'Black November' dives into the oil-soaked disaster that is Nigeria

January 5, 2015 8:11 PM

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"Black November" is a preachy, theatrical "message" thriller about the treachery, greed and petro-colonialism are turning Nigeria into a failed state. It's a film of wild-eyed declarations and declamations, hectoring history lessons and oil geopolitics, a tale told by Nigerians but peppered with well-known Hollywood faces.

And while it is laudable that Oscar winner Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Vivica A. Fox and Anne Heche lent their support to writer-director Jeta Amata's film, the help he really needed was from screenwriters. Clunky lines, broadly drawn characters, arch situations, from start to finish "Black Novembe...

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