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“BEYOND SKIING EVEREST” Defying Mountain Tops

June 28th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

The filming angles and cinematography as a whole in Beyond Skiing Everest is so dynamic you can feel the cold and the adventure of high peak skiing. But, what really makes an impression is the feats of daring and the amazing talent of three of the most honored skiers in the world. This documentary really gives the viewer a close up of the tenacity and determination these prolific adventurers in this sport of high altitude skiing. Read more…

Comedy headlines “TIME WARP” Vol. 3

June 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review By John Delia

The finale of Time Warp gets into the nitty gritty of campy comedy that dominated in the 50’s-80’s with some of the greatest movie brains changing the content of films that have survived at midnight and on VHS/DVD. Whether it’s teens in school, nerds in college, or music for the young people of America the team of Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak have you covered. Read more…

“THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF” Art and Non-Fiction

May 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very odd documentary, The Painter and the Thief tells an offbeat accounting of a theft and a relationship with the thief. Quite interesting however, the film plays out like a drama looking for answers and finding an unexpected connection instead. If you are a fan of non-fiction and would like to delve into the reasoning and outcome, then try this film now available on VOD and other platforms. Read more…

“Time Warp Vol. 2” all about Horror and Sci-fi

May 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

In Volume 2 of Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time “Horror and Sci-fi” the panel of Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak present a documentary involving interviews of film stars, directors, writers, critics and others. It’s a fun trip to the past as they talk about the films that were forerunners of the slash and stab genre that started with what are now called horror cult classics. Read more…

“SPACESHIP EARTH” A Two Year Adventure

May 7th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Not your ordinary Documentary, this film Spaceship Earth puts you on the front seat of a trek that will show how a biological dome came to be and how it was accepted by the people of the USA. Spaceship Earth’s story has its ups and downs, but not in the production of the film as it’s really a miracle that the filmmaker could get all the video that makes up years of planning, practice and construction. It is equally a story of the people who became part of the project as well as the project itself. Filled with surprises the documentary even includes some controversy. Now on HULU and Digital Read more…

Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1 on VOD

April 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Whether you are a film buff or just like something different, Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1 “Midnight Madness” starts the ball rolling with interviews of the stars and directors of some of the most famous cult films on the planet. The anthology is more than just a look into the business, it also answers questions on the most watched movies in the business. Although some didn’t make it big when they were originally released they gathered a following much like the most notable The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) that had a participating audience pulled from every walk of life to join in and throw rice, squirt water guns, and recited the dialogue during the showing. Read more…

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DeMILLE – An Adventure

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…

“STREETLIGHT HARMONIES” BRINGING US TOGETHER

March 31st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

“Music has no color, this is about love, it’s for the love of the music.” Sammy Strain – Little Anthony & The Imperials

A sweetheart of a film, the movie Streetlight Harmonies takes you on a journey into the past accompanied by some of the greatest names in music. Not just the ordinary, but those who started in the 50’s with street corner doo-wop and made it big the hard way. If you know the names Anthony Gourdine, Fred Parris, Terry Johnson, Willie Winfield, Jimmy Merchant, Vito Picone, Eddie Rich, La La Brooks, Leon Hughes, Brian McKnight and others appearing in this documentary, then this film is right up your alley. Read more…

“16 BARS” Music for Freedom

February 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Finding a way to be free may seem easy for some, but those that lose their way find it very difficult to earn back their freedom. That’s the premise of the documentary 16 Bars. But even though they do make it out of the prisons that hold them, learning how to not return to incarceration helps to defeat recidivism. Looking into the prison life using an experimental idea, Todd “Speech” Thomas goes into the confines of Richmond Prison to offer some light at the end of the tunnel. Read more…

“AFTER PARKLAND” The Work to be Heard Begins

January 28th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

With the release of the documentary After Parkland, voices have a movie for America. The massacre of the 17 students that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018 was awful and despicable to say the least. But, instead of standing by and letting time pass in order to forget, the students, parents and people of Parkland, Florida have spoken in this able production in hopes of being part of the solution of making schools safe. Read more…