Fred Onyango

Fred Onyango

Writer/Director/Film Journalist

Sundance Film Festival 2021

Favorite films

  • GoodFellas
  • Frances Ha
  • The Lion King
  • Okja

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  • Bergman Island

    ★★★★

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★★

  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★½

  • Parasite

    ★★★★★

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  • Bergman Island

    Bergman Island

    Mia Hansen-Løve’s Bergman Island opens with a couple, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony Sanders(Tim Roth) travelling via ferry to Fårö, where legendary director Ingmar Bergman used to live and work. Tony has been invited to do a talk at the local theatre, and throughout the whole trip, he’s excited as a long time admirer of Bergman’s work. Chris, on the other hand, is much more critical of how Bergman lived his personal life and the cruel nature of his characters.…

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★★

    What a romantic picture! The first thing that stuck with me is the opening sequence, that initial 20 minutes- marvelous. Alright, the plot is Sam (Tom Hanks) recently became a widower moves from Chicago to Seattle to ease his grieving but his son worriedly calls a radio station saying his father "needs a new wife" because he's sad and not sleeping. The radio station convinces his son to put his father on the phone and his father says how much…

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★★★★

    So the movie begins when Malcolm, a movie director, has just made the first hit movie of his career. Marie is a bit disgruntled for unspecified reasons. Malcolm presses her about it. And then her woes shift from "it's nothing" to "you didn't thank me" to "you stole my life" to "you're a narcissist" back to "you didn't thank me"
    It's a car crash I was witnessing, from the discourse within the movie itself to the one it was destined…

  • The Photograph

    The Photograph

    ★★

    Cute.
    I really wanted to watch this with some person I went out with. But the world has its own plans for 2020.
    And it really got me thinking about that and I texted her
    The point is this movie won't really grab all your attention. It's not that unique, the needledrops are too jarring.
    It's cute though

    It's about regret. And I regret not watching this on a date. Watch it on a date, you might enjoy it more