My favorite films of 2018

Been a while since I actually sat down to do an end of year list for the blog. I always worry that I don’t see enough films anymore. I long for the days of uni when I was taking my pick of films curated from all over the world; when my film of the yearContinue reading “My favorite films of 2018”

YEELEN – Souleymane Cissé leaves us spellbound with sublime visuals and staunch mysticism

I feel some guilt for simmering desire within for some major studio to announce a remake of Souleymane Cissé’s 1987 fantasy film ‘Yeelen’. After a second viewing, I was certain the backing of even a moderate budget will imbue the needed spectacle worthy of Cissé’s confident vision. Like most fantasy or sci-fi filmmakers from theContinue reading “YEELEN – Souleymane Cissé leaves us spellbound with sublime visuals and staunch mysticism”

THE BURIAL OF KOJO – Blitz Bazawule shows much more than promise in his lavish debut

It’s not an exercise in hyperbole to say ‘The Burial of Kojo’ was my most anticipated film of the year. It goes without saying that the Ghanaianess of this production anchored this sentiment. But it’s also to do with being roped in behind the curtain as Writer-Director Samuel ‘Blitz’ Bazawule (Blitz the Ambassador) rallied filmContinue reading “THE BURIAL OF KOJO – Blitz Bazawule shows much more than promise in his lavish debut”