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Antiviral (Frank’s Take) film review.

April 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antiviral (Frank’s Take) film review.

The creepy creativity does not fall far from the twisted tree in the filmmaking realm of writer-director Brandon Cronenberg. Brandon, son of Canadian auteur David Cronenberg (‘Videodrome’, ‘The Fly’), illustrates the fright-oriented frivolity of the ‘family business’ in the gloom-and-doom medical thriller ‘Antiviral’. The younger Cronenberg does not disappoint as the trademark trappings of his […]

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The Company You Keep (Frank’s Take) (film review).

April 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Company You Keep (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Hollywood icon and filmmaking legend Robert Redford gets right down to the real nitty-gritty as a roaring liberal lion on the run in the stilted political thriller ‘The Company You Keep’. Based on the 2003 Neil Gordon novel of the same name, Redford’s big screen adaptation wants to shrewdly delve into the radicalism involving aging […]

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Evil Dead (Frank’s Take) film review.

April 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Evil Dead (Frank’s Take) film review.

One thing is for certain: ‘Evil Dead’ — both the 1981 Sam Raimi-directed original and the Fede Alvarez-directed 2013 reboot — will definitely please those warped fright fanatics looking for that exuberant guilty pleasure gore to appease their bloodthirsty palates. With the raucous reputation for nightmarish nuances that were a proud and perverse staple that […]

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Trance (Frank’s Take) film review.

April 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Trance (Frank’s Take) film review.

Writer-director Danny Boyle is an infectious breed of a filmmaker that does not hesitate in flourishing his colorful narratives with wild impishness, excitement and vibrant visual scope. Intensely playful and energetic, Boyle’s brand of movie-making has always been challenging in mind-bending mode. The stylistic approach runs a gamut of distinctive tastes, flavors and imagination. In […]

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6 Souls film review (Frank’s Take).

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
6 Souls film review (Frank’s Take).

The muddled macabre melodrama ‘6 Souls’ has undergone two movie title changes (it was formerly known as ‘Shelter’ back in 2009) yet the preposterous theme has to do with multiple personalities of a disturbed mental patient. The fact that this hackneyed horror show has been sitting on the shelf for a few years clearly demonstrates […]

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The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

If one buys into director Ramaa Mosley’s dark and off-kilter lightweight comedy ‘The Brass Teapot’ then you are under the belief system that wacky mysticism, monetary struggles and underlying marital disillusionment are an ideal recipe for a flighty fable about how a magical teapot can manufacture dollar-making dreams in a recession-induced world. Well, the premise […]

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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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