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“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…

“Life Like” a Futuristic Thriller

May 13th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Kind of a cool movie, Life Like plays out well with a story that, although kind of déjà vu, gets compelling and a bit predictable. Even though, the fine acting in this nicely laid out Sci-fi thriller delivers an absorbing and persuasive film that’s sure to entertain. Read more…

“The White Crow” Dramatic and Heartfelt

May 9th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A moving dramatic biography, The White Crow, opens this weekend and it’s not only a magnificent production, but a reminder of one of the most remarkable events in history. If you have heard of Rudolf Nureyev than you have a good idea of why he was a spark that helped to melt the cold war. If not then you are in for an enlightening of the extraordinary dancer’s challenging life. Read more…

“Sunset” A Period Piece Mystery

May 2nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

With a huge cast of fine actors, nice cinematography, amazing period costumes, perfect locations and dynamic direction the drama Sunset enters this weekend’s theatrical releases. Although a bit long and drawn out, the movie, laced with history that complements the storyline, becomes a showy drama that plays out seamlessly for lovers of mystery period pieces. Read more…

“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…