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“The Goldfinch” Reaching Out of the Ashes

September 13th, 2019 No comments

Review by John Delia

Another awards contender has come forward and is now at your local theaters. It’s called The Goldfinch and if you haven’t already heard, it’s one of the best of 2019 and a drama lover’s “cup of tea”. It has all the elements; excellent directing, amazing acting, perfect cinematography and a script that will haunt you way beyond the theatrical experience. It’s a difficult script to bring to the screen, but Director John Crowley who brought the Oscar nominated drama Brooklyn and the awesome performance of Andrew Garfield in A Boy, makes The Goldfinch a winner. Read more…

“Tone-Deaf” a Hellish Nightmare

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very brutal, the horror flick Tone-Deaf takes you into the confines of a hellish nightmare. Like most slasher films, this one follows the same formula of trapping someone in a secluded place and taunting them until the final coup de grace. The twist does make the film a bit better than some, but still just a bit above average. Read more…

“Ready or Not” Blood Runs Red

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Just when you think you have seen every way a person can get killed in a horror flick, up pops Ready or Not. It’s one of the most diabolical blood baths that I’ve seen in several years. The movie’s a comedy however, and it does play out that way making the film one of the better of the genre. Nicely acted and directed, yet predictable, it’s how it gets to the end that’s the rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that entertains. Think the movie Get Out with lots more of the wicked craziness. Read more…

“Driven” Living in Overdrive

August 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

More of a drama than a comedy, the film Driven gets its title from a well-known auto designer who finds himself in deep trouble in this semi-biographical account. The story is based on true facts and if you ever wondered what happened to John DeLorean in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s to disgrace his name, here’s a cool way to find out. Read more…

“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…

“Changeland” Drowning in Dreamland

June 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Fixing a relationship can be very trying and often upsetting if it doesn’t work out. Thus the subject of the movie Changeland. Nicely acted and a good job of storytelling, the movie does have its moments of comedy and sympathy. Beyond that the film is no more than a vacation in the “Land of Smiles” for Seth Green and Breckin Meyer. Read more…

“Ben is Back” A Compelling Story

December 19th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very deep and disturbing, the movie Ben is Back takes you into the life of a boy who deals with his drug addiction with lies and deceit. Although it’s a work of fiction, it could easily be a true story in today’s addictive world. Excellent acting by the main characters and a script worthy of award, it’s a film you don’t want to miss. If you like a good compelling drama that presses on your heartstrings, this film’s perfect. Ladies, bring a few tissues. Read more…

“Life Itself” Living Your Experiences

September 21st, 2018 No comments

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Our life experiences influence what we do in our future and what our parents experience could also influence how we are as well. And, in tragedy and death we experience large amounts of loss that could also transfer to our unborn offspring. Lastly, we experience many ups and downs throughout our lifetime and how we react to those, good or bad, experiences make up who we are and how strong our will is to survive. Keep moving along knowing that there will be good life experiences, even though you will always have many hurdles to overcome as we see in Life Itself. Read more…

“Dead Envy” a Musical Horror Story

September 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This low budget movie Dead Envy has a very good soundtrack, able acting, and novice directing, but in all it’s the kind of film I can support. Being a one-man-band Harley Di Nardo doesn’t quit with his weird story that starts out with a hopeful singer trying to make it back into the limelight. What saves the film from dropping below average is the production value and the music that should be a welcome breath of fresh air for Classic Rockers. Read more…

“Siberia” Chills and Thrills

July 12th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It may be listed as a crime thriller, but Siberia has a love story that glues the script together. The film takes you to the top of the world Russia where deals are made on diamonds and a lovely woman is stuck in a small town waiting for a man who can take her away. It’s a nice plot that intertwines a violent deal for the most precious of stones and a daring scheme that impacts it. Read more…