Tag: The Film Blog

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EditorJuly 18, 2018

Film Review: Skyscraper is as solid as The Rock

Coming off a string of movies with huge box office wins (Jumanji, Fast 7, Rampage), Dwayne ‘’The Rock’’ Johnson might ...

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Bernard DayoMay 8, 2018

From “The Walking Dead” to Marvel’s “Black Panther”: Why Dana Gurira should play more action roles

When Black Panther star Danai Gurira was five-years-old, her parents moved her from Grinnell, Iowa to their homeland of Harare, ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 30, 2018

This trailer for “Date Night” is the stuff psychological thrillers are made of

Okay. So I’m a little excited about the forthcoming Date Night, partly because it’s a piece of filmmaking that derails ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 12, 2018

Film Review: Disguise is so bad, you will want your time (and money) back

What do men want? What do women want? These two, seemingly innocuous questions have bothered the great thinkers for the ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2018

[The Film Blog] How Africa Magic gave Nollywood a bad image

Long before streaming became such a huge part of our culture, access to Nollywood films mostly ran on an efficient ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 28, 2018

[The Media Blog] Here’s a first Look at Idris Elba’s upcoming comedy series “In the Long Run”

Is there anything like too much Idris Elba? Following the trailer release of his directorial debut Yardie, a crime thriller ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 27, 2018

[The Film Blog] This March, Falz will be Invading Cinemas with “Falz Experience The Movie”

Falz’s debut, late-year concert The Falz Experience might have gone, but its memory is still reverberating through pop culture, and ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 26, 2018

[The Film Blog] Here’s the first trailer for Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie”

Idris Elba – the Hollywood sweetheart who has made women swoon for years, and has been a sizzling presence in ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 23, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: ‘Beyond Nollywood’ and the challenge of inclusion

At this point in its evolution, the Nollywood aesthetic is pretty much defined. Extremely low budgets and limited technical know-how ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 21, 2018

[The Film Blog] Idrissa Ouedraogo, prolific African filmmaker, dies at 64

According to a statement from the National Filmmakers Guild, Burkina Faso’s Idrissa Ouedraogo, a legendary figure of African cinema, died ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 19, 2018

[The Film Blog] Catch the New York Premiere of Dare Olaitan’s Ojukokoro at the Metrograph on April 13

If you will be in New York before April 13 and looking for fun things to do, I suggest you ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 16, 2018

[The Media Blog] If you ever needed a reason to get on iRokoTV, this is it

Because I mean well for Nollywood and would like to see the industry grow, I downloaded the iRokoTV app some ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 14, 2018

[The Film Blog] These Are the Films that Have Captured our Hearts at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival

This year’s Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) is currently underway at the Balwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Los Angeles, ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 13, 2018

Film Review: The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is every Lagosian IJGB fantasy come to life

Let us just get it out of the way. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, the latest project from EbonyLife films is ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 12, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: The Shape of Water should win everything

Among his many sins, Harvey Weinstein is to be blamed for turning awards season into a marketing frenzy where victory ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2018

[The Film Blog] You can now stream South African queer film “Inxeba” (The Wound) on Netflix

“In The Wound, being a man isn’t about being a naturally dominant person, but about learning to submit yourself to ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 8, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is Margot Robbie’s Tour De Force

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 7, 2018

[The Film Blog] Seyi Shay channels her inner diva in the teaser for “Lara and the beat”

Lara and the Beat sounds like Beauty and the Beast, or is just me? Is it because the film stars ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Mean streets; Wilfred Okiche reviews Respeto

  In Alberto Monteras II’s Respeto, a gritty, realistic examination of the complex relationship between hip hop culture and inner ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 4, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is buoyed by its careful explorations of complexities of victimhood

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 2, 2018

[The Film Blog] We need to talk about the Oscar-nominated “Dunkirk” and its exclusion of women

I’m on a must-watch Oscar movies marathon. The idea is very simple: I try to watch all the films nominated ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 31, 2018

[The Film Blog] “Hereditary” is the Scary Horror Film Everyone was Talking About at Sundance

Every film buff knows the Sundance film festival is always a useful precursor for the films that will dominate the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 25, 2018

Film Review: Esohe is puzzling and clunky, but somehow it works

Nigerian immigrant, Gary Barbar (Jimmy Jean-Louis) isn’t doing badly living and working in the United States of America. He has ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 20, 2018

[The Film Blog] Harry Potter Fan Film explores the Dark Origins of Voldermort

From TV shows to movies, fan fiction has always been part of pop culture, fuelled by an active cauldron of ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 12, 2018

[The Film Blog] A definitive Brenda Fassie Biopic with a strictly South African cast is just what we need right now

The legacy of South African pop diva Brenda Fassie will be immortalized on screen after UK film company Showbizbee acquired the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 9, 2018

[The Film Blog] Kemi Adetiba has an upcoming film and it’s called “King of Boys”

As one of the few female directors in Nigeria who have successfully helmed the country’s best selling film, everyone has ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 6, 2018

[The Film Blog] The Teaser for “Hello, Rain” Based on Nnedi Okorafor’s Short Story “Hello, Moto” is Here and We Want More

At long last, the promotional cycle for Hello, Rain finally begins. After an incredible 2017 with a powerful TED Talk ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 16, 2017

[The Film Blog] Are Nollywood films becoming bad?  

 Till date, one of the biggest and unmatched box office success stories is that of The Wedding Party, the Kemi ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

[The Film Blog] The Accidental Spy may be the worst thing AY has ever done

Not to be confused with the 2001 Jackie Chan led Hong Kong film, The Accidental Spy, produced by the duo ...

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EditorDecember 5, 2017

Ufuoma McDermott’s “Christmas is Coming” desperately needs a christmas miracle of its own

Just in time for the festive season, Ufuoma McDermott jumps into the actress/producer/director fray with her first film in at ...

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