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Archive for the ‘MUSIC/FILM’ Category

Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters   By Jill Serjeant African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

How apt is the description of the 1920’s in American history as The Jazz Age?

Archibald J. Motley, Jr.   By Durodola Tosin

Interview with Actress Stefanie Powers

Photo/David Hartley   By Hazel Speed It was such a great honour that actress Stefanie Powers kindly agreed to answer twelve questions which I put to her for publication in Tuck Magazine.

The Brymo Klitorism: Flutes on Brymo’s Klitoris album

By Nana Arhin Tsiwah Are you a sojourner who seeks solitude out of stupor or one who looks for spaceless elements to find a part of their lost selves; or perhaps, does your heart seek the beauties of life that fuels the soul?

Hollywood, Propaganda and the American Culture of Division

Don Emert/AFP   By Valda Organ Donald Trump and Meryl Streep. After Streep’s phony acid tongued diatribe at the Golden Globes and Donald Trump’s continuous stream of vitriol on twitter, you would be hard pressed to discern the difference between politician and actor. To understand how the water became so muddy, it must be said […]

International film award for leading Serbian actor Slaven Došlo

Alina Kisina   By Marcus Agar International acclaim is stacking up for Serbian actor SLAVEN DOŠLO, who earned an Angela Award for his outstanding acting performance in Next to Me / Pored Mene.

Interview with Murdoch Mysteries creator Maureen Jennings

By Hazel Speed It is with immense pride we feature an exclusive interview with famous author and screenwriter Maureen Jennings, whose successes across the genre have brought a great deal of pleasure to people throughout the world, in her books and the Murdoch Mysteries TV series.

Murdoch Mysteries

By Hazel Speed It isn’t often I am so hooked on a TV drama as I am on the “Murdoch Mysteries” TV series – set in the Toronto of the 1890s.

Ireland’s Subtitle Film Festival celebrates the best of European cinema

By Marcus Agar European cinema will be celebrated in the week-long Subtitle Film Festival (21-27 November) in the medieval Irish city of Kilkenny.

Miles Davis on canvas

By Hazel Speed Like so many people, I was of course familiar with the great Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

My Papillon-Like Obsession!

By Mansour Rad From the very beginning, I mean when I was a child and my father took me to a movie theater in Tehran, screening ‘Papillon‘, the great 1973 movie, I felt it was something that I had never experienced and when we were leaving the salon among the crowd of people, I was […]

Film: ‘The Last Family’ directed by Jan P. Matuszynski

  ‘A remarkable, frequently unsettling exercise in staged voyeurism, recreating the interdependent lives of painter Zdzislaw Beksinski and his family’. Variety   The Last Family (Ostatnia Rodinza) is the debut narrative feature film by Jan P. Matuszynski, director of the award winning documentary Deep Love.

Festival audiences line up for ambitious Serbian thriller Incarnation

By Marcus Agar High concept thriller Incarnation is the latest Serbian film to attract attention, as word of mouth builds in the wake of premiere screenings in the UK, US and in the Balkans.

Bosnian Sevdah star Amira Medunjanin presents Damar: Real World Class

Schwartz Zoran Garic   By Marcus Agar   As a siren entices sailors to a watery grave, an expressive soul can lure strangers to get giddy on its intoxicating tales of love, loss and sorrow   Sarajevo-born Sevdah singer Amira Medunjanin calls on genuine emotional depth to deliver songs that tell of the allure of […]

Where Have All The Awards Gone?

John Cohen   By Ananya S Guha There seems to be some debate about the legendary Bob Dylan receiving the Nobel award. The purists feel that a musician should not be awarded an honour for literature.

Interview with Six Strings— a Ghanaian Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

By Kofi Acquah

Re-Percussions

Blackimage GH   By Kofi Acquah There is no grey hair from the wise old aged, that falls without a rustle of her mother— and as soon as it falls, the earth quakes.

Belgrade director Filip Kovacevic delivers stylish Serbian action film Incarnation

By Marcus Agar With his debut feature, Incarnation, young Serbian director Filip Kovacevic has crafted a visually striking thriller that can stand proud among Hollywood equals.

Getting a break with TV Networks and Radio

By Hazel Speed About 18 years ago I approached a broadcast network concerning one of my diverse number of projects.

Lessons from Q

By Hazel Speed Q is a letter of the alphabet and is also utilised as itself within literature, films and television.

Where Eagles Dare: movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers

By Hazel Speed Where Eagles Dare has to be one of the viewers’ favourite classic war movies of all time, along with others we could name.

CheChe – Ghana’s Next Hip Hop Prodigy

By Nii Armah Tagoe It’s no secret that music represents different meanings for many people but one feature that cuts across divided opinions and transcends music genres is ‘Music is the art of the soul’. While many people believe music is food for the soul, the craft and skill musicians employ to make music definitely […]

Ben Hur: A Necessary Remake?

By Hazel Speed I will never understand when something has already been established as ‘definitive’, why do yet more versions emerge, be they in the medium of film, TV series, radio or book formats.

Children’s Cinema in Iran

‘Children of Heaven’, Majid Majidi   By Narges Kharghani   Cinema is dead of winter! The cinema that has gone through hibernation   It’s a common trend in the world of cinema that children’s cinema has the best-selling films. In fact children’s films topped the box office in most countries. But it seems it’s different […]

African Music: The Worlasi Syndrome: A look at Nuse vs Uncut Albums

By Nana Arhin Tsiwah This is something I have been wanting to write for the past two weeks. It’s about the music industry in Ghana and the crop of artistes and music players evolving in recent and a few past years. I have been following keenly the twists and game-monkisms that keep hitting the music […]

Film, Arts and Entertainment with Fana Sooka

Arts & Culture competition 2015   By Musa Gift Masombuka  Born in 1994, the fourth of seven sons of Monicca Annah Sooka, Fana Sooka began school in 2002 at Regae Primary school, going on to secondary in Majatladi, South Africa. He had been an extrovert and was interested mostly in entertainment, always feeling vibrant over […]

The Great American Movie Hustle

By Marcus Agar Wonder Lab Films release first trailer for their one-million-penny movie: Witness the trials and tribulations of no-budget independent filmmaking.

Branko Tomovic directorial debut ‘Red’ selected for Serbian film festival

By Marcus Agar Organ-harvesting thriller RED has been Officially Selected for Serbia’s Kraljevski Filmski Festival (31 Aug-3 Sept, 2016).

Interview with writer Wilfred Lungile Seliba

  Musa Gift Masombuka talks with Wilfred Lungile Seliba about his career as a scriptwriter.

South Indian Cinema: Looking Through the Eyes of Actress Ragini Dwivedi

By Ratnesh Dwivedi The Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world which produces more than 1000 films every year and South Indian Cinema makes a large part of it.