GRINGO – A Nigerian accent and Beatlemania add some spice to this frenzied mess

There is a not quite explained comic charm behind the Nigerian accent. ‘Gringo’, a dark comedy directed by Nash Edgerton, is the latest film to support that hypothesis. Just before this, Black Panther gave us Winston Duke’s M’Baku, who has emerged as an unlikely breakout star and fan favourite. Just like you go for aContinue reading “GRINGO – A Nigerian accent and Beatlemania add some spice to this frenzied mess”

THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX emerges to besmirch the hallowed Cloverfield name

There is an ideal dimension out there where all films get released in the manner of horror Sci-Fi film ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’. You wake up one day and hear X studio has its film screening in theatres or streaming on demand. No exhausting hype (*cough Black Panther*), no spoilery trailers, minimalist marketing controversy. It’s allContinue reading “THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX emerges to besmirch the hallowed Cloverfield name”

SIN BIN OF THE CITY – A visit to a working museum to racism

Watching the 2017 documentary short, ‘Sin Bin of the City’, which reflects on the racially charged 1981 Toxteth Riots in Liverpool, I was struck by was the initial lack of or absence of faces to the voices of the oppressed blacks on the Merseyside. I’m used to the average documentary serves up the standard faceContinue reading “SIN BIN OF THE CITY – A visit to a working museum to racism”

BRAVEN – Momoa stars as intensity and emotion elevate this action thriller

‘Braven’ marks the first real turn of interest from Jason Momoa; the first time I’ve seen him play something resembling benign and vulnerable. It’s also the first time I’ve seen him with a shirt on and his strapping biceps covered for most of a film. Director Lin Oeding, in his debut effort, goes for nostalgiaContinue reading “BRAVEN – Momoa stars as intensity and emotion elevate this action thriller”