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“Ad Astra” Saving the Planet

September 20th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film Ad Astra may seem like an edge of your seat film with scenes that keep you enthralled, but there’s more to a movie than special effects. The storyline is actually too simple, leaves a lot of questions and becomes more of a travelogue than a drama. In IMAX the movie seems like a lot of the documentaries about space that show the space station, walking in space and much more. Unfortunately this ride takes you on a journey to nowhere and back more documentary fashion than exciting thrills. Read more…

“Ready or Not” Blood Runs Red

August 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Just when you think you have seen every way a person can get killed in a horror flick, up pops Ready or Not. It’s one of the most diabolical blood baths that I’ve seen in several years. The movie’s a comedy however, and it does play out that way making the film one of the better of the genre. Nicely acted and directed, yet predictable, it’s how it gets to the end that’s the rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that entertains. Think the movie Get Out with lots more of the wicked craziness. Read more…

“Blood Paradise” Dripping with Horror

July 15th, 2019 No comments

 

Sometimes you can just write down an idea, develop some dialogue, rent a camera, purchase HD recording discs, find a couple of locations, get a pretty good make-up artist, hire several out of work actors and bring them all together for a few day’s work. Take the movie Blood Paradise for instance. This little indie film has it all and makes good use of every bit of help. Most horror fans are open to anything bloody, sexy and a simple storyline and this film has all of that. In fact, the director, who by the way acts in the movie, and his co-writer, who also acts in the movie, happen to fall into the “perfect storm” of movie making. The film’s a nice piece for your library so every time you want a good laugh and forget your troubles of the day, pull out the Blu-ray and just do it. Read more…

‘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…