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SUMMERLAND – A Drama with Compassion

July 29th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

For my drama/romance film buffs and everyone who likes a scrumptious story brought to the screen, check out Summerland in select movie theaters, VOD and other Digital Platforms. The film plays out like reading a good book that you just can’t put down. Sometimes taut with drama, other scenes sublime and involving, the film has extremely good acting and direction to evolve the characters within the storyline. Read more…

“THE SUNLIT NIGHT” Painting a New Life

July 15th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

VERY GOOD! The Sunlit Night is one of the most genuine films that bleeds romance, inspiration and a whole lot of life. The acting is superb, direction pin point and the camerawork outstanding. The story has a lot of heart and takes you from the ordinary to something different. Now on VOD the movie is a must see for romantics and young women who look forward to a life beyond their college years. Read more…

“THE TOBACCONIST” Compelling and Thought Provoking

July 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very arresting and alarming film, the compelling movie The Tobacconist puts you into the thick of things as the Nazis move to blanket all of Austria politically. Although allowing most all people to continue to work and run business as usual, in the late 1930’s the Jewish and Gypsy population were dealt a blow being stripped of their voting rights. It was the start of dark times for the two groups and this story depicts the oppression and the civil discord connected with Nazi discrimination notably in Vienna where the film takes place. – “Some of the information in this paragraph was obtained from Wikipedia’s history of Austria.” 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…

“CASTEEL FAMILY” Complete Collection on DVD

February 25th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

If you are a romantic or an avid novel reader of dramas that are vivid, engrossing, and compelling, then you will be able to binge watch this very moving series by one of America’s best read writers. Brought together as a collection the 5 TV episodes of the “Casteel Family” written by V. C. Anderson, the DVD is one of the best produced of the genre. Pick an afternoon and evening combined and sit back in your easy chair and press play for 7 plus hours of pure Lifetime enjoyment. 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…

“HIGH STRUNG FREE DANCE” Now on Blu-ray

February 2nd, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

The movie High Strung Free Dance is jam packed with music, dance and song from show to club to street with a story thread that may feel familiar, but who cares. I love how the film comes together, and each of the characters are heartwarming with roles that are genuine. From high energy to sublime and hip hop to free style the dancers are brilliant, stunning, fluid and magnificent. Whether you are a lover of the dance, a fan of romance or just want to unwind and imagine for few hours, this film is like medicine for the dreamer. It may be something for the ladies, but if you have a man around the house, watch out there’s some very nice eye candy as well. It’s stunning and passionate and now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Read more…

“A Hidden Life” Fighting an Internal War

December 19th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Based on true events, the movie A Hidden Life takes you into Austria during the advent of WWII. It follows Franz Jägerstätter who became a martyr and later beatified by the Catholic Church for his deeds. The direction here is pinpoint, the acting extremely good and the cinematography exquisite. More than just a biography, the film shows the plight of the Austrians who were caught up in a conflict they had not beckoned. Read more…

“Waves” Love and Drama

December 9th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Releasing the film Waves in the midst of the year’s best films is a huge gamble for the indie film. But, if the movie does get a following it should outlast several of the block busters. The film is one of those that grows on you as you leave the theater, even to the point of some challenging discussions on the choices the lead roles make. Read more…

“Last Christmas” You’ll Never Know Where Life Takes You

November 8th, 2019 No comments

Review By: John M. Delia, Jr.

This is a heartwarming film about a Yugoslavian girl who is trying to find her way in life and the struggles she comes across along the way. When Yugoslavia was war stricken and hardship fell on a countless number of families, many left the country to places such as London, England. Here they established a new life and the children were brought up under a different culture and lifestyle making communications difficult between parent and child. Read more…