Sunday, October 11, 2009

Movie Review guidelines

Hello writer,
If you are reading this, you are thinking about writing a review for AfrikCinePedia. Here are the elements that we hope your review will cover (at the minimum):


Title: In bold

Starring: State all major actors in the movie (or the whole cast if you are able to)

Producer(s): self explanatory

Director: self explanatory

Year of production: self explanatory

Country: Nigeria? Ghana? Nigeria/Ghana combo? Kenya? SA? Others?

Genre: Drama/Romance/thriller, etc, etc

self explanatory

Trailer: usually youtube

Provide as detailed a synopsis as possible without revealing the major plot

Positives: What did you like about it?

Negatives: What could they improve upon?

Lessons/worldview/philosophy: What worldview does this movie cover? For instance, are they trying to say that homosexuality is a result of frustration (as in emotional crack), or espousing a feminist viewpoint of marriage (as in reloaded)? Please explore the deeper issues a little bit in this section

Rating: See post on ratings

Availability: See post on availability. Please only recommend a source that sells genuine movies. In general, no pirated sources will be featured. If there is to be any exception to this rule for any reason, it will be clearly explained (usually lack of availability from legal sources).

We appreciate your willingness to write for us. Thank you so much, and please keep enjoying and supporting genuine African movies.


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This website is devoted to fans of African movies who want to know which ones are worth watching. We only review above average movies on this site. The purpose is to give props to the actors, producers and directors who have squeezed water out of rocks and created decent entertainment against all odds. If you want to review a movie for us, please email We would be happy to feature all good african film, regardless of age, or origin. Thanks for stopping by