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“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…

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A great assembling of actors, excellent control by director Martin McDonagh and a vicious script make Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri a winner. The crime drama, laced with cynical comedy puts the film up there with the movie Fargo and even TV’s “Fargo”. While I may like the film, it does have some racist tones that may offend. That said, McDonagh has a penchant for turning the tables on the offensive comments and actions, and here he does it big time. Read more…

“THE SQUARE” (Written Review & Trailer)

November 9th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The dark comedy The Square delivers a message not unfamiliar considering today’s upheaval involving the brotherhood of man. In the Ruben Ostlund’s film, that takes place in Sweden, a statement is made to the meaning of  “The Square” an exhibit at a museum. It states simply “The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within its boundaries we all share equal rights and obligations.” So sets the tone for this bizarre look into society’s relationships with each other and the division of wealth that fuels the fire. Read more…

“SUBURBICON” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

October 26th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

What starts out to be a regular 1950’s retro melodrama becomes a mystery crime drama that should set the audience back on their heels with one surprise after another. Although openly predictable, the film certainly entertains for the full nearly 2 hours. Much like a 2 hour episode of Fargo, the bungling characters add some dark comedy to the twisted script.
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“JUNGLE” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Turning a perfect trip into a life or death adventure, 4 men travel on a Bolivian excursion in the film Jungle. Where there was beauty comes a massive land of treacherous mountains, overgrown forest and wildlife looking for a meal, it’s that kind of journey. The true story stars Daniel Radcliff in the lead role and is directed by Greg McLean who brought Wolf Creek to the screen. Read more…

“BLADE RUNNER 2049” (Written review & Trailer)

October 5th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Opening this weekend, the long awaited sequel of one of the most creative classics of all time, Blade Runner 2049. The film follows the original some 30 years later where the people left on Earth are still trying to survive the social decay and authoritarian abuse. The movie has excellent direction by Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, amazing cinematography and a nicely connected storyline. The nearly 2 hour film may feel long, but true fans of Blade Runner will think it’s not enough. Read more…

“AMERICAN MADE” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

September 28th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Providing a wild and wicked romp around Central and South America the movie American Made tells a true story of spying, gun running, drug smuggling and money laundering. Set in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s the film uses true events, exposés and government scandals to reveal what one man could do with the help of a little radical espionage. Read more…