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Tag: crime thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mechanic: Resurrection (film review by Frank Ochieng)

British badass Jason Statham is back and doing what he does best: kicking butt and taking targeted names in the process. The veteran action star is out for more blood in the labored sequel ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’. The trouble, however, is that fist-swinging wrecking ball Statham’s taste for boisterous blood in his latest toothless and meandering globe-trotting caper […]

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RoboCop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
RoboCop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The late 1980s was an ideal time for Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s original sci-fi techno-crime thriller ‘Robocop’ to make its presence known in the cynical age of Reagan-era law enforcement protocol. As a cheesy escapist flick that expressed satirical commentary about the dark and dysfunctional state of authoritative Big Brother-type politics in crime and punishment, Verhoeven’s 1987 […]

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Mud (Frank’s Take) (film review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mud (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Impeccably whimsical, observational, moody and soul-searching, writer-director Jeff Nichols’s downhome drama ‘Mud’ slings its share of southern charm and tension as it presents a different kind of coming-of-age tale that radiates with absolute certainty. Triumphant and thought-provoking, ‘Mud’ also places a noteworthy stamp on the cinematic prominence of star Matthew McConaughey whose movie career has […]

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Pain & Gain (Frank’s Take) (film review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pain & Gain (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Filmmaker Michael Bay continues to tap into the spinal cord of his frenetic flicks that toss around manufactured cheese and chills with forceful and frivolous flair regardless of the noisy or nonsensical factor. Bay faithfully follows this very same familiar formula with the action-comedy crime caper ‘Pain & Gain’ that takes an impish and raucous […]

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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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Alex Cross – Frank’s take (film review)

October 23, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Alex Cross – Frank’s take (film review)

The good news is that Tyler Perry has temporarily exchanged his trademark frumpy ‘Madea’ gowns for masculine guns in his latest trite conventional crime caper ‘Alex Cross’. However, the bad news is that Perry’s cinematic transition from garrulous cross-dresser to Cross crime-stopper is met with less than a marginal reception. Sure, many critics have criticised […]

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