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  • The Dark Knight Rises: A Perfect End

    Nolan's Batman trilogy has no doubt brought with it a new perspective of superhero movies where the genre is pushed into more serious, gritty territories than ever before. Nolan's crime epic is undoubtedly a gamechanger. Before the trilogy, superhero movies weren't as big and well-regarded as they became after Nolan grounded the genre, bringing a more realistic, worldly feel to it than just another boom-bam, fight-scene infested, trunks and colourful constume wearing event.

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  • 10 Movies You Should Be Watching About Demons.

    Ah demons my favourite creations from he who shall not be named, demons are kind of like a staple now in supernatural horror films and some none horror movies and in every decade they always find a way to reinvent themselves within cinema and get a new generation of fans from cinema goers. So today I’ll be recommending TEN movies that deal with DEMONS (p.s. some of these movies might not be so well known so I encourage you to give them a try)

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  • Fun With Names: U.A. High School (雄英高校)

    Fans of the Shounen genre will have seen, or at least heard of Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), a third-wave Shounen title which has taken the mantle from previous Shounen proponents and brought out tried and tested formulas from the genre and applied its own range of twists to what we know and love. The hype around this show is immense, but that's not what we're here for. Welcome to another Fun With Names, where I will be breaking down the names of anime characters, titles and basically anything in an anime with an interesting name; all to see how these small pieces of information link up with the rest of the story.

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  • Film Movement: Entering Mzansi-Neorealism.

    A few months back I wrote a (tiny) article about “Kasi Film Movement”, where I basically stated why eKasi: Our Stories and Lokshin Bioscope are two platforms that launched films that would go on and form South Africa’s “Kasi Film Movement”. I’m back now and this time I’ve watched a little more South African cinema and I’ve noticed something, which I think is ushering a new era in South African cinema and is probably the new phase in South African film movements.

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  • Martin Scorsese's Silence: A Meditation on Christian Imperialism

    Beginning in the 14th century during what is now known as the Age of Discovery, overseas exploration became an integral part of European culture and marked the emergence of colonialism as the policy of various European nation-states. It is also during this period that, first, the Catholic church and, then later on, the Protestant churches began a major effort to spread Christianity to what was then known as the New World and to convert the indigenous peoples of those previously unknown lands.

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  • The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

    Go back to the very beginning, the big bang and witness how one spark of light breaks into multiple colours. Watch as galaxies and universes are being created while still being held in a prism of darkness. This is The Dark Side Of The Moon.

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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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  • Black Panther: The Theory of the POC Saviour Mentality

    Marvel’s Black Panther has arrived and to be really honest I was expecting a messy, chaotic, high octane enjoyable mess. I was dead wrong because Ryan Coogler and co gave a very important film that is filled with black pride, black power and black excellence. The film surely created a ripple effect that will echo throughout pop culture and might be the very reason Hollywood studios do more POC lead blockbusters.
     

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  • The Heroes Burden: Zack Snyder's cinematic portrayal of the superhero

    For years in comic book heroes have been portrayed as being perfect individuals who possess all the most ideal virtues like bravery, valor, kindness, wisdom & selflessness . These larger than life characters would be incorruptible & serve justice to all people to all walks of life. People have always loved comic book heroes because they show us the best of the humanity but also more notably they provide people with a euphoric sense of escapism because in reality such heroes do not exist.

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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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