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The Place Beyond The Pines film review (Frank’s Take).

April 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Place Beyond The Pines film review (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Derek Cianfrance’s (‘Blue Valentine’) thought-provoking drama of male-driven consequences in ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ is a decent meditation on angst-ridden men – particularly fathers and sons – and the responsibilities that shapes their complicated relationships and unassuming existences. It is an ambitious juggling act that Cianfrance maintains poignantly throughout most of the film. However, […]

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Room 237 (film review) (Frank’s Take).

April 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Room 237 (film review) (Frank’s Take).

Filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s amusingly off-kilter, observant and contemplative documentary ‘Room 237′ certainly proves that wild imaginations, sophisticated forethought, crafted misinterpretations and selective conspiracy theories can be artfully applied to almost anything th Filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s amusingly off-kilter, observant and contemplative documentary ‘Room 237′ certainly proves that wild imaginations, sophisticated forethought, crafted misinterpretations and selective conspiracy […]

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Blancanieves (Frank’s Take) (film review).

April 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blancanieves (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Recently, Hollywood has had a fascination with the classic fairy tale ‘Snow White’ by ushering out showy big screen depictions of the treasured children’s fable. Among the examples of ‘Snow White’s cinematic retelling includes 2012’s ambitiously dark ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ and the flat and flimsy ‘Mirror Mirror’ from that same year. Even television […]

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Welcome To The Punch (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Welcome To The Punch (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Writer-director Eran Creevy (‘Shifty’) delivers an edgy yet disjointed British crime drama in the convoluted ‘Welcome To The Punch’. Although sporting an inspired and catchy movie title, Creevy’s high-octane crime caper feels relentlessly recycled as yet another labored and lumbering gangster flick that dines on fueled gunplay but wallows in empty-minded gumption. No doubt that […]

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The Host (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Host (Frank’s Take) (film review).

The true queen of teen torture and angst, novelist Stephanie Meyer, shows how to milk a mawkish melodrama while tapping into the cinematic psyche of adventurous adolescents everywhere. Clearly, Meyer has a proven track record of stroking the teeny-bopper tendencies in romanticism courtesy of her ‘Twilight’ phenomenon that has defined sensual cinema for young love-stricken […]

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Dredd (2012) (DVD review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dredd (2012) (DVD review).

The one major problem with the ‘Dredd’ film is the lack of humour. This is a mistake many amateur artists make when they include some Mega-City material using him in their sample portfolio, they only see the character and forget the environment he lives in. Judge Dredd puts an end to the chaos and mayhem […]

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Bath Salt Zombies (DVD review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bath Salt Zombies (DVD review).

‘Bath Salt Zombies’ is the latest ultra-low budget horror film from independent American director Dustin Wayde Mills. I reviewed his last movie, ‘Zombie A-Hole’ for SFCrowsnest six months ago and found it a partial success. ‘Bath Salt Zombies’ continues the grindhouse vibe of that film and reunites its two leading actors, Brandon Salkil and Josh […]

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The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Generations have grown up with one of television’s most beloved prehistoric families in ‘The Flintstones’. Well, there is no harm in making room in your heart for another familial unit from that era whose delightful dysfunction feels quite winning. In the cleverly devised caveman comedy, ‘The Croods’, audiences will embrace the quirky antics of these […]

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Okay…so one realises that the acquired taste for the turgid testosterone-driven ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ is not quite sophisticated for the cash crowd on Wall Street. In actuality, it may be deemed intellectually inferior to the impressionable minds in the kiddie-coated neighborhood at ‘Sesame Street’. Be that as it may, ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ is back with […]

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Olympus Has Fallen (Frank’s take) (film review).

March 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Olympus Has Fallen (Frank’s take) (film review).

Welcome to Olympus Has Fallen…or as the general movie-going audience may refer to it as Die Hard in the White House! Clearly another over-indulgent and action-packed political thriller with a big name cast and a thirst for blood and bravado, Olympus Has Fallen clamors for a sense of free-style absurdity in its popcorn pleasing pomposity. […]

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