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“Capernaum” Oscar Nominated

January 31st, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A good choice as one of the five nominated films  for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Capernaum, comes to theaters this Friday well before Oscar night. It’s definitely worthy of a win, but the competition is very stiff with other titles having already run the gamut for a Golden Globe. But, this film is very special with a lot of heart and involves the strife the middle-east has been experiencing. Released in the USA in its native language of Arabic with some Amharic and other mid-east dialects, the movie depicts the determination, defiance and struggle of one boy who represents a part of the downtrodden lifestyle in a challenging nation. Read more…

“White Boy Rick” a True Story

September 13th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Kind of a heart breaker, yet one can’t help thinking that it’s also self-deprecating. The movie White Boy Rick puts on a tour de force display of acting and directing in this unusual crime drama. Showing at least three sides to the true story, Director Yann Demange spreads the dialogue around involving family, gangs and the law. If it were a lesson to be learned, it would have been a welcomed script, but it’s not. Read more…

“The First Purge” Testing Anger Management

July 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Continuing with their franchise, the producers of The Purge bring you the beginning of the free to kill program with The First Purge. There’s no reason given for needing to show how it all started, because if you have seen any of the other three, the idea is mentioned offhandedly in each one. In this episode the mayhem, savagery and killing continue at a fast pace until the siren gets blown after 12 hours. 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…

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Film Review and Trailer)

August 27th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Sex, drugs and 1970’s San Francisco, what more do you need to tell a story about a coming of age teenager? Fortunately there’s enough to make the movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a wild and wacky film that leaves nothing to the imagination. Easy to burst testosterone levels of male teens, this feature should sell a lot of tickets to any PG-13 rated film so they can pull off an auditorium shuffle.  Read more…

Straight Outta Compton (Review and Trailer)

August 14th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Emotional, disturbing and astounding the film Straight Outta Compton takes its audience on a journey from ghetto to greatness. The biographical film tells all showing how five creative music artists broke away from a life of crime or degradation to a career that allowed them to speak their piece. Told and created by the guys who lived it, the film puts a stamp on the beginning of the rap era that took a stand against social intolerance by raising their voices in the best way they knew how. Read more…

DC Animated Movies: Let's Talk About Them

January 27th, 2015 No comments

The latest DC/WB animated feature is on sale today, so let's take some time to talk about what they're doing right and where they can make some improvements.

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“This is Where I Leave You” a Family on the Edge (Film Review)

September 19th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Working with an extremely good cast This is Where I Leave You opens in theaters for an adult audience.  While the film does entertain, no doubt about it, it’s hard to get over the feeling that I’ve seen it before.  Not that the trailer gives it all away, but the film August: Osage County still sticks in my mind being one of my 2013 favorites.  However, although it’s very similar in the storyline, this film dishes out most of the animosity with a side of comedy and romance rather than a serious tone.  With adult couples missing in action from theaters due to a glut of action, adventure and crime thrillers, this dramedy should get their attention. Read more…

“Lucy” A Non-stop Action-thriller (Film Review)

July 25th, 2014 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Out of nowhere comes Lucy a wild ride of mind over matter from Writer/Director Luc Besson. This cunning thriller opens with excitement and never stops the action to the very end. It’s my idea of a true Sci-Fi thriller that tantalizes your brain with possibilities beyond belief, and then takes you even further with the question, What If?

The film poses the following premise: “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what you could do with 100%”. Read more…

'The Counselor' Blu-Ray Offers New Vision On Screen And Behind The Scenes

February 7th, 2014 No comments

Director Ridley Scott’s morality tale The Counselor comes to DVD and Blu-ray next week on February 11 (it is already available on Digital-HD), offering an extended cut with deleted footage, plus some of the best behind-the-scenes extras I’ve seen in a long time. My original full review of the theatrical release noted there was much about the film that was brilliant and masterful, yet there was …

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