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Review- The Herbert Macaulay Affair (2019)

As a Historian, I'm always excited to see movies that focus on an aspect of Nigeria's history and I was looking forward to seeing what Imoh Umoren was going to do in his film based on the life of one of the founding fathers of Nigeria, Herbert Macaualay. The Herbert Macaulay Affair tells the story of Macaulay after his return from England, his work as a Surveyor in Lagos for the Whites and his opposition against Colonial rule in the 1800's.   A lot of Nigerian’s know very little about their history and this is mostly because of the lack of books, movies and documentaries that tell our stories. Prior to the release of the first teaser for The Herbert Macaulay Affair, a lot of people thought he was a white man which further proved how important this  film was. Unfortunately, The Herbert Macaulay Affair ended up being a snooze fest filled with so many errors. When a movie's sound is bad in one or two scenes, it can be somewhat overlooked but The Herbert Macaulay Affair h…

Binge Worthy:Ryan Murphy's "The Politician" -Review

Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is a wealthy student whose plan is to one day become the President of the United States. He has wanted this ever since he was seven years old but first, he has to get through the most dangerous political hurdle of all, Saint Sebastian High School. In order to be the President of Student Body, study at Harvard and continue on his path to becoming  the President of the United States, Payton has to outsmart his ruthless classmates while making sure he doesn't sacrifice his morals.
I’m always excited about anything attached to Ryan Murphy and I didn’t know what exactly to expect when I started with the pilot of The Politician but as the story progressed, I got more and more into it and wished it had more episodes. Ben Platt is an absolute joy to watch as Payton and his characters relationship and chemistry with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Georgina was definitely the best thing about the show. The characters are so interesting and peculiar with Julia Schlaepfer as Alice …

Review- Farming (2019)

Baby Farming is the practice of accepting custody of an infant or child in exchange for payment in late Victorian Era Britain. Farming is based on the Writer and Director's (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) childhood about a young boy who was farmed out in the 1960's by his Nigerian parents to a white British family with hopes of a better future. Damson Idris (Snowfall) plays Enitan, the young Nigerian boy who struggles severely with his identity. I really looked forward to seeing Farming ever since the first trailer was released and it ended up being a really emotional one. According to Akinnuoye-Agbaje, the movie was in development for about 15 years and I can't help but imagine how making and eventually putting out this film would rile up a lot of emotions he must have buried years ago. At just a few weeks old, Enitan's parents played by Akkinnuoye-Agbaje and Genevieve Nnaji responded to an ad in a local newspaper and dropped him off with a white family. At 8 years old, E…

Emmys 2019: Winners List

TV's biggest night held September 22nd without a host and some of the night's biggest winners included Phoebe Waller-Bridge who took home three awards including "Best Actress in a Comedy" for her role in BBC'S "Fleabag". "Game of Throne" also won big and snagged the award for "Best Drama Series" for the fourth time while Peter Dinklage won for "Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series". One of my favorite moments of the night was Jodie Comer's win for "Best Actress in a Drama" for "Killing Eve" and Jharrel Jerome for "Best Actor in a Limited Series" for "When They See Us". "Chernobyl" snagged 3 awards while my personal fave, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maiel" got 2.

Here's a full list of the winners;

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
This Is Us

Outstanding Comedy Series
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek