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“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…

“Life, Animated” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

September 1st, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Heartfelt, inspiring and compelling the documentary Life, Animated takes you into the world of Autism in a positive way. Not to be missed, this amazing production involves relationships as you have never experienced unless you are a parent, psychologist, or a member of the medical field directly associated with children with this unusual affliction. It’s so touching and emotional that the film should bring tears of joy from this rare coming-of-age story. Read more…

Rabin in His Own Words (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

May 5th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

One of the most complete and intensive biography/documentary films I’ve seen years, Rabin in His Own Words comes to American screens this weekend. It follows Yitzhak Rabin life from birth to his untimely death using photographs, home film, archival footage and news reels. It’s actually a documentary on how Israel was born, the historical wars they fought and the challenge of bringing peace to the nation. Read more…

The Phoenix Incident (Film Review and Trailer)

April 8th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Most documentaries are usually biographical, historical, or political taking one into the center of a particular topic. In the case of The Phoenix Incident however, the film uses the genre to entertain while tying in with an actual event. This sometimes works to a high degree, especially subjects that threaten extinction like the atom bomb, space junk and earthquakes. UFO sightings have been an ongoing subject for years with most of the evidence hidden from the public labeling them as scientific anomalies or military exercises. The Phoenix Incident takes the subject of alien sightings and possible abduction a step further citing an actual happening that the filmmakers say was a cover up. Read more…

City of Gold (Film Review & Trailer)

March 30th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

With all the food shows on TV these days what makes the movie City of Gold unique? The documentary has one main character, it involves on camera making of food, and the critic eats and gives his opinion about the dishes and the restaurant. What stands out the most however, comes from a novel idea and the reputation food critic Jonathan Gold has built. One where the show is never staged and the restaurant he drops into never knows when he will show up or if at all. Read more…

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (Film Review and Trailer)

November 12th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A very compelling documentary What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy opens in theaters this weekend. The film delves into two high officials of the Nazi government that were responsible for most of the deaths in the concentration camps during WWII. With material discovered by an International Lawyer, the responses from two sons that grew up in the families of the two Nazi officials during the war and the aftermath are eye opening. It’s that one in a million chance to get an inside view of the monsters that controlled the destiny of millions of Jews. The film gets shocking at times as one of the sons tries to defend his father. Read more…