Category: The Film Blog

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 10, 2019

Film Review: Void is a surprising psychological drama

In Void, the new psychological drama produced by actor Frederick Leonard and directed by Eneaji Chris, troubling signs arrive early ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 8, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o is now the fifth black woman to be on the cover of horror magazine Fangoria

Lupita Nyongo’s career has accelerated since starring in Marvel’s Black Panther. In short, she’s everywhere, from getting linked to other ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 7, 2019

Idris Elba is replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad 2’

Despite the failures and dissatisfaction with the first Suicide Squad, the movie still did well at the box office. A bland ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2019

How Steven Spielberg’s push against Netflix can hurt the chances of African movies at the Oscars

The 91st Academy Awards, for which critical darling Roma took home major wins, came with a surprising post-script: Steven Spielberg wants the ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2019

C J Obasi’s ‘Hello, Rain’ has screened on every continent, and now it will premiere in Australia

I can’t think of any Nigerian film that has enjoyed a lot of film festival appearances than Hello, Rain, the ...

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Emmanuel OnwuchekwaFebruary 27, 2019

Black Panther’s wins at the Oscars were the wins that really made a statement

We rejoiced with Ryan Coogler’s cast of Marvel’s Black Panther as they stormed the SAG awards and took home two ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 27, 2019

The trailer for ‘Being Annabel’ is so bad it will give you an existential crisis

Put bluntly, the trailer for Being Annabel is bad. And the greatest travesty? The movie will be in cinemas next ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 25, 2019

Imoh Umoren has given us visuals to his upcoming movie ‘Dear Bayo’

In September, 2018, Imoh Umoren tweeted that he was planning on churning out more TV shows in 2019. In other ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 25, 2019

David Oyelowo joins cast of ‘Peter Rabbit’ sequel

According to reports, the upcoming sequel to Peter Rabbit has added David Oyelowo to the cast. Simply titled Peter Rabbit ...

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Vincent DesmondFebruary 25, 2019

The Trailer For Call Me By My Name Is A Reminder That Nigeria Filmmakers Need To Make Trailers

The Nigerian movie industry just may be making an attempt to bring back horror and thriller genre, a genre which ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 25, 2019

Here’s the full winners’ list of the 2019 Oscars

The 91st Academy Awards took place on Sunday night and it was the first time in thirty years without a ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 22, 2019

The film adaptation of West African fantasy novel ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ has found a director: Rick Famuyiwa!

Look, everything about Tomi Adeyemi‘s debut YA fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone screamed film adaptation. Fox 2000 had ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 21, 2019

Ugandan-British actor Daniel Kaluuya to star in Black Panther biopic ‘Jesus Was My Homeboy’

Daniel Kaluuya hasn’t been featured in any movie post-Black Panther, except for the 2018 Steve McQueen heist film Widows. Now ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 21, 2019

The teaser for Dimeji Ajibola’s new movie ‘Ratnik’ is the dystopian, action-thriller we deserve in 2019

After a seven year hiatus since the musical thriller Hoodrush was released, Dimeji Ajibola‘s new project is robust as it is quite ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 20, 2019

‘Lara and the Beat’ screens at the Pan African Film Festival

The 2019 Pan African Film Festival came to an end on Monday and it was a celebration of African cinema ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 19, 2019

Dear Lord in Heaven someone explain this ‘Zero Hour’ trailer

The trailer for Robert Peters‘ upcoming movie Zero Hour has been released, and it’s simply hard to follow. The movie ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Of fathers and their sons: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 16, 2019

The shooting of ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ has ended and this sweet photo from John Boyega will get you in your feels

I did not expect to tear up yesterday when John Boyega tweeted a cute Star Wars picture of himself (Finn), ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 16, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Books, lies and videotape- Review of The Plagiarist

Director Peter Parlow attempts a deep dive into the creative mind, trying out a series of ideas before settling on ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 15, 2019

The trailer for election season movie ‘Code Wilo’ will give you all the violence you can bear

Nollywood has since aligned itself with this current election season than ever before, giving us movies and short films that ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 15, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Sex and the City: A review of Tamer Jandali’s Easy Love

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 14, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Rosamund Pike is terrific in A Private War

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam as part of its ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2019

Omawumi and Waje have made their first movie ‘She Is,’ and the trailer stars Somkele Idhalama in a lead role

Last month, vocal powerhouses and best friends Omawumi and Waje came together to establish Hermanes Media, a media company set up ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2019

Eva Alordiah’s short film ‘Where’s the Condom?’ is so hollow and flat it will give you a concussion

For most people, the name Eva Alordiah now feels estranged from music. Once a vibrant, zany, quirky rapper with immense ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2019

Joke Silva will attend the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to discuss women in film as a panelist

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be huge for African films, in that African filmmakers, artists, distributors and key stakeholders ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

Ireti Doyle is fierce and rebellious in the trailer for ‘1929,’ a movie about the Aba Women’s Riot

Forget the new crop of actresses that have waltzed into Nollywood, Ireti Doyle is still a boss. If you need ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

BAFTA 2019: Letitia Wright wins Rising Star Award and thanks God for helping her through depression

On a Sunday night that packed with award ceremonies like the Grammys, this year’s BAFTA aka the British Oscars rolled ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2019

Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’ to screen at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)

Since released in 2014, Stephanie Linus’ first filmmaking effort Dry has cemented itself as a relevant entry in the Nollywood ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 7, 2019

Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. have acquired film rights to Marlon James’ new book ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

According to Deadline, the film rights to Marlon James’ highly anticipated and just-released book Black Leopard, Red Wolf has been ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 6, 2019

Feel the election season and watch Ayo Ayoola in ‘If I Am President’ premiering on AIT this Friday

Election season in Nigeria is in full force. On social media, it’s inescapable with political debates being shaped by dramas ...

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