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Tag: political thriller

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ does what a formidable sequel should to do in concept…capitalise on the enormous success of its predecessor and leave the audience wanting more in the second serving. Well, director Francis Lawrence (‘I Am Legend’, ‘Water For Elephants’) ensures that the middle chapter for this frenetic film franchise will maintain its […]

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Shadow Dancer (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shadow Dancer (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

The taut political suspense thriller ‘Shadow Dancer’ spins a tale of terrorism that works fabulously on the nerves. Armed with gritty performances by leads Andrea Riseborough (‘Oblivion’, ‘Disconnect’) and Clive Owen, ‘Shadow Dancer’ is skillfully punctuated by intense twists and turns that make up this compelling drama about the hostile climate between the British government […]

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Closed Circuit (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Closed Circuit (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

The premise for ‘Closed Circuit’ looked quite promising: a sophisticated political thriller steeped in conspiracy, mayhem and mystery. One was sure that director John Crowley’s (‘Boy A’) stiff-minded intriguing narrative would stand out above the rest of the derivative and crowded suspense capers that invade the big screen from time to time. Although it is […]

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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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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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