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“Hotel Mumbai” Terror in India

March 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A heart pounding experience, the film Hotel Mumbai stays with you well after you leave the theater. From the very beginning the feeling of dread and helplessness sets in as you watch the terrorist horror start to unfold. Before you know it you will be enveloped in the lives of people as they try to flee and hide from the gunmen. It’s a frightening experience, but one that’s a must see as the reality of it all can have easily been anywhere in the world. 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…

“Chappaquiddick” the End of a Dynasty

April 9th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Bold and incredibly compelling the movie Chappaquiddick is a “tell all” with a lot of authority. Much like last year’s The Post, it tells its’ story pulling no punches, playing out the characters and holding nothing back. Although I’m familiar with the incident, much of the facts were clouded, squashed or were lost due to current events at the time. If you liked The Post, then here’s a film that will enlighten and make you cringe. Read more…

“The Post” Exposing the Pentagon Papers

January 12th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Several movies have been released over the past three decades that defend the press or show the importance of the media to inform the public. This is one of them that for the most part does expose the inner sanctum of one newspaper as it deals with exposing the government for wrong decisions leading to the death of thousands in the Vietnam War. While the script of The Post does reveal the sadness of human life losses that could have been avoided, unfortunately the film uses it to glorify newspapers using old news. Read more…

“DARKEST HOUR” (Written Review & Trailer)

December 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Golden Globe nominee, Darkest Hours is the companion piece to another stalwart film Dunkirk. Together they show the grit and power of a people who would never give in to tyranny. The direction, writing, acting and filming of both movies are a tribute to the film industry and the brave men of the British Empire that lost their lives in WWII. Read more…

“DUNKIRK” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

During World War II prior to the Americans joining the European part of the War the French and English were pushed back to the sea near the city of Dunkirk. Their only conclusion was to evacuate across the channel quickly and try to avoid the onslaught of the German aerial warfare (Luftwaffe). Dunkirk depicts the struggle the English had trying to get back across the channel. The true story is considered one of the bloodiest and most tragic part of the war for the allies. Read more…

“Silence” (Written Review & Trailer)

January 12th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The movie Silence gets its story from Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo who wrote the book. His novel has a connection with real life Catholic Father Cristóvão Ferreira who was sent to Japan as a missionary to convert the Japanese people to Christianity. Director/Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has spent many years developing the film from the novel and it’s terrific. If you like historical films that are poignant and powerful with excellent production value, then do not miss Silence now in theaters. Read more…

Suffragette (Film Review and Trailer)

November 13th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Fighting for Women’s voting rights, the film Suffragette has all the trappings for an Oscar run. Well directed, the movie tells the story from the angle of a new recruit entering the fray at the beginning of violent protesting that helped to turn the tide slightly in favor of the movement. However, it’s the sterling acting that sets Suffragette apart from the rest of the pack in the Oscar race for one of the ten spots. Read more…

TNA Announces New "Best of Sting" DVD, Speculation on WWE and Why It Was Briefly Pulled

March 25th, 2015 No comments

– WrestlingDVDNews.com reports that TNA announced a new DVD set titled “The Best of Sting” on Monday, perhaps as a way to capitalize off his WrestleMania 31 buzz. The $17.99 DVD was also listed on the ShopTNA website for pre-order and scheduled for an April 1st release.

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TNA Announces New "Best of Sting" DVD, Speculation on WWE and Why It Was Briefly Pulled

New Film Event-Elephant ClassiQ: Movies That Have Marked the History of Cinema

March 18th, 2015 No comments

Quebecor and Elephant: The memory of Quebec cinema are pleased to announce a new event: Elephant ClassiQ, the only festival of its kind in Canada, will screen classic films from around the world on the …

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New Film Event-Elephant ClassiQ: Movies That Have Marked the History of Cinema