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“VOLITION” Dying Again

July 9th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

As each scenario plays out we get closer and closer to the reality in Volition. The film is a science fiction thriller that twists and turns to the final chapter. Well-acted and directed, once the storyline gets into your head you’ll be wanting more. It may be an indie, but the production value proves differently. If you like movies that create a mystery, has a lot of drama and maybe at least a smidgen of realism, check this one out on Digital and other streaming platforms. Read more…

“BROWSE” Searching for Love

July 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very compelling, the movie Browse takes you into the world of a guy who looks for love on an online dating site and ends up facing the fury of a woman and puts his job in doubt. Although it’s a nicely produced and directed film, the movie tends to give off the vibes of déjà vu. I did like the acting by Lukas Haas as the victim and Sara Rafferty of his office assistant who both find themselves involved with each other. The film does get out of hand a bit, tries to make some twists that are predicable, but recovers well from both flaws just in time for the finale.
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“MR. JONES” Historical and Disturbing

July 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very enlightening and interesting, the movie Mr. Jones brings you back to sometime before the Germans invaded Russia taking them into WWII. The film gets deeply into Russian problems of feeding their country since the Communist run Parliament took over. It also involves Stalin’s draining the Ukraine of all their grain in order to feed the Russian people. It’s about the worst of time and the even darker times of being a vulnerable nation on the brink of war. Read more…

“BABYTEETH” Sad and Emotional

June 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very sad and sometimes upsetting the film Babyteeth tells the story of a teenager with cancer and her wanting to have been loved by a boy and to make love before the end of her life. The acting is very good, but the story is all over the place. Whether it is intentional or a ploy as part of the plot, unfortunately it doesn’t work. What it does for sure is make the platitudinous story drag and lose some of its intended meaning. Read more…

“DREAMLAND” a Fantasy Crime Thriller

June 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Wow, this indie film Dreamland came out of nowhere and it really puts the combination of crime/horror/fantasy genres in a very good place. Nicely directed, written and acted, the film takes you into the minds of some very evil protagonists and antagonists. Hard to define who is the wickedest, once the film begins it’s a diabolical whirlwind. 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…

“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…