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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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Hatching (Film Review): Fairy Tale-esque Creature Feature

Thanks to director Hanna Bergholm, Hatching compellingly blends body horror with interesting notions about womanhood and maternity in the modern age.

Lux Æterna (Film Review): Gaspar Noé’s Chaotic Rave

Although it may seem like a gimmick at times, for the most part Gaspar Noé’s Lux Æterna engages and entrances with its split-screen techniques and bad-acid trip neon stylistic tendencies. 

Virus: 32 (Review): Fragmented “Zombie” Thriller

Although Virus: 32 has some engaging horror sequences and a nice performance by Paula Silva, it doesn’t live up to its full potential.

Choose or Die (Review): Not So Many Great Decisions

Choose or Die has some interesting concepts about shifting realities and some 80s nostalgia, but it never succumbs to its true potential due to an unsightly approach by director Toby Meakins.

Inland Empire (Review): Inside the Mind of David Lynch

Janus Films presents a newly remastered version of David Lynch ’s most experimental and hallucinatory work, Inland Empire – a story about a “woman in trouble”. 

Death Game (Review): An Exploitation Cinema Gem Restored

Newly restored by Grindhouse Releasing, exploitation cinema gem Death Game (aka. The Seducers) is a provocative yet entertaining home invasion nail-biter.

Aline (Review): An Anomalous Tribute to Celine Dion

Aline is a biopic freely inspired by the life of Celine Dion that’s, in most cases, on the brink of becoming an intentional farce.

Morbius (Film 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.