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“MOLLY’S GAME” a Crafty Lady Gets Her Day in Court

January 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

When you hear the genre biography most people think just another stuffy, lackluster film. Well, hold onto your seat because Molly’s Game gets compelling, openly poignant and powerful. The story has the usual buildup and Hollywood accoutrements, but the content is mostly true being based on the book by our subject Molly Bloom. Read more…

“I, TONYA” a Biography of Love and Hate

January 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Most everyone who has lived 1980’s through today has either heard of the figure skater Tonya Harding or maybe followed the antics she took to the Olympics in 1994. Or just google Tonya Harding and you’ll get the drift of what happened. But, how many of you know the “truth” according to her book “I, Tonya”? You’ll see it in the tell all film of love and hate. Read more…

“DARKEST HOUR” (Written Review & Trailer)

December 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Golden Globe nominee, Darkest Hours is the companion piece to another stalwart film Dunkirk. Together they show the grit and power of a people who would never give in to tyranny. The direction, writing, acting and filming of both movies are a tribute to the film industry and the brave men of the British Empire that lost their lives in WWII. Read more…

“The Greatest Showman” (Written Review & Trailer)

December 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

One man’s determination to rise from rags to riches helps find a place for the unwanted few. His strong desire to become someone special and with the ability to convince others to believe in his dream, P.T. Barnum creates history and the circus. Read more…

“BREATHE” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The very dramatic and touching film Breathe delves into one of the most debilitating diseases of the past century bringing back memories of that awful time in history. Most of all however, it’s a biography of determination, inspiration and romance that should touch the hearts of fans of the genre. Read more…

“6 BELOW” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The true story of Eric LeMarque, called 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, opens this weekend and it’s more than the average survival film. Very compelling and with a timely message, the movie depicts a breath taking and breathless adventure of endurance and courage. Although the setting may be similar to the recent survival film The Mountains Between Us, this factual story makes that one look like a fairy tale. Read more…

“TOM OF FINLAND” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Those interested in the sexual revolution of males in the 1970’s, may want to check out the biographical film Tom of Finland. The famous graphic artist used his drawings to express his feelings for men and their enactment of physical contact. It may be a dark horse for awards consideration and “pushes the envelope” with its gay sexual edge. Read more…

“AMERICAN MADE” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

September 28th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Providing a wild and wicked romp around Central and South America the movie American Made tells a true story of spying, gun running, drug smuggling and money laundering. Set in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s the film uses true events, exposés and government scandals to reveal what one man could do with the help of a little radical espionage. Read more…

“STRONGER” (Written Review & Trailer)

September 21st, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you watch one true story drama this year, check out Stronger, a compelling and heartfelt movie. The film grabs you from the very start with its story involving the tragedy, heroism, and determination of a man and a woman dealing with a difficult recovery from traumatic circumstances. When you go to see the film, and you should, bring some tissues as it pulls at your heartstrings with messages of love, courage and family. Read more…

“THE GLASS CASTLE” (Written Review & Trailer)

August 10th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review By John Delia, Sr.

This interesting biography takes you back to days when the going was tough and families were economizing their lives. It’s a parody of even today’s society of lost jobs and stretching income that seems to invade every generation. But, The Glass Castle shows how one family survived life’s up and downs in this true story based on Jeannette Walls’s bestseller book. The film’s cast proves to be the main winner here with their tour de force performances. Read more…