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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 Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Let’s face facts…it is inevitable that bad horror films and the new beginning of a movie season go together as systematically as skeleton bones to an unmarked grave. In either case, both scenarios are routinely realised and does not look to change at any time in the immediate future. Director William Brent Bell’s (‘The Devil […]

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 6, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

One thing is for certain: no one can accuse director Burr Steers’s off-kilter version of novelist Jane Austen’s lyrical literary landscape ‘Pride And Prejudice’ as being deemed solely melancholy and manipulative. The challenge of presenting a sophisticated and sudsy exposition while incorporating the ghoulish gimmicky of zombies to elevate the surrealism and cynicism of the British-based costume […]

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The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The backbone of ‘The Forest’s conception is probably more fascinating than the horror film in which the narrative is based upon. Some may be familiar with the backstory of the ‘real’ Forest and its disturbing legendary reputation. Of course the reference is reserved for Japan’s Aokigahara Forest (aka ‘Suicide Forest’) at the geographical base of […]

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The 5th Wave (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 26, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The 5th Wave (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Well, the young adult movie adaptation genre continues to percolate, despite the farewell sentiments as demonstrated by hugely popular products meant to entice the teen scene such as the’ Twilight’, ‘Divergent’, ‘Maze Runner’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ film series. Sure, why not tamper with a proven formula that guarantees all the right ingredients to tap into […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film review by Frank Ochieng)

December 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film review by Frank Ochieng)

So where were you when the Science Fiction cinema sensation ‘Star Wars’ took shape and captured the imagination of the massive global moviegoers’ escapist expectations back in 1977? Regardless of whether you existed thirty-eight years ago or not, the legend of George Lucas’ highly-heralded SF blockbuster that shattered box office records worldwide was automatically engrained in […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 23, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

‘The Hunger Games’ creator and mastermind Suzanne Collins has brought to life the explosive and resilient heroine Katniss Everdeen, not to mention the resourceful actress stepping into her action-oriented shoes and consciousness in the form of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. Now, with the conclusive ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′, ardent and casual fans […]

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The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

There is no doubt that the majority of horror flicks being churned out for the big screen incorporate a grand and glossy look that feels majestic in all its expressive macabre tendencies. Sure, the elegance of a fright fantasy that pushes its visually sumptuous sheen will enhance the surrealistic gore with more eye-popping resonance. However, […]

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Spectre (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Spectre (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well, cinema’s most treasured and resilient British spy guy is back as the legendary James Bond makes his twenty-fourth outing on the big screen in the highly anticipated and slickly-made ‘Spectre’. Worldwide Agent 007 fans understandably maintain their embedded expectations and vision as to what calculating and cunning mission their suave and sophisticated gun-toting, martini-sipping espionage thrill-seeker […]

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Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (film review by Frank Ochieng).

We certainly get the inside joke about wanting to skewer something as raucous and ridiculous as lambasting nonsensical and numbing grade B horror flicks that are worthy of such scrutiny. After all, the temptation is just too much to resist in not exposing such throwaway thrills of intentional insipidness, correct? Plus, incorporating a mixture of […]

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Tokyo Tribe (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tokyo Tribe (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Ardent followers of iconoclastic Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono will certainly rejoice in the continued surrealistic cinema that erratically meshes a combustion of various themes and genres thus generating a spicy spectacle of action-oriented exuberance. Sono, known for such colorful feisty-minded fare such as ‘Guilty Of Romance’ and ‘Suicide Circle’ will have one scratching their bewildered […]

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