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“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…

“PAST LIFE” (Written Review & Trailer)

June 14th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Intriguing and Compelling the movie Past Life adds another true event story to the long list of films on the Holocaust. This one is based one of the survivors of the never to forget heinous act of genocide during World War II by Nazi Germany. The drama has a different twist that involves a family caught up in the aftermath leading to a confrontation in modern day. The acting is very good and direction commendable giving Past Life a high rating. Read more…

“Queen of Katwe” (Written Blu-ray Review & Trailer)

January 30th, 2017 No comments

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

I’ve watched many biographies, but not quite as compelling and heartfelt as Queen of Katwe. The film takes you into the heart of the story right away then works it charm throughout. Tugging at your heartstrings at times, the fine acting makes the story work right down to the inspirational ending. Read more…

HACKSAW RIDGE (Written Film Review & Trailer)

November 4th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Cinematically brilliant, the movie Hacksaw Ridge grabs you by the collar and slaps you upside your head with a true story of our fearless military and a hero that earned the respect of his country. It’s a reminder why we are free and why all our American soldiers can hold their head high for battles fought in every conflict. Sometimes it takes the insight of a good film like this to bring us back to reality. Read more…

Sully (Written Film Review and Trailer)

September 9th, 2016 No comments

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Written Review by John Delia

There have been several real life events that Hollywood has brought to the screen and the movie Sully happens to be one of the most amazing. Seven years ago US Airways flight 1579 had to ditch in the Hudson River and TV had a heyday with the crash and rescue of all 155 passengers on board. Even more recent was the replay of the documentary Hudson Plane Crash: What Really Happened on American Heroes Channel cable TV that was very poignant with actual passengers and crew members giving interviews.  Heroism personified.

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Hands of Stone (Written Review and Trailer)

August 25th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The movie Hands of Stone follows the life of world champion boxer Roberto Duran. Well-acted by a fine cast, the film plays out much like the movie Ali where the top boxer stunned the world capturing the heavyweight crown. With Duran, the story gets a glazing of white wash, turns bullish and then a bit too sentimental for my taste. That said, I did enjoy the production value and the boxing action that looked very realistic. Read more…

Rabin in His Own Words (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

May 5th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

One of the most complete and intensive biography/documentary films I’ve seen years, Rabin in His Own Words comes to American screens this weekend. It follows Yitzhak Rabin life from birth to his untimely death using photographs, home film, archival footage and news reels. It’s actually a documentary on how Israel was born, the historical wars they fought and the challenge of bringing peace to the nation. Read more…

Papa Hemingway in Cuba (Film Review & Trailer)

April 29th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A bold time capsule of Ernest Hemingway’s life in Cuba gets revealed through the eyes of a reporter who lived it in the film Papa Hemingway in Cuba. Richly shot in the estranged county, the movie delves into the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning writer’s intimate lifestyle on the island in the 1950’s. Taught, daring and an eye opener the fine cast does a terrific job of character portrayal under the able direction of Bob Yari from an autobiographical script written by Denne Bart Petitclerc. Read more…

Eddie The Eagle (Film Review & Trailer)

February 25th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A fun little film called Eddie the Eagle opens today in theaters across the country and it’s a true story. Steeped with energy, determination and a will to succeed, the movie features very good performances, fine direction and wow cinematography. Touching and heartwarming, the audience will find themselves inspired by this dynamo of man who is determined to participate in the Olympics. The film gets comical showing the ambitious man becoming a dare devil even in the face of the impossible odds. The movie gives the feel much like the Jamaican bobsled team in Cool Runnings that competed the same year in Calgary. Read more…

In the Heart of the Sea (Film Review and Trailer)

December 10th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

One of the more aggressive films about the sea In the Heart of the Sea follows the tale of Moby Dick by Herman Melville, but this time with a twist. Nicely filmed and containing a lot of action on the Atlantic Ocean, the picturesque views become a good portion of the movie. The acting and direction are stellar with Chris Hemsworth playing the lead and a fine support cast helmed by Ron Howard. Read more…