Tag: movie review

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Otaigbe EwoigbokhanNovember 7, 2018

King of Boys: An unvarnished look into the seedy underbelly of the Lagos elite

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys is a coming of age film and a departure from the mundane theme of comedy ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 17, 2017

Film review: Banana Island Ghost has the cool factor

Banana Island Ghost is a consolidation of recent developments in the Nigerian film industry. Coming in with a real great ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 13, 2017

Movie Review: Isoken is an incredibly amazing story

The Jadesola Osiberu written, directed and produced Love movie cum romantic comedy titled Isoken is a brilliantly told story about ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Throwback to 2006 when a Nollywood fan was ‘wailing’

This is a reminder of how far we have come – from 2006 when this piece was published in the ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 4, 2017

Movie Review: Alakada Reloaded, an elaborate hoax to collect money from Nigerians

A big screen answer to Jennifer Akindele’s Jenifa, Alakada reloaded is a meh attempt. The Falz-esque style of speaking, extreme ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 29, 2017

Movie Review: Slow Country, a mix of rowdiness and funny accents

Three hours of a good but not excellent movie. The truth is Slow Country isn’t a bad movie, it’s just ...

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EditorFebruary 4, 2017

Movie review: Rita Dominic and Femi Jacobs reunite, but cannot save The Guest

by Wilfred Okiche The makers of The Guest, the sexy romantic thriller directed by Christian Olayinka, must have figured that ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 18, 2016

Movie review: The sometimes funny, twisted world of Brother Jekwu

by Okon Ekpo Brother Jekwu, the new film starring Mike Ezuruonye as a bumbling village idiot who leaves his hometown ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2016

Movie review: The Wedding Party is an extended music video. But is it fun?

by Wilfred Okiche The trailer for The Wedding Party, the feverishly anticipated event movie from the trio of EbonyLife Films, ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

Wilfred Okiche: Lessons from the 76 movie [NEW VOICES]

by Wilfred Okiche At the just concluded Africa International Film Festival, I was privileged to have caught a screening of ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 25, 2016

Movie review: ’76 is imperfect, but therein lies the beauty

by Okon Ekpo It is the film that launched a thousand countdowns, most of them premature. The long-in-the-works, much postponed ...

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Isime EseneNovember 13, 2016

Movie review: ‘Dinner’ has a woman problem. But that’s not all

by Okon Ekpo Dinner is the new film written and directed by Jay Franklyn Jituboh. A drama of manners, Dinner ...

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RoqeebahNovember 12, 2016

Movie review: ‘The Wedding Party’ is all the Nigerian weddings you’ve been to and some

The Wedding Party is the much anticipated Nollywood romcom directed by (up until now) music-video director, Kemi Adetiba. The result ...

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Isime EseneNovember 5, 2016

Movie review: Mrs Right Guy is warm, harmless fun

by Okon Ekpo In the prologue for Mrs Right Guy, a South African romantic comedy directed by Adze Ugah, a ...

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RoqeebahNovember 1, 2016

Movie Review: This grudge falls flat | The Grudge

by Okon Ekpo Call it a mini Tinsel reunion. For her debut effort as producer, actress Funmi Holder – best ...

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RoqeebahOctober 29, 2016

Movie review: Oloibiri is not the definitive Niger Delta narrative

by Okon Ekpo As we were taught in school, oil was first discovered in Nigeria in commercial quantities in a ...

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Isime EseneOctober 16, 2016

Movie review: When Love Happens Again is a movie that didn’t deserve to be made

by Okon Ekpo The last time we saw the cute if unlikely couple, Mo and Tobenna, lead characters in the ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 9, 2016

So are we all going to sit here and pretend Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The CEO’ isn’t a terrible, godawful movie?

by Tolu Omoyeni When the Nigerian media went agog over the in-flight premiere of Kunle Afolayan‘s new movie, The CEO, some ...

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Op-Ed EditorJune 18, 2016

Lolade Nwanze: Hell or High Water – Time well spent

So It was date night again yesterday; it’s been a while. Husband said there was a private movie screening and ...

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OluwapelumiJuly 21, 2015

Movie Review: 3 Is Company

An ambitious career woman is horrified when her husband’s best friend starts showing a romantic interest in her arch enemy ...

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Mallam YeroJune 25, 2015

Movie Review: Iyore

African movie reviewer, Adenike Adebayo, reviews the movie ‘Iyore’ She describes the movie as a really good one with a ...

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Mallam YeroJune 17, 2015

Movie Review: While You Slept

Prolific African movie reviewer, Adenike Adebayo, reviews the movie ‘While You Slept.’ She describes the movie as controversial and very ...

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Kolapo OlapojuMay 11, 2015

So Desperate Housewives Africa, bad idea…or worst idea

by Wilfred Okichie The original Desperate Housewives, a primetime soap created by Marc Cherry, and premiered on ABC in October, ...

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Kolapo OlapojuApril 22, 2015

Movie review: Ini Edo, Joseph Benjamin slum it in ‘While you slept’

by Wilfred Okiches There is a brief moment when While you slept, the latest collaboration between star Ini Edo, director, ...

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Isime EseneMarch 21, 2015

Movie review: ‘The Department’ is not edgy or thrilling enough

by Wilfred Okiche The Department is billed as a break away from the usual norm of regurgitative Nollywood storytelling, what ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 28, 2015

Movie review: Launcelot Imasuen’s Invasion 1897 is a hot mess

by Wilfred Okiche Launcelot Odua Imasuen’s Invasion 1897, a history lesson and would be blockbuster has been talk of movie ...

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Isime EseneDecember 14, 2014

Movie review: ‘A place in the stars’ is a hugely disappointing film

by Wilfred Okiche The buzz surrounding A Place in the stars, the new film by Steve Gukas was pretty good. ...

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June 23, 2014

Movie review: Brother’s Keeper gets a C for effort

by Wilfred Okiche One has to admit, Nollywood has been making an effort these days and actress/producer Omoni Oboli has ...

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June 1, 2014

Movie review: Render to Caesar makes a credible, spirited effort

by Wilfred Okiche Render to Caesar wants to be many things at once. A crime thriller, a police procedural, a ...

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May 11, 2014

Movie review: ‘Deep inside’ is a silly silly film

by Wilfred Okiche There is a scene early in ‘Deep inside’ directed by Lancelot Odua-Imasuen that foretells exactly the kind ...

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