THE DYSFUNCTION OF GHANAIAN FILM

I approached a friend at church who happens to be related to Ekow Smith-Asante, who stars in the Kwaw Ansah vehicle Praising the Lord Plus One. This film had the look of an interesting religious satire and it perked my interest. I asked the said friend to maybe hook me up with a screener or somethingContinue reading “THE DYSFUNCTION OF GHANAIAN FILM”

FILM REVIEW; EX MACHINA

Earlier in 2015, I saw Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, an enthralling dissection of humanity among other things all done on a haunting Sci-Fi canvas. That film puts forth its own ideas which audiences will undoubtedly be gripped by but it further presents an interesting juxtaposition with Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland whose film, alsoContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; EX MACHINA”

FILM REVIEW; PITCH PERFECT 2

The first Pitch Perfect film was such a memorable experience owing to how surprisingly unique and enjoyable it was. It had the look of a Mean Girls in Uni on the surface but director Jason Moore provided a thoroughly charming film with such an endearing cast amidst the conceit of a joyous acapella underworld. TheContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; PITCH PERFECT 2”

FILM REVIEW; MAD MAX; FURY ROAD

Mad Max; Fury Road is the work of riveting untainted vision. George Miller appears to fully realise his vision of the post-apocalyptic world he created decades ago as he serves up a portrait of hazy grit, corroded intensity and most importantly, humanity, as we look for something, as an audience, to latch on to. IContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; MAD MAX; FURY ROAD”

FILM REVIEW; TOP FIVE

Sitting through Top Five, I struggled to remember the last time I had sat through and enjoyed a crass R rated but also quite intelligent, coherent and funny comedy. The only ones that come to mind are Horrible Bosses and This is the End but even these don’t mash up all these attributes like TopContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; TOP FIVE”

FILM REVIEW; THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The Marvel machine rolls on with the international box office at its mercy as the Avengers assemble for a second time to give a beat down to scores of faceless clunks of metal led by an under-used villain with so much potential – basically the first movie, No? It would have been a tad disingenuousContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON”