Tag Archives: foreign film

Gilbert Speaks on Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman

11 Aug


I need to apologize for not posting more often on my blogs. There are several reasons, but the most relevant reason is that I am dealing with the loss of my husband. Not only have I been lax in film and TV series reviews, but I haven’t done any writing on the fifth installment of my Roof Oasis Series. Anyway…when I do watch an unusual film, I make the time to write about it. Last night, I accidently came across Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman. Will this film make it into my Granny’s Insomnia Theatre Collection? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Capernaum

28 Sep


During my 72 years on this planet, I have read many books and watched many films that were so poignant that they will be forever etched into my mind and soul. Capernaum is one of these films. What does it mean to be recognized as human? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on the Italian TV Series “The Mafia Kills Only in Summer”

16 Aug


Insomnia may not be good health wise, but educationally…it’s a blast! Skimming through the cable guide, I accidently caught the beginning of S01 E01 of an Italian TV series that is based on a 2013 film. The Mafia Kills Only in Summer is shown intermediately on station WPPT. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks On the 1955 Film, Pather Panchali

8 Jan


I recently watched a foreign film that took three years to complete because of a limited budget. Pather Panchali was filmed in West Bengal, and is the first of the Apu Trilogy. Its success soon led to the production of Aparajito and The World of Apu. Claimed as the greatest movies of all time in the history of Indian cinema, I knew I had to watch Pather Panchali to see if it was good enough for Granny’s Insomnia Theatre Collection. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Alejandro Agresti’s “Valentin”

28 May


This little gem, which was written and directed by Alejandro Agresti, and is based on his childhood, is a worthy addition to my Granny’s Insomnia Theater collection. Whatever adults say and do is witnessed by their children. Would we live differently, if we could see life through theirs eyes? Valentin is a lesson for all of us. Meet me after the jump Continue reading