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“The Suicide Squad” Wild and Crazy

August 7th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

The world has become a dangerous place and our protection needs super heroes that will perform any job that needs to be done, even those that may result in their extinction. Now, there is another mission that only one team can complete and that team must be made of warriors that have nothing to lose and everything to gain. They are The Suicide Squad! Some may call the film a bit silly, but then aren’t all of DC’s Squad films famous for that? Just sit back and enjoy the chaos. Read more…

“John and the Hole” a Creative Psychological Drama

August 7th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Quirky and sometimes scary the film John and the Hole tells the tale of one teen at odds with his family. It’s also an eye opener, a caveat of sort that a psychological situation by a misguided youth can turn into an explosive event. Nicely written, directed and played out by a fine cast of characters, the script, while not a true story, works for those who may see something within their own family. Others who like a good drama, will keep them on the edge to the creative finale. 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…

“FOUR GOOD DAYS” Riveting

May 3rd, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review By John Delia

Opening in theaters this weekend, the movie Four Good Days keeps you captivated from the opening scene to the heartfelt finale. It’s an amazing story inspired by the persons who lived it, Amanda Wendler and Libby Alexander. Gut wrenching at times, the film takes you into the life of a heroin addict as she tries to make one final stab at recovery. There have been many films that delve into the addict’s darkness, but this one shows some hope for those stricken with the compulsion. Read more…

“ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI” On Amazon Prime

January 28th, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

With a lot of flare and strong delivery, director Regina King puts you in a room with four iconic men who helped to shape America in a progressive direction. The inspired by true events drama, One Night in Miami, is convincing, sometimes startling and it’s recreation worth watching. A little staid as the script for this film was taken from a play which took place at Los Angeles’s Rogue Machine Theatre in June of 2013. Read more…

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“DREAMLAND” Now on Blu-ray/DVD

January 28th, 2021 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

A very good film for thrill seekers, Dreamland takes you into a world of the 1930’s where times are tough with crumbling farm lands and a country starving during the “Great Depression”. Margot Robbie leads a fine cast and she melts into a role that’s entrancing, deceitful and incisive. It’s an excellent character for her and she shines with her co-stars Finn Cole and Darby Camp.

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“UNHINGED” Off the Chain Madness

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Out today at movie theaters is the film Unhinged. Its lessons on how to commit road rage and how to overcome your worst fear of it. Well, yes it is a film with an off the chain killer who wants to teach an impatient driver a lesson in manners, but he decides to carry it a bit too far. When you get in your seat in the auditorium at the theater, and as the movie starts with the opening scene, take a couple of deep breaths, grip the seat arms on each side of you and be ready for one hell of a ride.

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“THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY” A Gripping Thriller

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very Alfred Hitchcockesque the movie The Burnt Orange Heresy enters movie houses around the country. The right venue for the film, the story is gripping and provides some unexpected action excitement. Much like Hitchcock the film has twists and a story that will have you spellbound.

Professed Art Critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) is living in Milan, Italy and gives lectures to budding writers and art lovers. At one such address Berenice Hollis (Elizabeth Debicki) introduces herself and the two hit it off. After an evening of sex James asks her to attend a meeting with him at the opulent home of Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger), an affluent art dealer. While there Cassidy takes a liking to the Berenice and then has a private conversation with James. Read more…

“THE OUTPOST” 5 out of 5 Stars on Blu-ray

August 17th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“In 2006, the US Army established a series of outposts in Northern Afghanistan to promote counterinsurgency. The intent was to connect with the locals and to stop the flow of weapons and Taliban fighters from Pakistan. One of these was PRT Kamdesh. It was built in a remote valley completely surrounded by The Hindu Kush Mountains. One analyst said it may as well be called “Camp Custer”. His reasoning was simple and official.” – Filmmaker

Just making a statement that a film is based on a true story is one thing, but when it’s verified, you see a movie a bit differently. The screenplay’s shocking battle and the helplessness of the US Army fighters depicted in the movie The Outpost, is absolutely cringing. But, cringing isn’t even a strong enough word for it. This film shows the ability and tactfulness of our military under fire, but more so, the heroism. Read more…

“THE SILENCING” a Compelling Mystery

August 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A compelling mystery The Silencing involves a serial killer and a father who has a missing teen. The movie takes you into the mind of the father as he tries to run down the killer with more teens go missing in the surrounding area. If you like films that challenge your mind to solve a crime, this one is very good. If you are an ardent fan of Cable channel ID Investigation Discovery however, you may have a problem with déjà vu. Read more…