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“Frantz” (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

March 30th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Filled with mixed emotions the movie Frantz takes to art houses this weekend in the South Florida area. Nicely directed and co-written by Francois Ozon noted French filmmaker the movie entrances as it slowly spools out the big screen. Heartwarming and heartbreaking the story gives the feel of what many families experienced following the end of World War I. Read more…

The Light Between Oceans (Blu-ray Film Review & Trailer)

January 23rd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A moving romantic drama that gets taught and heartbreaking, The Light Between Oceans has been released on home video. Nicely directed by Derek Cianfrance, who’s no stranger to the genre and delivered the passionate motion picture Blue Valentine. In this film his characters are caught up in a quandary that tests their motives and truth. I am a fan of lush filmed movies that have breathtaking scenery and this one is no exception. Read more…

“Beauty and the Beast” (Video Review & Trailer)

September 26th, 2016 No comments
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Review by John Delia

The last home video release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2011 came complete with 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. If your family has not obtained an updated release, this 25th anniversary edition of the animated feature offers more bonus features plus a peak at the all new live action telling of the fairy tale that has lived on for decades. The Disney’s Beauty and the Beast new live action film will be released in theaters March of 2017. Read more…

To Life (Foreign Film Review and Trailer)

June 2nd, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The charming drama To Life (Auf das Leben!) opens this weekend in Florida and other parts of America and it’s a gripping tale with a touch of whimsy. Nicely directed and acted the film delves into the mind of a Jewish woman who’s possessed by her past and lost for an act of revenge. Not your average movie, this one will tantalize, draw out your inner feelings and possess you during and after the lights come up in the theater. Perfect for art house movie goers and those who enjoy a compelling drama. Read more…

Hello, My Name Is Doris (Film Review and Trailer)

March 18th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

After a long absence from the leading role, Sally Field returns to the big screen and it’s her film from opening line one to the logical ending. And what a performance by Field. Never losing her sweet cool, she shines in Hello, My Name is Doris, a romantic comedy with a little drama thrown in for good measure. It may get a little superficial, maudlin and bizarre, but that’s what makes the film the perfect couple’s night out. Ladies, it’s only a one tissue movie, but bring another for back-up. Read more…

The Danish Girl, (Film Review and Trailer)

December 26th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Out of the ordinary, the true life biography of Lili Elbe The Danish Girl opens this weekend. The drama features excellent performances by Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander so look for an Oscar nomination for either or both. The film delves into one of the most talked about life choices of our time involving sex change and written nicely for the screen by Lucinda Coxon. Read more…

Carol (Film Review and Trailer)

December 25th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A strong contender for best picture the movie Carol features a very good cast with performances that are sure to raise eyebrows, titillate and in some cases even repulse audiences during some explicit sexual scenes. Yet the film has an aura of sensuality and romance attributed to the 21st century openness to the gay movement. Read more…

Brooklyn (Film Review and Trailer)

November 24th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The sweet romantic drama Brooklyn features a charming performance by Saoirse Ronan that’s trance-like, captivating the viewer from scene one to finale. Much like former Oscar winning films A Room with a View and Howard’s End we are drawn into film by the era and the characters. Here it’s an fervent era as we follow a woman making a new life for herself. Targeted to a female audience late teens to mid-thirties, the film should have an impact on budding and revivifying women.

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Sleeping with Other People (Film Review and Trailer)

October 1st, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Opening this weekend is a romantic comedy with a twist called Sleeping with Other People. The film has a big cast of notable actors and a director/writer who knows how to dish out romance from more than one perspective. The film should attract couples and females, but beware of the message as it may tantalize and titillate those seductive areas of your psyche. Nevertheless it’s a fun film and doesn’t get dull. Read more…

“Gemma Bovery” (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

June 11th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Looking for a very cool romantic comedy for a night out, then look no further. Gemma Bovery opens today in select theaters and has a very good plot that will keep you intrigued, romantically tangled and completely entertained. At first I thought Madame Bovary the novel by Gustave Flaubert, a steamy sexually charged book that titillates and sets minds in forbidden dreams. Actually as the film opens there’s a direct relationship to the winsome story, but only in the mind of a man who in the twilight of his life has romantic thoughts and an imagination as impetuous as Flaubert. Read more…