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Film

  • 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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  • Eso Es Gay! (10 Amazing Gay Spanish Films)

    Today we’re looking at 10 fantastic LGBTQ+ themed films to come out of Latin America. Latino cinema has its ways of capturing the raw essence of human life and emotion, while showcasing rich extraordinary characters. The films are rooted in realism and more often than not they reflect the real world rather than escape it and that puts them in a league of their own design.

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  • Five Sci-Fi/Fantasy Mystery Anime Movies with Kickass Mythology

    Mythology is what has made me a fan of DC Comics from the day I had decided to take upon alternative reading, from my usual novel escapades. Since insuing on my comic book-enthusiast career, I've come across a variety of lores of monsters, gods and magic, and I have since been on a quest to find stories that carry suchlike potency and attention to detail.

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  • That's What You Get When You Let Your Heart Win (10 Movies With "Bleak" Endings)

    Okay, okay it’s been awhile since I’ve done a recommendations list of top 10 movies, so I have decided to gift you guys with this list of awesome movies with what some might call “bleak” or “unhappy” endings-ish (p.s there will be typos/grammar mistakes). I had to dig deep into my memory of films that I’ve seen in my entire 24 years of existence so that I can compile this list of movies that had characters listen to their hearts and well that didn’t end very well (and sometimes it wasn’t their hearts just circumstances).

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  • Three theme-heavy animated movies that will leave you emotionally screwed

    Traditional animation is generally kid-friendly, although Pixar often manages to push the boundaries by embeding underlying adult/explicit themes as seen in the movies Up and Wall-E, as well as the the more recent Inside Out. It's not very often that you come across animated movies that are bare bat-shit heart-rendering and grievious.

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  • Do You Trust this Computer (Documentary): What I've learnt about artificial intelligence

    "We created it, so I think as we move forward this intelligence will contain parts of us. And I think the question is, will it contain the good parts or the bad parts?"

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  • Top 10 Fantasy Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Fantasy might not be a genre that can be viewed as having works that transcend the art of cinema like sci-fi however there have been films that have done so, like the Middle Earth saga which kinda saw a revival of the genre. Fantasy is one of my favourite cinema genres, so I’ve decided to compile a top 10 list of fantasy films I’ve seen, that the majority hasn’t seen (p.s if you’ve seen all of these you are a big NERD).

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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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  • 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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