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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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“Heading Home” The Tale of Team Israel

February 7th, 2019 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

A great honor in sports is to get invited to a local, state, national or even an international tournament. It’s not an easy task as for some teams you have to win all your games in the season or win a state or national tournament. In the year 2017 Israel found itself in the unbelievable position of an invitation to an international baseball tournament that’s only held every four years. Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is a documentary on that event and a tribute to all those who never say die. It’s a triumph for the underdog! Read more…

“They Shall Not Grow Old” A Gripping Documentary

January 31st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

I’m sure many of you reading this review have seen documentaries about war that have run on cable TV. The most prevalent is World at War that covers World War II and other American conflicts. Digging through archives of war museums could be a very difficult task and one that would have to be approved by the powers that be. Most of you also know Peter Jackson for his films The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. Read more…

“Eating Animals” a Strong Reminder

July 19th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

We all eat food in some form or another. And we trust that it comes to us in a safe and wholesome way to feed our bodies. In fact, a good percentage of us are choosy of what we eat, how it is cooked, and how it’s served. But, when a business needs meat quick and plenty of it, or wants to keep prices down, they may be buying it from factory farms. Enter the documentary Eating Animals, an investigative look at raising chickens, cattle and hogs for human consumption. Read more…

“RBG” Ruth Bader Ginsburg

May 9th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

More of a biography of the Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the documentary RBG comes to movie screens this week. The activist and liberal gets her day on the big screen showing her rise to the highest court in the land and the cases she was most noted. It’s an interesting film to watch, especially in a more educational setting rather than an entertainment one. Read more…

“AIDA’S SECRETS” (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

October 26th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Heartwarming and heartfelt, the documentary Aida’s Secrets reveals how two brothers find their family many years after the WWII holocaust. It’s not a rehash of one of the most diabolical events in history, but a reuniting of family members. The film holds some endearing moments and a mystery of surprises. Read more…

“BORN IN CHINA” (Blu-ray Written Review & Trailer)

August 28th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

How can you resist watching animals born in the wild and comforted by their parent?  The cameras roll depicting the drama, love and adventure in the Disneynature Blu-ray/DVD release of Born in China. Following animal life in remote lands, the cinematographers wait patiently just to get a few minutes of storytelling for all to see. Read more…

“In Search of Israeli Cuisine” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

May 5th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

At first I thought I was getting in over my head when I agreed to reviewing In Search of Israeli Cuisine as I know very little about their food. Having grown up Italian, give me a film on Italian food and I’m right there. However, I found this film not just about food, but about the State of Israel, its nation and its people. Delighted with the movie I could not stop watching it till the final minute, it’s an eye opener. Read more…

“On the Map” (Written Review & Trailer)

March 2nd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An apropos title for the film On the Map opens in several cities in Florida this weekend and it’s exciting, heartwarming and inspirational. Set in Israel following the Yom Kippur War, the documentary captures the serious issues of the people, the challenges before them and a team of basketball players that dig deep into their hearts for a chance to get their country recognized as nation in the eyes of the world. This is not an ordinary sports movie, but a historical tribute to the men who made it all happen some 40 years ago. Read more…

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Written Review & Trailer)

September 21st, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

This wild and wacky documentary on the life of author Laura Albert, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, gets complicated, showy, impudent and irreverent and that just the first half. But, that’s the beauty of this offbeat, nonsensical biography told by Laura Albert herself. Unless you travel in book writing circles, you may not know the celebrity of the writer who earned her fame using multiple impostors and through a stroke of luck. In fact, she’s even accused of a mental multiple personality disorder in her quest to pull off one of the biggest hoax’s in the literary business. Read more…