oloibiri

OLOIBIRI MOVIE: MORE VACUOUS THAN MEETS THE EYE

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There is a noticeable effort with a part of Nollywood to create better scripts for ultimately better movies. These days, you now get to perceive, in movies, genuine intellectual efforts: the implementation of cultural clash and shock, and a sort of cause-and-effect technique, as can be seen in Oloibiri movie. Only, this is a Western filmmaker, and should do better, […]

It's Her Day

IT’S HER DAY PROGRESSES ALL THE WAY, BUT….

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Seated silently, in the movie chart of every cinema is this unsuspicious, and surprisingly brilliant movie, It’s Her Day. Unfortunately, it reigns at a time when other overtly raved movies—unbefitting too—exist. It is a considerably well-thought-out movie undeserving of the miserly attention it has ever received from the Nigerian media. Had this movie a better budget: finishing, picture quality, sound, […]

a trip to jamaica

A TRIP TO JAMAICA: A COMEDY OF 3RR0R5

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A trip to Jamaica is a thoroughly enjoyable and humorous movie that travels the locations Lagos to the United States to Jamaica. It makes use of loads of conflicts, and Nse Ikpe Etim does a good job creating tension with her character’s multiple emotional meltdowns. The movie sets situations that generally lead to a comic relief. But do these situations sit […]

message

EVOKING A RESOUNDING EFFECT WITH MESSAGE

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Nollywood a decade ago…. I thoroughly enjoyed the few movies that were produced in Nollywood over a decade ago. It appeared they underwent a form of noble craftsmanship, and majored in passing across valuable messages. Although, not fantastically produced, it was much pardonable; Nollywood was fairly new about the industry. What isn’t pardonable is how much a huge part of […]

scriptwriter

SCREENWRITER, NOT SCRIPTWRITER: 8 REASONS

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Someone recently called me a scriptwriter, and I didn’t appreciate that at all. Yes, I write scripts, but I’m always specific about the kind I write; they are called SCREENPLAYS. If you’re ever going to graduate from local film making, the first step to achieving that is naming yourself appropriately. There are tons of reasons this is important, and it’s […]

Nollywood needs feedback

7 REASONS NOLLYWOOD MOVIES ARE WEAK.

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At least three people have asked me why the filmmakers of the Nollywood movies I have recently critiqued didn’t get a screenplay analysis first before producing their movies. They ask this because it appears that majority of what doesn’t work, according to my write-ups, seems to be something that could have been easily workable. Getting feedback for work that you […]