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“THE WAY BACK” A Fight for Life

March 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Taking it to the net, Ben Affleck gives his all for the camera as a man who has hit bottom. It’s a performance that brings out the serious side of a character and not anything like his superhero turns in the barrel. But, it’s what the doctor ordered as its classic Affleck and a joy to watch. If you want to see a comeback to cheer for, it’s Ben Affleck in The Way Back. Read more…

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get That Far on Foot” Film Review & Trailer

July 27th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Far and few between the performances in the film Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, are generous and provoking. Meant in a good way however, it’s rare that you would find the emotion and candidness of the subject matter so brilliantly depicted. If you see one independent movie this year choose this true story, you will not be disappointed. Read more…

“Truth or Dare” The Evil Lies Within

April 13th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Captivating, creepy, and chilling the supernatural thriller Truth or Dare takes you on a never ending journey of death. Much like other horror filmmakers that have perfected the formula for surprise and contagious emotional terror, this film has it all bundled tightly and calculating to transfix the audience into believing. If you saw the films It Follows, The Ring and the Final Destination series, you’ll relive the sensations those films made way beyond leaving the theater. Read more…

Smashed, an Adictive Film

November 26th, 2012 No comments

 

Nicely acted the film Smashed takes you on a journey of alcoholism and denial.  The movie does a good job of opening windows into the humiliating, demeaning and dire consequences of addiction to alcohol.  While not a Days of Wine and Roses, the film does make good grades as an educational tool.

The movie centers on a young married couple, Charlie (Aaron Paul) and Kate Hannah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), both addicted to alcohol.  While Charlie has accepted his fate and feels he has control of his addiction, Kate’s way off the radar when it comes to realizing the consequences of her actions.   Read more…