Mumuni’s 4Play goes two rounds and quits

Do you know Sanga Entertainment’s telephone number? You will! Tactlessly displayed and advertised throughout Act I of Mumuni’s latest descent from Venus, it attacks! Acts II & III use the subtler, bizarre method of placing a tiny screen on the upper-left corner (view) of the screen, which constantly flashes the Sanga logo. Audio plays deaf, … Continue reading

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

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

Death of a Dynasty

All good things come to an end, but the question is, was it ever good to begin with? I didn’t watch this movie, and I didn’t need to. The tiny bits I absorbed from a streaming site told the tale. I don’t condone streaming unless it supports filmmakers somehow, but due to Venus Films’ deceptive … Continue reading

Ghana turns West and why Venus Films has become a Madhouse

Chelsea is the worst movie Venus Films has ever produced. The plot is vapid, colorless, half-hearted and lacks no real inspiration. The actors recycled, dull, expressionless (recycled expressions), no progression in talent or each performance; it is as if the screen is dead. In hope of its resurrection, the film’s score diminishes this ambition with … 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

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

Heart of Men: Ghana exudes passion on screen

Director Frank Rajah Arase and producer Alhaji Abdul Salam Mumuni really step up their game in this film from Heroes Productions titled The Heart of Men. Despite not being a Venus Productions project and displaying the distinct A Venus Film Production symbol before opening credits,  the movie boasts many actors representing the ‘VFP’ house and … Continue reading