Romance
53%
purple rose 2

Purple Rose

It takes a great filmmaker to bring together a group of average actors and an overly done storyline and present it in a way that leaves the audience in awe. Purple Rose is the story of Annette, played flawlessly by the exquisit...


86%
half of a yellow sun

Half of a Yellow Sun

From Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights and even Harry Potter to Twilight, there is never a movie adaptation of a book that does not seem to suffer from what I shall hence refer as “not as good as the book syndrome” and...


 
 
 
 
 
Raging passion

Raging Passion

A genre we do not get enough of in this new improved modern day Nollywood is ‘romance’.¬†Whatever the reason may be, not many filmmakers seem to be willing to make pure romances anymore, much to the dismay of die-ha...



46%
flower girl

Flower Girl

Unfortunately for romantic comedies it is a genre that almost always churns out the exact same storyline and very little can ever be done to add originality or reduce the predictability of the movie. Hence more often than not t...


49%
northern affair

A Northern Affair

Recently we have been barraged by a lot of movies that use a lot of ‘silence’. By ‘silence’ I mean vacant spaces in the transitions from scene to scene or within the scenes themselves where music is lack...



68%
Phone Swap

Phone Swap

The movie starts off with Akin - played so convincingly well by Wale Ojo - a tireless and ruthless business man attempting to scale the ladders of corporate success whilst being non-challant of all the little people he might pu...


 
 
 
 
 
more than friends

More Than Friends

As this was a Rukky Sanda movie, some things were a given. The movie was very predictable. It was entirely unoriginal – in fact it was a copy of the American movie “When Harry Met Sally”, and very shamelessly ...



 
 
 
 
 
mrs somebody

Mrs Somebody

Mrs. Somebody's success arises from the fact that the story is one that most Nigerian ladies are much too familiar with. It's appeal for the hopeless romantic, such as myself, is in how unabated and shamelessly it sticks to the...


56%
Finding Mercy

Finding Mercy

Finding Mercy is one of those movies that's easy and fun to watch not because it's exceptionally fascinating or intriguing in the least bit. It takes an atypical situation and wedges it in between regular day-to-day conflicts o...


23%
forgetting june

Forgetting June

I won’t deny that I was semi-excited about this movie when I originally heard of it. Why? Because even though I know better, a part of me still equates seeing Majid Michel’s face on a cast line-up with a guarantee f...