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SHATTERED a Diabolical Thriller

January 13th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Written Review by John Delia

If you enjoy films with a sinister plot, good acting and direction, Shattered should do the trick. It’s a devilish story with some nice twists to keep you off guard and a finale that may be kind of déjà vu, but don’t let it spoil your kinetic experience. Available in select theaters and some platforms for video on demand. Read more…

“Nightmare Alley” a Crime Thriller

December 16th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

What puts Nightmare Alley over the top is the excellent blend of acting, directing and cinematography. The storyline is morbid and sometimes terrifying as it weaves startling twists throughout the two and a half hours. That said, the element of predictability does creep in, but even though it still remains high as one of the best films for 2021.

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ANTLERS a Gruesome Tale of Horror

October 28th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review By John Delia

A very good effort production wise, but the film Antlers helmed by Scott Cooper gets predictable in his gruesome tale of Mysterious Indigenous folklore. Most of the horror here is the transformations that the characters go through and for that the film is well played out. And his special effects make-up is as good as the characters of Gollum and Lurtz in Lord of the Rings, to give examples, and that’s a good thing for fans. But once you see the images, you’ll see they blend well into the storyline. The audience will be treated to some unexpected jump scares and the CGI of the gory violence should keep the target audience on the edge of their seats. Read more…

THE FRENCH DISPATCH a Lot of Fun

October 27th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you like the works of Writer/Director Wes Anderson, you’ll love The French Dispatch a quirky, homage to writer’s everywhere. Beyond the reasons for writing the script, there is a lot of fun in store as he treats his audience to a three act play that captivates as it gets played out by an amazing cast. For those who are not into dead pan comedy, creative cinematography, make-up, sets and a lot of old fashioned storytelling, it may be a bit too much whimsy. But, hang in there as much like his The Grand Budapest Hotel that took 4 Oscars and a Golden Globe, this Wes Anderson film is as good for all the same reasons. Read more…

THE LAST DUEL The Historical Account

October 12th, 2021 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Totally immersive, the movie The Last Duel takes you into 14th century France where it deals with wars, the plague and an economical decline for the Kingdom. Entwined, during that period, is a true story of misogyny, a power struggle and a rivalry between Squires. Powerful acting, direction and cinematography delivers a compelling story that makes the 2 and a half hours fly by. Read more…

“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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