Tag: Film review

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Azougue Nazare review; Love and dance in sugarcane country

A few days ago, while speaking at a cultural event in Paris, France, prominent Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie got ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 10, 2018

Film Review: Familiar, repetitive… The new Wives on Strike isn’t a revolution

It is hard to go wrong with a movie that is built around a social message. Especially in conservative societies ...

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EditorNovember 14, 2017

Film Review: Forget the title, Couple’s Award is a pleasant surprise

by Wilfred Okiche To market Couple’s Award, a surprisingly decent, if linear domestic drama about the toll that the pressures ...

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EditorOctober 24, 2017

Film Review: Excess Luggage has its moments, overstays its welcome

by Wilfred Okiche   The film business is such that it welcomes anyone with cash and determination to spare. Every ...

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EditorOctober 15, 2017

Film Review: Catch.er is raining men, and clues

by Wilfred Okiche   In CaTCH.eR, the latest crime thriller by Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur, the director returns to the seedy ...

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EditorOctober 9, 2017

Film Review: Blessing Egbe’s The Women is ‘Fifty’, but a lot less classy

by Wilfred Okiche     Blessing Egbe has built a career on documenting the ups and downs of being female ...

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EditorOctober 1, 2017

Film Review: Dance To My Beat is a shameless cash grab. But you will laugh

by Wilfred Okiche   Nollywood starlet, Mary Lazarus joins the ever-expanding list of actresses to take the plunge into film ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 30, 2017

Film Review: My Wife and I is a decent project with lazy characterisation

Nigerian movie writers and production companies are riding high on the wings of the romantic comedy genre. The box office ...

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EditorAugust 5, 2017

Film Review: Hakkunde is a confluence of ideas, skill and talent

by Wilfred Okiche Director Asurf Oluseyi has made two shorts,- the AMVCA winning A Day with Death and Hell or ...

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EditorFebruary 25, 2017

Movie Review: Something Fresh, Something Familiar, Something Wicked

by Wilfred Okiche The unprecedented triumph of last year’s money printing behemoth, The Wedding Party at the domestic box office ...

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ToluJanuary 28, 2017

Film review: ‘All about love’ manages to get by

by Wilfred Okiche From the stable of Diamond Groove pictures, makers of such forgettable fare as I Come Lagos and ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 25, 2017

Film review: ‘Saving Dreams’ is just unexciting

by Wilfred Okiche Brenda Jackson (Karen Simpson), an up and coming singer spends her days (and nights) toiling in Canadian ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2015

Film Review: Stephanie Okereke-Linus’ Dry

At the closing of NollywoodWeek Paris on the 7th of June, 2015, I saw Stephanie Linus’s Dry, which begins with Zara Robbins ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 18, 2015

Movie Review: Iyore is good, then bad, then terrible

The creative union between Frank Rajah Arase, the Nigerian born director and Abdul Salam Mumuni, head of Venus, a production ...

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February 24, 2014

Film review: Watch ‘Onye Ozi’ with low expectations and you won’t be disappointed

by Wilfred Okiche Director Obi Emelonye probably earned the right to make ‘Onye ozi’ – translated as The Messenger- , ...

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November 16, 2013

Movie review: Bayo Alawiye’s ‘Dark Side’ just manages to get by

by Wilfred Okiche ‘Dark side’ is a suspense thriller starring Bayo Alawiye, Nobert Young, Joseph Benjamin and Uru Eke. It ...

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July 23, 2013

Movie review: Why ‘What to expect when you are expecting’ is a must watch

by Nanya Konwea Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find ...

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July 20, 2013

Movie review: ‘Turning Point’ is a rough cut of a potentially intriguing film

by Wilfred Okiche Another year, another ‘’Nollywood-Hollywood’ collaboration arrives.  And how we’ve come to dread them. A long time ago, ...

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June 17, 2013

Review: A mix of interesting movies from the European film festival in Abuja

by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo The 6th European Film Festival held recently in Abuja. As in previous editions, films from several European ...

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June 17, 2013

Film review: Dear Nollywood, films like ‘On bended knees’ can (and should) still go straight to DVD

by Wilfred Okiche   As Nollywood actresses go, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha is pretty big. She’s been around for a while, ...

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