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“21 Bridges” A Powerful Thriller

November 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A high energy movie, 21 Bridges opens with a bang and never stops until the final curtain. Leading the reasons for its appeal for crime action films is the acting by Chadwick Boseman and the direction by Brian Kirk. The film has a lot of potential to take the box office by storm and probably will this weekend. It may be a little predictable, but if you need something to distract you from the daily routine, then take this wild ride. Read more…

“Midway” Unforgettable Patriotism

November 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Actually a lot better than Pearl Harbor and the first time the movie Midway was produced, this version by Roland Emmerich is sharp, compelling and an edge of your seat thriller. Even if you are not a fan of war movies, the film does have a lot of patriotic courage, determination and historical significance that honor’s our fallen heroes. The film pulls no punches as it plays out showing the choices that were made both good and bad, both in the heat of battle on the ships at sea and by aircraft pilots. Read more…

“Miss Virginia” Inspiring True Story

October 17th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very inspirational true story the movie Miss Virginia takes you into inner-city Washington D.C. and one woman’s determination to get her son an education. The heartfelt and emotional story was the impetus for better education through an incentive program that changed the lives of thousands of children. The acting is exceptional and direction spot on delivering enjoyable entertainment with some tears of joy. Read more…

“Joker” Evil is as Evil Does

October 4th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

While other actors have come to the screen portraying the Joker in Batman movies, and they all have given excellent characters for the plot, the wait is over for one of the character’s most diabolical depictions ever. It’s equal to Heath Ledger’s reprehensible clown in The Dark Knight, but different. Enter the clown who scares, personifies, disrupts, enchants, and infuriates. Played by Joaquin Phoenix like no character he’s ever created in his career, it may be his door opener into the world of the DC Comics films. Read more…

“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…

“Official Secrets” A Spy Blows the Whistle

September 11th, 2019 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

One more spy story emerges out of Britain and this one’s very interesting, but weak. Titled Official Secrets the Biography follows Katherine Theresa Gun, an employee with the British government who leaks a top secret memo to the press because she wants to try and stop the US Government from starting a war with Iraq. It reminded me of another movie titled Red Joan (2018), a UK film about Joan Stanley, who gave the plans to build the atomic bomb to the Russians. She said it was to equalize the strength of that country with the United States and prevent a world war. Read more…

“Edie” a Heartwarming Drama

September 2nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Touching and inspiring, the movie Edie transforms a woman who has unselfishly given her life to others and is determined to complete a challenge on her own as recompense. With fine direction, impressive acting and a script that’s heartfelt, it’s a must see for melodrama fans. Filmed entirely in Scotland, Edie has an aura of grandeur and adds a longing for travelers. Read more…

“Burn” Out-of-Control Thriller

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

How many times have you pulled into a gas station that has a convenience store and gone in for a soft drink or a snack? If you are anything like me, then very often, especially at night following a screening of a film. Well, the film Burn will make you think twice on which convenience store you’ll choose next time you’re out and about. Nicely directed and written the film Burn is the reason I asked the question. It’s a daunting little film that grabs you and won’t let go until the credits roll. Read more…

“Tel Aviv on Fire” Comedy with a Twist

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Tel Aviv on Fire is a comedy of sorts that entertains with a duel story. The acting is very good and so is the direction, but the very contrived storyline is a matinee soap opera that lacks brilliance. Not my cup of tea, the movie bounces around a bit too much and if you are not aware of the ethnic differences between Israel and Palestine, it may confuse. Read more…

“Blinded by the Light” Teen View

August 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by Ian Delia

In all honesty I’d have to say that Blinded by the Light is an average movie with connections to the teenage generation. Unfortunately the first 30 minutes is full of predictable ups and downs of friendships, desires and family angst, making it a bit uneventful. The half hour intro leads you to question why one should even continue watching. Beyond that, however I did like the music, dancing and drama that followed even though it’s foreseeable and that the message will be one that’s obvious. “Be your own self and you will eventually come out of your cocoon and fly like the butterfly you choose to be”. Read more…