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A Few Words About A few words about...™ Gloria Bell -- in Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, May 22, 2019.

  1. Robert Harris

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    Based upon the 2013 Chilean film, Gloria, Sebastian Lelio 2018 re-make, is absolutely worth your investment of time.

    Yes, they make more than nice Carmeniere in Chile.

    Julianne Moore brings her character to life, holding secrets and desires of which only she and the audience, are aware.

    She's is a late-'50s empty nester, divorced, with children who have grown away from her, and she's seeking to find someone with whom she can move on with her life.

    While we can fall in love with Gloria, we also go through romantic and familial trauma with her, and her problems become ours.

    Just an extraordinary performance, of great depth, which needs to be experienced.

    John Turturro is on hand, as her suitor.

    The film was shot by Natasha Braier (Neon Demon), on an Arri Alexa, the basis of a superb Blu-ray experience.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5 (DTS HD-MA 5.1)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Highly Recommended

    RAH
     
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  2. Robert Crawford

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    I enjoyed this film during it's theatrical run. One thing about Ms. Moore as an actress is she's fearless.
     
  3. Robert Harris

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    Always has been. Talented lady
     
  4. Robert Crawford

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    Yep!
     
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    An extraordinary performance! Hope she wins awards for this film.
     
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    Gloria was here for a hot second and then left the theater before I could get there. I'm intrigued by the movie...certainly going to check it out on disc.
     
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    Moore is indeed fearless (see Short Cuts). But credit where credit is due: Lelio's original 2013 version is superior, with many more layers to the character and her surroundings. Furthermore, Paulina Garcia, as Gloria, is even more fearless than Moore since she is not as "Hollywood manicured" as Moore is. I enjoyed both films, but will give the nod to the superior original Chilean version.
     

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