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“THE PHOTOGRAPH” An Emotional Romance

February 15th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This little romance, The Photograph, tugs at the heart strings and should work well with a female audience. Lost love and missed opportunities set the tone for this storyline and the complications resonate with today’s social values. The film plays out like a Saturday Matinee where a release on Lifetime would have been a better choice. While the theater experience is the norm, the budget for the movie would have fared better had they chose a more apt venue. The acting is very good, direction pinpoint, but the storyline is ordinary to timeworn. Read more…

“The Song of Names” A Powerful Tribute

January 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A brilliant film that delves into the life of a man who brought music into the lives of people who were caught up in the most intolerable time in history. Set in London during World War II not everyone was afraid to help those who found themselves in danger of being persecuted. Not like most views of the Nazi scourge, this one turns the camera on a Jewish prodigy that was born to bring a message of hope and remembrance to his disrupted world.
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“Underwater” A Deep Disturbing Encounter

January 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not what I expected from the trailer, but the movie Underwater entertains. The cast does a very good job of delivering the excitement, the direction is right on the mark, but the story is somewhat worn-out from movies like Alien, Deepwater Horizon, The Poseidon Adventure, most of the shark attack films, San Andreas and especially The Meg to offer a few. However, that said the film is rated PG-13 and not a lot of the teens have seen the older disaster genre films. If you are into a lot of excitement that will have you gasping for air, then Underwater should do the trick. Read more…

“A Hidden Life” Fighting an Internal War

December 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Based on true events, the movie A Hidden Life takes you into Austria during the advent of WWII. It follows Franz Jägerstätter who became a martyr and later beatified by the Catholic Church for his deeds. The direction here is pinpoint, the acting extremely good and the cinematography exquisite. More than just a biography, the film shows the plight of the Austrians who were caught up in a conflict they had not beckoned. Read more…

“Midway” Unforgettable Patriotism

November 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Actually a lot better than Pearl Harbor and the first time the movie Midway was produced, this version by Roland Emmerich is sharp, compelling and an edge of your seat thriller. Even if you are not a fan of war movies, the film does have a lot of patriotic courage, determination and historical significance that honor’s our fallen heroes. The film pulls no punches as it plays out showing the choices that were made both good and bad, both in the heat of battle on the ships at sea and by aircraft pilots. Read more…

“The Current War: Director’s Cut ” Lighting America

October 24th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The Current War: Director’s Cut is not an ordinary war with ammunition, but one that pits three of the most notable inventors at odds with each other to develop current that will light up the world. A well told story based on historical facts, the movie has the cast, crew and director to back it. If you like a good drama that will not only entertain, but astonish you, then this cool film will light up your life. Read more…

“Gemini Man” Assassin on the Run

October 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It may be similar to other Sci-fi films of its kind, but Gemini Man tips the scale with action and storyline. The CGI is incredible and the re-aging of Will Smith amazing in this assassin vs clone movie that will knock your socks off. Oh and the answer is yes, Will Smith plays both parts with seamless detail. Read more…

Zellweger Shines as “Judy”

September 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been several films and TV movies about Judy Garland and her sometimes troubled life, but in Judy a snippet of the final months of her life gives one last look at the “Over the Rainbow” wonder. Nicely directed and starring Renee Zellweger as the singer and actor, the movie Judy adds a nice farewell. I hear Oscar in the wind. Read more…

“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…

“Peanut Butter Falcon” The Journey Begins

August 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very cool film that makes you feel good The Peanut Butter Falcon opens this weekend and it’s a charmer. It’s a fun film that takes you inside a person with Down syndrome and shows his tenacity and determination to break free from the norm to face his ambitions. Lovable, heartfelt and totally awesome, the movie opens this weekend. Read more…