FILM REVIEW: Ousmane Sembène’s MOOLAADÉ

Largely considered the finest African filmmaker, Ousmane Sembène, was 81 when he made Moolaadé in 2004. Over here, the late Senegalese director and “the father of African cinema” tells a very African story but one that will definitely resonate far beyond as it narrows in on the canker of female genital mutilation (FGM) in aContinue reading “FILM REVIEW: Ousmane Sembène’s MOOLAADÉ”

FILM REVIEW; DEADPOOL

There are three ways of approaching first time director, Tim Miller’s Deadpool movie. The first and more surprising approach is as a romance or maybe that shouldn’t be surprising given it’s the valentine’s period. Of course, we also approach Deadpool as an action film. The red of the Deadpool character is for buoyant violence andContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; DEADPOOL”

FILM REVIEW; REBECCA

Rebecca marks Shirley Frimpon-Manso’s first directorial effort of 2016 and it brought to mind one of her more accomplished offerings in 6 Hours to Christmas. You can note the minimal cast, strong chemistry and the compact environment as some of the similarities but whilst 6 Hours to Christmas was an immensely enjoyable bout of storytellingContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; REBECCA”