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“Stan & Ollie” Memorable and Heartfelt

January 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Back in the day when vaudeville was where most of the comic’s started out, two men rose up to be the funniest duo in the movie business. Billed as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, they went on to make over a 180 short films and about two dozen full features. Most of their films were used as an add-on for a drama, western and even some comedies. Read more…

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Famous and Influential

November 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The story of one of the most famous and influential music performing bands of all time, depicts how important music was to the world. The artistry created with the operatic but poetic music that rocked our realm was one for the ages. This film presentation is a historical rock concert celebrating these musical heroes that gave us a fantastic tour of what rock music can be. Read more…

“First Man”Setting Foot on the Moon

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Let me start by saying that the American Flag and the United State of America are well represented in the movie First Man and negative publicity surrounding that issue should be discounted.

The film follows Neil Armstrong the first astronaut to step on the surface of the moon and proclaim it for all mankind. He was not the only man to be the first to land on it however, his Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin followed him out of the lander to the surface. However, as dramatic as Hollywood can be, it’s Armstrong who gets all the glory and his biography for the basis of the film. Read more…

“Colette” Seductive and Baroque

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

One of the most alluring period pieces in recent years the biography Colette comes to the screen with a sordid story that should entertain and raise a few eyebrows. The audience target here is women 25 and older, but mostly over 50. Nicely directed with 1800’s French costuming, sets and locations, the film delves into a pair of novelists’ romance, decadence, duplicity and sex. Sounds like a winner to me, however it’s a bit too drawn out. Read more…

“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…