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  • On Why The Dark Knight Rises Doesn't Work As The End of The Trilogy

    Did you enjoy The Dark Knight Rises? If so then good, so did I. So did the vast majority of critics and fans who watched it as well. Despite widespread agreement on all sides that it is inferior to its predecessor in the trilogy, it's a thoroughly enjoyable film. However, regardless of that there are issues that render it an unsuitable and, to a certain degree, disappointing conclusion to what is arguably the pinnacle of all superhero franchises. In order to explore the reasons for this, we must return to the first two installments of the trilogy and analyse their themes and story elements.

     

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  • The Film Movement No One Saw Coming


    South African film has come a long way since the 1900’s and we’ve been slowly developing into a country that seeks to stand out from the rest while maintaining our authentic Mzansi voice. (I’ve been meaning to do this for a while because I’ve always wondered about film movements in the country).

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  • Personal Reflections on the DC Extended Universe

    I’ve been a comic book culture connoisseur for many years ever since I was a kid & I can say that’s thanks one animated series called Justice League that aired on the on public TV way back in 2004 when I was 10 years old. In the same way that Dragon Ball Z introduced me to the world of anime Justice League thrust me into a universe of iconic beings of power & valor. I was instantly hooked & from that day onwards I have loved comic culture with a passion from all the different houses (DC, Marvel, Dark Horse etc.)

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  • Three Elements I Always Find in Queer Cinema

    So after having watched Inxeba (The Wound), and you can read my review on that, I was even more adamant about writing this little piece of my thoughts on queer cinema and the three elements that I always find. These three elements do appear in almost every other mainstream film ever, but for the gay male character the three elements are extremely important.

     

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  • Black Mirror

    Black Mirror is a Netflix original series created by Charles Broker.

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  • Top 11 Movies of 2017

    2017, as is the case with any other year, has brought us a variety of movies, some great, some bearable and some completely unwatchable. I've seen quite a few movies from this particular year, and though I wouldn't hail it as the year of movies, I've got quite a few favourites.

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  • Nu Jazz Sounds and Feeding Your Experiences: Five Artists to Get Familiar With

    I can't get enough of emotive, paronamic music. Music that places you at the bar, in your flame's warm embrace, at a riverside on a summer's morning with all your favourite persons. I'm talking about atmospheric music that is both rich in harmony and effortless in progression. I like to experience the waves and the crackles as the beat switches. Feel my self ascend as the comfort of an instrument smoothly glides in. Music can be spiritual if you have the right kind of sounds within your each. This is why I've prepared the list below to share.

     

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  • Essentials: Films That Taught Me Cinema Things in First Year.

    Film school was years ago for me but the films I watched in first year helped me understand cinema and how to really make a movie, and the energies and mindset needed in order to complete a monstrous task such as completing a movie. These five films to this days are films that I can go back to, if I ever need to remember the basics.

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  • My Obsession: Wong Kar-wai.

    I’ve had the opportunity to watch nearly 98% of Wong’s filmography and I have become obsessed, so in typical human fashion I can’t be the only one that’s obsessed. So I wrote this little piece about Wong and his films as sort of a starter’s guide into one of Hong Kong’s prolific filmmakers.

     

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  • Psychological Supremacy and How Movies Bend Our Realities

    Baked good, glorious sunrays and boding hues. Bold symbolism, sullen whimpers and packets of pseudo-characterism. There's a lot that goes into film before it can be experienced by its audience. In all sterness, movies are top tier manipulation machines since their dawn, and we're mere topiary to filmmakers. How we perform and experience our personal lives now has a lot to do with the stories we've seen on-screen. We're also introduced to varying and alternate realities, and we're thus more open to the idea of the paranormal. This helps us imagine many events where we may be confronted with the likes of alien invasions, technological paranoia and human catastrophe.

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