GHANAIAN BIOPICS I HOPE TO SEE

Biopics have been a mainstay of cinema worldwide. From Jean D’Arc through to Raging Bull and the more recent Lincoln, dramatizations of historical figures have found their way to the big screen and they have been historical reference points for cinephiles like myself despite the obvious liberties taken with the truth. But that’s the riskContinue reading “GHANAIAN BIOPICS I HOPE TO SEE”

FILM-CAP; 14:32, AMERICAN ULTRA, LATE OSCARS…

Very little of note happened on the local scene this week. The same could be said for most weeks. I saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Last Night this week – both flawed but with bits to enjoy and you can check out my reviews on the blog. I also put up reviews a coupleContinue reading “FILM-CAP; 14:32, AMERICAN ULTRA, LATE OSCARS…”

FILM REVIEW; A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night comes from first-time director, Ana Lily Amirpour, a British-born Iranian who grew up in the US, and bits of her western upbringing filter through this interesting collage of a film. I assume this film is set somewhere in urban Iran (or maybe not since it was filmed in California)Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT”

FILM REVIEW; COP CAR

It’s been such a long time since I saw kids just be kids on screen. No coming of age business or no themes of bruised innocence, just kids being kids. Maybe it speaks to most of the films I watch or the films being made these days but there was simply something soothingly nostalgic aboutContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; COP CAR”

FILM REVIEW; LAST NIGHT

Andy Boyo’s Last Night finds itself in an interesting position in my mind. It is either one of the cleverest self-aware films I’ve seen or, in the worst case scenario, it comes off extremely asinine but sheer enjoyable nonsense. I don’t know that I trust this director so I lean towards the latter but surelyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; LAST NIGHT”

FILM REVIEW; THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Guy Richie ushers us into his Cold War espionage thriller with some sassy 60’s tunes as he tries to lay the ground work for an amusing pastiche type spy romp but takes a long while, the final third actually, for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to hit expected heights. Richie’s film is littered with as manyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.”

FILM-CAP; “HISTORIC” LAST NIGHT, ZORRO REBOOT, ROGUE ONE

This weekend Last Night premiers and this film, directed by Andy Boyo and starring Prince David Osei, was described by some circles as “historic” simply because it is tagged as being a one man cast film in the general sense. A load of rubbish hype if you ask me. An admittedly interesting and ambitious movieContinue reading “FILM-CAP; “HISTORIC” LAST NIGHT, ZORRO REBOOT, ROGUE ONE”

FILM REVIEW; SECOND COMING

British playwright debbie tucker green (she prefers her name in lower case letters) chooses to introduce audiences to a British family of Jamaican descent in her debut feature film, Second Coming. The Jamaican angle presents a refreshing on-screen novelty, almost diaspora Ghana in feel, with the Jamaican patois along with the heavy London enunciation and speechContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; SECOND COMING”

LOOKING FOR GHANA IN GHANAIAN CINEMA

Ghanaian cinema has made strides over the last 7 or so years since I got out of boarding school and these strides have largely been made in the right direction which is great. The caveat here is I’m mostly referring to the top tier of Ghanaian films which consists of theatrical and high profile direct-to-videoContinue reading “LOOKING FOR GHANA IN GHANAIAN CINEMA”

FILM CAP; TRANK STANK, H8FUL 8, THE CURSED ONES…

In this week’s film cap I muse a little over the apparent abortion that was the Fantastic Four reboot – at least that is what peeps are making it out to be. I look ahead to Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight and Martin Scorsese’s next collaboration with Leonardo “the academy always screws me over” DiCaprio andContinue reading “FILM CAP; TRANK STANK, H8FUL 8, THE CURSED ONES…”