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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
2.5/4 95% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) "When divorced of message-mongering, the film's scare tactics are among the most distinctive that the zombie canon has ever seen. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/4 57% Free to Run (2016) "The doc's caginess is a weakness that results from an inherently nostalgic sense of reverie. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2016
1.5/4 28% Fathers And Daughters (2016) "The film's weird reformulation of the Electra complex is nothing short of a sexist fantasy of salvation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2016
3/4 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "Microbe and Gasoline is, too, an allegorical depiction of the awkwardness of the teenage experience. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 97% Orange is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The series remains compelling in its devotion to exposing its characters' public hang-ups and private strengths. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 93% Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) (2016) "Landscape seems to push the film's characters away at the same time that it anchors them into place. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1.5/4 33% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "The sheer amount of people and incident indifferently presented throughout this film suggests only an obligation to quota-filling. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2.5/4 89% The Witness (2016) "The film presents Kitty Genovese's identity as an afterthought, turning her living days and nights into incidental details. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 31, 2016
.5/4 33% Equals (2016) "The film all comes down, simplistically and repeatedly, to "feelings make us feel alive." " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 9, 2016
1/4 3% Nina (2016) "The film is committed to the sort of broad strokes that reduce a great artist's life to a spectacle of self-pity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2016
1.5/4 52% Holidays (2016) "Every short exudes a commercially slick anonymity that effectively flattens any potential excitement. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2016
1/4 31% Criminal (2016) "Criminal's absence of style, the lack of relish the filmmakers take in the material's inherent ludicrousness, is a failure of conviction. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2.5/4 80% Staub (Dust) (2007) "Never feels philosophically uncommitted, nor does it scan as neo-colonialist exploitation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2016
1.5/4 72% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Fear the Walking Dead proceeds in its second season as a borderline shrill theater of types. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2016
47% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 16 "The idea of the cliffhanger, how it tugs at our emotions and toys with our knowledge, has become an almost singular obsession for the AMC drama--and for better and worse. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2016
3/4 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Our aesthetic perception is linked to our perception of Henry himself, so that the film becomes a study of empathy through aesthetics. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2016
68% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 15 "The episode is notable for images that are lucidly expressive of people's sensory apprehension of their world. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 14 "After a while, all this calculated teasing can come to feel like a partner's unnecessarily passive-aggressive punishing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2016
100% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 13 "[Carol's is] a hell of a performance-so convincing that Polly believes Carol to be genuinely "pathetic." " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 12 ""No Tomorrow Yet..." exudes a corkscrew tension that's redolent of some of John Carpenter's finest work. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2/4 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "Like its predecessor, the film is content to dumbly relish in the inanity of Mike's rampage. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 11 ""Knots Unite" is especially exhausting because even the turning of the plot screws that aren't pointing to the eventual meet un-cute between Rick's band of survivors and Neegan are rife with portent. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 29, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 10 "This episode's strength derives from how [Rick's] reading of Jesus dovetails with the way we're meant to piece together the full scope of Alexandria's resurgence through telling bits of character interaction. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2016
1/4 26% Backtrack (2016) "The film is the cinematic equivalent of watching a Rubik's Cube noisily solve itself for 90 minutes. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2016
97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 9 "There's a comic punchiness to these scenes that discordantly rubs up against the episode's more spectacularly grave and artful articulations of individuals fighting for their future. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2016
2/4 97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The People v. O.J. Simpson is a failure of aesthetic judgment in much the same way as Ryan Murphy's adaptation of The Normal Heart. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1.5/4 10% The Forest (2016) "The so-called suicide forest's cultural value is trivialized in the bum-rush to liberate the main characters from their agonies. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "The film's meticulousness orchestration only calls attention to its dubious sense of purpose, which lies beyond human subjectivity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1.5/4 65% Krampus (2015) "At the center of the film is a conservative lesson that asks us to unquestioningly abide by society's capitalistic impulses. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
2/4 57% Bikes vs Cars (2015) "Copenhagen is essentially a vision of the world the filmmaker Gertten yearns for, but he negates his thesis by presenting bike traffic in the city as a public nuisance. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2015
35% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 8 "And then it all ends, and for two months the audience is left frustrated by the sense that almost everything in the world of The Walking Dead comes down to a table-setting maneuver. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2015
52% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 7 "The episode proceeds to efficiently, if predictably, tie up a series of loose ends. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2015
1.5/4 68% The Danish Girl (2015) "In so clearly viewing Lili through the lens of 21st-century political correctness, the film only blunts the resolve of her struggle. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2015
87% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 6 "Tthe season's almost Jenga tower-like narrative construction, so abundant in red herrings, has been a source of constant and exasperating dread. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2015
1.5/4 61% Concussion (2015) "The tacky and loose means by which the platitudinous screenplay dances around what ails the story's football players is just one cog in a whirligig of pat representations. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
44% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 5 "The wheel-spinning low point of an otherwise stellar season of The Walking Dead. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2015
93% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 4 "An emotionally fraught two-hander between Morgan (Lennie James) and a forensic psychologist, Eastman (John Carroll Lynch). " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2015
97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 Episode 3 "By the end of this artfully cut spectacle of dispersion, the groups have been further whittled down, and the viewer is left feeling completely unmoored. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2015
1.5/4 41% Love (2015) "One's proximity to the screen doesn't alter the significance of Gaspar Noé's film as the cine-equivalent of clickbait. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2015
1/4 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "The film quickly settles into a depressingly one-note groove as a culture-clashing circus act. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2015
1.5/4 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Cary Joji Fukunaga's artistry registers less as psychological imprint than as a measure of his professional bona fides. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2015
2/4 34% The Green Inferno (2015) "The savagery here is rooted in retrograde myths that might have been easier to stomach had the cannibalism been positioned as a fantastical unleashing of retribution. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1.5/4 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Every set piece brings to mind an Epcot Center attraction built from borrowed parts, geared toward reinforcing the young audience's belief that adults just don't understand them. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 48% Freeheld (2015) "Your tears may for how this glorified PSA embraces the smugness that Moore and Page's performances pointedly shun throughout. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/4 94% Sicario (2015) "Denis Villeneuve's film views life in the age of the modern-day drug war as an ever-crescendoing existential nightmare. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2015
1.5/4 78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "The film squanders the promise of its scrutiny into how people recalibrate their sense of morality in times of crisis. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2015
1/4 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "It merely exudes an aura of cheap manipulation by which the audience is simply asked to rank the film's characters on a d-bag scale and root for their survival, or destruction, accordingly. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3.5/4 83% Chinese Roulette "A rigorous extrapolation of deception as a survival tactic, and a vicious indictment of victimhood, martyrdom and the games people will play in order to destroy one other. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2015
1.5/4 19% Self/less (2015) "Self/less noticeably lacks for aesthetic pomp. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2015
3/4 97% Tangerine (2015) "Its triumph is primarily a matter of style, a visionary revelation every bit as expressionistic as its main character's electric sense of shade. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2015
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