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”


It may be about chess, but Queen of Katwe is at its core that inspirational sports film angling towards a satisfying sentimental crescendo. Chess, of course, is a sport but my few film encounters with it (mostly involving Bobby Fischer) toe a line different to the one our director, Mira Nair, takes. The honest setting isContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; QUEEN OF KATWE”


Ava DuVernay’s Selma goes the sensible route and uses a single event from Martin Luther King’s life to lay out the impact he had on the trajectory of race relations in America. The Selma story is new to me but DuVernay serves us much more than an education but navigates through this film with theContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; SELMA”