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BEHIND THE LINE: ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK – Different & Exciting

August 19th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Thrilling and compelling the movie Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk puts you in the middle of a life and death situation. The production value depicting the initial battle, the barracks, jail and farm look very good. The storyline, although a work of fiction, shows another kind of battle to win freedom for a squad of British soldiers. Read more…

“THE OUTPOST” 5 out of 5 Stars on Blu-ray

August 17th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

“In 2006, the US Army established a series of outposts in Northern Afghanistan to promote counterinsurgency. The intent was to connect with the locals and to stop the flow of weapons and Taliban fighters from Pakistan. One of these was PRT Kamdesh. It was built in a remote valley completely surrounded by The Hindu Kush Mountains. One analyst said it may as well be called “Camp Custer”. His reasoning was simple and official.” – Filmmaker

Just making a statement that a film is based on a true story is one thing, but when it’s verified, you see a movie a bit differently. The screenplay’s shocking battle and the helplessness of the US Army fighters depicted in the movie The Outpost, is absolutely cringing. But, cringing isn’t even a strong enough word for it. This film shows the ability and tactfulness of our military under fire, but more so, the heroism. Read more…

“LAST FULL MEASURE” Battlefield to the Capitol

April 19th, 2020 No comments

Review by John Delia

A stunner because of the attack during the Vietnam War, yet inspiring that soldiers who fought it deal with it in a dramatic way, the film The Last Full Measure comes to home video. Beyond the doubt there were many devastating battles during the Vietnam War with a devastating loss of life. All who served were heroes for facing the enemy including many that died on the battlefield and others returning wounded physically and psychologically. It was a disconcerting time with the American population in deep disfavor of a war and others feeling depressed over the death toll. Like with all wars and conflicts, many of our fighting troops are awarded medals for their courage under fire, including the person who this story centers on William H. Pitsenbarger. Read more…

“Midway” Unforgettable Patriotism

November 6th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Actually a lot better than Pearl Harbor and the first time the movie Midway was produced, this version by Roland Emmerich is sharp, compelling and an edge of your seat thriller. Even if you are not a fan of war movies, the film does have a lot of patriotic courage, determination and historical significance that honor’s our fallen heroes. The film pulls no punches as it plays out showing the choices that were made both good and bad, both in the heat of battle on the ships at sea and by aircraft pilots. Read more…

“Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie” in Theaters May 16th Only

May 14th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

An exciting action fantasy film, Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie, the sequel to the popular Japanese television show, comes to 500 theaters on May 16th. An exciting film about war between the Empire and the Federation, the movie continues where the TV show ended. Read more…

“JOURNEY’S END” The Harsh Reality of War

March 15th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Breathtaking, yet not in scenery way, the movie Journey’s End takes you into the World War I trenches manned by the British who are facing off against the Germans. Expertly filmed, directed and acted, the movie gets down and dirty in the lousy conditions of the dugouts, officers’ quarters and the battlefield. There are scenes so compelling they will keep you on the edge of your seat as generals decide whether to advance or withdraw. Read more…

“The Post” Exposing the Pentagon Papers

January 12th, 2018 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

Several movies have been released over the past three decades that defend the press or show the importance of the media to inform the public. This is one of them that for the most part does expose the inner sanctum of one newspaper as it deals with exposing the government for wrong decisions leading to the death of thousands in the Vietnam War. While the script of The Post does reveal the sadness of human life losses that could have been avoided, unfortunately the film uses it to glorify newspapers using old news. Read more…

“The Wall” (Written Review & Trailer)

May 11th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia, Sr.

A mesmerizing true story that makes you cringe, wince and shudder, The Wall takes you into the backyard of Iraq at the end of the war. Well-acted and directed the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat from the opening sequence to the gut wrenching ending. Much like the film The American Sniper you’ll be holding your breath and squirming in your seat during the tense nearly an hour and a half. Read more…

HACKSAW RIDGE (Written Film Review & Trailer)

November 4th, 2016 No comments

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Review by John Delia

Cinematically brilliant, the movie Hacksaw Ridge grabs you by the collar and slaps you upside your head with a true story of our fearless military and a hero that earned the respect of his country. It’s a reminder why we are free and why all our American soldiers can hold their head high for battles fought in every conflict. Sometimes it takes the insight of a good film like this to bring us back to reality. Read more…

“Come What May” (Written Foreign Film Review & Trailer)

September 30th, 2016 No comments
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“The German offensive of May 10, 1940 drove almost 8 million people from their homes, one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. To my mother, a young girl among those who took to the roads”- Director Christian Carion

 

 

Review by John Delia

With many World War II films out there on video, another foreign made movie has entered local theatres with a different take. It’s a heart ‘tuger’ based on a true life happening titled Come What May. It features the French people and two German refugees fleeing their home country. The war drama shows how large numbers of innocent people had to flee the murderous onslaught by the Nazis. Read more…