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‘Glass’ A Remarkable Trilogy

January 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

By John M. Delia, Jr

What would the world be like if there were really super heroes? Their powers may not be so obvious for most to see. Like super human strength, amazing intelligence, and the ability to see the future. Would this be something we would all embrace? Remember if there is one special hero, there is always the opposite and that’s its villain. This third installment of the series will tie everything together. 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…

“Widows” Just Short of a Masterpiece

November 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Gino Sassani

Steve McQueen has established himself as a rather talented director. 12 Years A Slave was one of the better films of 2013 and one of the few times I happened to agree with the Oscars’ choice for Best Picture. When he tackled the heist format I expected something unique, and I wasn’t at all disappointed. McQueen managed to put a clever spin on a tired genre and provide us with a superior and inspired cast. It wasn’t all completely his idea, of course. The film is based on a Canadian miniseries that goes back to the 1980’s. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t found a way to imprint the material with his own style and bold choices. There’s a lot to love about Widows, but I have pretty low expectations for this film at the box office. More on that later. Let’s get down to it, shall we? Read more…

“Instant Family” Fun and Heartfelt

November 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Nicely acted with creative directing, but the bottom line is…its one man’s reality pressing for a need to spread the word. For the fantasy of it all however, the comedy gets high pitched, the mind has a chance to think and the heart gets a good massage. Do I recommend Instant Family? Absolutely, it’s brilliant! Read more…

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” High Energy

November 8th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you have seen the American made trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, then you will be familiar with the characters in the fourth release called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The actors may be different than in the previous three, but the names and their descriptions are the same. For newbies of the stories, they all take place in Sweden and the plots reach out into other countries as the crime drama plays out. It’s like watching Bourne Ultimatum with Jason Bourne, but with a women in the lead role. If you like high energy movies than this quick paced film is your Swedish cup of Filmjolk. Read more…

“Bad Times at the El Royale” Taking Sides

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Numerous filmmakers have shocked and hammered their audiences with unexpected vile acts, surprising twists, distasteful behaviors and contemptible desires, but they still can’t top the master Quentin Tarantino. Oh a few have come within a hair close like the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and Francis Ford Coppolo. They are the leaders that many have tried to emulate due to the offbeat style that provided thrillers like Fargo, The Shinning, The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Lost Highway. Read more…

“The Samuel Project” Inspiration from History

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Inspirational and evocative, the movie The Samuel Project conveys how love of family can make a difference in one’s outlook on life. Nicely played out with a kind heartfelt story it’s a soft approach to an awful time during the Nazi regime that took so many innocent lives. By using teens that are so far removed from the war years, you can see how out of touch the younger generation is when it comes to world history. Read more…

A Marvel Antihero “Venom”

October 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A new super dude arrives on the scene and this time it’s a hero controlled by an antihero called Venom. Probably the ugliest of the Marvel villains, the Symbiote character “feeds off” humans as it does its dirty work. Purists should be informed that Spider-Man, the graphic novel first host for the evil parasite Venom, does not appear in the movie and therefore deviates from the norm. Read more…

“A Star Is Born” written review & Trailer

October 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Enjoyable and compelling, the movie A Star is Born fills the screen with song and story. It’s like being in the front row of a concert, but with the feel you are part of the drama and romance as well. It’s a kick-off to the Oscars and the Golden Globes and those films before and later to be released will have an uphill climb to surpass what you’ll see in this film. If you can find a movie theater in your city that has Dolby Cinema (Dolby Atmos) you will not regret the up-charge for the special feeling you will get from A Star is Born. Bring tissues as it’s both inspiring and heartbreaking. Read more…

“Night School” Getting a GED

September 26th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Night School has some funny moments, but overall it’s just another Kevin Hart comedy hour with a little heartfelt drama. Hopefully this won’t be the start of a downslide that most over-exposed comedians find in their careers, because I do like Hart’s sense of humor. His cast does do a good job of taking some of focus off Hart, but in the end the film hardly makes an average grade. Repetitious of some of his other films, he becomes a sad sack kind of guy and that character is wearing itself out. Read more…