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“RESISTANCE” Gallantry Under Oppression

March 26th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been many historical stories on how the Jews in the WWII era had avoided death and incarceration by the Nazis. But, it’s never enough as the movie Resistance reminds audiences that the atrocities that befell the Jews can be brought to bear again and again with other ethnic groups. In the film we see the plight of Jewish children as they escape from France to Switzerland with the help of the famous mime Marcel Marceau. It’s a heartfelt true story that shows the determination of a few who saved many. Read more…

“TAPE” Stolen Dreams

March 25th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Creepy and candid the true story Tape tells an explicit tale of the casting couch. It may not be a definitive look at recent events, but what does come to pass is a realistic view of one woman’s bane affected by a scam. Its show business at its lowest level of taking advantage of a young movie star wannabe who thinks she has struck gold. Openly informative while entertaining as a narrative, the film should scare sex tape scammers while warning bogus casting directors that it won’t be as easy as it was to steal ones dreams. Read more…

“INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR” Now on Blu-ray

March 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very good mystery that has a lot of intriguing buildup, Intrigo: Death of an Author, is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Nicely directed and acted, the film digs deep into a relationship that is falling apart and puts the protagonist on a road to finding the remedy to correct the mistakes he made. Set in a background of beautiful vistas, the movie becomes a puzzle that challenges the viewer to take sides, then decide whether they were right or wrong at the very end. If you like your dramas with a lot of mystery and a few twists, then this one makes for a good night with microwave popcorn and your favorite libation. Read more…

“M.O.M. MOTHERS OF MONSTERS” Very Scary

March 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very, very VERY scary, the film M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters comes to VOD after a short theatrical run. The drama involves what America has extreme concerns about, the child that doesn’t fit in with others and has violent tendencies. Although the film is fictional, it does somewhat emulate those responsible for some of the most diabolical school shootings in America. If you would like to go into the world of Jacob and Abby, then search out this film now playing at select theaters and Video on Demand. Read more…

“THE TEN COMMANDMENTS” Remastered on Blu-ray

March 9th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now in one set, the 1923 silent version and the 1956 full color production of the all-time classic The Ten Commandments by Director Cecil B. DeMille. Both films have been fully restored and presented on Blu-ray for the best possible presentation. Released in a special book with three Blu-ray discs and 16 pages of rare photos the Digibook with 3 discs inside. The 16 pages are of rare photos that include shots from the movie, behind the scenes and the lines waiting to see the 1956 New York World Premiere. It’s a bit of nostalgia that the older folks will recall and it should amaze today’s movie fans as well. Read more…

“THE WAY BACK” A Fight for Life

March 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Taking it to the net, Ben Affleck gives his all for the camera as a man who has hit bottom. It’s a performance that brings out the serious side of a character and not anything like his superhero turns in the barrel. But, it’s what the doctor ordered as its classic Affleck and a joy to watch. If you want to see a comeback to cheer for, it’s Ben Affleck in The Way Back. Read more…

“RUN THIS TOWN” Captivating

March 5th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Nicely fashioned and certainly a topic for today’s climate of finding credible news, the film Run This Town opens this weekend. The film has some very good acting, the production values are high and the script captivating. If you like movies that involve young people trying to climb the ladder where they work, then this one should be on top of the list. Read more…

“GREED” Mesmerizingly Silly

March 5th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A showcase for actor comedian Steve Coogan the movie GREED enters the crowding theater list and it’s actually pretty good if you like wacky comedy. What does save the film from imploding within however, is the drama part that takes the film up a notch. The screenplay about a narcissistic superficial new money big spender takes you into his world and makes greed look normal. From the looks of the production, this wannabe mainstream flick could just make itself some box office bucks in areas that enjoy British humor. Read more…

“THE BANKER” Transforming America

March 4th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An interesting view of segregation and discrimination, the film The Banker opens this weekend. The acting superb, direction pin point and the story line one of the better this year. It’s a part of history where bold chances by the black community paid off leading to an era of change for the better. Take a chance on this one and you will be astounded by its compelling look into those that gave their all to start a transformation in America. Read more…

“ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA” A Taught Prison Drama

March 4th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Back on the big screen, Daniel Radcliffe takes on the leading role in Escape from Pretoria. However, while his performance is very good, the film loses some momentum with a lot of repetitious scenes. Even though many prison movies tend to drag out the inmate to inmate drama, this one lags a bit too much. Also, apartheid, the event from where the story stems gets minimized in the storyline. Still, for the thriller escape part of the true story, it’s well worth watching. Read more…