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Papa Hemingway in Cuba (Film Review & Trailer)

April 29th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

A bold time capsule of Ernest Hemingway’s life in Cuba gets revealed through the eyes of a reporter who lived it in the film Papa Hemingway in Cuba. Richly shot in the estranged county, the movie delves into the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning writer’s intimate lifestyle on the island in the 1950’s. Taught, daring and an eye opener the fine cast does a terrific job of character portrayal under the able direction of Bob Yari from an autobiographical script written by Denne Bart Petitclerc. Read more…

Green Room (Film Review & Red Band Trailer)

April 28th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Fear and terror come into the lives of a punk rock band in Green Room, a gripping film with a sure fire plot for suspense lovers. The intense plot reminds me of the movie Hostel where three trapped travelers have to find a way out of a maze of horror. Maybe not as gory, but the violence tips the scale in Green Room. Read more…

10 Cloverfield Lane (Film Review and Trailer)

March 11th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Being that 10 Cloverfield Lane has been touted as a sequel to the 2008 release of Cloverfield, I thought we would find ourselves where the action thriller left off. Well I was pleasantly surprised that this chapter surrounds a mystery that had me spellbound from the creative opening to the Cloverfield tie-in. It’s an eerie addictive sequel that captivates and compels as it moves along from one strange scene to the next. Read more…

The Club (Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

February 12th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Presenting a look at the negative aspect of Catholic Church leaders and their wrongdoings, The Club delves into a fictional story of a sanctuary where Catholic priests are commanded to stay in isolation from public contact. The film exemplifies and denigrates the men who were found at fault involving sexual issues in their parishes. The Club paints a negative picture of the priests and also shows the severity for what they are responsible. Read more…

Deadpool (Film Review and Trailer)

February 11th, 2016 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

SDEAD postertraight from the pages of Marvel Comics comes Deadpool one of the most devilish characters in the family. But it’s not the first time you were introduced to the character. Although a quick one, we first see the cool “cynical superhero” in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but not like audiences will see this vengeance filled man in the film Deadpool. Here he wants to get even no matter who stands in his way. Filled with action from start to finish, this super “hero” gets so intense the film conjures up an R rating. Read more…

Mojave (Film Review and Trailer)

January 21st, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Very daunting and sinister the movie Mojave takes you on a trip to the dessert where everything goes wrong. Well-acted by Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund their performances get deliriously evil as their characters develop. If you like a crafty script filled with suspense and intrigue, then this quirky film is for you. Read more…

The Revenant (Film Review and Trailer)

January 7th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Attack, survival, revenge and retribution, The Revenant, involves a true story of one man’s fight in the wilderness and the brutal battles he faces. Selected in my top five films of the 2015, this action thriller has the four qualifiers of an excellent production; fine direction, compelling storyline, excellent acting and amazing cinematography that’s second to none. From the opening minute to its gut wrenching finish, the fast paced two and a half hour film flies by with a spellbinding attraction that won’t let go way after you leave the theater. Read more…

The Hateful Eight (Review and Trailer)

December 31st, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

The much anticipated release of another Quentin Tarantino movie opens this weekend. Called The Hateful Eight the movie features all the title suggests and more. Packed with twists and turns the movie builds to a rip roaring finale. The cast will blow your mind with stellar performances by Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh to single out a few. And the story, it’s so decadent, action lovers will be going back to see it again. A western it’s not, just a rip snorting drama taking place in a past when horseback and stagecoaches were the only transportation. Trust me here, if you like Hitchcock thrillers and screen violence doesn’t make you ill, you’ll walk away talking about the film for months or at least until you see the movie Revenant. Read more…

Suffragette (Film Review and Trailer)

November 13th, 2015 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Fighting for Women’s voting rights, the film Suffragette has all the trappings for an Oscar run. Well directed, the movie tells the story from the angle of a new recruit entering the fray at the beginning of violent protesting that helped to turn the tide slightly in favor of the movement. However, it’s the sterling acting that sets Suffragette apart from the rest of the pack in the Oscar race for one of the ten spots. Read more…

Run Boy Run (Film Review & Trailer)

October 9th, 2015 No comments

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Review By John Delia

Opening in theaters this weekend is the daring and courageous true story of a young boy who out foxed the Germans during WWII Poland for four years. The film digs deep into the heart of the young man who wouldn’t give up even in the face of death. If you see one foreign film this year, make it be Run Boy Run, it will stay with long after you have left the theater. Not enough can be said of the atrocities that took place in Europe during the most diabolical era of mankind that defined genocide and depicted man’s inhumanity to man. Read more…