Category: The Cutting Floor

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Bernard DayoJanuary 26, 2021

John Boyega has joined the cast of Netflix crime drama ‘The Formula’

In some casting news, John Boyega has joined the cast of the Gerard McMurray’s crime drama The Formula coming to ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2021

Predicting Nollywood in the second year of coronavirus

Around this time last year, Nollywood was looking to rise from the ashes of the Lionheart Oscar fracas from late ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2021

Regina Askia-Williams is making her return to Nollywood with upcoming film ‘Web’

After making a huge name in late 90’s Nollywood and well into the 2000’s, starring in movies like Highway to ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 20, 2021

Crime thriller ‘Sanitation Day’ offers new teaser ahead of cinema release

Earlier in the year, we reported that Seyi Babatope’s crime thriller Sanitation Day has been slated for a January release ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 18, 2021

When will Nollywood-Bollywood film ‘Namaste Wahala’ be released?

Of all the Nollywood films pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic last year, Namaste Wahala, a romantic comedy by ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 12, 2021

Charles Okpaleke is making a biopic about notorious 90’s criminal Shina Rambo

In an Instagram post published today, Charles Okpaleke (Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story) revealed that he ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 12, 2021

Toka McBaror taps into claustrophobic dread in trailer for horror film ‘Creepy Lives Here’

Strange enough, we are getting a Nollywood horror film in 2021. Even more surprising is that it is coming from ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 8, 2021

The final trailer for Paul Papel’s action drama ‘Eagle Wings’ is here

Paul Papel’s action drama Eagle Wings has been reported since last year, enrapturing the internet with its first footage showing ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 23, 2020

Why David Oyelowo played a Nigerian astronaut in Netflix film ‘The Midnight Sky’

David Oyelowo isn’t a stranger to the world of sci-fi. In 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, he ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 22, 2020

Review: ‘Nneka the Pretty Serpent’ fails to bite

Zeb Ejiro’s majestic horror picture Nneka the Pretty Serpent knows what it is: an original film. Tosin Igho’s Nneka the ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 17, 2020

Seyi Babatope’s crime thriller ‘Sanitation Day’ hits cinemas in 2021

A collaboration between Phebean Films and FilmOne Productions, Seyi Babatope’s upcoming crime thriller Sanitation Day is looking towards a January ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 11, 2020

Charles Okpaleke is working on an original film ‘The Six’ out in 2021

Charles Okpaleke and his production company Play Network Studios have been in the fast business of remaking old Nollywood material. ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 2, 2020

Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Omo Ghetto, Finding Hubby – Nollywood movies coming to cinemas this December

It’s the holiday season and while Nollywood doesn’t have a catalogue of good Christmas movies, December’s slate of offerings are ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2020

Flavor’s new album ‘Flavour of Africa’ is out in December

We now have a first look at Bernard DayoWhen Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 20, 2020

Film review: ‘This Lady Called Life’ is a modest charmer

In Kayode Kasum’s perfectly acceptable This Lady Called Life, Bisola Aiyeola is Aiye; a young single mother struggling to get ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 18, 2020

Film review: You haven’t seen anything quite like The Milkmaid

If the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has its way, you will not see The Milkmaid, the sophomore ...

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Ayọ̀délé ÌbíyẹmíNovember 13, 2020

Kunle Afolayan joins the #MeToo Movement with Citation

In 2018, allegations of sexual harassment by many men in high positions became rife in media reports and the year ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 26, 2020

Lovers Rock, Night of the Kings, Beginning…The most notable films of #NYFF58

In keeping with the non-competitive nature of the New York Film Festival (NYFF) which ran from September 17 to October ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 19, 2020

#EndSARS and the limits of celebrity activism

In the film One Night in Miami which had its North American premiere in September at the Toronto International Film ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 17, 2020

Film Review: From climate change to mental health, Sema Stori films feature narratives of impact

In the instantly arresting short film, Footsteps in the Dark a richly rendered opening animation sequence gives way to a ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 29, 2020

Nomadland, City Hall, Night of the Kings…The 20 best films at #TIFF2020

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ploughed ahead this year albeit under socially distanced conditions from the 10th to ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 23, 2020

#TIFF2020: Idris Elba and Jharrel Jerome in Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy has a most interesting premise. A classic coming-of-age drama set within the very real backdrop of Philadelphia cowboy ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 22, 2020

#TIFF2020: David Oyelowo’s ‘The Water Man’ is a modest charmer

After delivering indelible performances in films like Selma and A United Kingdom, British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo appeals to the child ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 21, 2020

#TIFF2020Review: ‘I am Greta’ is an intimate yet puzzling profile of courage

2019 was the year that sixteen-year-old Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg became a global icon. From inspiring climate change ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 1, 2020

Five reasons you should see ‘The Lost Okoroshi’ on Netflix this September

While we are still not sure when the coronavirus pandemic will be over, Nollywood has been protesting towards lifting the ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 21, 2020

Book Review: Othuke Ominiabohs’ Aviara affirms his place in Nigeria’s literary canon

In 2016’s Odufa, first time author Othuke Ominiabohs spun a disturbing tale of the toxic nature of love and the ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 20, 2020

We attempt the impossible: A ranking of the videos in Beyonce’s Black is King

On the last day in July, Beyoncé’s unveiled her new visual album Black is King on Disney+. Designed as a re-imagination of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 27, 2020

Film Review: Rita Dominic and Kalu Ikeagwu find their way through a marriage crisis in Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark opens with what may be becoming cinematographer Muhammed Attah Ahmed’s signature flourish. The camera, placed upside ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 26, 2020

Saworoide, The Meeting, Walking with Shadows…20 Nigerian films that should be on Netflix (but aren’t)

In the last one year, streaming giant Netflix has doubled down on its Nollywood engagement, increasing the number of Nigerian ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 22, 2020

Book Review: The Mechanics of Yenagoa by Michael Afenfia is a page turner

The Mechanics of Yenagoa, the latest title by Canadian based Nigerian author Michael Afenfia is something of a guilty pleasure. ...

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