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“Beirut” a Roller Coaster Ride

April 10th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

This rollercoaster ride through war torn Lebanon in the movie Beirut, takes a few twists before getting to the meat of the story. Although a fictional narrative, the movie gives a somewhat realistic look at the challenges the country had faced during the 1970’s and early 1980. It’s not the heart of the movie however, but it gives you the lay of the land so the script makes more sense. Not the most convincing effort on film out there, but certainly a reminder of what went on in the Mideast in that period of time. Read more…

“The Death of Stalin” Satirical and Irreverent

April 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Irreverent, totally off the wall, and exaggerated are the good things about the dark comedy The Death of Stalin. The film goes bonkers on the Russian regime lead by Stalin as they picture the death of their leader in 1953. In actuality when the Soviet Leader died rumors were rampant on whether it was ordinary or murder, well this film isn’t going to answer that question, but it’ll lay to rest the madness of it all. You don’t have to be a historian to enjoy the film, just be able sit back and laugh at what may or may not have taken place. Read more…

“JOURNEY’S END” The Harsh Reality of War

March 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Breathtaking, yet not in scenery way, the movie Journey’s End takes you into the World War I trenches manned by the British who are facing off against the Germans. Expertly filmed, directed and acted, the movie gets down and dirty in the lousy conditions of the dugouts, officers’ quarters and the battlefield. There are scenes so compelling they will keep you on the edge of your seat as generals decide whether to advance or withdraw. Read more…

“The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” a Brilliant Drama

March 1st, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

There’s a cool drama opening up in your neighborhood and it’s brilliantly written, directed and acted. The movie takes some twists, it has mystery, romance, drama and a stunning finale. The Vanishing of Sidney Hall should have a wide audience appeal from 20’s to 50’s. Read more…

“Half Magic” Conjuring up Love

February 23rd, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

When it comes to women’s sexual empowerment over the years they certainly have the edge as shown in the movie Half Magic. In fact the opening minutes of this very funny romantic comedy even “outs” the P word for vagina. Much like the docudrama Free the Nipple in which the film makes female nudity popular, this film makes the P word an accepted addition to our vocabulary, well maybe. The movie “outs” the word as an empowerment for women. What’s next, using the C word for Penis? Oh, yeah that word’s used by the ladies several times in Half Magic. Read more…

“In the Fade” Revenge Turns into Bitter Tea

January 24th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Mind boggling, the film In the Fade takes you on a path to revenge that doesn’t let up till the final minute of the movie. With a stellar performance by Diane Kruger and fine direction by Fatih Akin the film stands out as one of the best foreign films of 2018. If you like compelling movies that touch the edgy side of the headlines, then this film will work for you. Read more…

“MOLLY’S GAME” a Crafty Lady Gets Her Day in Court

January 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

When you hear the genre biography most people think just another stuffy, lackluster film. Well, hold onto your seat because Molly’s Game gets compelling, openly poignant and powerful. The story has the usual buildup and Hollywood accoutrements, but the content is mostly true being based on the book by our subject Molly Bloom. Read more…

“STRATTON” Fast Paced Terrorism Movie

January 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Spy movies are a dime a dozen, but then one comes along that really takes you on an unexpected adventure. That’s the beauty of Stratton, an action packed film filled with excitement that’s fresh and different. It’s not James Bond or an episode of TV’s “24”, but a fun film that entertains with a bit of both. Read more…

“I, TONYA” a Biography of Love and Hate

January 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Most everyone who has lived 1980’s through today has either heard of the figure skater Tonya Harding or maybe followed the antics she took to the Olympics in 1994. Or just google Tonya Harding and you’ll get the drift of what happened. But, how many of you know the “truth” according to her book “I, Tonya”? You’ll see it in the tell all film of love and hate. Read more…

“DOWNSIZING” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

December 19th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A comedy that makes a statement about over population, the film Downsizing takes a look at “what if we could make our planet last longer?” The fun science fiction movie take a swipe at global warming by shrinking thousands of people that would use less of everything, including the packing in which it all comes. Nicely acted, the plot even has a special love story involving and unintended romance. Read more…