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“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…

“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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“Aquarela” Water, Water Everywhere

September 26th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

When you turn on the faucet and out comes water, do you really know where it all comes from and how much of it flows on the Earth? Enter the documentary Aquarela with its lavish cinematography of water in all forms everywhere. The move was made by Victor Kossakovsky in which he says that his movie “takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty of the raw power of water.” The film is not a political statement for a cause or even a warning of any kind. Read more…

“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” Boo!

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Perfect for your brave goblins as a pre-Halloween treat the movie Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween takes center stage starting today. The mystery is loaded with adventure and comedy and is perfect for the whole family. However you may want to try and get tickets early for the day and time you want to go as most theaters should be packed with this film being the only PG available for kids.

That said, for the immature youngsters in the family, you may want to hold them close to you as there are some frightening costumers and spooky critters. The best bet would be to show them the trailer to be sure you won’t be spending some time in the theater lobby. Read more…

“The Samuel Project” Inspiration from History

October 11th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Inspirational and evocative, the movie The Samuel Project conveys how love of family can make a difference in one’s outlook on life. Nicely played out with a kind heartfelt story it’s a soft approach to an awful time during the Nazi regime that took so many innocent lives. By using teens that are so far removed from the war years, you can see how out of touch the younger generation is when it comes to world history. Read more…