Manso plays draughts with Africa’s ‘Fatal Attraction’

I like Shirley Frimpong Manso as many of us do in the African movie business. Nevertheless, her continuous ‘Obsession’ with African American cinema proves no more pervasive, unimaginative, unoriginal, or uninspiring, than at this very moment. Falling from grace like Sappho’s Aphrodite, and after winning the AMAA in April for Best Director, Manso directs the … Continue reading

Kobi Rana misapplies epic drama to suggestive ads

Prince Dave Osei throws weight around, and doesn’t play second fiddle to Majid Michel or John Dumelo. His role as Ray, a conflicted romanticist, proves why Hollywood filmmakers chose him for the upcoming film The Dead. Martha Ankomah shows strength, but’s no match here for Eddie Nartey, who gives a caliber performance, rivaled only by … Continue reading

Classic Concoction

Count your blessings, Nas and Damian Marley have produced the best album of the decade, and the first “greatest” of the century. Do albums this good come every 10 years? Jay-Z and Linkin Park wish their Collision Course sounding so high. Musically and culturally, the genres mesh like ackee and saltfish, grilled snapper with sauce … Continue reading

Oh No, Another Nollywood Movie??

Pascal Amanfo shows potential, but “Naked Faces” ends up being just another Nollywood movie. Amanfo’s narrating and erratic camera work misses the mark most times, but at certain points, shows brilliance. For instance, the aerial shot from the tree Leslie (Ecow Smith Asante) and Frank (Majid Michel) sit under, glows beautifully. What seems like a good … Continue reading

What’s Happening Raj!!

Van Vick dons blond, and does everything but the cabbage patch in a krumping battle; all while writing, starring, directing and producing “Raj The Dancer”. The film’s full of funny bits, like Raj peeking through the outside window of a dance class, Chris (Prince David Osei) slapping Raj for trying to kiss him, Raj’s MJ-esque … Continue reading