December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

January 26, 2011

Gloria (1980)

When it's over, Gloria was a movie of its time (1980) about a down and out woman, played by Gena Rowlands, who suddenly is responsible for her neighbor's child after the family is murdered by the mob.  There's some great acting and dialogue between Rowlands and the mouthy child named Phil.  This was a simple story and it would've been just that if it wasn't for the tension filled directing of Nick Cassavetes, son of Rowlands.  Ending could have been more polished, but like I said, for its time, it's a decent ending.  Worth a viewing if you like older movies driven by character, editing, and style.

My rating: 3 out of 5

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