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“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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“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…