Category: Moving Pictures

‘The Film’ As Champion of Social Consciousness

          There are many factors, some age-old, others more recent, that have firmly entrenched the medium of film as the most potent medium that affects and alters social consciousness. To begin with, we are now in the age of infotainment, where information and entertainment have become inseparable; an age in which […]

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Coronavirus Compels Postponement of iREP Festival

The yearly gathering of cineastes in Lagos, focused on screening documentary films, will not happen on the usual dates this year. The opening of the iREPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL has been postponed from tomorrow and the festival itself has been pushed forward indefinitely. So, yesterday  evening, there was no ice-breaker screening of Supo Shasore’s Journey […]

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The Feast of Documentaries Returns to Town

By Fred Akanni, Film Correspondent Next Thursday (March 19), ushers in the 10th edition of the iREP Documentary Film Festival, the gathering of cineastes credited with popularizing documentary filmmaking in Nigeria. An ice breaker cocktail party, complete with the screening of Supo Shasore’s, well received ‘Journey to An African Colony:  THE MAKING OF NIGERIA’, welcomes […]

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The Feast of Documentaries Returns to Town

By Fred Akanni, Film Correspondent This Thursday ushers in the 10th edition of the iREP Documentary Film Festival, the gathering of cineastes credited with popularizing documentary filmmaking in Nigeria. An ice breaker cocktail party, complete with the screening of Supo Shasore’s, well received ‘Journey to An African Colony:  THE MAKING OF NIGERIA’, welcomes the guests […]

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‘The Last Tree’, a Clash of Ideas?

            The erroneous belief, especially in this part of the world, that discipline is unenforceable when parents forge close relationships with their children is thoroughly scrutinized in Shola Amoo’s debut feature film, about a Nigerian immigrant and her young son. Femi reluctantly leaves Mary, his humane foster mother, in Lincolnshire […]

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Muna: Do Not Try This Anywhere

A cross-section of Nigerian viewers is displeased with Nollywood for making drama and comedy the dominant genres in their storytelling.  Understandably, those two genres, quite often, do not require as much technical and expensive elements as action, horror and war films, which need considerable funding to be top-notch.  Kevin Nwankwor’s Muna is likely to lessen […]

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Muna: Do Not Try This Anywhere

Film review           by Amarachukwu Iwuala   A cross-section of Nigerian viewers is displeased with Nollywood for making drama and comedy the dominant genres in their storytelling.  Understandably, those two genres, quite often, do not require as much technical and expensive elements as action, horror and war films, which need considerable […]

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Ordinary Fellows … Quid Pro Quo

              Nollywood has hardly explored stories about ways and means on campuses, beyond the tales of misguided students who belong to cults. Lorenzo Menakaya and Ikenna Aniekwe have, thankfully, decided to journey to an area that is largely ignored. “The producers should consider turning the work into a TV […]

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In the Shadow of Knotty Affairs

            In spite of the fact that Nigeria continues to produce literary giants whose works make waves both locally and internationally, only a handful of these literary masterpieces have been optioned for the screen, which is why the movie adaptation of Walking with Shadows is impressive. A former male lover […]

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Beyond a Sophisticated Title

            Review of The Ghost and the House of Truth: When the name Ego Boyo is mentioned in connection with a film production, majority of moviegoers leap in excitement because Boyo hardly disappoints.  When she then decides to team up with Akin Omotoso (Vaya, Man on Ground) on a project, […]

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