REACHING FOR THE PROMISE OF THE BLACK STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

As cinephile cupping a flickering candle of hope for of an awakening of Ghanaian cinema, 2016 has basically been walk through a tart blizzard whipped up by the forces of mainstream GH cinema’s frivolity. But I look up in the horizon and see perhaps some easement in the Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF). IContinue reading “REACHING FOR THE PROMISE OF THE BLACK STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL”

FILM REVIEW; THE CEO

For the initiated, going into Kunle Afolayan’s The CEO with high hopes is to be expected, owing to his fine work on the Nigerian period piece, October 1. Unfortunately, that means the disappointment is far greater given the end product of Afolayan’s latest offering which proudly wields its pan-African tag but is saddled by a screenplay lacking finesseContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE CEO”

FILM REVIEW; SUICIDE SQUAD

Suicide Squad sports likeable elements and largely persuasive characterization but is held back by disappointing execution. Writer/director David Ayer should be above this clumsily paced and poorly staged end product but everything here is just so rushed and slapped together with choppy editing compromising whatever momentum it seeks to garner. On the DC studios spectrum of things,Continue reading “FILM REVIEW; SUICIDE SQUAD”