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Hector A. Gonzalez

I’m a Puerto Rican freelance writer and film critic and a member of OFTA, PIFC, and GFCA. I got raised watching horror films like Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Carrie, Alien, amongst others, and ever since then, I have been in love with the genre (hence David Cronenberg being one of my favorite directors, and Julia Ducournau’s Raw is my favorite film of all time).”

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Copenhagen Cowboy: Netflix Series Review

While it might move at a tediously slow pace, dividing audiences along the way, Netflix’s Copenhagen Cowboy is an entrancing and illusory venture into the neon void of Nicolas Winding Refn’s mind.

Millennium Mambo (2001 Film): 4K Restoration Review

Now showing at the Metrograph as a new 4k restoration, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Millennium Mambo is a dreamlike look into the past and the decisions we make in our journey to self-discovery.

Christmas Bloody Christmas (Review): Santa Claus is Coming to Town

While Christmas Bloody Christmas doesn’t come close to reinventing the Holiday horror film subgenre, it does deliver delightful exploitation cinema-like kills and stylistic tendencies.

Strange World (Film Review): The Schmaltz in Outer Worlds

While the animation remains top-notch, the other facets of Strange World lack vivacity and emotional connection due to its cookie-cutter procedure in its narrative development.

All Jacked Up and Full of Worms (Review): Acid Trip Sleaze

All Jacked Up and Full of Worms has proper amounts of enjoyable sleaze but ends up being too restrained and foolish to achieve cult status.

Terrifier 2 (Film Review): A Bloody Feast for Gore Hounds

Terrifier 2 ’snarrative may be nonsensical, but the film is a bloody feast for gore hounds, thanks to its great practical effects and homages to B-horror pictures. 

Please Baby Please (Film Review): Leatherbound & Campy Pleasures

Please Baby Please is an imaginative and visually entrancing feature by Amanda Kramer, who showcases her directorial playfulness and genre-bending antics in full effect. 

Ticket to Paradise (Film Review): Pack Your Bags, or Don’t

Ticket to Paradise may be held down by its lazy formulaic rom-com procedure, but George Clooney and Julia Roberts are very charming and entertaining.

Stars at Noon (Review): A Dreamlike & Erotic Political Thriller

Claire Denis dominates the balance of tenderness and civil restlessness in Stars at Noon, a sweaty and dreamlike political thriller.

Master Gardener (NYFF Review): A Place of Conspicuous Display

Paul Schrader’s third installment in the “man in a room” trilogy, Master Gardener, is ultimately unfulfilling, even with an excellent Joel Edgerton attached.