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Gilbert Speaks on Alejandro Agresti’s “Valentin”

28 May

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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

Gilbert Speaks on HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies”

22 May

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At a time, when our very own president is acting very much like a Con Man amidst rumors of deal making with the Russians and rich corporations while turning a deaf ear to the very people he promised to protect, it was all the more important for me to watch HBO’s cautionary tale about the King of Con, Bernie Madoff. What kind of man willingly bilks thousands of people out of their life savings with his Ponzi scheme? Did Robert DeNiro accurately portray Madoff? Hold on to your life savings and meet me after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on the 2017 Film, “Life”

4 Apr

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I’ve heard bad reviews about this film, and a few likes, but I’ve always been the type of person that had to see the film for themselves. I’ve learned over time that films are like fine wine. While I don’t enjoy the full bodied reds, I do enjoy the Zinfandels and Pinot Noirs. My daughter and I headed to the Deptford Eight on Sunday to see the science fiction horror film directed by Daniel Espinosa. Did I enjoy Life? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Film Noir, Lured

4 Dec

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My go to cure for insomnia, or when too many dead spirits want to drop in and chat, is Turner Classic Movies. Last night, I found a little gem called Lured and it featured my favorite red head. Did Lucille Ball aka Lucy Ricardo impress me with her role as a femme fatale? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Ex Machina

27 Oct

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I love robots and, I love films and television shows about artificial intelligence. Last year, I became a fan of a television series called “Humans“. It stared Gemma Chen and it reminded me of a movie I saw last year. Is it possible for a robot to surpass humans? Would they also exhibit a will to survive?  

I was especially interested in watching Ex Machina because I have a similar plot going on with one of my characters in my Roof Oasis Sci-fi, apocalyptic series, but we’ll talk about her at the end of this film review. Ex Machina is a British science fiction thriller written and directed by author & screenwriter, Alex Garland. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. Continue reading