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Schumer Fails to Deliver in “I Feel Pretty”

April 20th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Inspirational for many, inconceivable for others the movie I Feel Pretty boasts that it gives a boost of pride in oneself no matter what you look like. American society today has picked up where they left off in the thirties and has gathered steam as shown in recent women’s marches. It’s a wave of demands for better wages, equality, respect and equal opportunities for females. I Feel Pretty takes aim at self-esteem which includes self-confidence, worth, respect, regard, assurance and pride. The underlying ego booster for women in this script is “self-image”, and the writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein nail it. Read more…

Get in Step With “Finding Your Feet”

April 5th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

One of the most memorable films you’ll see this year, Finding Your Feet turns romance upside down and sideways. Targeted for couples and ladies the film not only entertains, but inspires those who have searched for love and had to get sidetracked to find it. Ladies, bring three Kleenex; one for the sad parts, one for the joyful scenes and one for the inspiring ending that will lead you to evaluating your own woes. 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…

“BREATHE” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 20th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The very dramatic and touching film Breathe delves into one of the most debilitating diseases of the past century bringing back memories of that awful time in history. Most of all however, it’s a biography of determination, inspiration and romance that should touch the hearts of fans of the genre. Read more…

“THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US” (Written Review & Trailer)

October 5th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Sometimes it’s very hard to get it right, especially if you are filming under excruciating circumstances. That seems to be the fate of The Mountain Between Us a survival film that depends on getting the right shot and mood in order to create a chemistry between two opposites. The movie starts with a trite beginning, takes on a difficult situation and then tries to bring a couple together in spite of the ordeal they have to overcome. Read more…

“A GHOST STORY” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 27th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by guest writer Brent Lorentson

It’s difficult to be original and innovative when it comes to tackling a haunted house film. Ghost stories have been around for ages and told just about every way you can imagine. So what do you do to give the audience something they have never seen before? After coming back from directing Pete’s Dragon, writer/director David Lowery delivers a small intimate film that manages to take A Ghost Story and makes it something unique from all the rest. Though when I say unique, and when I say innovative, this may not be a positive for some. Read more…

“LOST IN PARIS” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

July 12th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

In a very funny display of French comedy, the movie Lost in Paris shines with a delightful story of unavoidable romance. The film is drenched in Marcel Marceau’s mime comedy, Jerry Lewis’s wit and a bit of Charlie Chaplin collectively performed by a delightful cast. Read more…

“THE HERO” (Written Review & Trailer)

June 22nd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Another touching and sincere indie film, The Hero reaches out and grabs you while it plays to your heartstrings. Star of the film, Sam Elliott is such a good actor his performance alone has enough worth for a trip to a theater to watch him perform on the big screen. But you will get far more in the direction and writing of Brett Haley who paces the film in a way that intrigues while it entertains. Read more…

“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…