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“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…

“Cunningham” Artistic and Beautiful

January 22nd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A documentary on dance, it’s also an instructional piece that follows Merce Cunningham one of the leaders in the field. His techniques brought about a personal style of discipline in the art that exhibits a free form of expression. The film targets students of the art, historians, and the inquisitive. Cunningham is shown in 3D that should give audiences some excellent close-ups and exciting views of each form of dance presented. Read more…

“QT8: The First 8” Tarantino’s Friends Tell All

October 22nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

Written by John Delia

Most documentaries are informative, interesting, biographical, and sometimes even urgent to join their cause, but very few are entertaining. So for the big fans of action, crime and even war comes a documentary on the eight films of Quentin Tarantino. I like this guy as he really doesn’t give a damn about political correctness, your prejudice or even the way you dress, eat or deal with a supreme being; and even what social injustice has been bestowed on you. He just makes movies that are openly action oriented that mostly deal with unexpected death and the way the person met their demise. Read more…

“Aquarela” Water, Water Everywhere

September 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

When you turn on the faucet and out comes water, do you really know where it all comes from and how much of it flows on the Earth? Enter the documentary Aquarela with its lavish cinematography of water in all forms everywhere. The move was made by Victor Kossakovsky in which he says that his movie “takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty of the raw power of water.” The film is not a political statement for a cause or even a warning of any kind. Read more…

“Jay Himself” A Cool Documentary

August 27th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Artists, photographers, architects, collectors, historians, or just curious the documentary Jay Myself the movie opens in Boca Raton, Florida and plays out with the subject of the film, artist and photographer, Jay Maisel as your guide. He adds his brand of humor and knowledge of early New York while reliving his past to present day in photos, video, and much more. Read more…

“Maiden” Daring and Determined

July 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Not the kind of guy that tears up unless it’s a real inspiring film that shows one of the following: extreme courage, bravery and daring, kindhearted sincerity, amazing stamina, or unusual determination. Well Maiden got me holding some drops back with all of the above. The movie reminded me of the never say die attitude of many underdog movies of the past, especially Miracle that pitted the USA against the worse odds of winning. But with Maiden the filmmakers show the astonishing determination of an all-women’s sailing crew that defies all odds. Read more…

“Brittany Hamilton: Unstoppable” Amazing

July 11th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A heartfelt documentary with oceans of inspiration, Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable opens in theaters today. With determination that most of us would love to have and a strong will to put her tragedy behind her, this is one woman’s story you’ll never forget. It’s great for the whole family or if you just want to get your adrenaline pumping. Read more…

“The Spy Behind Home Plate” Baseball and Patriotism

June 18th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Being released this weekend is The Spy Behind Home Plate a documentary about Morris Moe Berg a baseball player and a patriot. This film is not only a true account of the man who was instrumental in aiding America in WWII, but Director and writer Aviva Kempner includes a copious amount of information that will amaze and personify the man. Read more…