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The Second Mother (Review & Trailer)

September 23rd, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Told from the point of view of writer and director Anna Muylaert the movie The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) shows the heartrending plight of a woman who gives up personal happiness for her daughter. Now in select theaters in America the movie shows the lengths a mother will go just to provide a modest life for their child. Fascinating yet compassionate the fictional light drama mirrors a good portion of real life in Brazil. The film won the “Audience Award” at the Berlin Film Festival. Read more…

The New Girlfriend (Review & Trailer)

September 23rd, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Captivating and compelling the film The New Girlfriend opens this weekend at select theaters around the nation. Filled with surprises that reveal an alternate lifestyle the movie can be as much challenging as it is acceptable reality. Although it may be a bit clichéd and predictable, it still entertains with a story that’s both titillating and provocative. Read more…

MARSHLAND (Film Review and Trailer)

August 20th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

One of the better foreign films I’ve seen this year Marshland (La isla minima) paints a very morbid picture of a serial killing. Well-acted the film grips you from the very beginning never letting you go till the credits roll. Although it may give you a feeling of déjà vu from the myriad of both screen and TV films that feature the same subject, this film puts a different twist on the sordid crime. If you are not tired of the worn out theme and would like to see what Spain has to offer, check out Marshland opening in theaters this weekend. The film took 10 statuettes at the Goya Awards (Spain’s Oscars). Read more…

The Farewell Party (Film Review & Trailer)

June 24th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

There shouldn’t be a dry eye in the theater from the heartfelt movie The Farewell Party set in an Israeli retirement home. Courageous acting, script and directing, the touching dark comedy takes a look at old age with story characters nearing their passing. If you see one foreign film this year and don’t mind shedding a few tears, rush to see The Farewell Party. Read more…

“Gemma Bovery” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

June 11th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Looking for a very cool romantic comedy for a night out, then look no further. Gemma Bovery opens today in select theaters and has a very good plot that will keep you intrigued, romantically tangled and completely entertained. At first I thought Madame Bovary the novel by Gustave Flaubert, a steamy sexually charged book that titillates and sets minds in forbidden dreams. Actually as the film opens there’s a direct relationship to the winsome story, but only in the mind of a man who in the twilight of his life has romantic thoughts and an imagination as impetuous as Flaubert. Read more…

“The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window…” (Film Review & Trailer

May 21st, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The strange little film The 100-year-old man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared takes its audience on a wild and wacky journey. It’s a lot of fun in the vein of a Forrest Gump, but this guy has more of a trek with danger all around. The film has very good acting and is based a script taken from a work of fiction by Jonas Jonassan. The book was a 2010 best seller in Sweden that went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide. Nicely filmed and orchestrated by director and screenwriter Felix Herngren, the movie is a hoot. Read more…

“Tangerines” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

May 13th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Bitter enemies face off in the film Tangerines, a war film set in Estonia. Set on a small scale the movie’s message gives it vast meaning. Extremely well-acted, directed and depicted, this heartfelt little production shows what other meaningful films do even better about the pointlessness of war. One of the five nominated Foreign Language Films at the 87th Academy Award a more than worthy to be among the best. Read more…

“24 DAYS”, a Crime that Shocked France (Film Review)

April 22nd, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Kidnapping for money has become common in many countries getting huge sums of cash from rich families. So in the film 24 Days the kidnappers target their quarry on the notion that all Jews are rich and have access to large amounts of money. The story is true, the events are heinous and the outcome reeks with anti-Semitism. What also rings clear are the methods that the perpetrators use to abduct the person and the modern day communications that make it almost impossible to catch the perpetrators. Read more…

Teen Titans Go! – Appetite for Disruption DVD Review

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Are you ready for over four hours of Teen Titans Go! fun and adventures?

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Zadzooks: Batman vs. Robin: Limited Edition Gift Set review (Blu-ray)

April 13th, 2015 No comments

Warner Bros. Animation teams up with DC Entertainment to once again adapt a comic book series with mixed results. This time out, Batman vs

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