Dan Gertler Reviews: T2 Trainspotting

Reviving a classic is risky business but T2 Trainspotting passes the test with flying colors. The 2017 Danny Boyle film opens with Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), now 20 years older but none the wiser, once again running. Since he made off with the 16,000 pounds he bravely stole from his buddies after a heroin deal…

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast is back and this time it’s alive and kicking. For those of you who have been living in a cave for the past couple of decades, we’re talking about a Disney classic here and as such, I don’t take lightly any attempt at remaking it. But I have to say, the…

The Smiles, the Tears, and the Big Screen-Oscars 2017

Everything you need to know about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony   1 host, 24 categories, 39 films and 122 nominees, all gathered in the Dolby Theatre to determine: who are Hollywood’s finest? Here’s a brief overview of everything you need to know about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony 2017. If you ask me, this…

Dan Gertler Reviews: The Fits

The fits (2015) tells the story of Toni (Royalty Hightower), an 11-year-old girl who is only used to the company of boys at the gym in her local community center but becomes entranced by a girls’ dance troupe. The film narrates her struggle to be accepted by the group of girls, while these suffer from…

Cool Runnings

As a gesture for the Olympics in Rio that takes place these days I’ve decided to make an exception and give some attention to the otherwise-not-so-mesmerizing-Olympic-games-film-genre. I chose this 1993 Jon Turteltaub film because it attracts attention to the Winter Olympics, which, for some reason, hardly receives the same ratings as the Summer Olympics does….

Dan Gertler Reviews: Charlize Theron

Actress and philanthropist Charlize Theron was born on 7 August, 1975 in Benoni, the Transvaal Province of South Africa. Following a traumatic childhood that included her mother shooting her father to death out of self-defense, Theron moved to Milan at 16 to work as a model. After a year of touring through Europe, Charlize moved…

Dan Gertler Reviews: Mad Max- Fury Road

It’s mad, it’s furious, it’s the best action film you’ll see this year. Set in a future desert wasteland, the little water and gasoline they have left are the people’s last hope for survival. Add to this a vicious dictator, a man with a talent for survival, and a women with a fierce talent to…

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Dan Gertler Reviews: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie, known for her movie roles as much as for her beauty, humanitarian activities, and her relationship with Brad Pitt, is one of my favorite Hollywood actresses. With such a blooming acting career (which also includes her earning the highest pay among Hollywood actresses) it is hard to believe she has only been with…

Dan Gertler Reviews: Ben Affleck

While many actors and actresses try their luck with filmmaking after establishing a successful acting career, Ben Affleck seems to me the only one who was actually born to do both. From his acting and directing career to his personal humanitarian activities in the Congo area, here’s why Affleck deserves your attention. Affleck was born…