KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE – A little more creases in this bespoke tailoring

I’ve had too much time to think about Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The 007 pastiche was such a welcome and subversive entry into mainstream cinema schedules, much like Kick-Ass during the onset of the Super Hero era of blockbuster even films. You could argue that the first Kingsman movie was more of a Bond movieContinue reading “KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE – A little more creases in this bespoke tailoring”

THE TRIBUNAL – Maybe it is time to give up on the Kunle Afolayan stock

Where to start with The Tribunal; the bad writing or bad lawyering? I guess one is a function of the other in what is definitely the worst Kunle Afolayan film I’ve seen. The Tribunal has left me fearing the stock I bought in Afolayan, after 2015’s October 1 is maturing into fools’ gold. The films sinceContinue reading “THE TRIBUNAL – Maybe it is time to give up on the Kunle Afolayan stock”

Disillusion, apathy and dysfunction; TOUKI BOUKI’s foreshadowing of our existential cul de sac

When did Africans start to lose faith in Africa? How long did it take the buoyant flames of colonialism to be quenched by the decadence of the elite and an underestimation of neocolonialism? Probably in the mid-’60s, and judging by the golden age of Senegalese cinema, this sentiment became truly entrenched in the ‘70s; withContinue reading “Disillusion, apathy and dysfunction; TOUKI BOUKI’s foreshadowing of our existential cul de sac”

IT COMES AT NIGHT – A creeping shadow of harrowing torment awaits

Writer-Director Trey Edward Shults understands what true horror is. His It Comes at Night leaves you in no doubt the thing you should fear the most stares at you every morning. Perhaps, the only thing worse is the person who refuses to acknowledge this paradigm, kind of like the whiners who went into this master classContinue reading “IT COMES AT NIGHT – A creeping shadow of harrowing torment awaits”