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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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  • 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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  • 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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