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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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  • Top 11 TV Series of 2017

    A year is bloody darn long! With that comes tons, and tons, of content from Hollywood and beyond to keep us entertained while we try to navigate our mostly-miserable lives. Okay, may some lives aren't that miserable (probably because you're rich!), but we all need entertainment to keep us occupied and somewhat lively. To project our worries, needs and aspirations. Television series are the perfect escape. I know I feel a little better about myself after immersing myself in multiple episodes of my favourite shows. Peeking into the lives of others feels absolutely amazing.

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  • The Curse of Bonnie Bennett and the Magical Negro Stereotype.

    The Curse of Bonnie Bennett and the Magical Negro Stereotype.

    Throughout the entire series run of The Vampire Diaries there’s been one character who has had the worst luck on the show, and that’s Bonnie Bennett the show’s resident witch (and hero in my eyes). Forget about Elena Gilbert and her “tragedy” the real tragic character is Bonnie Bennett, who joins a long list of token magical Negro characters in American cinema.

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  • 2017 Live-Action Comic Book Movies Ranked

    2017 has been a year to behold for superhero-themed live-action movies. We got a total of seven films out of the crazed genre; ranging from origin stories to team-ups of some of our iconic comic book heroes. I must say, I was satisfied by the efforts we've gotten from the filmmakers who were entrusted with bringing our heroes to life respectively. Even with some dire misfortunes, none of these movies completely fell flat.

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  • South African television's reinforcement of toxic gender-roles

    Being "carefree" shouldn't be a conversation left on the frosty, whistling streets of Twitter when the lights go down. It shouldn't be treated like some sort of unwanted virus that disintegrates outside of said host. Twitter has helped a lot of us moult unhealthy societal norms, which have for years been coded into our very beings. But how do we take these signifact changes to the streets and apply them so that they benefit all South Africans outside of social media?

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