Hector A. Gonzalez

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Morbius (Review): World Building Gone Wrong

After multiple delays, Morbius, the “highly anticipated” new entry into Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, arrives with some of the worst world-building we have seen in a long time. 

Gagarine (Review): A Poignant Voyage About Displacement

Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh’s feature debut, Gagarine, is a beautifully told story about shattered dreams with magical realism attached to it.

Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film) Review

Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film) goes through the writing process of the triple-platinum record while intertwining it with lovely live performances.

Umma (Review): The Horrors of Generational Trauma

Umma is a tale of past generational trauma that is unfortunately bogged down by half-baked set pieces and horror clichés.

Moon, 66 Questions (Glasgow Review): A Delicate Look at Two Estranged Souls

Jacqueline Lentzou’s directorial debut, Moon, 66 Questions, is a delicate revaluation of two lost souls, in this case, an estranged father and daughter.

Fire (Both Sides of the Blade) Review: An Incendiary Love Triangle

Claire Denis’ Fire (Both Sides of the Blade) tells a pandemic adjacent story of a love triangle and the ripples of misguided and candid love.

All the Moons (Review): A Subdued Vampiric Tale

All the Moons brings a more humanistic and delicate approach to vampirism in a story about mortality and how religion feeds on people’s fears.

Studio 666 (2022) Review: Foo Fighters vs. The Evil Dead

Studio 666 has the Foo Fighters dealing with writer’s block while fighting demonic wraiths, in this rock n’ roll horror flick. 

Hellbender (Review): “Post Punk, Witchcraft, and DIY Horror”

Hellbender (or H6LLB6ND6R) uses DIY horror aesthetics to deliver a hallucinogenic and bloody entertaining mother/daughter story revolving around witchcraft.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) Review: An Unlucky Dance with Chainsaws

This Halloween 2018-esque revival of Texas Chainsaw Massacre marks the return of the face of Madness, Leatherface, with his chainsaw, malice, and pure filth. “Who will survive, and what will be left of them?”