FILM-CAP; PIECES OF ME, MARVEL VILLAINS, SPOILERS…

In my news picks this week we start at home with the local juice filling local theatres this weekend as Fiifi Coleman’s (Ties that Bind, Adams Apple) debut feature, Pieces of Me, premiers this week. Scripted by Awo Ahiable, this film continues in the seldom appreciated trend of female driven stories in the higher strata ofContinue reading “FILM-CAP; PIECES OF ME, MARVEL VILLAINS, SPOILERS…”

FILM REVIEW; EASTERN PROMISES

Canadian director David Cronenberg had a reputation as a terrific horror filmmaker prior to the 2000’s but since the turn of the century, he has seemingly been operating outside his comfort zone. To be honest, saying “comfort zone” is actually plain silly because a mere trek through his more recent works (Maps to the Stars, AContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; EASTERN PROMISES”

FILM REVIEW; THE DEPARTED

A great piece of cinema for each decade of active work they say of Martin Scorsese.  He delivered Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and he checked the 2000’s section of the GOAT tome of film with The Departed. One could argue The Wolf of Wall Street deserves heralding as a great film for the 2010’sContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE DEPARTED”

FILM REVIEW; THE CONVERSATION

Most people agree the 70’s was THE era for cinema. Director Francis Ford Coppola was at the very top of the explosion of craft and vision of whence, serving the world with more than his fair share of transcendent films with The Godfather setting the tone for that decade. As lauded and mainstream as TheContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE CONVERSATION”

FILM REVIEW; KAJAKI

British film Kajaki is the “one based of a true story” war film I can say has the feel of true events to the minutest detail. This film directed by Paul Katis narrows in on Afghanistan in 2006 and British troops situated around and important dam, the titular Kajaki, in the Helmand province. This incrediblyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; KAJAKI”

GHANAIAN FILM SEXPLOITATION

I was traversing the web for some info on Kobi Rana’s upcoming 3 Rounds and typical of Ghanaian productions, there wasn’t much by way of casting, production etc. news. There was, however, a one article damn near shaming the film’s poster which has real fit woman armed with a kitchen knife, clad in nothing butContinue reading “GHANAIAN FILM SEXPLOITATION”

FILM REVIEW; SLOW WEST

John Mclean’s Slow West is a unique, terrifically tense and compact entry into the Western movie genre. Our director understands the nihilism, cynicism and violence that made the Wild West tick and he in fact welcomes is as he tells the story of 16 year-old Jay (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is journeying across 19th century ColoradoContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; SLOW WEST”

FILM REVIEW; TERMINATOR GENISYS

  A lot of the fanfare accompanying Jurassic World was nostalgia and frankly, I wasn’t feeling much of it. But in the Terminator franchise, however, we have a series I hold dear to my heart. As a child I found The Terminator absolutely horrifying for the simple reason, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a perennial “blow man” forContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; TERMINATOR GENISYS”

SPOILER ALERT!

“Spoiler Alert!” would accompany all blockbuster trailers if I had my way (and FYI, it accompanies this blog post too). Earlier this year the full trailer for Terminator: Genisys dropped and to say it had very little restraint is a considerable understatement. I got wind of the spoilers in the films trailer and actively avoidedContinue reading “SPOILER ALERT!”

FILM REVIEW; TED 2

After watching and relishing Seth Mcfarlane’s first Ted film like most of us did it feels silly to suggest the conceit of a teddy bear come to life may have gone too far. The first film was a compelling story about friendship at its core and the idea of an exceptionally foul mouthed cuddly bearContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; TED 2”