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Month: February 2018

Film Review: Winnie

★★★☆☆ For decades, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was heralded as a symbol of heroic resilience and resolve. Having stood by her husband Nelson throughout his arrest and subsequent imprisonment by South Africa’s Apartheid regime for almost 30 years, Winnie became the former […]

Film Review: Lady Bird

★★★★☆ A deserving dark horse coming into the final furlong of Oscars ‘silly season’, Greta Gerwig enters the solo directorial fray with Lady Bird, a remarkably assured, occasionally heartbreaking portrayal of Sacrementan youth on the cusp of womanhood. Drawing on her own comparable […]

Film Review: The Mercy

★★★☆☆ At first glance, James Marsh’s The Mercy looks like yet another overly polished, stiff upper lip, British biopic. But scratch beneath the surface of Marsh’s latest and you find something much darker and far more melancholic. The Mercy aptly […]

Film Review: Fifty Shades Freed

★☆☆☆☆ The film series based on E.L. James’ ludicrously successful erotic novels draws to a close with Fifty Shades Freed. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, now married, as depicted in the flashy […]

Close shaves on the big screen

Movies are absolutely rife with symbolism, and certain items hold a weighty meaning, such as the razor, which can be suggestive of anything from passion to despair. As such, shaving scenes have been employed in many a movie as a […]

Film Review: Makala

★★★★☆ In the Congolese countryside lies a stretch of road about 30 km long. Along this road, locals heave bags full of charcoal on their rusty bikes, tipping over at every bump as they make their three-day journey towards the town’s […]