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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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Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Following in your film-making father’s footsteps can be perceived either as a credible career choice or an inevitable curse. So the question is put forth to ‘Morgan’ first-time director Luke Scott as he oversees this kinetic but overly familiar choppy and saggy SF horror-thriller.  Of course, Luke is the son of famed ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ movie mastermind Ridley […]

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Mechanic: Resurrection (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mechanic: Resurrection (film review by Frank Ochieng)

British badass Jason Statham is back and doing what he does best: kicking butt and taking targeted names in the process. The veteran action star is out for more blood in the labored sequel ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’. The trouble, however, is that fist-swinging wrecking ball Statham’s taste for boisterous blood in his latest toothless and meandering globe-trotting caper […]

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Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

  There are several contemporary horror showcases that could certainly benefit from co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s (‘Evil Dead’) edgy home invasion thriller ‘Don’t Breathe’. For starters, Alvarez taps into the suggestive elements of tension without the over-extended need to go overboard. The chills and thrills seem almost organic and unassuming. Sure, there appears to be a simplistic approach […]

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Kubo And The Two Strings (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kubo And The Two Strings (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Every once in a while there is family-friendly entertainment that lives up to its wonderment in imaginative storytelling and stunning visual scope. Certainly this is the case with the stimulating yet meditative Japanese animated fantasy-adventure ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’. Undeniably vibrant and philosophical in committed heart and soul, ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ is a majestic masterpiece in […]

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Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Although a simplistic and familiar theme is explored involving sinister forces tormenting a child in distress, Swedish director David F. Sandberg brings something chillingly fresh to his horror/psychological offering ‘Lights Out’.  Sandberg, making his feature film debut, delivers an adequate amount of tension and trickery for all things considered ominous in the edginess of darkness. ‘Lights […]

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Nine Lives (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nine Lives (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Is it safe to assume that the flea-bitten feline fantasy ‘Nine Lives’ has completely gone to the dogs? Do not let this cockeyed kiddie comedy fool you because’ despite its intentional cuteness involving a self-deprecating, wise-cracking wealthy businessman-turned-hedonistic hairball may be appealing to the Romper Room crowd, ‘Nine Lives’ has all the comical chops of juggling chunky kitty […]

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Pete’s Dragon (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pete’s Dragon (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The infectiously whimsy and adventurous ‘Pete’s Dragon’ undergoes a polished millennial-style rebirth for today’s kiddies not fortunate enough to be alive when the 1977 live-action animated musical blueprint made its charming, impressionable impact for youngsters of all ages back in the day. The festive and frolicking Disney flourishes are applied to co-writer/director David Lowery’s re-imagination of […]

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Suicide Squad (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Summertime 2016 has not been very kind to DC Comics-based personalities looking to shine consistently like their big screen Marvel Comics counter-parts. Following the super-sized dud that was ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, released a few months ago, must really put some major pressure on Warner Bros. to gamble on ensuring that the presence of ‘Suicide Squad’ does […]

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Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The struggles of a sisterly connection are put to the test in symbolic darkness during a massive, freakish power outage in director Patricia Rozema’s intimate, gripping and quietly thoughtful post-apocalyptic drama ‘Into The Forest’. Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page (‘Juno’) and Rachel Evan Wood (‘Thirteen’) are the cinematic siblings in Rozema’s (‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl’) […]

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Star Trek Beyond (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Beyond (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Some diehard ‘Star Trek’ fans may not necessarily feel that the Justin Lin-directed third installment of this Science Fiction/space saga film franchise ‘boldly goes where no man has gone before’ creatively. Surprisingly, Lin (director of two ‘Fast & Furious’ flicks) shows some engaging and intriguing heft in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ as the adventurous exploits of the USS Enterprise crew […]

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