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Tag: psychological drama

Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Although a simplistic and familiar theme is explored involving sinister forces tormenting a child in distress, Swedish director David F. Sandberg brings something chillingly fresh to his horror/psychological offering ‘Lights Out’.  Sandberg, making his feature film debut, delivers an adequate amount of tension and trickery for all things considered ominous in the edginess of darkness. ‘Lights […]

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Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The struggles of a sisterly connection are put to the test in symbolic darkness during a massive, freakish power outage in director Patricia Rozema’s intimate, gripping and quietly thoughtful post-apocalyptic drama ‘Into The Forest’. Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page (‘Juno’) and Rachel Evan Wood (‘Thirteen’) are the cinematic siblings in Rozema’s (‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl’) […]

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Faults (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Faults (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Writer-director Riley Stearns masterfully concocts the sinister dramedy ‘Faults’ that registers with a bizarre blend of terror and off-the-cuff cheekiness. Stearns’s caustic yet cockeyed vision into the exploration of cults and mind-control methods is gloriously wacky and makes for one of the most unique psychological dramas to register with forthright nerve within recent years. The peculiar appeal […]

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Honeymoon (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 16, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Honeymoon (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The eerie element of the unknown in the scenic Canadian backwoods and the gradual introduction to marital madness all add up fittingly in writer-director Leigh Janiak’s chilly horror/psychological supernatural romancer ‘Honeymoon’. Janiak’s first directorial debut in this frightfest feature ode to young love descending into lunacy is actually both methodical and compelling. ‘Honeymoon’ cleverly plays with the […]

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