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“THE NIGHT CLERK” now on DVD

April 4th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A twisted tale The Night Clerk is now available on DVD and it’s a stunner. The film should have audiences engrossed from the very start to its surprise finale. While all the clues are laid out for you before midpoint, the writer/director holds back just enough in this mystery to make the movie a winner. Acting is sharp and pin point, the direction strong and impeccable, and the credible protagonist in the plot makes for the perfect thriller. Read more…

“BANANA SPLIT” Delightfully Twisted

March 26th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s complicated, but that’s a good thing for the film Banana Split a comedy with a romantic twist. Nicely acted, directed and with high marks for production, the film takes you on a journey of heartbreak and heartthrob. It’s your turn to cheer for the opposing team, but only if you see yourself in the roles of these coming of age teens. Read more…

“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…

“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…

“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 DARE” Horror on VOD

March 1st, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very ghastly and savage the horror flick The Dare is now available on VOD. The film reminded me of the first SAW movie especially the opening, but after that it’s a pretty good original plot. The indie team really used their main set well where most of the action takes place, but the horror scale raises the needle only about medium. If you are a fan of horror mystery, then you may want to check this one out. Read more…

“THE INVISIBLE MAN” Reignited

February 29th, 2020 No comments

 

By Brent Lorentson

It wasn’t all that long ago that Universal was seriously attempting to develop a Dark Universe for their classic monsters. Things changed after the releases of Dracula Untold and The Mummy after their poor box office showings, but having seen those two films, I feel fans were spared in the long run from a disaster that could have been.  Then in 2019 word got out that Blumhouse was going to be doing The Invisible Man, and this somewhat reignited the talks of a Dark Universe project.  When I first heard Blumhouse was backing the film, I was cautiously optimistic about the project; where the company does have its hits like Happy Death Day and Get Out, there are plenty of duds as well.  It’s when Leigh Whannell got attached and I had some hope for the film.  For those unfamiliar with the name, Whannell is the writer responsible for the Saw franchise as well as the Insidious franchise.  Now the wait is over and the film has been seen; how does it turn out? Read more…

“THE NIGHT CLERK” Murder with a Twist

February 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The drama The Night Clerk takes aim at the box-office with a twisted tale that should have audiences engrossed from the very start to its surprise finale. While all the clues are laid out for you before midpoint, the writer/director holds back just enough in this mystery to make the movie a winner. Acting is sharp and pin point, the direction strong and impeccable, and the credible protagonist in the plot makes for the perfect character. Read more…