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“Hostile” Looking to Survive

September 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Have you ever watched a movie and the acting was just okay, but the story and production were so compelling you lasted through it? Well, I have another one for you. It’s called Hostile and it has just been released on DVD. I do like the actors however, as they are fresh faces in a world of repeat performers who have dominated the screen. With better direction and a better remix of the plot, this film could have been a real standout. In the meantime if you like films that have cannibals and the look of a Mad Max thriller, combined with a romance that has a decent plot, then check this one out. Read more…

“Trench 11” A Horror Fan’s Delight

September 4th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

One of the better thriller flicks to come from Canada has reached America and it has enough terror and putrid dead bodies for even the most hardened horror fans. It’s called Trench 11 and it has been released on DVD, VOD and Digital HD. Nicely acted, directed and created for the screen, the film gets you engrossed from the very first frame to its sick finale. And I don’t mean sick in a bad way. Read more…

“Dead Envy” a Musical Horror Story

September 3rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This low budget movie Dead Envy has a very good soundtrack, able acting, and novice directing, but in all it’s the kind of film I can support. Being a one-man-band Harley Di Nardo doesn’t quit with his weird story that starts out with a hopeful singer trying to make it back into the limelight. What saves the film from dropping below average is the production value and the music that should be a welcome breath of fresh air for Classic Rockers. Read more…

“Eating Animals” a Strong Reminder

July 19th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

We all eat food in some form or another. And we trust that it comes to us in a safe and wholesome way to feed our bodies. In fact, a good percentage of us are choosy of what we eat, how it is cooked, and how it’s served. But, when a business needs meat quick and plenty of it, or wants to keep prices down, they may be buying it from factory farms. Enter the documentary Eating Animals, an investigative look at raising chickens, cattle and hogs for human consumption. Read more…

A Treacherous Journey “A Bag of Marbles”

April 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Very compelling and heartfelt, the true story A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) shows the determination and courage of one family in France during World War II. While other films deal with combat with the enemy on foreign shores, this movie conveys one of many untold stories of the people caught up in it. This one becomes a journey so perilous that just a hint that you’re a Jew can send you to certain death. Seek out A Bag of Marbles at a local theater when it comes to your city, it’s truly astounding. Read more…

“The Last Suit” Touching and Captivating

March 22nd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Touching and heartbreaking the story of The Last Suit (El Ultimo Traje) comes to the USA with superb acting and excellent direction. It’s that special journey drama with heart that many filmmaker have attempted, but only a number have accomplished. Add Pablo Solarz to the group, because what he has achieved with The Last Suit should make him a member, it’s that good. The Last Suit is remarkable, seek it out and enjoy. Read more…

“Let Yourself Go!” a Very Funny Situation Comedy

March 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

It’s a funny little comedy called Let Yourself Go! (“Lasciati Andare”), but what makes it stand out are the delightful performances by Toni Servillo and Veronica Echegui. It has a well-balanced comedy duo that keeps you wanting more of this ‘insane’ romp in Rome. If you are looking for a good dinner and show, then search out the movie Let Yourself Go!. Read more…

“BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

November 1st, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you have seen one samurai fight you’ve seen them all, as so I thought anyway. But Blade of the Immortal has so much action it’s hard to turn away from the screen. It’s slice and dice Japanese style with enough combat to fill two movies. If you are a fan of films like Mortal Kombat then this film should be on your list to see this weekend. You may even know the name Tasashi Miike for his fame directing films like this. Read more…

“TOM OF FINLAND” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Those interested in the sexual revolution of males in the 1970’s, may want to check out the biographical film Tom of Finland. The famous graphic artist used his drawings to express his feelings for men and their enactment of physical contact. It may be a dark horse for awards consideration and “pushes the envelope” with its gay sexual edge. Read more…

“POLINA” (Written Review & Trailer)

September 13th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

One of the better art films to come out of Russia and France, Polina shows the determination by a young girl to buck the system and find a different direction in the world of dance. Taught at times, strong willed and conflict-ridden, the film has all the emotions, drama and flare that show an unconditional dedication to the arts. Read more…