FILM REVIEW; THE SHALLOWS

The Shallows is a lean mean man versus nature tale that sees an injured surfer battle against time and a shark with a vendetta in shallow sea waters. Pretty basic plot. It has no deep philosophical or spiritual undertones like say, The Grey. The Shallows just plays as the most minimal of thrillers and ourContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE SHALLOWS”

GHANAIAN BIOPICS I HOPE TO SEE

Biopics have been a mainstay of cinema worldwide. From Jean D’Arc through to Raging Bull and the more recent Lincoln, dramatizations of historical figures have found their way to the big screen and they have been historical reference points for cinephiles like myself despite the obvious liberties taken with the truth. But that’s the riskContinue reading “GHANAIAN BIOPICS I HOPE TO SEE”

THE DYSFUNCTION OF GHANAIAN FILM

I approached a friend at church who happens to be related to Ekow Smith-Asante, who stars in the Kwaw Ansah vehicle Praising the Lord Plus One. This film had the look of an interesting religious satire and it perked my interest. I asked the said friend to maybe hook me up with a screener or somethingContinue reading “THE DYSFUNCTION OF GHANAIAN FILM”

WHY SETTLE FOR JUST ROMANCE?

It has been a bit of an ordeal trying to give face to Ghanaian cinema. Most films struggle to be decent, some don’t even try but the thing that bugs me the most is our fixation with romance. One look at the Best picture nominees from last year’s industry says it all; Why Should IContinue reading “WHY SETTLE FOR JUST ROMANCE?”