Tag: drama

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. […]

Read More

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

March 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Call (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Filmmaker Brad Anderson’s woefully generic psychological thriller ‘The Call’ is about as monotonous as a continual dial tone. The making of a legitimate tension-filled suspense piece was there for the taking: the stressful atmosphere of an emergency 911 call center and the desperate souls that call it in the wake of various imminent dangerous circumstances. […]

Read More

The Impossible film review (Frank’s Take).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Impossible film review (Frank’s Take).

The genre of the disaster film has always maintained a sense of destructive visual surrealism, penetrating action sequences, roguish intrigue and the occasional investment of emotional solace. Some of these kinds of wreckage movies manage to instill elements of camp, carousing sentiment and the excess of cautionary fate as well. Still, the cinematic aura of […]

Read More

Argo film review (Frank’s take).

October 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Argo film review (Frank’s take).

Now how does this particular saying go folks: ‘From yesterday’s laughing stock to today’s go-to genius?’ Well, this assessment certainly applies to director/actor Ben Affleck whose misguided moviemaking antics of yesteryear was frothy fodder for the tabloids, critics and moviegoers alike (ah, those ‘Bennifer’ years were something else, huh?) were a guilty pleasure distraction to […]

Read More

Arbitrage (Frank’s Take).

September 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arbitrage (Frank’s Take).

First-time director Nicholas Jarecki’s cynical financial fable ‘Arbitrage’ wants to take a suspenseful poke at the reckless rich and remind us of the duplicity behind the pompous privileged. In times of the incessant recession that is affecting disenfranchised people everywhere, one would think that ‘Arbitrage’ would be a timely and smart cautionary tale spotlighting class […]

Read More

Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

In defining the concept of science fiction themes, the relatable consensus would probably range from the techno-titillation of CGI ecstasy, colorful creatures from exotic planets looking to threaten mankind or muscle-bound space cadets itching to conquer evil forces with advanced laser-powered weaponry. Whatever your definition of sci-fi cinema entails the ubiquitous genre is flexible enough […]

Read More

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)