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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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The Top Ten American TV SF Sidekicks

April 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American TV SF Sidekicks

What is it like to have a sidekick within the realm of an American SF television series? Well, one can certainly ask the participants that are featured in this particular column. Being one’s sidekick entails benefitting from a special kind of partnership that entails all kinds of components: loyalty, friction, trust, heartache, envy, etc. Plus, […]

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

April 15, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Hellboy (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng]

Okay, folks…here is a riddle that is in need of solving: what is painfully bloated, bombastic, loud, obnoxious and truly unnecessary in its return to the centre stage of hedonistic attention? No, it is not your insufferable drunk Uncle Chester at the annual family reunion picnic. However, if you had correctly guessed director Neil Marshall’s […]

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The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

April 13, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Top Ten American 1960’s SF/Fantasy Pet Companions

American baby-boomers, most of them anyway, will recall the Golden Age of television that served as escapist entertainment during the turbulent times of the 1960s. As the real-life turmoil saturated the nation with race riots, assassinations, the Vietnam War, political chaos and college demonstrations, the small boob tube strived to take us into another direction […]

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

April 11, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Shazam! (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

The Marvel Comics Universe won’t lose sleep anytime soon in terms of its dominance at the box office. Nevertheless, they should keep one eye open as DC Comics took a major baby step in showing what it can provide on the adventurous big screen with their latest entry into the offbeat super-hero sweepstakes. There have […]

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

April 9, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
High Life (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

Science Fiction space-related spectacles are wondrous by nature given the broad, compelling scope of its imaginative sense of optical illusion and technical wonderment. Aesthetically, a vibrant SF production can literally wipe away any other shortcomings that could potentially hamper the opulent visual experience. However, the most challenging SF space vehicles can incorporate the realm of […]

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The Top Ten American Sci-Fi TV Doctors.

April 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Top Ten American Sci-Fi TV Doctors.

American pop culture certainly has had its prominent impact around the world for television enthusiasts from all walks of life that have grown up throughout the decades appreciating the Yankee-inspired entertainment influences shown on the treasured boob tube. Specifically, the genre spotlighted from America’s small screen imagination has been the SF programmes, most notably their […]

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

April 2, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Pendulum (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

‘Thirty years ago the Hubble telescope detected a gravitational “rip” at the edge of the galaxy…’ ‘A generation was born knowing the world was going to end in their twenties. Their time is nearly up…’ Indeed, a haunting and reflectively chilling sentiment to writer/director/actress Lauren Cooney’s enthralling SF short film ‘Pendulum’. Cooney’s fine-tuned, contemplative alarmist […]

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

March 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wonder Park (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

It sort of feels sacrilegious in browbeating what appears to be an innocuous children’s animated film about a young girl’s wild imagination to offset some personalised pain as she pals around with fuzzy animals in a surreal amusement park. This is indeed the foundation for the flimsy kiddie fantasy ‘Wonder Park’ that trivialises the instilled […]

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

March 28, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Us (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

The obvious question remains: can filmmaker Jordan Peele serve up a worthy sophomore offering to his 2017 breakout psychological horror hit ‘Get Out’ that totally revitalised the goose-bump genre into another captivating level of imagination and introspection? Sure, ‘Get Out’ was special in its conceived presentation of the clever manipulation of racism and cultural curiosity. […]

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

March 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Captive State (2019) [a film review by Frank Ochieng].

If one is going to call its edgy alien invasion SF flick as compelling and intriguing as ‘Captive State’ , then it better live up to the promising hype of its chest-pounding titular label. Co-writer/director Rupert Wyatt (“Rise  Of The Planet Of The Apes’) serves up the fundamental concept of a shadowy SF/fantasy thriller that boasts […]

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