Film Reviews

FILM REVIEW; NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford’s gripping and devastating meta-textual mystery, left me heavy at heart. I am enamoured by impenitently bleak narratives but Ford manages to mesh character and tone in a queasy union that left some dissonance lingering within by the time the resolution tapped me on the shoulder. I know it is based on a… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

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FILM REVIEW; THE CURSED ONES

The Cursed Ones is a British film helmed by a Ghanaian, Nana Obri Yeboah, and penned by Maximilian Claussen. On its agenda is witchcraft – not the Harry Potter kind. It reaches for a darker real-world resonance that some in my part of the world may be aware of. Unfortunately, its grasp falls short. This is… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; THE CURSED ONES

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FILM REVIEW; ROGUE ONE

It only took about 40 years but “wars” in the Star Wars title has finally been justified. Rogue One, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, directed by Godziwa’s Gareth Edwards, slots into the period leading up to Episode IV, A New Hope. A lot of people died to get us these plans, is the line… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; ROGUE ONE

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FILM REVIEW; CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

The family at the centre of Captain Fantastic is one the most enigmatic I’ve come across on screen. The patriarch of this family, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen), is raising his six children off the grid in the woods outside Washington, USA. The family lives off nature as evidenced by their ornate treehouses or the game… Continue reading FILM REVIEW; CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

African Cinema, Film Features, Film Reviews

THE BOY KUMASENU, VIA SOME 50s PROPAGANDA

November was the month that smiled on me, allowing me my first slice of the African Film Society’s Classics in the Park series. Under the still Osu night with a cool breeze forcing its way from the sea, the curiously christened 'Akola Boni' Park serves as the monthly meeting point of some cinephiles and culture… Continue reading THE BOY KUMASENU, VIA SOME 50s PROPAGANDA