FILM REVIEW; REBECCA

Rebecca marks Shirley Frimpon-Manso’s first directorial effort of 2016 and it brought to mind one of her more accomplished offerings in 6 Hours to Christmas. You can note the minimal cast, strong chemistry and the compact environment as some of the similarities but whilst 6 Hours to Christmas was an immensely enjoyable bout of storytellingContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; REBECCA”

BETTING ON SHIRLEY AND HER SPARROW

A few weeks after the not so popular Ghana Movie Awards (GMAs), the inaugural Sparrow Entertainment Festival graced the Ghanaian cinemasphere. This is quite opportune if you ask me and it sheds light on what may be a step in the right direction for Ghanaian cinema. When I posited the question “How seriously should weContinue reading “BETTING ON SHIRLEY AND HER SPARROW”

GHO GHIRL!

“Gho Ghirl” – corny I know. The good Lord will be spanking me for that title. I gripe a great deal about Ghanaian cinema and rightfully so because the glass is always half empty for me. To paraphrase a friend, you’re silly if you don’t see it that way. Well call me silly then becauseContinue reading “GHO GHIRL!”

FILM-CAP; 14:32, AMERICAN ULTRA, LATE OSCARS…

Very little of note happened on the local scene this week. The same could be said for most weeks. I saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Last Night this week – both flawed but with bits to enjoy and you can check out my reviews on the blog. I also put up reviews a coupleContinue reading “FILM-CAP; 14:32, AMERICAN ULTRA, LATE OSCARS…”

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”

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?”