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Felix Gonzalez Jr.

Felix Gonzalez Jr.
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
21% Spread (2009) Ashton Kutcher is unwilling (or unable) to make himself the object of the same judgmental lens through which he has "Punk'd" other celebrities. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Nov 23, 2009
68% Bruno (2009) For all of its button-pushing, the end result is almost as superficial as its egocentric hero. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Nov 16, 2009
52% Two Girls and a Guy (1998) As a serio-comedy, it only half succeeds. The laughs are well earned, but the attempts at serious romantic analysis fall short of poignancy. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Nov 10, 2009
No Score Yet Fire and Ice (1983) Its ambiguously gay villain notwithstanding, Fire and Ice just doesn't hold the weight, either visually or thematically, that its creators probably hoped it would. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Oct 29, 2009
No Score Yet Camille (2009) The only people who might enjoy it are necrophiliacs--or masochists. Either way, they have issues. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Oct 16, 2009
No Score Yet Blood Rain (2009) If you can forgive the occasional convolution, you may find something to enjoy here. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Oct 7, 2009
54% Surveillance (2009) It is staggering to think that a film could be so horrifically nihilistic and so painfully boring at the same time, but Lynch has done it. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 30, 2009
39% Fighting (2009) Fighting consistently feels like a patchwork of better movies without their excitement or rooting interest in character. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 23, 2009
42% The Last House on the Left (2009) ... superior [to the original] in that it makes clear the conflicting justification and degradation of the retaliation, establishing a grayer level of morality. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 16, 2009
56% The Soloist (2009) When [Catherine] Keener's Mary Weston suggests that Lopez may be exploiting Ayers, it is tempting to wonder how the filmmakers would react to the same accusation. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 11, 2009
100% Repulsion (1965) Repulsion wastes no time before plunging its audience into the frighteningly disturbed mindset of its central character. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 5, 2009
38% Children of the Corn (1984) How Children of the Corn continues to be so successful and popular 25 years after its release still remains a mystery .... ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jul 30, 2009
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) What truly makes [the film] so detestable is its disingenuous attempt to justify itself with a tacked-on call for acceptance of all people and lifestyles. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jul 15, 2009
No Score Yet Night Train (2009) ... King betrays his own objective to make a classical thriller and succumbs to the standard triteness of direct-to-DVD schlock. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jul 6, 2009
88% Fast Company (1979) There is nothing particularly memorable about Fast Company, even at the most superficial level. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jun 29, 2009
87% Inside Man (2006) ... remains consistently watchable as a mechanical exercise. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jun 19, 2009
99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) ... like a morbidly sick Looney Tunes short with its cartoon heroes struggling impotently to keep hold of a hot potato. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jun 16, 2009
No Score Yet ... a fantastic series that wonderfully showcases the improvisational talents of its many stars. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jun 9, 2009
No Score Yet ... whether or not these 10 episodes truly are the best the series has to offer is impossible to critique ... but I can attest that what is presented here is very funny. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jun 9, 2009
67% Revolutionary Road (2008) It plays like Douglas Sirk without the irony. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jun 3, 2009
37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) It reaches a level of mediocrity that leaves the previous entries in the dust .... ‐ DVD Review
Posted May 12, 2009
36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) The philosophy here is when you can't make high art, make high trash. ‐ DVD Review
Posted May 12, 2009
53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) ... when characters are not racing at breakneck speed, the movie as a whole ceases to move. ‐ DVD Review
Posted May 12, 2009
76% 8 Mile (2002) ... Rocky with a rap beat .... ‐ DVD Review
Posted Apr 13, 2009
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) If only [Bond] had a villain as self-reflective as Heath Ledger's Joker to ask 'Why so serious?' ‐ DVD Review
Posted Mar 31, 2009
100% Pinocchio (1940) Pinocchio is above all a cautionary story of the dangers that lurk beyond the comforting arms of the family. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Mar 20, 2009
62% Changeling (2008) The film ... becomes more of an examination of ... the misogynistic contrivances movie heroines have consistently been put through for audience entertainment. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Feb 16, 2009
95% Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (1947) In spite of its thematic bleakness, A Matter of Life and Death succeeds in being a sparkling fantasy picture .... ‐ DVD Review
Posted Feb 9, 2009
100% Age of Consent (1969) Age of Consent is never as provocative or engrossing as it should be, but there is enough of interest (especially Mirren) to make it worth a look. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Feb 9, 2009
70% I Am Legend (2007) There are some good points, but there are too many ineffectual aspects that keep I Am Legend from being the sophisticated film it was clearly meant to be. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jan 27, 2009
26% Eagle Eye (2008) This is nobody's idea of an intelligent political thriller (or satire), but it is an orgy for the senses. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Jan 6, 2009
65% Coach Carter (2005) How terribly ironic that the story of an educator who dared to challenge the mental capacity of his students can produce a film that so shamelessly spoon-feeds its audience. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Dec 22, 2008
73% La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome) (1996) The film should be approached ... less as delirious exploitation and more as a maturing director's next evolution .... ‐ DVD Review
Posted Dec 17, 2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) What is most remarkable about this film is the fidelity it retains to Seuss' work and intentions. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Dec 10, 2008
72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) It could have been great. But it's just okay. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Dec 2, 2008
No Score Yet Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008) It's a little like holiday leftovers--still warm and filling but not as fresh or tasty as the first Christmas Day meal. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Nov 29, 2008
82% Tropic Thunder (2008) ... it attacks celebrity culture and the excesses of Hollywood filmmaking ... with a wink and slap on the back, celebrating that same culture as much as it ridicules it. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Nov 14, 2008
No Score Yet ... a show that gets to the heart and the contradiction of the American spirit--it celebrates our commonality by reveling in our diversity. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Nov 4, 2008
No Score Yet Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008) With by-the-numbers characters and only a marginally interesting setup, however, even younger viewers may grow impatient as the film makes its way to a pretty good climax. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Oct 16, 2008
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre is as variable and eccentric as its creator, and that is just one reason why it is still so well loved. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 29, 2008
50% Mother of Tears: The Third Mother (2007) ... Argento's nightmare vision is vivid enough to overcome the weaker aspects and make this a commendable, if not entirely satisfying, closing to his supernatural trilogy. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 19, 2008
No Score Yet Virgin Territory (2007) ... somehow manages not only to not be sexy, but neither witty nor engaging on any level. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Sep 2, 2008
49% Smart People (2008) ... a deadly dull narrative about four depressed stereotypes who spend an hour and a half going from unhappy to slightly less unhappy. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 27, 2008
No Score Yet J'embrasse pas (I Don't Kiss) (1991) The director's detached approach is entirely appropriate here in order to convey how disconnected the characters are from each other and from the rest of society. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 25, 2008
No Score Yet Hôtel des Amériques (Hotel America) (1981) Techine's observant, emotionally detached approach to storytelling ... at times seems counterintuitive in this particular movie. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 22, 2008
100% Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) (1995) ... Techine examines the emotional changes of his young protagonists with sensitivity and understanding. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 18, 2008
92% My Favorite Season (Ma saison préférée) (1996) The film captures the joys and pains of real family life, never romanticizing them, and always presenting them with great perception and truthfulness. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 18, 2008
95% Heathers (1988) ... the film paints high school as a veritable hell where the only way to alleviate suffering is by making others suffer more. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 11, 2008
79% The Bank Job (2008) ... by turns funny and suspenseful, and just a tad trashy in its speculations. ‐ DVD Review
Posted Aug 6, 2008
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