Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By John Delia

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The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
The Artist and the Model   The Artist and the Model Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/30/2013 11:10 AM EDT
One of the most truly artistic films this year turns out to be foreign and in black and white, but the charming, beautiful, sweet and convincing story out shines anything else.  It's called The Artist and the Model with brilliant performances that draw you into a window of the past where World War II takes a pause and sparks a different kind o... Read More

Getaway Theatrical Review
Getaway   Getaway Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/29/2013 10:33 AM EDT
Burning rubber for nearly 90 minutes the movie Getaway slams into theaters this weekend.  It's not Fast and Furious or even a remake of The Getaway, but a script that emulates films like Bullet, Drive and a myriad of car chase films. It's non-stop action from the word go, pushing the tachometer into the red allowing only a few times for the au... Read More

Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
Closed Circuit   Closed Circuit Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/27/2013 1:05 PM EDT
This cat and mouse thriller takes a startling twist as it weaves a tale of terrorism and trust in the film Closed Circuit.  The story rules the feature with compelling writing under the fine direction of John Crowley.  It plays out like a John Grisham novel with edge of your seat suspense and tense courtroom drama. The fine acting keeps t... Read More

Lovelace Theatrical Review
Lovelace   Lovelace Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/08/2013 9:22 PM EDT
A very dramatic Lovelace hits theaters this weekend and Amanda Seyfried puts on an incredibly convincing show as the porn star.  The biopic takes a close look at the woman who got her start in the industry and became a household word, although whispered at the time.  Not the average fare, the film tells all with the fine acting of Seyfrie... Read More

Elysium Theatrical Review
Elysium   Elysium Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/08/2013 1:48 PM EDT
Outer space never looked so good in the exciting sci-fi adventure Elysium now in theaters.  Well acted, designed and filmed, the movie gets right in the meat of the story and puts the viewers right in the action.  Fast moving and exciting the film moves close to the front runners for my choice for best action films for 2013.The film takes... Read More

We're the Millers Theatrical Review
We're the Millers   We're the Millers Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/07/2013 3:30 PM EDT
Cramming in a lot of sight gags, silly situations and comic set-ups We're The Millers tries for comedy of the year.  Although it does have its good points and they are many, the road film may be a little too formulaic riding on the coattails of the resent Identity Thief, Hangover 3 and if you add the classic Vacation.  Not that I didn't e... Read More

Quicksilver Blu-ray Review
Quicksilver   Quicksilver Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  08/06/2013 9:27 AM EDT
One of the best street action films of the 1980's Quicksilver has finally come to Blu-ray, but as far as quality of presentation it may be a bit too late.  The movie was released in 1986 and filled the big screen with excitement and high energy.  The bicycle riding scenes are spectacular and the story intriguing. I recommend the film ... Read More

2 Guns Theatrical Review
2 Guns   2 Guns Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  08/01/2013 3:27 PM EDT
The teaming up of Denzel Washington with Mark Wahlberg turned out to be a good choice as the action boys in 2 Guns.  Under the direction of Baltasar Kormákur the two are quarrelsome, rough yet their interplay deals out plenty of comedy with this terrific crime action thriller. If you enjoy watching films like Safe House and Contraband r... Read More

Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review
Love Me Tender   Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  07/31/2013 9:44 AM EDT
Before Love Me Tender was released at the movie theaters, Elvis Presley had already become a worldwide sensation.  Being his first film, although quite campy by today's standards and released in Black & White, he's featured as ‘introducing'. But even though he played a smaller role Elvis put the moviegoers into theater seats. Now on ... Read More

Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
Fruitvale Station   Fruitvale Station Theatrical Review
(John Delia)  07/29/2013 4:00 PM EDT
The true story of an incident that boggles the mind called Fruitvale Station makes a bleak statement on the excessive power of America's police. Actual footage of the rancor that took place on New Year's Eve 2008 in Oakland, California gives testimony to a growing problem that should be universally addressed in all phases of our justice system.&nbs... Read More