Tiny Couch Review

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  • The World of Cinema: Escapism or Insight?

    I've long learnt that the pinnacle of cinema is to help remember and forget joys and traumas all the same. That's a derivation from pre-teen me. Fast forward years later and I still believe in this founding statement. Cinema is first a mirror to reality and a glimpse at imagined realities thereof.

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—Into Modern Childhood

    Miles is shown in the context and in contrast of Peter Parker. The hero most of us grew up on, the hero who always gets back up no matter how many times he falls.

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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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  • Queer Cinema’s Marco Berger.

    Queer cinema, specifically Latin American queer cinema is filled with talented filmmakers whose films explore the complexities of the queer individual/community. However there is one filmmaker who has made a crop of films that often mix the exploration of sexuality and tension perfectly and that filmmaker goes by the name of Marco Berger.

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  • 12 Anticipated Book Adaptations Starring High-Profile Actors 2019

    There are truly fewer things more satisfying than seeing an author's imagination come to, so I'm always excited to see big screen adaptions especially when some of my favourite actors and filmmakers are involved in these anomalous projects. This seems to be shaping up to be quite the year for contemporary book adapations. Netflix is leading the charge with four humble adaptations on the way, while HBO partners with leading indie film studio A24 to bring to life one of the most influential Black literary pieces.

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  • ’Zog’ to screen as opening night film at Cape Town International Animation Festival

    Proudly presented by Animation SA, The Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) kicks off this Friday, 8 March 2019, with the African premiere of Zog, Triggerfish’s latest BBC Christmas special with Magic Light Pictures. Voice talent includes Kit Harington, Lenny Henry and Tracey Ullman.

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  • The Favourite Flaunts Flawlessness

    There’s a lot to be said about The Favourite but one word sums it up: brilliant. Periodic films are usually a bore fest unless one is truly passionate about theatre and the plot. This type of genre is traditionally known for difficult English accents, mostly mumbling, which without subtitles would be difficult to fathom. Such films are also popularly known for the exquisite costumes and politeness exhibited which for the modern world is out of touch- the millennial generation made fashion trends out of hobo attire and rudeness, online and in real life, an aspiration but I digress.

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  • 10 Foreign Language TV Shows To Binge Watch

    I’m back with another top 10 list for y’all and this time we’re all about those foreign language TV shows that are so good and juicy that you can’t help but binge watch the entire season in one go. On this list you’ll see shows about creepy neighbours, zombies, spies, and so on and so forth…

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  • The Shape of a Villain

    The Shape of water is an engrossing film with an unusual storyline. The film takes place at period of time in the USA when differences of race, gender and sexuality were volatile. The running theme is “othering” of blacks, women, homosexuals and so-called foreigners.

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  • Blindspotting Has Its Own Blind Spots

    Blindspotting is an artistic response to the Black Lives Matter movement, gentrification, identity and self-reflection in the USA. Daveed Diggs and Rafeal Casal’s chemistry plays well with the contrast of the main subject matter.

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