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“Vault” Now on Blu-ray

August 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now on DVD and Blu-ray, the movie of the true story Vault brings the action to home video with all the energy and taught drama it displayed in theaters. The special bonus features accompanying both media include commentary by the Director Tom DeNucci and Director of Photography Sam Ellertsen. Read more…

“Skin” True and Tragic

July 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Shocking and disturbing, the movie Skin puts you into the thick of the White Supremacist revolution during the early 2000’s. But, this biography does have a happy ending and that’s not easy when it comes to one of the most uncontrollable underground hate groups in America. The filmmakers do a very good job of bringing the film to the screen with a lot of explosive action, extreme and gut wrenching at times. Read more…

“The Fall of the American Empire” Comedy Askew

June 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Quirky, predictable and somewhat inconceivable, combined with a script that’s two hours of French Canadian dialogue, The Fall of the American Empire’s a bit of a chore to watch. That said, the acting is quite good, the film production value gets good marks and the comedy does work as the movie progresses.

Pierre-Paul Daoust (Alexandre Landry) is an ordinary guy, but has the oddity of being cautious about everything. Unless a notable person has made a statement that will back up what others say to him, it’s not a truism. He’s even too careful about what he says to his longtime girlfriend Linda (Florence Longpré), especially about sex. Oh, he wants to have sex with her, but is afraid she will leave him if he asks. It’s the way everything goes in his life. Read more…

“Domino” Out for Blood

May 30th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia Sr

If you are in the mood for a fast moving story that has a lot of action, then Domino should be a good choice. Now it’s the story that really makes it worth the theatrical experience, but even though it has all the elements of an action thriller, the background soundtrack takes a good measure of the energy out of the film. Read more…

“General Commander” Foreign Intrigue

May 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not the swiftest film by Steven Seagal, but it’s his newest and for his fan base it looks like he’s slowing a bit. Not the wild and woolly Seagal of his early days as his thrills are far and few between. General Commander redeems itself however, providing center stage with some exciting hard-hitting fighting action from the ladies. Read more…

“The Poison Rose” a Cunning Film Noir

May 23rd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you are familiar with the term Film-Noir, then you will like the movie The Poison Rose. The film follows the same formula as the classic Chinatown (1974) and even an older film that you may have heard of called The Maltise Falcon (1941). The three things they have in common are a private eye investigating, a beautiful woman and a murder. The Poison Rose many not be at the caliber of the other two, but it does keep you in suspense throughout, has an intriguing storyline and the acting isn’t half bad. Read more…

“Avengement” Seeking Revenge

May 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Violence seems to be a bit prevalent in the movies these days with the likes of John Wick 3 being released last week and now the brutal Avengement takes the screen this weekend. Not as fast and furious as Wick, but this film has more brutality. Leaving nothing to the imagination, the movie starts and end with every possible vicious brawl that can place in an hour and a half screen time. Read more…

“John Wick: Chapter 3” All Out War

May 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A third chapter John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum is lot better than the last one. It’s uncanny that with all the action in the previous John Wick films that the filmmakers can still find ways to destroy a set, cause a lot of new mayhem and still deliver a story line that intrigues and excites. It’s chapter three for the assassin that doesn’t stop ticking and still gives a beating to some of the most heinous adversaries that keep coming out of the woodwork. Read more…

“Widows” Just Short of a Masterpiece

November 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Gino Sassani

Steve McQueen has established himself as a rather talented director. 12 Years A Slave was one of the better films of 2013 and one of the few times I happened to agree with the Oscars’ choice for Best Picture. When he tackled the heist format I expected something unique, and I wasn’t at all disappointed. McQueen managed to put a clever spin on a tired genre and provide us with a superior and inspired cast. It wasn’t all completely his idea, of course. The film is based on a Canadian miniseries that goes back to the 1980’s. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t found a way to imprint the material with his own style and bold choices. There’s a lot to love about Widows, but I have pretty low expectations for this film at the box office. More on that later. Let’s get down to it, shall we? Read more…

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” High Energy

November 8th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you have seen the American made trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, then you will be familiar with the characters in the fourth release called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The actors may be different than in the previous three, but the names and their descriptions are the same. For newbies of the stories, they all take place in Sweden and the plots reach out into other countries as the crime drama plays out. It’s like watching Bourne Ultimatum with Jason Bourne, but with a women in the lead role. If you like high energy movies than this quick paced film is your Swedish cup of Filmjolk. Read more…