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Ghanaian Movies

Short Film Review: RUNNING …. “I Am A Child, Not A Bride”

Child marriage has always been one of those issues that has troubled the Ghanaian social structure possibly, from as far back as the conceptualization of our very existence. Hence the continuous fight against it, even in our arts. This short film written by Joseph Otsiman and directed by Jumic Emma Anderson aesthetically captures the fate of most young girls especially ...

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Movie Review: Only if … “Heaven Can Wait”, An Abu Iddris Film

It’s easy for anyone to confuse the title “Heaven Can Wait” to be some religion themed film. But it happens to be a decent comedy filled with bits of drama and romance that takes you on a roller coaster ride intertwining what could have easily been three separate stories into one film. There is the central story and the underlying ...

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Movie Review: The Northern King, M. Sayibu’s Ghanaian Directorial Debut

We finally got a chance for an exclusive viewing of The Northern King which premiered earlier on in March this year, courtesy of SEG Cineland. We have always argued for the need for variety and sometimes experimentation in our industry’s styles and forms of storytelling. And it is always a delight for us seeing Ghanaian filmmakers daring to step out ...

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Movie Review: Baabani, Girls and Not Brides

The power to change the narrative of our social struggles equally lies in the hands of the filmmaker. Not just because they have a voice too, but because they have the platform that allows them speak both within and beyond the confines of our culture through storytelling. Baabani is a social drama that talks about the plight of a young ...

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Movie Review: The Slave King: The Chains That Bind Us.

Sometime early last year we chanced on some behind the scene shots of the making of “The Slave King”. We were immediately impressed with it. Clearly, it oozed dozes of adventure and fiction which are not common elements we find in the recent crop of Ghanaian Films. The Slave King is an adventure story about a young man Guru, who ...

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Movie Review: Seasons In A Vow, Love and Domestic Violence

Kind courtesy of Florex Sports and Media, we got an exclusive screening of their new film “Seasons in a Vow” directed by Pascal Amanfo. And as always we feel inclined to share with you our thoughts on it. “Seasons in a Vow” is an intriguing family drama that details emotional struggles of a woman in a bad abusive marriage. After ...

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Web Series Review: “What’s Up Online” Returns With A Bit More Pace.

After pulling a reasonable following with its opening season, What’s Up Online, a web series created by young filmmaker Horla Manuvor Jnr returned with its second season a couple of weeks ago. And like its first season we’ve been following it with keen interest. In case you have no idea what “WHAT’S UP ONLINE” is all about checkout what we ...

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Short Film Review: Akuaba; Liitle Can Be Enough

Summary has never been an easy task for English students. You can only imagine the burden involved in making a short film. The ability to make meaning out of simple details takes a lot of creativity mixed with hard work and bits of every spice in the art of telling a good story.  That’s the challenge of making a good ...

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Movie Review: Casper’s Energy, Abu Idi’s Paranormal Themed Crime Drama

We finally got the chance to see this film even though it premiered late 2015 and as usual, we decided to share our thoughts on it. Casper’s Energy is a decent psychological thriller that deploys a little bit of the paranormal to tell a story about love,  crime, deceit and betrayal. Casper dies mysteriously in the company of his friends ...

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Movie Review: John and John, Imitation vrs Creativity.

Action comedy is one of the toughest combinations of film genres to put together, but when it’s executed properly you are guaranteed a fulfilling film experience with the right amounts of humor and thrill. We don’t have to go to film school to know this for a fact. The perfect action comedy is not only supposed to make you laugh ...

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