Category: Movies

This category is used for movies from the West which means they cover movies from the US, Canada, the UK, and other European countries, plus Australia and New Zealand. We are only interested in movies done in the English Language. We are yet to review a single movie from Asia. There are Indian and Hong Kong films in English. We do not just have the kind of resources to cover them all so there is no reason starting what we cannot finish. If we ever cover Asian movies it will be a minority endeavor so we will give it a category of itself so as not to let it get lost in the vastness of “Movie”. So far, it is only Western movies that are covered here. We also have an entry for Netflix movies but we still allow Netflix movies here as well. Which means this category covers theatrical, streaming, and TV movies. The few Nigerian movies we have published are under the entry of Nollywood.

Hustlers

Hustlers Movie Review: A Fine Story Gone Dry

“Motherhood is a mental illness,” says Ramona a veteran stripper who becomes a criminal who uses her body to lure men, drug them and rob them. Sounds like a great concept? It is. More than a concept, it is a true-life experience of four women who made small fortunes as strippers in some of Manhattan’s ...

Once Upon a time in Hollywood

Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood: A Blend of Incoherence, Violence, and Class

The first Quentin Tarantino film I watched was “Django Unchained”. I was in the university then and the likes of Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr, and Ralph Ellison were our heroes. Racism was one of the most popular subjects and we were united as Africans in our support for what our African American brothers ...

Anna Review

What Do Films Like Luc Besson’s Anna Desire To Achieve?

When I began writing movie reviews, the internet told me that reviews are around the 1000-word count and above. This is not a hard thing to reach because films in their multifaceted nature of actors, directors, box office, studio, trend, etc, have a lot of talking points. With “Angel Has Fallen” and “Joker“, there is ...

Goldfinch

The Goldfinch Movie Review: Gold or Not?

The idea of adapting books into motion pictures has been a long age tradition in the film industry. It is a task that gives both the director and scriptwriters both joy and sleepless nights. When it is executed rightly, viewers leave the cinema hall with smiles plastered on their faces, but when the tricky adaptation ...

Joker

Joker Review: A Powerful Concept, Terrible Execution

A glance at the top-grossing films of 2019 reveals that action and adventure are movie-goers favorites. “Avengers: Endgame” “Spider-man: Far From Home”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Captain Marvel” and their ilks. It seems movie-goers are becoming lazier as the days past, too lazy to trust original ideas, too lazy to follow a story that solves ...

Aladdin

Aladdin Review: A Billion Dollar Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story

“It is sad having a monkey as the only parental authority in your life,” says Aladdin played by Mena Massoud but this is not the only sad thing about the movie. And this is not the perfect way to start the “Aladdin” review. There is no better way actually. Aladdin is a live-action remake of ...

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen Review: What Next For The Fallen Series?

In 2013, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt’s brainchild “Olympus Has Fallen” hit the box office and became the first of the Fallen film series. Olympus has a mixed review with reviewers leaning towards the unfavorable. In 2016, “London has Fallen” was released. The trailer coincided with the week of the anniversary of the London Bombings ...

Gemini Man

Is Gemini Man that Bad? – Full Review

If “Gemini Man” was produced in 1997 the first time it was conceived, it would have won the best Sci-fi movie, maybe even the Oscar. However, it’s production 20 years after seems like something that was rushed with an old script pulled out from the shelves and banking on the individual brilliance of Will Smith ...

Living in Bondage

Living In Bondage Review: A Dry Meat That Fills The Mouth

“You speak Igbo, you drink palm wine, and you like highlife. Just take my heart… Open heart surgery.” This is the character of Andy Okeke’s son Nnamdi Okeke, played by Swanky JKA (not a Kenyan with that name – he is Igbo and an actor who can be a local champion like Zubby Michael and ...

Hobbs and Shaw

Fast and Furious’ Hobbs and Shaw Review: It’s All Hops and Show

The Fast and Furious mega-franchise has moved from action films to films in the cusp of actions and science fiction. For its spin-off and team-up movie “Hobbs and Shaw”, it is science fiction and the fantasy laced with action. I can imagine how the story was made – the guys at Universal Pictures asked the ...

After movie

After Movie Review: The Good, The Bad, The Predictable

“Isn’t nice another word for boring?” This is Harding played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin asking Tessa (Josephine Langford), while they swim in a brook, what a high school boy does to deserve a girl like Tessa and she said he is nice. In one line, “After” is a movie about a girl who goes to the ...