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“Golden Voices” a Bittersweet Comedy

February 25th, 2022 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Bittersweet, the film Golden Voices tells the story of a 62 year old Jewish Russian couple Victor (Vladimir Friedman) and Raya Frenkel (Maria Belkin) that relocates to Israel in the 1980’s following the dissolving of the USSR. Famous for their voice dubbing of movie films in Russian, the two find it difficult to find similar work in a country that speaks mainly Hebrew. Adding to that, Israel’s neighboring countries are still at war with them and not accepting their independent status. Read more…

SUPERHOST a Psycho Thriller

January 31st, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Written Review by John Delia

Very different and incredibly psychotic the movie Superhost does a good job to entertain their fan base. The film features very good acting, interesting direction and a crew that’s phenomenal. Now that said, is the film perfect for at least 50% of mainstream audiences? My take is probably, especially those that need thrills and are not bothered by the gruesome scenes. Thrill seekers want to get an unexpected scare now and then to keep them glued to the screen and this film has several. Read more…

SOUTH OF HEAVEN a Crime Thriller now on Blu-ray

December 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A surprise filled film, the movie South of Heaven has been released on Blu-ray and DVD for home viewing. The film gets exciting as it moves along with a lot of twist while establishing the characters developed by Director and co-screenwriter Aharon KIeshales. The fast moving story gets emotional while it spellbinds the viewer in its crime based theme with the many unexpected shocks leading to a turbulent finale. Read more…

“Lucky” Kill and Repeat

August 7th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Intentionally confusing, but very farfetched, the film Lucky takes a long time to set up before it lets you down. If anything positive comes from the film it does champion women who do fight back. Read more…

“DEATH HAS BLUE EYES” Now on Blu-ray

April 5th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

You really have to be a film buff of the seventies to enjoy this sinister B movie. Loaded with old style filming, special effects and stunts, Death Has Blue Eyes brings back a good measure of nostalgia. The film is the visionary of cult director Nico Mastorakis’s and his first debut for the screen. This one is mainly a collector’s item to add to your personal time capsule, but if softcore sex and a wicked plot are of interest this little ditty has both. The Blu-ray is loaded with bonus material and offers two screen size versions. Read more…

“DONNY’S BAR MITZVAH” On Prime Video

April 1st, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now here’s a film that totally dysfunctional, shocking, nasty, vulgar, sickening, trashy, outlandish, and yet in a way disgustingly funny. It’s Called Donny’s Bar Mitzvah, but I really don’t think there’s ever been a Bar Mitzvah quite this ridiculous. All in fun, the writer director must have a very active imagination to pull this one off. Much like the classic Animal House and the more recent Neighbors, there’s no holds barred in this sick and twisted comedy. While I’m not going to grade with stars in fear of losing some of my audience, I still have to say it’s a pretty good flick for comedy fans who are not easily offended. Read more…

“HAPPY TIMES” now on Blu-Ray

February 10th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

The Israeli thriller Happy Times works as both a comedy and a horror flick for an adult audience. The derivative script idea however, could have easily been centered on a Thanksgiving gathering as it was filmed in Los Angeles. But, thankfully, Happy Times takes place at a religious Jewish Shabbat dinner party, making it unique, interesting and more mystifying. Read more…

“THE PALE DOOR” Hell, Fire & Damnation

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Mixing the western genre with some horror and thrills seems like a good thing. In the film The Pale Door however, the genre mix is good, but the story loses its punch early on when you get to figure it all out. A bit predictable and clichéd, when the evil begins it’s more mindless than shocking. The sets look like From Dusk Till Dawn except that series had vampires instead of witches. If you haven’t seen Robert Rodriguez’s films or the TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn”, then by all means jump into the fray with The Pale Door. Read more…

CURSED FILMS – Tragic and Creepy

August 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Frightening, heart-rending and revealing Cursed Films becomes very compelling as it entertains in a morbid kind of way. Decades ago several films were labeled as being hexed due to mysterious deaths and accidents surrounding their release or within months of it. The tragedies had many affects and some of the films actually became iconic attracting others beyond the horror fan audience to see the films. Watching it brought back many memories of the now classic films, many of which are in my library. Read more…

“APOCALYPSE ’45” A Revealing Documentary

August 12th, 2020 No comments

Monroe Ozment  Photo courtesy of Discovery

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There’s been many documentaries on wars, especially World War II that had embedded cameramen and camerawomen into the fighting. You may have seen similar features on “World at War”, but Apocalypse ’45 is one documentary that really stands out as it includes recently released declassified film footage that these very brave photographers shot while under fire from enemy forces. It makes a strong statement for our unwaveringly and heroic American fighters who took down the unyielding Japanese Imperial Military. Read more…