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“MR. JONES” Historical and Disturbing

July 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very enlightening and interesting, the movie Mr. Jones brings you back to sometime before the Germans invaded Russia taking them into WWII. The film gets deeply into Russian problems of feeding their country since the Communist run Parliament took over. It also involves Stalin’s draining the Ukraine of all their grain in order to feed the Russian people. It’s about the worst of time and the even darker times of being a vulnerable nation on the brink of war. Read more…

“FORCE OF NATURE” Danger from All Sides

June 28th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A fairly good action film, Force of Nature develops around a hurricane about to touch down in Puerto Rico. Caught in the big wind are a couple of police officers, an art thief and a retired detective who have to fight their way out of an arrest gone bad during the intimidating danger closing in on them. If you like a film with some nonstop action, it works for fans of the genre. Read more…

“EXIT PLAN” Choosing Your Own Death

June 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An out of the ordinary premise comes with the release of Exit Plan a drama plagued with a mystery that turns an insurance investigator about face when he finds out he’s gravely ill. Nicely directed and acted, the film jumps right into the meat of the story working its way to the end with a twist. If you like your mysteries with a bit of puzzling doubt, then this one will have you guessing till the very end. Read more…

“CREEPSHOW: Season One” Tales of Terror

June 5th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Definitely a guilty pleasure, the series Creepshow has released their first Season on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Yes it’s very creepy as the title suggests and it even has a lot of cool stories that are totally ludicrous in a good way to make you laugh. What makes this collective body of work extra special however, is the comic book style introductions and the very hideous monsters you’ll be exposed to. You’ll want to watch it a second time in about 6 months. Read more…

“INHERITANCE” a Barn-Burner

May 20th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

The mystery thriller Inheritance takes the stage on VOD and it’s a killer! Nicely acted and directed, the film moves along at a good pace getting the audience involved in the plot early on with a death in the family before getting to a critical point in the storyline. From there on out it’s a barn-burner to a twisted finale that kicks butt. Read more…

“Time Warp Vol. 2” all about Horror and Sci-fi

May 18th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

In Volume 2 of Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time “Horror and Sci-fi” the panel of Joe Dante, John Waters, Ileana Douglas and Kevin Pollak present a documentary involving interviews of film stars, directors, writers, critics and others. It’s a fun trip to the past as they talk about the films that were forerunners of the slash and stab genre that started with what are now called horror cult classics. Read more…

“THE POST CARD KILLINGS” a Tricky Mystery

May 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

If you are looking for a good mystery with a few twists leading up to a surprise ending, then The Postcard Killings should do the trick. Taken from a “Best Seller” novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, the movie is nicely directed, well-acted and the production value looks high end. With not much to choose from due to the corona virus, the Blu-ray or DVD provides a good night of entertainment. Read more…

“TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID” Disturbing and Heartbreaking

May 15th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“Since the beginning of the Mexican drug wars in 2006, 160,000 people have been killed and 53,000 have disappeared in Mexico. Entire areas of some cities are turning into ghost towns. There are no numbers for many children dead and the missing that have been left behind.” The Producers

Taking you into the slums of a small town in Mexico, the movie Tigers are Not Afraid brings you up-close to a group of destitute children orphaned by a narcotics and human trafficking gang. Told from one young girl’s viewpoint, it’s a very heartbreaking and disturbing film that’s well made with very good direction, acting and visually powerful cinematography. Read more…

“BLOOD AND MONEY” Cold Cash

May 13th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

This crime drama gets too familiar too fast even if the setting and characters are reasonably original. Blood and Money takes the formula of “what would you do” if you came across a bag of cash from a bank robbery and no one was looking? It’s a premise that works well on paper, but in this case the timeline works against the character’s whereabouts and the consequences are expected and predictable. Read more…

“INTRIGO: DEAR AGNES” Death and Friends

May 6th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A cagey mystery that has some odd twists, Intrigo: Dear Agnes is the second in a trilogy by director Daniel Alfredson. The film has some very good acting and directing that takes you into the interesting story involving lust, money and a strained friendship. The screenplay is not predicated on having seen the first in the series and plays out independently of any information from the first. Read more…