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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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One Man Dies a Million Times (Review): Growth & Decay, Love & War

One Man Dies a Million Times has a Tarkovskian touch and sensibility. Although it lacks the master’s effectiveness and trance, the film is a rewarding watch.

Not Okay (Review): Attention-Starved Influencers with Bad Decisions

Although some of Not Okay’s provocative ideas don’t land, its witty script and Zoey Deutch’s piquant performance are engaging enough to make this a chaotic and fun ride.

Irma Vep, Episodes 5-8 (Review): The Lines Between Life & Art

Irma Vep remains highly acute, witty, and metatextual during episodes 5-8, as it covers broader and more complex themes in an entertaining and scintillating fashion. 

Moloch (Review): Bogged Down Until its Last Act

Moloch implements fascinating ideas about trauma and possession, yet it leaves them and its most striking images to its last act, making the journey a bit tiresome.

She Will (Review): The Past Living Beneath the Earth

Through a revenge film medium and a dream-like visual feast, She Will entrancingly showcases how the past lingers in the ether and earth, both as a curse and gift. 

Fair Game (1986) Film Review: Ozploitation Mind Games

Fair Game provokes and entertains, as well as alluding to Grindhouse classics, thanks to its jolty performances and thrilling sequences. 

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Review): Chaotic Behavior & Slapstick Chops

Minions: The Rise of Gru delivers precisely what one would expect, for better or worse – mindless plot strands with chaotic slapstick sequences.

Rubikon (Review): Not-so Enthralling Galactic Contamination

Rubikon sparks up exciting ideas about morality and mortality amidst a probable “suicide mission,” but falters as it transgresses.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (Review): Short and Dear with DIY Craftings

Marcel the Shell with the Shoes On is concise and charming with DIY craftings, albeit some of its allure has faded through its years of production.

The Black Phone (Review): Ghostly Apparitions with IT-esque Residue

The Black Phone is a disappointment; what was marketed as a stripped-down and claustrophobic horror film ends up with ghostly apparitions and IT-esque residue.