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  • Filmmaking for Newbies: Issue 001

    I've often been asked about how someone can get a foot in into "Film Twitter" or just being a film enthusiast in general. And I think the answer is simple; have genuine love for movies, do your research, write down everything you can and learn from others. I know some people may not know where to even begin, though, so here's a very simple "starter" series that might help you equip yourself with basic knowledge on your way to "film buff" status.

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  • Spotify SA for the Movie Lover

    Movie soundtracks are an important part of the experience. To cinephile is to be a collector of soundtracks. It's not very often that you get a platform that gathers all your favourite composers for easy access, so that you may always have just the cinematic experience you crave long after your favourite movie is done. Spotify satisfyingly has in mind and accomodates the movie lover!

     

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  • Why Diversifying Film & TV is Crucial in the Age of Social Media Activism

    We live in the age of intense Internet-based social activism. It's thanks to the world wide web and social media for providing an effective and efficient platform for the unapologetic call for representation of Black people and other minorities in the entertainment industry. Social media has made it so much easier to spread the word far and wide that since this movement took to practice, we've seen a lot more satisfying changes than ever before.

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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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  • 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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  • 8 Strange Things: Blade Runner 2049

    With my "8 Strange Things" blog-post series I'll be picking out 8 things that "strangely" caught my eye during watching a movie, TV series, reading a book, etc. and do a little analysis on those 8 things, and then rate the particular movie/series/book on my "strange meter".

    Below is my 8 strange things about Blade Runner 2049


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  • Movie Therapy

    I've found movies helping me cope through my mental health battles more than I could've ever hoped for. Especially movies which address what I am going through (depression). I've found myself relating to the characters and finding solace in them more than I had ever felt before. We all know that movies are a good escape but, boy, I didn't imagine them providing some form of healing, acceptance and/or comfort for me. This is why I've compiled the lists below; I'm hoping that they reach and help one other person out there through the battle with their mental health.

     

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