Category: The Cutting Floor

Minari, Nine Days, The 40-Year-Old Version….The 20 best films at #Sundance2020

The Sundance film festival may have come and gone but the memories still linger thanks to the several impressions left by the films on this list. Many of these films…

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Sundance

African films make a splash at Sundance + See the complete list of winners

The 2020 Sundance film festival, the most important festival for independent American cinema came to a close Saturday night with the announcement of winners at the awards ceremony. Lee Isaac…

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Three takeaways from the trailer of ‘Queen Sono,’ Netflix’s first African original series

Back in December 2018, Netflix announced that it was looking towards Africa to siphon original series and films in line with its global ambitions. South African crime drama Queen Sono…

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Come Away

#Sundance2020: Angelina Jolie & David Oyelowo bring soul to ‘Come Away’

What if Neverland’s Peter and Wonderland’s Alice were brother and sister, parented by the cinematic duo of Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo? What if your favorite fairytale characters existed in…

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Carry You With Me

#Sundance2020: ‘I Carry You With Me’ is a heartbreaking stunner

I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo), the narrative feature length debut of director Heidi Ewing, an Oscar nominee for the 2006 short film Jesus Camp, is an epic…

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Film Review: Merry Men 2: Another Mission is loud, brash and generic

The most bankable star in Nollywood, a year removed from the box office success of his franchise opener, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, returns with the sequel you definitely…

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Film Review: The problem with Kayode Kasum’s Sugar Rush (and it isn’t the EFCC)

2019’s entry for feel-good movie of the year comes in the sleek-yet-sloppy, sickly-sweet packaging of Sugar Rush, the Kayode Kasum directed, star-studded, laugh-a-minute crime caper that has presently got the…

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Concert Review: 2Baba is 20 Years a King

The most important performer in contemporary Nigerian music needs no excuse to hold a live concert. Matter of fact it is somewhat of a letdown that he does not do…

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Film Review: Your Excellency is an embarrassing misfire

Consider this for a moment. You are a business mogul operating one of the most profitable film studios in all of Nollywood. You deliver a luxury edifice in one of…

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Theatre Review: Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens casts a spell

Another December, another Bolanle Austen-Peters extravaganza. And how we have come to love them. And why shouldn’t we? When it comes to bang for your buck, lavish high-end theatre productions,…

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