FILM REVIEW; X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

It is funny how having seen X-Men: Apocalypse, I couldn’t really explain qhow James Mcavoy’s Charles Xavier lost his hair. When it happens, it is interesting but any form of reasoning behind it will be hard to find. This sentiment could be true of majority of this film which is essentially an empty barrel. OurContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”

FILM REVIEW; UPSTREAM COLOR

I reckon a ton of Ghana heard its fair share of Upstream Color director, Shane Carruth given the Abraham Attah ties that were belted out when the young actor was a mainstay in news cycles. However, cinephiles will recognise this quintessential indie director  as much more given his insensate cerebral but still gripping handling ofContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; UPSTREAM COLOR”

FILM REVIEW; 3 NIGHTS AGO

The Ghanaian short film scene has proved to hold more merit than its feature length counterpart. You could be forgiven for feeling like Ghanaian cinema has nothing but “Ls” in store for audiences but a peek at the freedom, flair and imagination in a few short films serves as a reminder there is potential forContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; 3 NIGHTS AGO”

FILM REVIEW; CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

The unseen powers that be have declared it taboo to compare Civil War with a certain BvS. It is quite interesting the parallels that rear their head as the film unravels but ultimately, these two films differ where it matters. Whilst BvS wields a consistent tone but incoherent plotting and storytelling, the reverse applies toContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR”

FILM REVIEW; BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT

The funniest thing about Barbershop: The Next Cut is the fact most of the people who come in for haircuts already have impeccable hair. Maybe day-old fades are taboo in that part of Chicago. I haven’t seen the other Barbershop films in a good while but I can’t imagine the setting of Chicago took centreContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT”