Film review

 
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
In 1985, the wave of Sri Lankan refugees to South London included 10-year-old Mathangi Arulpragasam, her mother, brother and sister. Her father...
A superhero worth the wait
A superhero worth the wait
By now you may have noticed the many reviews of the highly-anticipated film Black Panther based on the Marvel Comics character,...
Jordan Peele uses satire to expose racism’s horror
Jordan Peele uses satire to expose racism’s horror
A young black man wearing a hoodie walks in a dimly lit suburb where he is summarily attacked and kidnapped by some unseen assailant to the...
We’re living La La Land
We’re living La La Land
La La Land deserves its record-breaking 14 Oscar nominations, I realise. When I saw the movie, I wasn’t blown away.
​A dying breath of fresh air
​A dying breath of fresh air
BODY LANGUAGEIn a hospital in California a line of doctors, oncologists, other medical specialists and nursing staff file into a brightly lit...
‘Noma’ uses an intimate and personal vignette to humanise the land issue
‘Noma’ uses an intimate and personal vignette to humanise the land issue
Have you ever considered taking the risk of occupying land to build yourself a shack? Noma, a young woman, agonises over this idea and eventually...
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
“If you’re gonna tell a story, come in with some attitude.” That line, uttered by Miles Davis (played by Don Cheadle) as he meets his...
Letters to the editor: March 20 to 26 2015
Letters to the editor: March 20 to 26 2015
I don't read newspapers, but it so happened that the woman in front of me in the queue in Spar forgot her copy of the Mail & Guardian,...
Murderous funfair ride
Murderous funfair ride
"This is a true story," says the on-screen message, untruthfully, at the start of Fargo, just as it did at the start of the 1996 movie on...
Nigerian censors bicker over Biafran war film
Nigerian censors bicker over Biafran war film
The screening of the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's civil-war novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been postponed by censors in...
Swarovski steps into the world of making film
Swarovski steps into the world of making film
Whether it's a direct adaptation or simply an influence, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has made silver screen appearances...

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