I prefer to watch films without seeing the trailer so I don’t form a bias, ‘The Cursed Ones’ is one of those films, as the trailer left me wanting to dislike the film. As soon as the trailer started I thought – not another film about witchcraft, so I confess this film and I were […]
What are the odds of bumping into a random person, exchanging mobile phones, boarding passes and flights? Well thankfully comedies work on the premise of ‘this could happen’ rather than ‘this makes sense’, hence ‘Phone Swap’ needs a lot more of our ‘suspended reality’ to go along on the ride. Mary is a talented seamstress […]
There is a common phrase called the ‘filmmakers film’, these films aren’t really known or praised for their commercal success (that is not to say they aren’t commercially successful) but more so for the numerous awards they win or for their contribution to filmmaking as an art form. Usually these films go beyond the edge […]
Once in a while you come across a film that leaves you thinking deeply about what you have just seen on screen. ‘Half of the Yellow Sun’ is one of those, its central plot is the love shared between the protagonists, but it is definitely not a romantic film. Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a university […]
One thing Netflix has done recently is add Nollywood films to its catalogue which is a smart move considering the number of Nigerian’s in the UK and the USA. Thanks to them, I stumbled on ‘Flower Girl’ which I heard not heard of, talk less of consider watching. Kemi (Damilola Adegbite) is a florist (yep, […]
Ok, I must confess, this is a Ghanian film which I only discovered after I started watching the film. What attracted me was Kimberly Elise who is one of my favourite actors, who I think is a brilliant actor. ‘Ties That Bind’ gets going with Buki arriving at at a small village to start her […]
My initial attempt to watch this film failed as I nodded off so I saved it for a time when I was fresh and able to concentrate, I wish I had not bothered. ‘Lies Men Tell’ starts out poorly, shows very little promise in the middle but slowly knocks your hopes down. Desmond Elliot plays […]
I was so excited when I caught wind of Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1’ and the trailer only added to the expectation when I saw it on the tail end of 2013. Imagine my delight when I stumbled on it while browsing Netflix, I took a deep breathe but could not bring myself to watch it. […]
As your average sucker for a good “chick flick” (and yes, I have done the whole ice cream business), I’m the kind of person who is generally interested in light-hearted films with a fair amount of plot, stereotyped characters, and a very clearly set relationship diagram.
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