To toe the line of the wittertainment quip, Hell or High Water sports its fair share of bank heists, but it is far from a film about bank robbers and their escapades. It has two law men that jump on the trail of the robbers, but their relationship and not the investigation will probably comeContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; HELL OR HIGH WATER”


I was running late for the screening of Marvel’s latest offering, Doctor Strange but I wasn’t too bothered. I was expecting the usual MCU schematic for origin stories and to some extent, that is precisely the end product although there is a welcome deviation from what I know to be the Doctor Strange source materialContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; DOCTOR STRANGE”

The relegation of setting to mere props in Ghanaian cinema

For the initiated, it will be no hot take to say there are criminally underused elements in Ghanaian filmmaking. When was the last time you saw a film from the point of view of an aging protagonist (hell, middle aged), our screen writers have seemingly decided they do not exist. How about a film anchoredContinue reading “The relegation of setting to mere props in Ghanaian cinema”


One of my favourite podcasters posits the idea of the perfect action movie having a Tomatometer score hovering around 50 percent. Watching The Accountant, I was reminded that for a good amount of time, till maybe The Matrix and Bourne films came along, the perfect action film needed a certain degree of cheese and ridiculous contrivances to hit home andContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE ACCOUNTANT”