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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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Sinister II (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 1, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Sinister II (film review by Frank Ochieng).

In filmmaker Scott Derrickson’s original ‘Sinister’, this writer’s critical impressions toward the sub-par psychological yarn was rather blunt if not consistent with the steady diet of formulaic fightfests. The following passage pretty much sums up the cinematic sentiments from the movie’s critique: ‘At best Sinister is a lukewarm twitchy tale that routinely teases the audience with […]

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Tracers (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tracers (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay, so maybe cinema life has not been so kind to hunky hotshot Taylor Lautner in the aftermath of the phenomenon ‘Twilight’ film series that had a majority of hysterical young female admirers drooling over their bags of stale movie house popcorn. The good news for the youthful muscled Romeo is that there will be […]

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The high-powered and hyper-kinetic ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ is a pulsating production that one would expect from the off-kilter imagination of writer-director Guy Ritchie whose flashy and furious actioners such as ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’ are indicative of the filmmaker’s excess frivolity. So it is not much of a shock that Ritchie’s big screen adaptation of the […]

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The Gift (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 10, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Gift (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Traditionally, horror films and psychological thrillers follow a predictable path in their themes of dot-to-dot suspense. Rarely does a suspense piece deviate away from the formulaic blueprint that make these types of flicks the familiar frightfests they are in conception. However, the crafty Joel Edgerton, as the juggling movie mastermind sporting directing, acting and writing […]

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Fantastic Four (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Four (film review by Frank Ochieng)

So the question remains: does Marvel Comics continue its movie-making tradition of escapist excess on the big screen with the latest superhero entry in the rebooting of the ‘Fantastic Four’ being brought into the cinematic forefront in the summertime of 2015? The easy reply is YES! Now for the important question at hand: does co-writer/director Josh […]

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Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 3, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Some over-stuffed blockbuster actioners boldly boast their explosive and invigorating productions with dynamic glee. Well, the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film franchise echoes this same sentiment, with flashy fifty-something star Tom Cruise still carrying that boyish exuberance that never seems to miss a beat, and can breathe a sigh of relief because the latest chapter will not disappoint in […]

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Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Nostalgia can be something to revisit as a decent form of escapism from one’s current worries. It feels so refreshing to turn back the hands of time and recall all the wonderful memories and perks of our younger days and, what is not to consider about the days gone by when reminiscing about certain trends in […]

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Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The disturbing and mind-bending ‘Creep’ certainly startles with its sense of sophisticated salaciousness, so why should it not meet the expectations of its haunting and hallucinatory hedonism? After all ‘Creep’ was from the handlers that gave fright fans unnerving and twitchy thrills in fear-monger flicks such as ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Purge’. Granted that the found footage genre has become rather obligatory but […]

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Ant-Man (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Ant-Man (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When one thinks of a typical super-hero actioner, they imagine the boisterous boundaries that are associated with such an explosive genre: eye-popping special effects, outlandish and grand-standing villains, world domination escapades, complex yet flashy super-heroes that seem unreal and unapologetic and a big scale of unbelievable escapism that is tellingly becoming of a comic book […]

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These Final Hours (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
These Final Hours (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The depiction concerning doomsday dramas in the movies always seem to have a mixed bag reception when tackling its dour subject matter about the possible annihilation of the planet Earth. The scales of dramatic overdrive can be rather preachy and psychologically exhausting or convey over-the-top unintentional hilarity. Thus, only a few end-of-the-world genre films can […]

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