Posts Tagged ‘Biography’

KING RICHARD Engrossing and Inspiring

November 17th, 2021 No comments





Review by John Delia

You really don’t have to know anything about tennis to enjoy one of the best films of 2021. Opening this weekend is the compelling story of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams and their domineering father Richard. Told from the perspective of the father played by Will Smith, the film takes you on their journey of fulfilling one’d dreams. King Richard is truly inspiring and transfixing. It’s so engrossing that it’ll feel like the fastest 2 hours you’ve spent at the cinema. Read more…

JOE BELL, Based on a Startling True Story

July 21st, 2021 No comments





Review by John Delia

Based on a true story, the heartfelt drama Joe Bell comes to the screen this weekend. The film takes you into the lives of one family that has to deal with the effects of their son being bullied due to his sexual choice. It’s a compelling film that should press a lot of buttons on the society we live in. Nicely acted, directed and filmed, the movie works well on both the big screen and the home TV. Read more…

“TESLA” Dreams and Honors

August 22nd, 2020 No comments





Review by John Delia

The film biography of the inventor that gave the world DC electric, Tesla is now in theaters. The film plays out during his invention years and the fight he had to beat out the competition. Having seen the film The Current Wars a few years ago, Tesla is more of a spinoff of that film that pitted Westinghouse against Edison. Read more…


April 23rd, 2020 No comments




Review by John Delia

Vicious, cruel and daunting the film True History of the Kelly Gang follows a boy to man as he fights to survive a childhood and win over the respect for rights of the commoner. Not your everyday adventure, the movie gets into your head as young Ned Kelly deals with his family’s poverty, then switches gears for a fast take on Kelly’s determination to fight the government’s militia in order to avoid arrest. Well written, filmed and directed the movie character reminds me somewhat of a Jesse James. Read more…


April 10th, 2020 No comments



Review by John Delia

It makes you wonder some times what happens to the sets that were built after making a film. Some of the western sets actually turned into towns or attractions, while others are torn down and the materials used to build a setting for another. But, this documentary The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille shows where the famous producer buried some of his famous set for “The Ten Commandments”. It was DeMille’s final masterpiece and this film tells all as to why he would trash something so magnificent. Read more…

“RESISTANCE” Gallantry Under Oppression

March 26th, 2020 No comments





Review by John Delia

There have been many historical stories on how the Jews in the WWII era had avoided death and incarceration by the Nazis. But, it’s never enough as the movie Resistance reminds audiences that the atrocities that befell the Jews can be brought to bear again and again with other ethnic groups. In the film we see the plight of Jewish children as they escape from France to Switzerland with the help of the famous mime Marcel Marceau. It’s a heartfelt true story that shows the determination of a few who saved many. Read more…

“GOALIE” Fast Action Biography

February 24th, 2020 No comments




Review by John Delia

It’s the perfect time to release the movie Goalie, the powerful biography of hockey great Terry Sawchuk who dedicated his life to the sport only to let his personal life fade in his glory. With America in the midst of a tough hockey season, the film shows what the sport dishes out to the players that work on ice each night for their fans. As brutal in contact as the two as other sports football and basketball, this one provides the tension and focus that makes players winners. Read more…

“A Hidden Life” Fighting an Internal War

December 19th, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia

Based on true events, the movie A Hidden Life takes you into Austria during the advent of WWII. It follows Franz Jägerstätter who became a martyr and later beatified by the Catholic Church for his deeds. The direction here is pinpoint, the acting extremely good and the cinematography exquisite. More than just a biography, the film shows the plight of the Austrians who were caught up in a conflict they had not beckoned. Read more…

“Ford v Ferrari” The Challenge of a Lifetime

November 15th, 2019 Comments off

Review by: John M. Delia, Jr.

The film is based on the competition created between Ford and Ferrari during the years from 1959 till 1969, and is centered on the 24 hours of Le Mans race. The 24 hours of Le Mans, started in 1923, is a car race in France that occurs during the month of June and consists of part permanent track and public roads.
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“The Current War: Director’s Cut ” Lighting America

October 24th, 2019 No comments




Review by John Delia

The Current War: Director’s Cut is not an ordinary war with ammunition, but one that pits three of the most notable inventors at odds with each other to develop current that will light up the world. A well told story based on historical facts, the movie has the cast, crew and director to back it. If you like a good drama that will not only entertain, but astonish you, then this cool film will light up your life. Read more…