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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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Blackhat (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Blackhat (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There can be many things said about filmmaker Michael Mann’s brand of kinetic-based cinema but drowsy is not one of them. Well, Mann’s latest offering in the convoluted cyberspace thriller ‘Blackhat’ yearns to tread the dull waters of online mystery and intrigue headed up by hunky Hollywood hotshot Chris Hemsworth (aka ‘Thor’ of the Marvel Comics flicks). […]

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The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The original ‘The Woman In Black’ in 2012 was actually a surprisingly taut and effective supernatural thriller that featured some solid tension, decent acting and evidence that ‘Harry Potter’ phenom Daniel Radcliffe could spread out beyond his confined worldwide wizardry wonderment and serve up a convincing dose of adult-oriented suspense in James Watkins’ sobering and sophisticated creepfest. Admittedly, ‘The […]

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The Sacrament (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Sacrament (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The vastly underrated ‘The Sacrament’ dares to bring a chilly psychological spin on the disenfranchised in society that have willingly checked out of a nightmarish existence only to gravitate to an unassuming paradise with a hidden horrific reality that awaits. Filmmaker Ti West’s horror gem ‘The Sacrament’ is chilling and an astute commentary on the fragile human condition […]

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The Theory Of Everything (film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Theory Of Everything (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker James Marsh’s ‘The Theory Of Everything’ is an examination of a flawed, brilliant man and his gifted mind for scientific intellectualism. Of course, the subject of Marsh’s intimate, smart and perceptive biopic is renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and the piercing look at his triumphant and turbulent times both professionally and personally. A great deal […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ arrives on the heels of its pulsating predecessor ‘Catching Fire’ and continues the riveting saga of rebellious Herculean heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her animated grudge against the oppressive Capital and the menacing mastermind behind all the political madness in one President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland). ‘The Hunger Game’s, triggered by the […]

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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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Maleficent (film review by Frank Ochieng).

June 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Maleficent (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Throughout the years Walt Disney’s classic fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ has garnered much consideration in its countless variations of big screen storytelling over the generations since its 1959 debut as an animated film. In the lavish family-friendly fable ‘Maleficent’, audiences are treated to a different spin on the dream-like Disney diva and her bedtime innocence, the showcasing of ‘Sleeping […]

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Proxy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Proxy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-chvqkdo5wU Writer-director Zach Parker’s slow burn and chilly-minded ‘Proxy’ is an intensifying horror vehicle that sneaks up on one’s nervous system with its observational dark character studies and creepy tension that builds gradually while creating an understated complexity of fear. Parker’s seedy psychological pot-boiler does not have much of a meaty plot to sink its terrifying teeth […]

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past (film review by Frank Ochieng).

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Summertime cinema is in the air and the extravagant strides of escapism are in full force. Time travel. Mutants. Killer robots. Superheroes. Days of doom and gloom. So what does all these frivolous factors add up to in the long run? SF and comicbook-loving moviegoers are in for another exciting treat as one of the most […]

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Stage Fright (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stage Fright (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The horror genre has not exactly been a steady and stable movie-going experience for freshness or originality as of late. Nevertheless, the persistence to include any distinctive gimmick or angle just to distinguish these faceless frightfests from one another is indeed appreciated. In writer/director Jerome Sable’s Canadian creeper ‘Stage Fright’ one can actually both cheerfully sing and […]

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