FILM REVIEW; INSURGENT

The predecessor to the newly released Insurgent, Divergent, is film I watched with largely passive consideration. That film centred around the principle of factions that divides society into five groups based on personality – think the Sorting hat in the Harry Potter series. It is ostensibly an interesting idea and it plays on the conflictContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; INSURGENT”

FILM REVIEW; CINDERELLA

Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Disney remake of Cinderella jumps on the fairy tale retelling bandwagon with and at this point I just view films like this with a permanent shroud of cynicism because it is all about the Benjamins in the end because save for a few well shot scenes infuse with gaudy finery by Branagh,Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; CINDERELLA”

FILM REVIEW; SILVER RAIN

Juliet Asante’s directorial debut comes with raised expectations. Even the film’s trailer tags its lead, Jocelyn Dumas performance as the best of her budding film career so far. All hype of course, but I was intrigued by this film which aspired to some level of realism lacking in a lot of mainstream Ghanaian cinema. Silver Rain isContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; SILVER RAIN”

FILM REVIEW; CHAPPIE

On the promotion circuit of his latest film, Chappie, director Neill Blomkamp weirdly apologised for his 2013 film Elysium and how it turned out. I personally didn’t feel Elysium was the misstep people perceived it to be but they have generally been justified by the South African director’s comments and admission of his mishandling thatContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; CHAPPIE”

FILM REVIEW; KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Matthew Vaughn will forever be in my good books for his the experience he dished out in Kick-Ass and I was eternally thankful he had no real creative hand in the deplorable Kick-Ass 2. He did write, but not direct, X-Men: First Class and it showed. In his new action comedy flick, Kingsman: The Secret Service,Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”

FILM REVIEW; KILL THE MESSENGER

Kill the Messenger tells the story of journalist Garry Webb who broke an incredibly incriminating story from his small desk at the small time San Jose Mercury news in California.  Webb is played here by Jeremy Renner who appears to have a way cooler demeanor than the actual journalist he plays. He rides a motorbike,Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; KILL THE MESSENGER”