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“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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“HAPPY DEATH DAY” (WRITTEN Review & Trailer)

October 12th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Up front I’ll tell you that the movie Happy Death Day has so many twists and turns that you would think you were on a wild ride at Universal Studios. The fun, but deadly storyline is a cross between Scary Movie and Groundhog Day and the maze of thrills will have you spooked out until the very end. Or what you think is the end, so don’t get up out of your seat until it’s ALL over. Again! and Again! Read more…

“KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE” (Written Film Review & Trailer)

September 21st, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

“Kingsman” are an undercover group that manages to rescue the world without anyone actually knowing. These well-dressed proper mannered agents deal with many dangerous situations to overcome impossible odds to save the day. Now, England’s most secret service agency are back in business after the first films adventure and ready to face more threatening situations. Read more…

“IT” (Written Review & Trailer)

September 7th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

By John Delia, Sr.

The perfect horror film enters the darkened rooms of local cinemas this weekend and It should slice off the biggest chunk of change of the year thus far for a horror film. The movie’s screenplay, based on a book by the master of sick and twisted stories Steven King, is simply called It. The production proves very screen worthy, nicely acted and directed and hits the target audience on the bulls-eye. If terror and scary is your cup of tea, It is looking for you. Read more…

“CROWN HEIGHTS” (Written Review & Trailer)

September 7th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

This true story aims straight at the heart with a compassionate delivery of one of America’s anomalies, wrongly convictions for a crime. According to the film 2.4 million people are in prison and an estimate 120,000 are innocent. Quite a statement don’t you think? The movie drama Crown Heights follows one such innocent convict showing how the penalty system can fail. Read more…

“GOOD TIME” (Written Review & Trailer)

August 23rd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A powerful, captivating, thrilling, jaw dropper, the exciting film Good Time showcases a fine performance by Robert Pattinson and a creative script by Roland Bronstein and Josh Safdie. The crime story works its way into your head as Patterson’s protagonist finds himself caught up in a paradox created by wrong decisions. Decisions that will decide the fate of himself and his mentally challenged brother. It’s a hypnotic non-stop adrenaline rush from start to finish. Read more…

“KIDNAP” (Written Review & Trailer)

August 3rd, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Turning the tables on a kidnapper can be a tough proposition even for the most experienced FBI men, but as the film Kidnap shows, do not underestimate a woman obsessed. It’s one of the most terrifying films this year and Halle Barry makes the movie work from the moment you see her on screen until the brutal finale. Wow! Read more…

“WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” (Written Review & Trailer)

July 12th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review By Gino Sassani

“All of human history has led to this moment. The irony is we created you. And nature has been punishing us ever since. This is our last stand. And if we lose… it will be a Planet of Apes.”

I was always a fan of the original Planet of the Apes series of films. While they often flirted with a camp style, I was impressed with John Chambers’ makeup effects and the performances of Roddy McDowall as both Cornelius and Caesar. Then came the television show and I remained just as enchanted because of McDowall’s appearance as a third ape, Galen. The show didn’t last a season however, and before long the Apes franchise was left in some kind of limbo. Read more…