Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’

“QT8: The First 8” Tarantino’s Friends Tell All

October 22nd, 2019 No comments



Written by John Delia

Most documentaries are informative, interesting, biographical, and sometimes even urgent to join their cause, but very few are entertaining. So for the big fans of action, crime and even war comes a documentary on the eight films of Quentin Tarantino. I like this guy as he really doesn’t give a damn about political correctness, your prejudice or even the way you dress, eat or deal with a supreme being; and even what social injustice has been bestowed on you. He just makes movies that are openly action oriented that mostly deal with unexpected death and the way the person met their demise. Read more…

“Aquarela” Water, Water Everywhere

September 26th, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia

When you turn on the faucet and out comes water, do you really know where it all comes from and how much of it flows on the Earth? Enter the documentary Aquarela with its lavish cinematography of water in all forms everywhere. The move was made by Victor Kossakovsky in which he says that his movie “takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty of the raw power of water.” The film is not a political statement for a cause or even a warning of any kind. Read more…

“Jay Himself” A Cool Documentary

August 27th, 2019 No comments





Review by John Delia

Artists, photographers, architects, collectors, historians, or just curious the documentary Jay Myself the movie opens in Boca Raton, Florida and plays out with the subject of the film, artist and photographer, Jay Maisel as your guide. He adds his brand of humor and knowledge of early New York while reliving his past to present day in photos, video, and much more. Read more…

“Maiden” Daring and Determined

July 26th, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia, Sr.

Not the kind of guy that tears up unless it’s a real inspiring film that shows one of the following: extreme courage, bravery and daring, kindhearted sincerity, amazing stamina, or unusual determination. Well Maiden got me holding some drops back with all of the above. The movie reminded me of the never say die attitude of many underdog movies of the past, especially Miracle that pitted the USA against the worse odds of winning. But with Maiden the filmmakers show the astonishing determination of an all-women’s sailing crew that defies all odds. Read more…

“Brittany Hamilton: Unstoppable” Amazing

July 11th, 2019 No comments






Review by John Delia, Sr.

A heartfelt documentary with oceans of inspiration, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable opens in theaters today. With determination that most of us would love to have and a strong will to put her tragedy behind her, this is one woman’s story you’ll never forget. It’s great for the whole family or if you just want to get your adrenaline pumping. Read more…

“The Spy Behind Home Plate” Baseball and Patriotism

June 18th, 2019 No comments






Review by John Delia

Being released this weekend is The Spy Behind Home Plate a documentary about Morris Moe Berg a baseball player and a patriot. This film is not only a true account of the man who was instrumental in aiding America in WWII, but Director and writer Aviva Kempner includes a copious amount of information that will amaze and personify the man. Read more…

“5B” Startling and Heroic

June 11th, 2019 No comments





Review by John Delia, Sr.

Eye opening, sometimes sad and chilling the AIDS epidemic of the 70’s gets a birds eye view of one of the most horrible times in American History. The documentary is titled 5B after the ward that was set up at San Francisco Hospital to take in the large number of patients that were diagnosed positive with HIV. Read more…

“Ask Dr. Ruth” Pertinent and Profound

May 1st, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia

On a rare occasion a movie documentary will come along that compels, intrigues, inspires and entertains, and Ask Dr. Ruth fits the bill. A well thought out, directed and informative biography of one of the most iconic women who ever lived, the film can be expressed in one word, magnetic. And, it keeps on giving way beyond the comical overtones, deep Holocaust memories, to her devotion to helping people appreciate the captivation of sex. Read more…

“Screwball” Throws a Curve

March 27th, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia

You really don’t have to be a sports fan or a baseball nut to enjoy the documentary Screwball, but it helps. Back in the day baseball players wanted to be like Babe Ruth who in 1927 hit 60 home runs in one season of baseball. Or how about Roger Maris who broke the Babe’s record in 1962 hitting 61 in one season. Both players will always be remembered for their feat, but not so today knowing that others have put more across the fence including Sammy Sosa who hit 66 and Mark McGwire 70 both in 1998, a spectacular feat. But there was one more to come in 2001 when Barry Bonds hit 73 and still holds the record. Read more…

Remembering “The Last Resort”

February 14th, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia

It’s rare I would ever find a documentary released in theaters about South Florida where I grew up, but The Last Resort does give me a lot of remembrances from the past. Nostalgia in movies isn’t for everyone, but if you have ever visited South Beach, this one should prompt you to take this unusual trip. Although a lot has changed, there’s still many hotels on the strip with remnants of the past. Now in theaters for the first time, check it out. Read more…

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