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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…

“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 Little Stranger” an Ominous Mystery

August 30th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The mystery The Little Stranger will have you fooled throughout, but that may not be a good thing. Fueled by an ominous musical score, the film keeps the audience mesmerized as the play develops into a devilish turn of events. Twists and turns aplenty you would think you were on a carousel waiting for the next bend, listening to tidbits from the people passing by and a wash of a dismal life in a house in slow decay. While you are treated to excellent acting by the whole cast, it’s not enough for the mediocre payoff. Read more…

A Dash to Freedom “Papillon”

August 24th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The grueling and daring motion picture Papillon survives the dreaded word “remake” with a stellar movie in glorious full color, a shorter storyline version and an R rating. The original that was released in 1974 earned a wow when it was released, but was only nominated for a Best Music (Original Dramatic Score) at the Oscars. Steve McQueen however, did get a Best Actor nomination for a Golden Globe. It kind of makes you think why it has kept it’s mojo as one of the best films ever made. Well maybe it wasn’t after all and I’ll expound on that latter in my review. Read more…

“The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” a Brilliant Drama

March 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

There’s a cool drama opening up in your neighborhood and it’s brilliantly written, directed and acted. The movie takes some twists, it has mystery, romance, drama and a stunning finale. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall should have a wide audience appeal from 20’s to 50’s. Read more…

“SUBURBICON” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

October 26th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

What starts out to be a regular 1950’s retro melodrama becomes a mystery crime drama that should set the audience back on their heels with one surprise after another. Although openly predictable, the film certainly entertains for the full nearly 2 hours. Much like a 2 hour episode of Fargo, the bungling characters add some dark comedy to the twisted script.
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“PAST LIFE” (Written Review & Trailer)

June 14th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Intriguing and Compelling the movie Past Life adds another true event story to the long list of films on the Holocaust. This one is based one of the survivors of the never to forget heinous act of genocide during World War II by Nazi Germany. The drama has a different twist that involves a family caught up in the aftermath leading to a confrontation in modern day. The acting is very good and direction commendable giving Past Life a high rating. Read more…

“ARRIVAL” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 11th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you are looking to see an exciting film with a lot of creativity and adventure, then you may want to look elsewhere than Arrival. More of a mystery that spools out like Jodi Foster’s Contact that moves at a slow pace trying to fill in the blanks to the very end. With Arrival however, the film does take some twists that at least give the audience a good measure of entertainment. Read more…

Inferno (Written Review & Trailer)

October 27th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Slow moving yet thrilling the movie Inferno, third in a series of movies based on books by David Keopp, comes to the screen in hopes of at least matching the $217 million of The Da Vinci Code that released in 2006. While the film does have non-stop action like the first, it loses its luster as a true mystery. Read more…

The Girl on the Train (Written Review & Trailer)

October 6th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Captivating and suspenseful the movie The Girl on the Train takes you into the mind of a witness to murder. The intriguing film hooks you from the beginning, tantalizes with possible suspects and then leads you down a path to a deadly finale. Taken from a bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, the movie gets a Hollywood make over true to the book. Be forewarned the story gets a little contrived, but it doesn’t ruin the overall melodramatic experience. Read more…