Keys & Blige: 2 Loveless Artists in One Review

The Element of Freedom – After a brief snippet, in which Keys’ speaks of a budding flower as a metaphor for freedom, the album enters boldly into its first song ‘Love Is Blind’, and then takes a misstep with ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’. Things begin to sound better quickly with ‘Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart’, arguably … Continue reading

Manso delivers a perfect picture with ‘A Sting in a Tale’

In all the films Jim Iyke and Majid Michel have appeared in together, I have yet to see one single ounce of chemistry worthy of comparison that both Michael (Shaker) and Adjetey Anang (Pusher) seem to show so effortlessly in practically every entertaining shot of this movie; oh, the things we do for love! Shirley … Continue reading

Tchidi Chikere shows beautiful soul in ‘Deepest of Dreams’

I lambasted Chikere for past films like Hope for Tomorrow that lack real meaning and Friends in Love (Used People) which fail miserably at successfully utilizing actors of immense talent, but with ‘Deepest of Dreams’, Chikere succeeds wonderfully at contrasting spiritual and physical dimensions, told through rationally cadenced narrative. The hardened, thick, black prosthetic used … Continue reading

Brief Review: Mumuni & Rajah pair Nelson and Dumelo in Material Girl

“She’s a lady..a classy bitchy baby…a soulless bitch!” – She’s A Lady Abdul Salam Mumuni can say “…to hell with Van Vicker” and with good reason. John Dumelo ain’t a slouch and can hold his own among the best of them in all of Ghana, as well as in Nigeria. In a cinematic climate fascinated … Continue reading

Avatar pops 3D blue yet can’t escape being soulless trash

You’re not the only one with a gun bitch! – Trudy Chacon Despite all Avatar’s efforts, the film doesn’t seem to resonate the way it should. Rather it focuses heavy on war-driven themes of imperialism, colonialism, manifest destiny, and full-fledged terrorism. How prejudice can one film be, in referring to indigenous people as blue colored … Continue reading