MY CINEMA CODES OF CONDUCT

Early this month, for the first time ever, I got up during the screening of a film just to buy popcorn. Granted the screening in question was Jupiter Ascending and this particular stage of the film was becoming an excruciating watch, I still felt like I had to report myself to someone and then stepContinue reading “MY CINEMA CODES OF CONDUCT”

FILM REVIEW; THE VOICES

The Voices is a black-comedy directed by Iranian-born French director, Marjane Satrapi. It’s the first 2015 release (although it premiered at Sundance last year) that has truly given me a kick and indulged my love of the more revolting incarnation of the black comedy genre. It’s a film filled with crystal smiles, alluring eyes,  beautiful cheekbonesContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE VOICES”

FILM REVIEW; JUPITER ASCENDING

Jupiter Ascending has some fairy tale qualities about it as The Wachowskis take maybe the first act of the classic Cinderella-esque story and develop it into a frantic and, at times, visually majestic sci-fi flick. The princess-to-be here is Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) who cleans toilets for a living and lives in Chicago with her largeContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; JUPITER ASCENDING”

FILM REVIEW; DOUBLE CROSS

Pascal Aka’s Double Cross has something televisual about it and I’m not just referencing the style opening credits. From the onset, it felt like you had either arrived late to the screening or there was a whole 40 min prologue lying on the cutting floor. Early on, the two central characters, Effie Howard (Ama K.Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; DOUBLE CROSS”

FILM REVIEW; SELMA

Ava DuVernay’s Selma goes the sensible route and uses a single event from Martin Luther King’s life to lay out the impact he had on the trajectory of race relations in America. The Selma story is new to me but DuVernay serves us much more than an education but navigates through this film with theContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; SELMA”

WHY SETTLE FOR JUST ROMANCE?

It has been a bit of an ordeal trying to give face to Ghanaian cinema. Most films struggle to be decent, some don’t even try but the thing that bugs me the most is our fixation with romance. One look at the Best picture nominees from last year’s industry says it all; Why Should IContinue reading “WHY SETTLE FOR JUST ROMANCE?”