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

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

There’s nothing quite shocking or quiet about ‘Silent Scandals’

Vivian Ejike adds her name to list of emerging female directors working in film industries known as ‘Nollywood’ based in Nigeria, and the Ghana Film Industry, located in the Republic of Ghana. This list of directors includes names like…

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