Esteban Gonzalez

Esteban Gonzalez

Favorite films

  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • North by Northwest
  • Cinema Paradiso

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  • Golda

    ★★

  • The Color Purple

    ★★½

  • Flamin' Hot

    ★★★

  • El Conde

    ★★★

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  • Golda

    Golda

    ★★

    A by the books biopic that doesn’t do anything groundbreaking in the genre. It feels more like a movie your teacher would force you to watch in a History class. As a biopic I don’t think it sheds any light on who Golda was. I don’t know if it was the way the film was edited, but it just felt like we were going through a boring history lesson on the war between Israel and Egypt that took place in…

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    ★★½

    I know The Color Purple was an adaptation of Alice Walker’s famous novel, but as I was watching this film I couldn’t help but feel like Jeffrey Wright’s character in American Fiction, Monk, when he heard Issa Rae’s Sintara short lecture of her book in that library scene. The dialogue in this film just reminded me of that moment when Monk listens in disbelief to the words of her book full of stereotypical tropes of African American’s suffering. Perhaps it…

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  • Good Will Hunting

    Good Will Hunting

    ★★★★★

    “I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you.”

    The scene where Robin Williams’ Sean Maguire sits on a park bench with Matt Damon’s Will Hunting to have their little shrink session about life, love, and identity is perhaps my favorite cinematic moment ever. More than a…

  • The Great Dictator

    The Great Dictator

    ★★★★½

    "I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible."

    That final five minute speech given by Chaplin shows his true genius as a director, actor, and screenwriter. He was capable of understanding better than anyone the social realities he was part of and made one of the best anti-Nazi propaganda films I've seen. Giving his character who had been…