MY A to Z OF FILM

Having your favorite 5 or 10 films ever is a bit of cliché but nonetheless a cliché I too would like to indulge in. The problem is as someone who has only really been in to film for the better part of the last 7 years I feel like I should be looking to experienceContinue reading “MY A to Z OF FILM”

ABRAHAM ATTAH; A UNICORN IN THE WORLD OF FILM

The past film year has been pretty good to Abraham Attah considering a year ago today his acting ambitions were probably next to nil. I bet he was a regular football loving kid who loved his fair share of small poles and four corners (do kids still play that). Indeed when he was approached toContinue reading “ABRAHAM ATTAH; A UNICORN IN THE WORLD OF FILM”

FILM REVIEW; AFUA’S DIARY

Coming out of the screening of Afua’s Diary the word I heard filtering through the audience was “terrible”. That was not far from the truth but a bit harsh especially when you weigh expectations against this compact end product helmed by a debut director (Ben Owusu) with a slew of first-time performers. This romance narrativeContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; AFUA’S DIARY”

FILM REVIEW; BEASTS OF NO NATION

A lot of the build-up enveloping Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation focused on the first foray into feature film production by the video streaming company Netflix. This move has garnered some bad blood from major studios and cinema multiplexes for obvious reasons. Fukunaga’s film went on to screen at the Venice and Toronto filmContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; BEASTS OF NO NATION”

FILM-CAP; TELENOVELA PORNOS, NOLAN’S AKIRA…

I haven’t done much writing this week, just a feature breaking down the tiers of Ghanaian cinema so please check it out. As a throw back how about my review of Ava Duvernay’s Selma too. So what’s been happening on the Ghanaian film circuit? Well it turns out a group of movie producers in Ghana areContinue reading “FILM-CAP; TELENOVELA PORNOS, NOLAN’S AKIRA…”

FILM REVIEW; COP CAR

It’s been such a long time since I saw kids just be kids on screen. No coming of age business or no themes of bruised innocence, just kids being kids. Maybe it speaks to most of the films I watch or the films being made these days but there was simply something soothingly nostalgic aboutContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; COP CAR”

LOOKING FOR GHANA IN GHANAIAN CINEMA

Ghanaian cinema has made strides over the last 7 or so years since I got out of boarding school and these strides have largely been made in the right direction which is great. The caveat here is I’m mostly referring to the top tier of Ghanaian films which consists of theatrical and high profile direct-to-videoContinue reading “LOOKING FOR GHANA IN GHANAIAN CINEMA”

SPOILER ALERT!

“Spoiler Alert!” would accompany all blockbuster trailers if I had my way (and FYI, it accompanies this blog post too). Earlier this year the full trailer for Terminator: Genisys dropped and to say it had very little restraint is a considerable understatement. I got wind of the spoilers in the films trailer and actively avoidedContinue reading “SPOILER ALERT!”

FILM REVIEW; PITCH PERFECT 2

The first Pitch Perfect film was such a memorable experience owing to how surprisingly unique and enjoyable it was. It had the look of a Mean Girls in Uni on the surface but director Jason Moore provided a thoroughly charming film with such an endearing cast amidst the conceit of a joyous acapella underworld. TheContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; PITCH PERFECT 2”

ROMANCEXPLOITATION

A while back I did a little griping on the overindulgence with the romance genre by filmmakers and audiences alike in Ghana. This was at the turn of the year when I was looking forward to the potential of some variance from the first two Ghanaian cinematic offerings, Shirley Frimpong Manso’s Grey Dawn and PascalContinue reading “ROMANCEXPLOITATION”