Kelechi Ehenulo

Kelechi Ehenulo
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Kelechi Ehenulo is a London-based film critic and writer. Her passionate love of film can be found at Confessions From A Geek Mind, Set the Tape, VultureHound Magazine, FilmHounds, JumpCut Online and Film Stories.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 No Score Yet Trouble Will Find Us (2020) Trouble Will Find Us doesn't necessarily re-invent the wheel but engages the uniqueness of its modern-love story in an entertaining and inventive way. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2021
4/5 87% The Man Standing Next (2020) The Man Standing Next is a brilliant throwback to the old school espionage thrillers. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
4/5 91% Tina (2021) It becomes indicative of what Tina Turner symbolises; a resounding source of defiance for an artist who refused to be categorised, establishing her own image and identity. It makes Tina a captivating and fitting tribute to beloved musical royalty. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2021
4/5 89% Riders of Justice (2021) I'll tell you something, 'Little Drummer Boy' has never sounded so epic. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
5/5 98% Minari (2020) Minari signifies its journey by capturing the American Dream through Korean eyes, and it is beautiful, absorbing and genuinely heartfelt. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Judas and the Black Messiah is without question a contender for film of the year, not just because of its magnetic performances by its star leads, but its profound ability to tie together the struggle, love, and liberation into one incredible film. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2021
4/5 92% The White Tiger (2020) ...the art of the reinvention in modern India is potently clear. Balram's story is told with an engaging and patient verve that never breaks its stride. And already, it lays down a significant marker to be one of this year's most entertaining films. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
2/5 45% LX 2048 (2020) Perhaps it would have worked better as a TV show. Because there's no escaping the wasted potential in LX 2048, where the confidence is evident in its themes, but not in its convoluted execution. - FILMHOUNDS Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
3.5/5 96% Soul (2020) With all its wonders and beauty, Soul is a significant step forward in representation, but also takes some steps back. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 77% One Man and His Shoes (2020) Bamiro's documentary is a damning condemnation on consumer culture and its lack of social accountability. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3/5 50% Miss Virginia (2019) Miss Virginia is an inspirational tale that has every reason to be told but opts for safety and caution instead of being wholly committed in the activism ingrained in its plot. - FILMHOUNDS Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4.5/5 94% Nomadland (2021) In the natural ebb and flow of life, what [Nomadland] represents is an open road slice of Americana, driven to poetic, profound, and empathetic levels by a tour-de-force masterclass by Frances McDormand. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) It's not as hard-hitting as The Hunt, but in deceptive fashion, Vinterberg has created an unconventional crowd pleaser. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/5 69% Ammonite (2020) A solid yet unspectacular film by Francis Lee, rescued by some flawless performances by Winslet and Ronan. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4.5/5 98% Time (2020) A profound piece of documentary filmmaking. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
3/5 86% I Am Samuel (2020) It's a story that needed to be told. At times, it is soulful and simplistic. But in its attempts to build an encapsulating picture of its subject matter, I Am Samuel sadly doesn't go far enough. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
2.5 92% Relic (2020) As feature-length debuts go, Natalie Erika James weaves together an ambitious project with a strong eye for thematic context. But missed opportunities means not all its concept hits the mark. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 90% Kajillionaire (2020) Not all of Kajillionaire's oddball mechanics worked. But true to Miranda July's style and vision, it is uniquely her. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4.5/5 87% Supernova (2021) In a flawless performance by Firth and Tucci, their believable on-screen chemistry invests in their brilliant character development and its subsequent vulnerability. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4.5/5 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) Full of spirit, guile, and wonder, it playfully re-invents the formula and renders that beauty into an endearing, epic and wonderfully enchanting spectacle. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4.5/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Regina King's masterful directorial debut delivers a soul-stirring film, encapsulating the full spectrum of Black lives through the eyes of its leaders. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 87% Shirley (2020) There's a method to the madness, and Decker crafts a film primed for multiple watches. It's unpredictable. It doesn't make it easy. But captivating, nevertheless. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
3.5/5 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) It may be style over substance, but the experimental feel it captures means in its own absorbing way, it finds itself to be a unique conversational starter. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.5/5 96% Mogul Mowgli (2020) It's an exceptional performance by Riz Ahmed. Through rhyme, reason, grit and determined flow, the film falls on his shoulders and rises to the occasion with a flawless display that will rank alongside as a career-best. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Miss Juneteenth is a beautifully poignant and intimate journey of a Black woman's soul. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
1/5 58% Tesla (2020) It's not to say Tesla's story shouldn't be told, but here you have to do a lot of compensating to find some level of compelling enjoyment. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
4/5 94% This Gun for Hire (1942) There's a lot to unpack...And perhaps this is the very reason why This Gun for Hire has endured for as long as it has. It's a complex noir where rooting for a 'hero' doesn't have a clear line of sight. - Set the Tape EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
4/5 70% Tenet (2020) TENET falters to crystallise all its sophisticated and complex mechanics, but as an enthralling piece of cinema where imagination meets scale and ambition, it is the epitome of Nolan at his best. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Edgar Wright's love letter to geekdom is still wildly inventive and imaginative ten years on. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/5 84% Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) And while the action remains flawlessly slick and polished as ever with Yen in his quick-fisted, fighting element, this was one fight too many. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 93% Blue Story (2020) Through rhyme and reason with Rapman in his element, Blue Story is a carefully articulated piece of art that should be judged on its own merits. And if you still feel that this film glamorises gang culture, then you haven't been paying attention. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 56% Farming (2019) Farming may not be the best-executed story, but with a captivating performance by Damson Idris, nevertheless, it is still a story worth telling. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 94% Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019) But taking nothing away from Webber's directorial efforts, Inna de Yard serves a joyous occasion in reflecting a culture not necessarily highlighted enough and a musical generation of artists that we owe a great debt to. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 100% Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019) Its limitations are noticeable, but the effort and its buoyed enthusiasm are plentiful. And before you know it, you'll probably be saying "I ain't afraid of no ghost." - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3.5/5 73% Harriet (2019) It doesn't mean that Harriet as a film doesn't have value - the merit alone is worth telling, especially in this cinematic climate. But it also represents a missed opportunity to delve deeply into an aspect of history that's simply not taught enough. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 95% The Irishman (2019) Reiterating my love of Scorsese, it's his ability to experiment that makes him a compelling director. Every film he directs is worth the time, and The Irishman lives up to that billing. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) ...who said romance was dead? - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Under any other director, this could have been a misguided misstep. But here, as a fitting tribute to Fred Rogers' legacy, with all of its quirky ingenuity and resolute application, just illustrates how truly special this film is. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) James Mangold delivers a high-octane thrill ride that goes from 0 to 7,000 rpm. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Hopkins and Pryce are a joy to watch, relishing every 'Odd Couple', back and forth moment on their belief systems. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) A moving, unflinching, uncompromising and devastating portrait on divorce. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika achieves the impossible, balancing an enjoyable mix between satirical comedy, heartfelt sentiment and poignancy. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
1/5 48% Wounds (2019) Honestly, you could search for answers within this film, but you won't find it - the plot is the equivalent of a Where's Wally joke. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) If you ever had a desire to be a lighthouse keeper, I guarantee you, Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse will make you re-think that profession! - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 85% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy may rely on formulaic structures and predictability to illustrate its point, especially in its highly charged final third, but it is hard to walk away from this film without being moved. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 84% Waves (2019) Waves simply cannot be viewed as a passive, cinematic experience; Its upfront, rollercoaster refusal to entertain that perspective just highlights how uniquely rare it is to watch a film that purposely leaves a profound effect on you. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Depending on your mood, Color Out of Space will either be an entertaining yet manic escapade of fun or a disappointing adaptation of Lovecraft's source material. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
2.5/5 92% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Miles Davis was a complex, 'larger than life' personality, and the documentary makes an admirable effort to summarise his life, it just deserved more than this footnote summary. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 97% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) A harrowing yet cathartic tale of sibling healing and a dark family secret. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an energetic blast, not only a landmark undertaking in skill, craft, nuance, and entertaining hilarity but makes a confident and exceptional call to be considered as one of the best films of the year. - Confessions From A Geek Mind EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020