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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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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There are certain film franchises that just cannot take a hint and go away. The idea of milking the stale novelty of the on-going queasy saga of repetitive horrifying hedonism is something that both the movie-makers and movie-goers are guilty of perpetrating that ultimately feeds into the chronic sequelitis of misbegotten movies refusing to surrender […]

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The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There was a time when the movie gods were treating audiences to the omnipresence of zombies. One could not swing a dead cat without running into zombie-related cinema. It was all the rage at the box office that was experiencing a certain celluloid renaissance with overloading narratives within the ‘zombie zone’. Sure, zombies are still […]

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Goosebumps (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Goosebumps (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well the Halloween season 2015 is upon us now and what better way than to cozy up to the youngsters at the box office than offering the innocuous tingly treat ‘Goosebumps’? The goofy-minded family-friendly frightfest does have the ingredients to muster up some interest for the little goblins out there looking for hearty rounds of boos and […]

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Crimson Peak (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crimson Peak      (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The feasting of the eyes comes to mind when realising the polished opulence of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic supernatural production ‘Crimson Peak’. Undeniably luscious and wonderfully bizarre, ‘Crimson Peak’ is a psycho-sexual thriller that resonates with the enticing visual senses and registers with the proper amount of off-kilter seduction and twisted charm. For filmmaker del Toro his […]

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Pan (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 12, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pan (film review by Frank Ochieng).

As likened to an innocuous fairy tale rash, the movie mythology surrounding J.M. Barrie’s classical kiddie character ‘Peter Pan’ comes and goes when it pleases. Naturally, there have been several big screen interpretations to outlast one’s reserved stash of pixie dust to fling around. From perhaps the best known animated film adaptation of Walt Disney’s […]

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The Inhabitants (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Inhabitants (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The psychological chiller ‘The Inhabitants’ may unfairly be dismissed as yet another atmospheric haunted house frightfest for consideration. It would be a shame to automatically assume that this daunting horror gem was anything but creepily imaginative and stimulating. Thankfully, the filmmaking siblings Michael and Shawn Rasmussen put an ignited and distinctive spin on the conventional […]

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Faults (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Faults (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Writer-director Riley Stearns masterfully concocts the sinister dramedy ‘Faults’ that registers with a bizarre blend of terror and off-the-cuff cheekiness. Stearns’s caustic yet cockeyed vision into the exploration of cults and mind-control methods is gloriously wacky and makes for one of the most unique psychological dramas to register with forthright nerve within recent years. The peculiar appeal […]

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The Martian (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 3, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The Martian (film review by Frank Ochieng).

‘The Martian’ is definitely in the creative wheelhouse of filmmaker Ridley Scott whose Science Fiction sensibilities are grounded in colourful futuristic fantasies that tiptoe in grand whimsy.  The veteran auteur responsible for such pop cultural high-minded spectacles in ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ and even the mixed bag reception of ‘Prometheus’ certainly brings a sophisticated and thought-provoking vibe to the […]

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Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It is quite an automatic instinct to compare and contrast the first installment of 2014’s ‘The Maze Runner’ with the arrival of the latest entry in director Wes Ball’s distant dystopian drama ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’. The original blueprint effectively captured a unique time and place of mystique and other morbid curiosities.  The audience was craftily introduced to […]

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Turbo Kid (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 15, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Turbo Kid (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Now who would think that the kiddie-inspired, Science Fiction post-apocalyptic ‘Turbo Kid’ could motivate one’s appetite for nostalgic cheese-ridden action yarns? Well, the directing/writing trio of Francois Simard, Yoann-Karl Wissell and Anouk Wissell deliver the devilish gaudy goods in this frolicking futuristic fantasy that begs for audiences to reminisce about such off-beat and clichéd guilty pleasures that […]

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