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Author Archive: FrankOchieng

Frank Ochieng has contributed film reviews to SF Crowsnest off and on since 2003. He has been published in other various movie site venues throughout the years. Ochieng has been part of The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and had written film reviews for The Boston Banner newspaper (USA) and frequently is a media/entertainment panelist on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM on "The Jordan Rich Show" in Boston, Massachusetts/USA.

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Brightburn (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

June 3, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Brightburn (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

It would have been very interesting sitting inside a Hollywood movie studio board meeting when a pitch was made for a unique kind of horror film with super-hero overtones concerning an iconic Man of Steel as an intended reference:  ‘What if a young Clark Kent/future Superman arrived on Earth and decided to walk on the […]

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Ma (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

June 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ma (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

Mother Nature has a stormy forecast of hackneyed horror cloudiness on the pseudo-suspenseful radar courtesy of director Tate Taylor’s sketchy macabre maternal thriller ‘Ma’ that cryptically encourages its youth to “get home safe”. On paper, ‘Ma’ should be elevated from its generic goosebump DNA given the promising premise of its potential high-wire, shifty shenanigans. Taylor enlists his […]

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Aladdin (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

May 30, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Aladdin (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

Gather around in unison folks as the continuous chanting of ‘they should have left it well alone’ echoes against the Disney walls. Of course, when the first attempt to strike gold prevails then why not give it a shot the second time around? Unfortunately for the vibrant but lacklustre Guy Ritchie directed/co-written live-action take on […]

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El Chicano (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

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El Chicano (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

The super-hero film craze has proven to be popcorn-pleasing box office gold over the last several years or so within Hollywood circles. Plus, street cred dramas basking in drugs and gangs tend to capitalise on the gritty, realistic aspects of confrontational entertainment. Additionally, what are the chances that supplying your super-hero spectacle with macabre edginess […]

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The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Catchphrases

April 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Catchphrases

We all have our chosen preferences when it comes to embracing our favorite SF/Fantasy shows and the characters that are featured on these said shows. Certainly, Americans had their fair share of memorable SFand fantasy programming and the fictional personalities that brought these showcases to pop culture prominence. Now speaking about American SF/Fantasy shows and […]

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The Top Ten SF/Fantasy Vintage TV Female Power Player Characters

April 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten SF/Fantasy Vintage TV Female Power Player Characters

Throughout the years there has been a convincing amount of Girl Power representation within the SF/Fantasy TV genre. These resilient women on the boob tube, regardless of their role as a heroine, villainess or anti-hero, have exemplified strength, resourcefulness, sometimes redemption and conviction in what they stand for as an individual in search of their […]

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The Top Ten American TV SF/fantasy siblings.

April 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American TV SF/fantasy siblings.

Sibling rivalry has never shined at an all-time high on American television. In the genre of SF/fantasy-based TV, the showcasing of siblings in all their competitive and non-competitive glory made for some interesting shenanigans on the boob tube. Some siblings will be recalled with ease while others won’t be as memorable or notable. Nevertheless, the […]

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The Top Ten American TV SF/fantasy mortals.

April 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American TV SF/fantasy mortals.

American TV audiences of SF/fantasy programming throughout the years had benefited from some of the most treasured televised characters ever to be broadcast. These SF/fantasy TV characters that appeared on the airways, from yesteryear’s ‘Star Trek’s Mr. Spock to the current phenomenon of today’s crop of SF/fantasy personalities, have the monopoly on pop culture circles. However, […]

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The Curse Of La Llorona (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

April 21, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Curse Of La Llorona (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

  While the protagonists in director Michael Chaves flimsy frightfest ‘La Llorona’ feel the so-called ominous curse at large, some moviegoers may feel their own brand of cursing courtesy of a hackneyed horror film that revisits the tired tale of macabre mythology. However, ‘The Curse Of La Llorona’ has somewhat of an excuse to exist given […]

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The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Show openings.

April 17, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Top Ten American SF/Fantasy TV Show openings.

One of the most overlooked parts of a television show is its opening credits. After all, the opening of a TV series kind of sets the tone for the programme’s identity. The opening for American SF/fantasy-based programming, in particular, served its purpose accordingly because of the genre’s adventurous overtones. Television audiences can learn so much […]

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