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“THE SQUARE” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 9th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The dark comedy The Square delivers a message not unfamiliar considering today’s upheaval involving the brotherhood of man. In the Ruben Ostlund’s film, that takes place in Sweden, a statement is made to the meaning of  “The Square” an exhibit at a museum. It states simply “The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within its boundaries we all share equal rights and obligations.” So sets the tone for this bizarre look into society’s relationships with each other and the division of wealth that fuels the fire. Read more…

“TOM OF FINLAND” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Those interested in the sexual revolution of males in the 1970’s, may want to check out the biographical film Tom of Finland. The famous graphic artist used his drawings to express his feelings for men and their enactment of physical contact. It may be a dark horse for awards consideration and “pushes the envelope” with its gay sexual edge. Read more…

“LOST IN PARIS” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

July 12th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

In a very funny display of French comedy, the movie Lost in Paris shines with a delightful story of unavoidable romance. The film is drenched in Marcel Marceau’s mime comedy, Jerry Lewis’s wit and a bit of Charlie Chaplin collectively performed by a delightful cast. Read more…

“One Week and a Day” (Written Review & Trailer)

May 10th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The fun modern day dark comedy One Week and a Day follows the plight of a family in Israel not unlike most Americans in the same situation. While there’s a lot of serious moments, the story shows that a lot goes into healing beyond Shiva. Good acting and plot, if you want to laugh and cry, check out this film when it comes to a theater near you. Read more…

“The Women’s Balcony” (Written Review & Trailer)

March 10th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Schmaltzy but fun to watch, the movie The Women’s Balcony personifies a women’s protest to regain their honor. It’s more than just a film about who’s right or wrong, the film shows how people can compromise and come together over an issue. Filled with energy and chutzpah no man would dare turn a blind eye on this fight for woman’s rights. Read more…

“Fanny’s Journey” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

February 16th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The courageous and compelling true story Fanny’s Journey (le Voyage de Fanny) takes you on a journey during WWII that grabs its audience early on and doesn’t let go until the credits role. It’s as much inspiring as it is dauntless, featuring a fine cast of youngsters that should touch your heart and remind you that heroism can come in small packages. Read more…

The Salesman – Video Review

February 10th, 2017 No comments

A Man Called Ove (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

October 27th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Heartfelt, touching, compassionate and tragic yet romantic, the film A Man Called Ove comes to America from Sweden. The country’s choice for their entry into the Academy Awards best foreign film, the movie should make the top 5 in that category. All around best in direction, acting, cinematography, music and script the film has the potential for a nomination in the top 10 for overall Best Picture. Read more…

Once In A Lifetime (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

October 21st, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The true story Once in a Lifetime offers a sincere look into the lives of a classroom of teens who get to tackle one of the most challenging assignments of their life. The opening scene however, shows a discord between a Muslim student and a faculty member regarding the wearing of a hijab (Muslim head covering). While this incident never gets fleshed out, according to the press notes supplied, producer Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar includes the scene to show freedom of expression and the principle of secularism. The scene has the power to suggest a whole new plot for a different film on the subject yet does not take away from the production that follows. Read more…

“Come What May” (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

September 30th, 2016 No comments
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“The German offensive of May 10, 1940 drove almost 8 million people from their homes, one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. To my mother, a young girl among those who took to the roads”- Director Christian Carion

 

 

Review by John Delia

With many World War II films out there on video, another foreign made movie has entered local theatres with a different take. It’s a heart ‘tuger’ based on a true life happening titled Come What May. It features the French people and two German refugees fleeing their home country. The war drama shows how large numbers of innocent people had to flee the murderous onslaught by the Nazis. Read more…