphabetical order) 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2. 3 Women (1977) 3. 8½ (1963) 4. Ace in the Hole (1951) 5. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) 6. Alice (1988) 7. All About Eve (1950) 8. Annie Hall (1977) 9. Apocalypse Now (1979) 10. The Awful Truth (1937) 11. Bambi (1942) 12. Battleship Potemkin (1925) 13. Beauty and the Beast (1946) 14. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) 15. Bicycle Thieves (1948) 16. The Big Sleep (1946) 17. Black Narcissus (1947) 18. Blade Runner (1982) 19. Blowup (1966) 20. Blue Velvet (1986) 21. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 22. Brazil (1985) 23. Breathless (1960) 24. Bringing Up Baby (1938) 25. Casablanca (1942) 26. Cat People (1942) 27. Cinema Paradiso (1989) 28. Citizen Kane (1941) 29. City Lights (1931) 30. The Conversation (1974) 31. The Crying Game (1992) 32. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) 33. Do the Right Thing (1989) 34. Dr. Strangelove (1964) 35. Double Indemnity (1944) 36. Duck Soup (1933) 37. The Exterminating Angel (1962) 38. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) 39. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) 40. Forbidden Games (1952) 41. Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (1931, 1935) 42. The General (1927) 43. The Godfather Parts I and II (1972, 1974) 44. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) 45. The Graduate (1967) 46. Great Expectations (1946) 47. His Girl Friday (1940) 48. Imitation of Life (1959) 49. In a Lonely Place (1950) 50. Ivan the Terrible Parts I and II (1944, 1958) 51. Jules and Jim (1962) 52. The Kid (1921) 53. King Kong (1933) 54. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) 55. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 56. The Man with a Movie Camera (1929) 57. The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 58. Metropolis (1927) 59. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944) 60. The Misfits (1961) 61. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) 62. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) 63. Mulholland Dr. (2001) 64. My Darling Clementine (1946) 65. Nashville (1975) 66. The Night of the Hunter (1955) 67. Nosferatu (1922) 68. Notorious (1946) 69. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 70. Ordet (1955) 71. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) 72. Persona (1966) 73. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) 74. Pinocchio (1940) 75. The Producers (1968) 76. Psycho (1960) 77. Pulp Fiction (1994) 78. The Red Shoes (1948) 79. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 80. The Seventh Seal (1957) 81. Sherlock, Jr. (1924) 82. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 83. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 84. Spirited Away (2001) 85. Strangers on a Train (1951) 86. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 87. Sullivan’s Travels (1941) 88. Sunrise (1927) 89. Sunset Blvd. (1950) 90. Taxi Driver (1976) 91. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) 92. The Third Man (1949) 93. Throne of Blood (1957) 94. Trouble in Paradise (1932) 95. Vampyr (1932) 96. Vertigo (1958) 97. The Wind (1928) 98. Wings of Desire (1987) 99. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 100. Written on the Wind (1956)
Publications:
DVD Review
Total Reviews:
177
Total QuickRatings:
7

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 177
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
48% The Ruins (2008) " ... soft-core torture porn that quite literally sets up its pretty, Hollywood protagonists for brutal sacrifice." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 1, 2008
71% The Sword in the Stone (1963) " For all of its inventiveness, the film's characters are never quite as endearing as they should be, and the central relationship between Arthur and Merlin is oddly detached." — DVD Review
Posted Jul 2, 2008
100% Fanny (1961) " The film is as much a visual feast as it is a dramatic delight." — DVD Review
Posted Jun 27, 2008
58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) " ... a surprisingly insightful meditation on the personal stories that drive comedy." — DVD Review
Posted Jun 26, 2008
21% Semi-Pro (2008) " ... a film that is bipolar in its intentions, at once trying to make us laugh at Jackie and care about the rest of the characters, but it's a losing battle on both sides." — DVD Review
Posted Jun 20, 2008
—— Animation Show - Volume 3 (2008) " The visual ingenuity and provocative subject matter on display in these shorts is proof that the art of short filmmaking is not dead at all but thriving well." — DVD Review
Posted Jun 13, 2008
—— Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers - The Collection Vol. 1 (2008) " Despite its cheerfully dated quality, the series can still be recognized for its sophistication and fanciful blending of science fiction and Western genres." — DVD Review
Posted Jun 6, 2008
75% Phenomena (Creepers) (1985) " ... Phenomena works best when viewed as a contemporary fairy tale." — DVD Review
Posted May 28, 2008
73% Tenebre (Unsane) (1982) " Tenebre is possibly Argento's most overtly sexual film, and at the heart of it lies an all-too human fascination with sexuality in all of its desirable and frightening forms." — DVD Review
Posted May 23, 2008
55% Frontière(s) (Frontier(s)) (2007) " As a political allegory, it has no substance. As a genre piece, it is derivative, but it takes from the best and brings it together reasonably well." — DVD Review
Posted May 22, 2008
44% Bella (Beauty) (2006) " Bella is without doubt one of the least apologetic blendings of heartfelt intentions, cinematic manipulation, and ultra sentimentality that I have seen in some time." — DVD Review
Posted May 19, 2008
95% She Done Him Wrong (1933) " Some of it is creaky, most of the storyline is either confusing or dull, but West is a gas, and her repartee with Grant is still tantalizing." — DVD Review
Posted May 9, 2008
91% The Nanny (1965) " ... The Nanny holds up considerably well today as a slight, but unsettling, thriller." — DVD Review
Posted Apr 15, 2008
97% 101 Dalmatians (1961) " What has truly kept 101 Dalmatians alive ... is Cruella De Vil herself, one of the most deliciously nasty characters in Disney's oeuvre." — DVD Review
Posted Mar 29, 2008
79% Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) (Don't Open the Window) (1974) " ... Grau delivers the gore with a certain amount of restraint, never allowing the violence to overwhelm the film and building up a good amount of suspense between attacks." — DVD Review
Posted Mar 17, 2008
26% Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) " ... Newell and Harwood completely missed the mark with this one, turning a complex love story into a superficial period film with no heart or heat." — DVD Review
Posted Mar 12, 2008
71% Beowulf (2007) " At the end of it all, if you take away the violence, the defiantly in-your-face nudity, and Angelina Jolie, you will find very little story underneath." — DVD Review
Posted Mar 10, 2008
94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " ... Ben Affleck is probably the last person most people thought capable of crafting such a perfectly realized movie, especially on his first time at bat." — DVD Review
Posted Mar 6, 2008
17% Saw IV (2007) " ... any serious consideration of the killer's fascination with violence is superseded by the director's (and the returning viewers') own sadistic pleasures." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 27, 2008
52% Margot at the Wedding (2007) " ... after submerging the viewer in a hotbed of emotional insecurity and self-loathing for an hour and a half, it offers no real hope or movement beyond what it started out as." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 22, 2008
71% Alas for Me (Helas pour moi) (2003) " ... this film starts to veer dangerously close to being almost too experimental (dare I use the dreaded word "pretentious") for its own good." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 14, 2008
100% Détective (1995) " Drawing upon a multitude of genres and styles, from film noir and crime to slapstick comedy, Détective is a variable but entertaining experiment." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 14, 2008
88% First Name - Carmen (1983) " With equal parts heist drama and romantic comedy, the movie continues Godard's exploration of film ...." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 14, 2008
67% Passion (Godard's Passion) (1982) " In spite of its best intentions, the film is a frustrating, even challenging, but ultimately empty experience." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 14, 2008
100% Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) " The most fascinating aspect revealed in this documentary is the way Lewton's suppressed emotions were embodied by his cinematic characters ...." — DVD Review
Posted Feb 11, 2008
—— Maneater (2007) " What's that? Oh no, it's a man-eating tiger! Everyone, run for your lives! Oh wait, it's not a tiger. Oh my God, it's worse! It's a Sci Fi Channel original! RUN!" — DVD Review
Posted Jan 17, 2008
88% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) " [Mangold's] examination of the moral complexities of his two main characters makes this an intriguingly timely as well as timeless story." — DVD Review
Posted Jan 11, 2008
89% Zodiac (2007) " ... with this film [Fincher] detours from the graphic violence and depravity of Se7en and Fight Club to a more psychological realm of terror." — DVD Review
Posted Jan 2, 2008
—— Jackass 2.5 (2007) " Jackass 2.5 is little more than a slapdash attempt to keep public interest in the franchise until the third movie goes underway (and it is coming)." — DVD Review
Posted Jan 2, 2008
23% Balls of Fury (2007) " In perhaps the movie's sole bit of irony, it completely lacks what it boasts so furiously--balls." — DVD Review
Posted Dec 19, 2007
76% Stardust (2007) " Stardust is, ultimately, a pretty entertaining movie. It's just not the great film that it so easily could have been." — DVD Review
Posted Dec 14, 2007
50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " Mr. Bean's Holiday delivers some of the charm of the original series, and whatever it may lack, it is worth watching simply for Rowan Atkinson's dedicated performance." — DVD Review
Posted Dec 11, 2007
94% Full Metal Jacket (1987) " Kubrick seems to be directing his vision beyond the reality of the Vietnam War to issues far more universal and timeless." — DVD Review
Posted Nov 29, 2007
91% Hairspray (2007) " On almost every level, Hairspray surpasses expectations and is probably one of the best studio musicals to come out in years." — DVD Review
Posted Nov 19, 2007
79% A Mighty Heart (2007) " ... A Mighty Heart fails to do the story justice or to flesh out the heroic people involved." — DVD Review
Posted Nov 13, 2007
29% Cutting Class (1989) " Positioned as both a slasher movie and a comedy, the movie pretty much fails on both counts." — DVD Review
Posted Nov 2, 2007
—— Edogawa ranpo taizen: Kyofu kikei ningen (Horrors of Malformed Men)(Horror of a Deformed Man) (2007) " As a piece of high trash cinema, the film emerges as something of an uncovered masterpiece." — DVD Review
Posted Oct 29, 2007
64% Selena (1997) " Jennifer Lopez ... elevates the film immensely with her radiant and energetic performance." — DVD Review
Posted Sep 28, 2007
—— Blade: House of Chthon (2007) " I am not surprised at all that the series was quickly cancelled, though the pilot on its own makes an entertaining, if lackluster, TV movie." — DVD Review
Posted Sep 25, 2007
5% Delta Farce (2007) " The only farcical aspect of it is that it was greenlit in the first place." — DVD Review
Posted Sep 13, 2007
94% Halloween (1978) " The film hits us at a level deeper than most slasher films, and even as we are entertained by it, we are drawn in by its powerful suspense and implications." — DVD Review
Posted Sep 5, 2007
93% La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) (1969) " Though not unanimously considered one of the director's greatest works, The Milky Way may be one of his most poignant explorations of true spirituality ..." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 27, 2007
97% 51 Birch Street (2006) " There is nothing more mysterious than the secrets of the people around us, and from the unraveling of this mystery Doug forms a beautiful portrait of an unfulfilled woman." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— Masters of Horror - Tom Holland: We All Scream for Ice Cream (2007) " Some interesting visuals make this an attractive release, but (to make a really bad pun) this revenge tale is a dish best not served." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 13, 2007
—— Masters of Horror - John Landis: Family (2007) " Though there is plenty of gore, that does not equal frights, and there are few real surprises to be found here." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 12, 2007
—— Masters of Horror - John Carpenter - Pro-Life (2007) " While not nearly as explicit as the events of the story would suggest, the film nevertheless has some effectively jolting moments that linger after the final credits." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 12, 2007
72% Inland Empire (2006) " It is challenging but simultaneously exhilarating as we travel through this never-waking nightmare." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 9, 2007
68% Disturbia (2007) " Though not without its weak points, when the film works, it really delivers." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 8, 2007
8% The Number 23 (2007) " ... the film astoundingly reaches new levels of unintentional self-parody with every turn." — DVD Review
Posted Aug 2, 2007
97% If.... (1968) " However we choose to read it, there is an undeniable nod to the imagination, and that is where true horror is created." — DVD Review
Posted Jul 16, 2007
26% Stomp the Yard (2007) " ... the film as a whole lacks the energy of its dance numbers." — DVD Review
Posted Jul 11, 2007
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