Articles by Felix Gonzalez, Jr.


November 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

David Mackenzie's "Spread" is set up as a stinging indictment of amoral, self-serving Los Angeles culture, personified in the body-for-pleasure of a young male hustler. Ashton Kutcher plays Nikki, the homeless, jobless, ruthless boy toy who [...]


November 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

After the breakout success of 2006's controversial "Borat, " it was inevitable that star Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles would eventually pull out an equally or even more outrageous follow-up. Once again taking a character from [...]

Two Girls And A Guy

November 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Two girls stand outside a New York City apartment complex. Each is waiting for her boyfriend to arrive from the airport. One problem: they are both waiting for the same guy. Such is the predicament for Carla (Heather Graham) and Lou (Natasha Gregson [...]

Fire And Ice

October 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

By the early 1980s, director Ralph Bakshi had made a name for himself as one of the leading figures in adult-oriented animation. From his debut with the raunchy and X-rated "Fritz the Cat" in 1972 to the ambitious adaptation of J. R. R. [...]


October 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

After hitting the international festival circuit in 2007 and languishing through scattered American festivals in 2008, Gregory Mackenzie's romantic comedy/fantasy "Camille" ultimately made its debut on DVD and Blu-ray without even so much [...]

Blood Rain

October 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Set in 1808 Korea during the Joseon Dynasty, Kim Dae-seung's South Korean film "Blood Rain" concerns mysterious goings-on at a paper mill on a secluded island. Years after a commissioner and his family were executed for allegedly practicing [...]


September 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

In 1994, Jennifer Lynch received the dubious honor of being named Worst Director by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for her debut feature "Boxing Helena." Fifteen years later, her follow-up movie, "Surveillance," received less [...]


September 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Dito Montiel's aptly titled "Fighting" is your pretty standard underdog story, with nothing really new or innovative to offer. Channing Tatum stars as Shawn MacArthur, a homeless street vendor in New York who is pulled into the world of [...]

The Last House on the Left

September 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning: This review contains important plot elements from both the 2009 and 1972 versions of "The Last House on the Left." Wes Craven's grindhouse classic "The Last House on the Left" gave audiences a little more than [...]

The Soloist

September 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

British director Joe Wright's third film is a significant departure from his two previous movies, 2005's "Pride and Prejudice" and 2007's "Atonement." Those were both period dramas based in Britain and centered on [...]
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