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“UNO (The F in Family)” Review: Ebuka Njoku’s Sophomore Feature is Endearing, But Does It Triumph?

In UNO, Njoku sets out to give us a snapshot of a family with all…

“Water & Garri” Review: Meji Alabi’s Directorial Debut Feature Offers Scintillating Visuals But Doubtful Storytelling

Water & Garri provides evidence for the wide range of imaginative talent inherent in Nigeria’s…

“Momiwa” Review: Family is Redefined in the Biodun Stephen-Directed Drama

Momiwa beautifully illustrates that the true essence of family lies in the sincere efforts and…

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“Strained” Review: Okechukwu Oku’s Film is Simple Yet Sophisticated

In its concise runtime, Strained explores a plethora of issues with remarkable finesse, avoiding the…

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“Face to Face” Review: Waleed El Halfawy’s Film is Involuntarily Funny, and There Lies Its Charm

There are moments of genuine laughter layered throughout Face to Face. For one, the characters…

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“The Winning Ticket” Review: In Kganki Star Mphahlele’s Film, Familial Bond is the Winning Formula

But the film’s divergence, which can be argued is no less unique,  is the family…

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“Bank Alert” Review: Akay Mason’s 2023 Comedy Offers Weary Smiles and Warm Hugs

Bank Alert makes for a great argument that simplicity and greater age and experience provide…

“Musangwe” Review: Lufuno Nekhabambe’s Debut Film Futilely Fondles with South African Culture

If the movie is, among other things, an ode on South Africa’s Musangwe boxing competition,…

“Heart of the Hunter” Review: Another Action Thriller That Flatters to Deceive

As far as action thrillers go, Heart of the Hunter is as convoluted as they…

“Áfàméfùnà” Review: Kayode Kasum’s Heartfelt Love Letter to Igbo Enterprise Could Use Better Structuring

One begins to get a sense that Áfàméfùnà has not been structured properly. Its focus…