Popoptiq

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Belle (2013) Frank Ochieng ...a provocative essence of the well-received 19-century costume drama. British-Ghanaian filmmaker Amma Asante oversees an inviting and lyrical exposition entrenched in the societal shades of rejection, feminism, racism and cultural identity crisis. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Fed Up (2014) Frank Ochieng Fed Up is a documented food fight not to be missed. Soechtig's contemplative documentary will agree with your guilty pleasure-seeking taste buds. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Night Moves (2013) Frank Ochieng Methodical, moody and breezily reflective...has a slow-footed pacing but registers with quiet resonance in its message about lingering environmental indifference and the retaliation against the establishment that allows for such blatant negligence. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/4 The Grand Seduction (2013) Frank Ochieng Breezy, mildly confusing and charmingly off-kilter The Grand Seduction is an English-language Canadian film that tickles the funnybone in its cheeky conviction detailing the desperate economic times of a financially-strapped Newfoundland fishing village EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Cement Suitcase (2013) Frank Ochieng Suitcase has an off-kilter winning spirit that soars above its quirky pathos. Infectiously witty, irreverent and bouncy, Castaneda's nifty narrative takes a charming approach to spotlight one young man's dalliances in wine and life lessons decline. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/4 Words and Pictures (2013) Frank Ochieng Words and Pictures is an ambitious romancer but its missed opportunities leave this charming but trivial tale of artistic rivaling viewpoints not quite making the grade. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 The Immigrant (2013) Frank Ochieng Beautifully realized and polished, The Immigrant is a raw period piece that reminds us all about the cost for welcoming a freshly brand chapter in the pursuit of nourishing one's stagnant livelihood. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Ivory Tower (2014) Frank Ochieng If anything Ivory Tower is a real slap in the face accompanied by a blunt kick to the butt in trying to get a bang for one's buck in the onslaught of educational emptiness feeding into financial uncertainty. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) Frank Ochieng The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz simmers with sadness, cynicism and starkness yet never once turns its back on the celebrated digital-aged declaration in a chosen soul out to right the wrong and mince politics with printout sheets. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) Frank Ochieng Whitey does not begin to scratch the surface of a vicious broken man whose life of crime was such an abomination to afflicted generations of New Englanders that were close in proximity to an out-of-control devil that demanded disorder and devastation. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/4 Life Partners (2014) Frank Ochieng Life Partners exudes with twisty complications that are both enlightening and gently heartbreaking. Messner and Jacobs are fabulously endearing as the joined-by-the-hip besties coping with love and life lessons while dealing with the high expectations. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Happy Christmas (2014) Frank Ochieng The gift-giving in Happy Christmas is predicated upon breezy disillusionment, personal and professional malaise, and the underscoring of being unfulfilled. Alas, Happy Christmas certainly will not leave any unwanted coal in your holiday stocking. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/4 A Most Wanted Man (2014) Frank Ochieng Corbijn has assembled a fine cast of performers, yet still comes up with a disjointed jigsaw puzzle. Playing unfocused spy games in A Most Wanted Man leaves this peek-a-boo thriller feeling tired and unwanted. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Wild (2014) Frank Ochieng Reese Witherspoon taps into the raw nerve when headlining her psychological come-to-terms nature-based character study Wild, a stark and elegant piece of filmmaking that is as powerfully conceived as it is personally realized. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/4 Killing Jimmy Hoffa (2014) Frank Ochieng Thoroughly captivating and informative, Hoffa is a noteworthy documentary not to be silenced as its titular subject matter suggests. It is not anything ground-breaking but it does break ground in its willingness to tackle the tragic walking figurehead EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/4 Frank (2014) Frank Ochieng Frank is a delightful finger-snapping oddball set to music and creative mayhem EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/ 4 () Frank Ochieng The collaborative meshing of self-realization through the language of self-discovery and identity completion definitely makes for some subtle good grading for the thought-provoking Student EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018