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“Midsommar” a Carnal Retreat

July 2nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Not for everyone, the horror movie Midsommar has a lot of emotional angst combined with explicit brutal violence and sex. It’s much like the film Suspiria where the filmmakers invent hysteria through ugly CGI that turns humans into monsters, twist bones like pretzels and end their film with graphic nude witchery. And Midsommar’s just as bizarre. Read more…

“The Fall of the American Empire” Comedy Askew

June 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Quirky, predictable and somewhat inconceivable, combined with a script that’s two hours of French Canadian dialogue, The Fall of the American Empire’s a bit of a chore to watch. That said, the acting is quite good, the film production value gets good marks and the comedy does work as the movie progresses.

Pierre-Paul Daoust (Alexandre Landry) is an ordinary guy, but has the oddity of being cautious about everything. Unless a notable person has made a statement that will back up what others say to him, it’s not a truism. He’s even too careful about what he says to his longtime girlfriend Linda (Florence Longpré), especially about sex. Oh, he wants to have sex with her, but is afraid she will leave him if he asks. It’s the way everything goes in his life. Read more…

“Changeland” Drowning in Dreamland

June 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Fixing a relationship can be very trying and often upsetting if it doesn’t work out. Thus the subject of the movie Changeland. Nicely acted and a good job of storytelling, the movie does have its moments of comedy and sympathy. Beyond that the film is no more than a vacation in the “Land of Smiles” for Seth Green and Breckin Meyer. Read more…

“MA” a Diabolical Thriller

May 30th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you think the movie Get Out was shocking, wait until you see the diabolical Ma. You won’t have a clue to what this party woman has cooked up until just the right moment. Then as it unravels, even some of the hints are misleading. When you do know the truth, then it’s just one sick scene after another. Read more…

“Domino” Out for Blood

May 30th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia Sr

If you are in the mood for a fast moving story that has a lot of action, then Domino should be a good choice. Now it’s the story that really makes it worth the theatrical experience, but even though it has all the elements of an action thriller, the background soundtrack takes a good measure of the energy out of the film. Read more…

“General Commander” Foreign Intrigue

May 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not the swiftest film by Steven Seagal, but it’s his newest and for his fan base it looks like he’s slowing a bit. Not the wild and woolly Seagal of his early days as his thrills are far and few between. General Commander redeems itself however, providing center stage with some exciting hard-hitting fighting action from the ladies. Read more…

“Booksmart” Teen View

May 24th, 2019 No comments

 

 

Review by Ian Delia, Teen Writer

Booksmart is one of the funniest movies of the year so far, but the year is still young. Although I did like the film quite a bit because I, and many others, can relate to the fact that there are high school students who do have fun and also do good in school. Then there are the hard working students who don’t go to parties and end up at the same colleges as the others. And the film makes that a standout point. Read more…

“The Poison Rose” a Cunning Film Noir

May 23rd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

If you are familiar with the term Film-Noir, then you will like the movie The Poison Rose. The film follows the same formula as the classic Chinatown (1974) and even an older film that you may have heard of called The Maltise Falcon (1941). The three things they have in common are a private eye investigating, a beautiful woman and a murder. The Poison Rose many not be at the caliber of the other two, but it does keep you in suspense throughout, has an intriguing storyline and the acting isn’t half bad. Read more…

“John Wick: Chapter 3” All Out War

May 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A third chapter John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum is lot better than the last one. It’s uncanny that with all the action in the previous John Wick films that the filmmakers can still find ways to destroy a set, cause a lot of new mayhem and still deliver a story line that intrigues and excites. It’s chapter three for the assassin that doesn’t stop ticking and still gives a beating to some of the most heinous adversaries that keep coming out of the woodwork. Read more…

“Trial by Fire” Based on a True Story

May 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Based on an article that ran in “The New Yorker” and the letters from an inmate on Texas’s death row, the film Trial by Fire opens this weekend in wide release. Based on a true story, the film has an edge to it that makes a case against the death penalty. While it’s a narrative and a good production, the subject of the film Cameron Todd Willingham, who denied his guilt of intentionally killing his three toddlers, has been debated in a documentary of the same title that aired in 2010 on PBS’s “Frontline”. Read more…