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“TESLA” Dreams and Honors

August 22nd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The film biography of the inventor that gave the world DC electric, Tesla is now in theaters. The film plays out during his invention years and the fight he had to beat out the competition. Having seen the film The Current Wars a few years ago, Tesla is more of a spinoff of that film that pitted Westinghouse against Edison. Read more…

“WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS” – Experiencing Change

August 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very heart-rending, Words on Bathroom Walls takes a look at the mind and visions of a teen with an illness that affects the brain. Schizophrenia affects about 1.2% of the population of the USA, that’s about 1.5 million people. Empirically the film is not a horror story or a medical documentary, but a coming of age film that involves a young man who finds himself set apart from the norm. It’s also one of the best acted and written films you’ll see this year, but do not forget to bring some tissues and don’t be hesitant to laugh at all the right times. Read more…

“G-LOC” A Sci-Fi Chiller

August 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A pretty cool concept the Sci-fi Adventure G-LOC takes you into space with an astronaut stuck in his damaged space craft. The storyline is original, the acting very good and the direction by Tom Paton who helmed the film Black Ops makes it exciting. If you like space adventures that are out of the ordinary, then check this one out on DVD, VOD or Digital. Read more…

“SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER” A Sweet Film with Heart

July 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A British humor film titled Sometimes Always Never is a bit dull for us Americans for about the first 15 minutes until you get used to their dry banter and silly antics. It’s the type of comedy that may seem uninviting, but as this drama plays out the wisdom, warmth of family and heartfelt feeling, it grabs hold and never lets go to the final curtain. Some may see themselves in the characters and maybe wish they had made a few different decisions in life, while others could see the error in their ways when dealing with their children. Read more…

“MIGHTY OAK” Rocks

July 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Mostly an inspirational film, the musical drama Mighty Oak involves a rock band and an opportunity for a pre-teen to show off his talent. More than that however, the movie has a very good musical score, some very good actors and a fine director that leads you through the very touching and compelling film. Although rated PG-13 for some adult substance abuse and brief off color language, it reaches out to youngsters who want to develop their musical abilities at an early age. Read more…

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” Now on Video

March 28th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John M. Delia Jr.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the last chapter of one of the greatest Sci-fi space sagas of all time. After 42 years Disney/Lucas Films brings the series to a conclusion in this nicely wrapped finale. And like in 1977 when it all began, the exploits and realistic special effects still amaze. The space adventure continues with the same credo, “everyone seeks the belief that good will always triumph over evil” that’s been carried on since the beginning to the final chapter. Bringing in a new set of heroes in this finale, that are fighting for the same causes as their predecessors, the film comes to a brilliant end. Now released on various formats from DVD to 4K for home or travel it fits nicely into your video library. 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…

“THE PHOTOGRAPH” An Emotional Romance

February 15th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This little romance, The Photograph, tugs at the heart strings and should work well with a female audience. Lost love and missed opportunities set the tone for this storyline and the complications resonate with today’s social values. The film plays out like a Saturday Matinee where a release on Lifetime would have been a better choice. While the theater experience is the norm, the budget for the movie would have fared better had they chose a more apt venue. The acting is very good, direction pinpoint, but the storyline is ordinary to timeworn. Read more…

“The Song of Names” A Powerful Tribute

January 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A brilliant film that delves into the life of a man who brought music into the lives of people who were caught up in the most intolerable time in history. Set in London during World War II not everyone was afraid to help those who found themselves in danger of being persecuted. Not like most views of the Nazi scourge, this one turns the camera on a Jewish prodigy that was born to bring a message of hope and remembrance to his disrupted world.
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