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“THE PALE DOOR” Hell, Fire & Damnation

August 21st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Mixing the western genre with some horror and thrills seems like a good thing. In the film The Pale Door however, the genre mix is good, but the story loses its punch early on when you get to figure it all out. A bit predictable and clichéd, when the evil begins it’s more mindless than shocking. The sets look like From Dusk Till Dawn except that series had vampires instead of witches. If you haven’t seen Robert Rodriguez’s films or the TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn”, then by all means jump into the fray with The Pale Door. Read more…

BEHIND THE LINE: ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK – Different & Exciting

August 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Thrilling and compelling the movie Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk puts you in the middle of a life and death situation. The production value depicting the initial battle, the barracks, jail and farm look very good. The storyline, although a work of fiction, shows another kind of battle to win freedom for a squad of British soldiers. Read more…

“STAR LIGHT” A Supernatural Thriller

August 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Here’s a horror thriller that’s pretty cool for a younger crowd over the age of 17 to around 24 if they like the genre. With teens being the main focus in this supernatural film, it tends to lean towards their interest since the older movie goers may have already seen similar plot points. The build up to the characters takes up most of the first act of Star Light before the action takes hold and while we get a feel for the teens, that beginning tends to be superfluous to the thriller last act. Read more…

“THE OUTPOST” Cringing and Heroic

July 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“In 2006, the US Army established a series of outposts in Northern Afghanistan to promote counterinsurgency. The intent was to connect with the locals and to stop the flow of weapons and Taliban fighters from Pakistan. One of these was PRT Kamdesh. It was built in a remote valley completely surrounded by The Hindu Kush Mountains. One analyst said it may as well be called “Camp Custer”. His reasoning was simple and official.” – Filmmaker

Just making a statement that a film is based on a true story is one thing, but when it’s verified, you see a movie a bit differently. The screenplay’s shocking battle and the helplessness of the US Army fighters depicted in the movie The Outpost, is absolutely cringing. But, that word isn’t even a strong enough word for it. This film shows the ability and tactfulness of our military under fire, but more so, the heroism. Read more…

“BECKY” Kicks Ass!

June 1st, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“There was a little girl, who had a little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad she was horrid.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

One of the best thrillers this year Becky turns her world upside down and sideways. Nicely directed and written the incredible tale takes you into the mind of a 13-year-old who is hell bent on saving her father by turning her sorrow into some quick thinking vengeance. Don’t mess with this pissed off teen! On Demand and Digital June 5th. Read more…

“BODY CAM” Haunting and Horrifying

May 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Gritty and horrifying the film Body Cam takes you into the lives of police officers that find themselves tracking a mystical killer. Haunting at times, the film features excellent production values that add to the thrilling storyline. Nicely directed, acted and choreographed it’s available for home viewing on Digital, VOD and the many platforms listed below. If you like your terror with a lot of violence and mystery, this crafty script will treat you to plenty of it. Read more…

“Midsommar” a Carnal Retreat

July 2nd, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Not for everyone, the horror movie Midsommar has a lot of emotional angst combined with explicit brutal violence and sex. It’s much like the film Suspiria where the filmmakers invent hysteria through ugly CGI that turns humans into monsters, twist bones like pretzels and end their film with graphic nude witchery. And Midsommar’s just as bizarre. Read more…

“You Were Never Really Here” Brilliant!

April 27th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

The mystery thriller You Were Really Never Here reaches theaters this weekend and it has another excellent performance by Joaquin Phoenix. It’s nice to see Phoenix back on the big screen since Irrational Man in 2015 and here we find him obsessed with saving a teenager. It’s a role perfect for Phoenix and one you won’t want to miss. Read more…