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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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An Interview With Horror Actress, Writer and Producer Alessandra Pinkston (by Frank Ochieng).

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
An Interview With Horror Actress, Writer and Producer Alessandra Pinkston (by Frank Ochieng).

Alessandra Pinkston is an accomplished actress, writer, producer and creative force behind her company at KindredQuest, Inc., an award-winning production film company that has produced noteworthy short horror films with a refreshing twist, mainly employing women of colour and featuring primarily talented minorities in leading and supporting roles in their fright films. Ms. Pinkston looks […]

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‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

Indeed, the saturation of the contemporary horror genre and all its conventional sub-divisions of conception have seen its better days. Although there is no controlling or escaping the recycled, repackaged or redundant aspects of the rehashed narratives, we have seen dusted off for later consideration countless times before there is one angle that we can […]

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Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

For those so-called devoted Tyler Perry fans out there wondering why it took so long to bring back their favorite sassy gun-toting grandma after a two-plus year absence from the big screen can feel some relief that America’s acerbically gray-haired Queen of Quirkiness has arrived for her latest holiday-themed shtick (following the humbug dud known […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Terrence Malick has always harboured the meditative and naturalistic nuances that seem to resonate so forcefully in his themed narratives. Malick’s movie-making consciousness and captive consideration for the visual sumptuousness of his brand of landscape cinema feels like a conventional tool for his sort of sweeping storytelling in method and styling. Well, ‘Voyage Of […]

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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well one certainly cannot accuse filmmaker Tim Burton from straying away from his trademark bizarre movie-making playbook. Perhaps Burton’s best asset when it comes to his brand of distinctive cinema is to faithfully maintain that solid sense of oddness in the manner for which he presents his randomly spry, off-kilter narratives? There was always this […]

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Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beauty And The Beast (Le Belle et Le Bete) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

It seems as if big screen dueling cinematic fairy tales are the trend within the last few years at the box office. Back in 2012 movie audiences were bombarded by the ‘Snow White’ avalanche when filmmaker Rupert Sanders’s ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’ had the share the releasing spotlight with director Tarsem Singh’s ‘Mirror Mirror’, although Singh’s whimsical narrative had […]

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Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When ‘The Blair Witch Project’ burst upon the cinematic scene in 1999, it was an unspeakable breath of fresh air because it deviated away from the conventional creepers that marched to the same old boo-enhanced beat. Sure, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ certainly was not blessed with the most creative screenplay nor could anybody definitively state that the acting was […]

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The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

So here we go again…another derivative suburban haunted house horror showcase featuring a harried heroine’s beleaguered state of mind from the wicked walls within her household’s creepy confines. The aptly entitled ‘The Disappointments Room’ is the latest flaccid floorboard frightfest that tries to turn its predictable creaks into gloomy gold. Instead, ‘The Disappointments Room’ is yet another redundant […]

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When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The woefully generic ‘When The Bough Breaks’ has the gloss factor going for it to a certain extent. Truthfully, its presentable package of panicky polish includes a stylish suspense piece highlighting an attractive cast involved in familiar dramatic cable-TV inspired shrugs and false jolts. Of course, the creepy cradle falls in the mediocre ‘When The Bough Breaks’ when the […]

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