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Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 91% The Fly (1986) At its best, the movie comes close to the power of classic tragedy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 2, 2016
5/5 82% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Contains the single drop-dead funniest moment in all of Carpenter's filmography. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 2, 2016
5/5 94% Blue Velvet (1986) Has lost very little of its juice or shock in three decades. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2016
5/5 93% Anomalisa (2015) Fits perfectly with Kaufman's other oddball, theatre-of-the-absurd efforts. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 94% Carol (2015) I value Haynes as an artist, but his art isn't revelatory or emotional; it signifies feelings rather than sharing them. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
1/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) Being cisgender doesn't disqualify you from making a movie about transgender subjects, but maybe being incompetent should. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) As a calling card for eight indie animators, it gets the job done. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 56% Sold (2016) Mostly dreary. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2016
5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Viewers whose palates have adjusted to the loquacious maestro's style will sigh with pleasure. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) I don't know that McKay should go on being Hollywood's fiduciary moralist, but he's clearly on the side of the angels and of the entertainers. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 94% Room (2015) Dabbles in tough stuff, but holds a lot of its details at a remove. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) Decently, it focuses on the victims, and why there continued to be victims for so long. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 81% The Revenant (2015) It's probably time to admit that Iñárritu has a loud voice but not much to say with it. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet Flesh for the Inferno (2015) Griffin relishes working in this lurid, sanguinary Italian style, and his enthusiasm is contagious. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
5/5 80% Quick Change (1990) Smarter, even more literate, than it needs to be. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 83% What About Bob? (1991) Essentially a two-man comedy riff, of the sort we see less and less at the movies. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) A welcome perennial for those who resent the season's omnipresence. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It's enjoyable in the moment but leaves us little to chew on, to dream on. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
5/5 68% Scrooged (1988) Murray, it's clear today, was the perfect Scrooge of the '80s. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
5/5 88% Broken Flowers (2005) Murray shows us that what was behind his early-period jaded-hipster shtick was a melancholy and fearful man. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 38% 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) Fairly gimmicky but entertaining fluffball. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Twice Upon a Time (1983) Animation fans, and admirers of pure cinema in general, owe it to themselves to see this at least once. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 8, 2015
4/5 67% À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul) (1964) It's a lot of fun, but it's also a serious document of its time and place, a Brazil gripped with fear of God and ghosts. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 28, 2015
5/5 96% Island of Lost Souls (1933) There's something legitimately sick and cold about it, a chill sweat of jungle malaria. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 19, 2015
5/5 94% Freaks (1932) Browning locked in some of horror cinema's most indelible images. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 15, 2015
5/5 89% Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951) "One hell of a whip-smart entertainment, sardonic and sad and always with the wisecracks." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 83% Bill Cosby: Himself (1982) "Too much of the film is Cosby passing judgment, as if comedy weren't good enough anymore; he also has to tell us a thing or two." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Madam Satan (1930) "Once it starts to sparkle, it doesn't stop until it stops." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
5/5 83% The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) "Bleakly gorgeous, with a growing sense of ennui." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 33% The Green Inferno (2015) "A bracing slice of throwback nastiness." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
5/5 No Score Yet The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1968) It's been called "great" and "Corbucci's masterpiece." It just might be. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 3, 2015
5/5 No Score Yet Altruist (2006) It's a tight unit, fully imagined and wittily presented. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 24, 2015
5/5 100% The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) The movie is gorgeous pure filmmaking even when we wince at the violence - and we do, because Schepisi doesn't present it as cathartic or exciting. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 24, 2015
5/5 100% Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) Like the best fairy tales, "Valerie" is voluptuously suggestive, a bit dangerous, and perfectly legible on its own subterranean terms. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 17, 2015
5/5 92% A Face in the Crowd (1957) Griffith's hungry, lunging performance is a shock and a revelation to anyone who knows him primarily from The Andy Griffith Show or, God knows, Matlock. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 3, 2015
5/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) If you thought it was no longer possible to mine the vampire film for fresh laughs, and even for unexpected pathos, you have a treat in store. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 28, 2015
5/5 100% The Third Man (1949) Welles was a still-ridiculously young 34 when he played Harry, but he was probably born sounding 56... ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) A lot of footage of Gerard Butler skulking around dark hallways and neutralizing terrorists. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) Luhrmann is quite content to stay on the surface, to rub elbows with tuxedoed gents and bewitching flappers. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) The poor movie. It just wears itself right out. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Over and over again, Vin Diesel spells it out: family this, family that, all that matters is family. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 11% After Earth (2013) It's not Shyamalan's fault -- he did his best with what he was given. He deserves another shot. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
1/5 67% World War Z (2013) The action is unscannable spinach, the characters are dull, and the climax is the very pinnacle of anti-climax. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 83% This Is the End (2013) The movie's very self-amusement makes it go down easy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) Well, it sure was a strange and subversive Fourth of July gift Disney decided to give the country. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 71% Pacific Rim (2013) Del Toro lives and breathes this stuff like mythopoetic oxygen. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
1/5 37% The Purge (2013) There might be true satire here, but it would take a far less bored reviewer than me to pick away at the flab surrounding the satire. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
5/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) All in fun, the clatter and concussion of action tropes as syncopated as the dialogue. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2/5 61% Evil Dead (2013) If you wondered what the "Evil Dead" movies might be like without the central wit and charisma of Bruce Campbell, the answer now awaits you. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 46% To The Wonder (2013) Your response to all this depends extremely heavily on how much philosophizing and pretty pictures you're willing to accept in lieu of a story. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2015