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“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…

“INHERITANCE” a Barn-Burner

May 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The mystery thriller Inheritance takes the stage on VOD and it’s a killer! Nicely acted and directed, the film moves along at a good pace getting the audience involved in the plot early on with a death in the family before getting to a critical point in the storyline. From there on out it’s a barn-burner to a twisted finale that kicks butt. Read more…

“BULL” a Heartfelt Story

April 30th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A coming of age story Bull tells a heartbreaking film that moves along at a fast pace and never lets up including the unexpected finale. You may have seen several films with this slice of life theme, but this one is really worth watching. The acting is terrific and the direction by Annie Silverstein is excellent making all the elements work without a hitch. Check it out on VOD and Digital. Read more…

“TO THE STARS” a Taught Coming of Age Drama

April 23rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Heartfelt and resonating the coming of age film To the Stars takes a simple theme and makes it a very cool drama. The acting here is very good by the whole cast that includes some fairly new faces in the young acting force. The theme and adventure makes the story interesting and would be as realistic today as it were in the 1960’s. It’s definitely a winner for mature teens to millennial adults. Read more…

“LOOKING FOR ALASKA” now on DVD

April 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Going for a mature teen audience, the series “Looking for Alaska” comes to DVD for home viewing. In a three disc set, the story plays out dealing with teen angst, romance, relationships and sticky situations that involve challenging life choices. The acting is very good establishing solid characters that fit well into the 21st century attitudes, reactions and aspirations. Both comedic and serious, the dealings with schooling, friendships and growing up to the next level play out with some shocking revelations and a finale filled with tragedy. Read more…

“LIKE A BOSS” Comedy and Cosmetics

April 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Fun and enjoyable, the ladies will love this parody on the cosmetic industry starring some of the better humor bearers in film. It’s another take on how to make it to the top and these ladies know how to get there in both brains and laughter. Even though you may find Like a Boss a bit ordinary, it’s the need for a good decompressing during this time of the virus attack. Now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital

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“SELAH AND THE SPADES” Girl Power

April 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Now available for home viewing is a power struggle film Selah and the Spades. It’s a film about a boarding school that’s run by five factions each independent to the others yet have a say on a board run by the strongest one. Each of the factions consider themselves leaders in their own area of expertise, but the one faction that leads them all has the power. The film reminded me of the Mean Girls vs Animal House, but not as over the top as this film takes it. 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…

“BLOOD ON HER NAME” No Nonsense Thriller

February 27th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

By most high budget standards, the indie Blood on her Name would be a nice complement were it in that category, because the story, performances and production value here out shines some of the big budget biggies. Gripping and exciting, it’s one of those special movies that works with an upcoming star, a talented director and a gifted writer. The no nonsense thriller gets to the bottom of the story right away, before compelling the audience with a lot of toppings that complete the cake. As for the storyline here, sometimes bringing a very good A game to a production makes it easy to put the puzzle together without having all the edges in line first. Read more…

“COLOR OUT OF SPACE” Terror From the Skies

February 24th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A different kind of sci-fi thriller, the movie Color Out of Space is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD/BD and Digital HD. The film has some very good acting, direction and cinematography. The storyline is a bit unimaginative, but does entertain with a narrative that should provide some scares, thrills and a feeling of terror if it’s a dark rainy night and you are at home alone. Especially if you live in a secluded dark forest that has a long ominous road leading to your estate. Read more…