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“Us” Potentially Oscar Worthy

March 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very creepy, violent and disturbing film Us enters theaters and it’s probably going to be there for some time. Not only is the plot haunting and filled with terror, the acting that makes it work is superb under the guidance of Jordan Peele who gave us the film Get Out. Adding more to the potentially Oscar-worthy film is the dank and fear inducing cinematography with a soundtrack to match. If you like your horror nonstop, then Us is for you. Read more…

“Gloria Bell” Shows Her Wild Side

March 21st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s Julianne Moore at her best showing the great performer she is in a romantic comedy with heartbreak. As Gloria Bell she makes the lead role compelling and full of life giving her all and even more. It’s perfect for a date night so grab your best guy or gal and check it out. And it has an explosion of a sound track that includes “Gloria” by Laura Branigan and “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. Read more…

“Ruben Brandt” an Art Heist Thriller

March 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you are a big fan of the Disney Animation including PIXAR, then you are like most people who enjoy their animation looking real. Well not all good animation has to be 3D and still be considered enjoyable to watch, especially if the story peaks your interest. Take the case of Rubin Brandt, Collector, an animated 2D movie that targets an adult crowd that likes suspense, heist capers, hit men, thieves, chase scenes and so on. You know, an action thriller that will knock your socks off. Rubin Brandt, Collector is absolutely remarkable. Read more…

“Capernaum” Oscar Nominated

January 31st, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A good choice as one of the five nominated films  for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Capernaum, comes to theaters this Friday well before Oscar night. It’s definitely worthy of a win, but the competition is very stiff with other titles having already run the gamut for a Golden Globe. But, this film is very special with a lot of heart and involves the strife the middle-east has been experiencing. Released in the USA in its native language of Arabic with some Amharic and other mid-east dialects, the movie depicts the determination, defiance and struggle of one boy who represents a part of the downtrodden lifestyle in a challenging nation. Read more…

“They Shall Not Grow Old” A Gripping Documentary

January 31st, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

I’m sure many of you reading this review have seen documentaries about war that have run on cable TV. The most prevalent is World at War that covers World War II and other American conflicts. Digging through archives of war museums could be a very difficult task and one that would have to be approved by the powers that be. Most of you also know Peter Jackson for his films The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy. Read more…

“Serenity” Mystery and Uncertanty

January 25th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s beautifully filmed, courageously acted, complicated, and twisted , so keep focused for the payoff as it’s a zinger. The movie Serenity opens this weekend with an interesting twist and some amazing scenery. While the cast makes their characters interesting and compelling, I found a couple of characters out of sync in their performances. That said, the film is worth the watch for those who like a story that involves mystery and uncertainty.
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“Ben is Back” A Compelling Story

December 19th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very deep and disturbing, the movie Ben is Back takes you into the life of a boy who deals with his drug addiction with lies and deceit. Although it’s a work of fiction, it could easily be a true story in today’s addictive world. Excellent acting by the main characters and a script worthy of award, it’s a film you don’t want to miss. If you like a good compelling drama that presses on your heartstrings, this film’s perfect. Ladies, bring a few tissues. Read more…

“Widows” Just Short of a Masterpiece

November 18th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by Gino Sassani

Steve McQueen has established himself as a rather talented director. 12 Years A Slave was one of the better films of 2013 and one of the few times I happened to agree with the Oscars’ choice for Best Picture. When he tackled the heist format I expected something unique, and I wasn’t at all disappointed. McQueen managed to put a clever spin on a tired genre and provide us with a superior and inspired cast. It wasn’t all completely his idea, of course. The film is based on a Canadian miniseries that goes back to the 1980’s. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t found a way to imprint the material with his own style and bold choices. There’s a lot to love about Widows, but I have pretty low expectations for this film at the box office. More on that later. Let’s get down to it, shall we? Read more…

“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” High Energy

November 8th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you have seen the American made trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, then you will be familiar with the characters in the fourth release called The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The actors may be different than in the previous three, but the names and their descriptions are the same. For newbies of the stories, they all take place in Sweden and the plots reach out into other countries as the crime drama plays out. It’s like watching Bourne Ultimatum with Jason Bourne, but with a women in the lead role. If you like high energy movies than this quick paced film is your Swedish cup of Filmjolk. Read more…

“Suspiria” Dancing with Evil

October 31st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Weird and disturbing the movie Suspiria takes you into the realm of evil. Although it could have been a good film for horror fans, the film lags to extremes and movies so slow you may nod off from the droning music and repetitious modern ballet. When you do finally get to the terror, for horror fans it’s a good presentation of typical gore and extreme evil violence. Not for the squeamish or fearful the film does achieve points of cruel depravity, pernicious nudity and bone snapping body parts. Bring a pillow, you’ll be there for a while. Read more…