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

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

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