Just Mercy Film Review: Gary’s Take

WHAT IT TAKES TO CHANGE THE WORLD Some people believe all it takes to change the world is to have a good idea, to have a good plan, to have a skill, to be smart, and to work hard. Those people are wrong. It takes all of the above plus conviction and hope. The film more »

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JoJo Rabbit Unfurls At The Toronto Film Fest. (And Gary Passes Judgement)

JoJoRabbit is a complex movie about Nazi Germany, strong women, love, Hope, desperation, making the best of a horrible situation. JoJoRabbit follows in the footsteps of LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL but instead of the hero being a father protecting his clueless son in a nazi Death Camp, the main character is a mother protecting her fragile fractured more »

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TIFF Review: On The Memorable Visuals of “The Traitor”

THE TRAITOR has the most memorable visual I am likely to see in my life. It is a scene in the life of the main character. #Magia # Boss#Tommaso #Buscetta is in #prison. In this scene, everyone is sent out of the prison infirmary so that Buscetta can FUCK a beautiful woman in private. After more »

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Gary’s Declaration: Toronto Film Fest, 2019

People turn to Hollywood for cues on how to dress, act, and even think. inventiveness, and survivorship are qualities often associated with greatness. Right up there with those qualities – in great people – is aggressive optimism. Gary Smolker – Trial Lawyer, Movie Reviewer and Values Critic – I am an aggressively optimistic individual, an more »

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THE ART OF BUILDING A GOOD LIFE WELL LIVED-Review of “The Art of Driving in the Rain

– A Book Report and Movie ” – by Gary Smolker, book reviewer, movie critic and values critic The Movie “THE ART OF DRIVING IN THE RAIN” Is A Censored Version of the Book Both the book and the movie are about a young man Denny who is a hero, his heroic selfless loving dying wife more »

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IT’S A MAN’S MAN WORLD – A Movie Review of “THE KITCHEN”

by Gary Smolker, movie and values critic I LOVE GANGSTER MOVIES I have always been drawn to gangster movies. In gangster movies people take charge.  They solve their own problems. I like cleverness and ingenuity. I like winners. I like to see something done spectacularly well. In gangster movies there is always cleverness, ingenuity, something more »

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Politicially Incorrect Film Reviews: THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

(a movie review by Gary Smolker, movie and values critic) A NOT ENTERTAINING POLITICALLY CORRECT MOVIE “The Art of Self-Defense” is being hailed as an offbeat sinister dark comedy classic. Many of the scenes in this movie are gruesome. As I watched this movie, on the big screen in a movie theater, I became more more »

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The movie STUBER poses as a madcap comedy about a relentless cop tracking down a drug dealer with the help of an UBER driver who the policeman kidnapped.     STUBER is really a tender love story about the fragile relationship the policeman has with his daughter.     STUBER fantastically presents human dynamics.     more »

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Love And Fulfillment In Love: Just a thought

Dear ReaderThere are two reasons people “love” their boyfriend girlfriend spouse: *They find out who they are while “loving” the other person. *Loving the other person fulfills them. WOMAN: When a man is with the right woman they are caught together in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail more »

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About Caviar

It is important for a gentleman to properly distinguish the traditional use of the word Caviar from the present common use of the word/name (noun) Caviar. Is Caviar a noun or an adjective? For my own education, and out of curiosity, I will look into the origin of the pink “food” called Caviar I was eating more »

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