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“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…

“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…

“The Reports on Sarah & Saleem”

July 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you are wanting a melodrama based on true events that is very different, then seek out the movie The Reports on Sarah & Saleem. The film takes place in modern day opposites Israel and Palestine. Although quite long and drawn out, the movie tells a unique story that involves adultery and revenge. The acing is very good and believable, but the direction could have worked better with a script that brought it to an end quicker and avoided predictability. Read more…

“Extracurricular Activities” A Cool Dark Comedy

June 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Assuredly that when a well-acted, directed and written film gets produced, the accolades will be high. This is the case of Extracurricular Activates, a wicked, compelling and jaw dropping dark comedy that will have glued to the screen. Get the popcorn and drinks ready, then pop the DVD or start the VOD for an evening of fun. Mature teens and up for this winning film. Read more…

“Avengement” Seeking Revenge

May 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Violence seems to be a bit prevalent in the movies these days with the likes of John Wick 3 being released last week and now the brutal Avengement takes the screen this weekend. Not as fast and furious as Wick, but this film has more brutality. Leaving nothing to the imagination, the movie starts and end with every possible vicious brawl that can place in an hour and a half screen time. Read more…

“Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie” in Theaters May 16th Only

May 14th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An exciting action fantasy film, Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie, the sequel to the popular Japanese television show, comes to 500 theaters on May 16th. An exciting film about war between the Empire and the Federation, the movie continues where the TV show ended. Read more…

“Ask Dr. Ruth” Pertinent and Profound

May 1st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

On a rare occasion a movie documentary will come along that compels, intrigues, inspires and entertains, and Ask Dr. Ruth fits the bill. A well thought out, directed and informative biography of one of the most iconic women who ever lived, the film can be expressed in one word, magnetic. And, it keeps on giving way beyond the comical overtones, deep Holocaust memories, to her devotion to helping people appreciate the captivation of sex. Read more…

“The Chaperone” An Alluring Period Piece

April 17th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An alluring period piece, the biography/drama The Chaperone makes for good viewing for its target audience females 35 plus. It’s just a snippet on the seductive actress Louise Brooks with the real story going to her companion Norma Carlisle. The film has some of the best cinematography I’ve seen in a drama in recent past and combined with perfect retro costume, sets, locations and make-up the film’s a winner. Read more…