Archive for April, 2013

And a new voice has spoken up for Frank!  Patsy P. has written in to give her thoughts on Frank’s reviewing prowess.  You can read her comment here, and below it is my comment to her comment.  If you’re just now coming to the party, click on that link, scroll all the way to the top, and dive in.

If you haven’t joined the discussion yet, what are you waiting for?  Am I wrong?  Has all of the metro Boston area sipped some of Frank’s Kool-Aid?  Which fork do you use for the salad?  The questions keep coming!  Join us!

La discussion continue

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Movies

Doesn’t everything sound better in French?

For you constant readers of the blog (all three of you, and thank you, by the way), I know that it’s been, what, six months since I’ve posted anything?  I’ve been dissertationing lately, and I haven’t had much time for posts.  Having said that, I’ll soon be working on a review of a DVD (found, fittingly,  at a pawn shop) that is so mind-bogglingly awful that I just HAVE to let you in on the fun.  It may be another month or so before I get that post up, but it will be coming.

Now, on to today’s topic.  You same three constant readers surely remember my post about Frank Ochieng, don’t you?  If you don’t, you can click here and catch up.

Anyway, Frank’s staunchest defender, Tam, has written in for the first time in over a year and a half to point out some feathers in Frank’s cap.  It’s good to have her back.  It may sound odd, but it makes my heart sort of skip a beat knowing that Frank has a fan so dedicated to his work that she’s still trying to win me over to his cause almost two years after I declared him to be the worst film critic ever.

It’s not like I am the arbiter of taste for the world; it’s my opinion on my little blog…and that’s all it is–my opinion.  My hope is that, after reading the samples of Frank’s work that I’ve discussed, you might go read more of his criticism and form your own opinions.  This can only be good for Frank, as he’ll be getting more page hits from his exposure here, which always looks good to the higher-ups.  And there are always higher-ups.

So, to check out Tam’s comment and my reply to it, go to the link above (or if that involves too much scrolling, just click here–like the old Campbell 66 Express trucks’ slogan says, I’m humpin’ to please) and scroll down to the last two comments.

Once you’ve read them over, go to his website and read some of his latest full reviews.  You’ll find a link to his website in my last comment.  Then come back and leave a comment either on this post or on the older post.  I’d love to hear what your feelings are on Frank’s merits as a critic.  Am I wrong and is Tam right?  I want to know what you think.