Film Review in Session: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum’ is a vibrant, vivacious visual veneer, painting over the crippling imperfections that have defined action films for decades, like a balm.

I am sure one could find faults in the 3rd installment of Keanu Reeves’s ‘John Wick’ film franchise, but you would have had to find them days after your mind stops reeling in thoroughly entertained awe.

I love the films wickedness as one is meant to adore those dark things in the black: in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

Film Review in Session: Brightburn

‘Brightburn’ is a James Gunn superhero horror giving the world an evil, prepubescent Superman | Clark Kent,
…I have some thoughts about the film though.

Film Review in Session: Hunter Killer

There’s a thrill to being thrown in the (literal) deep end, and your focus geared towards wading through a bureaucratic puzzle, while in a tin underwater, where tensions run high – even for the most trained maritime officers.

Film Review in Session: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Without revealing too much, I thought that ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’, produced by Erica Huggins, was an ordinary girls flight of fancy, done right.

It spoke to the average persons occasional wanderings on exactly how you’d deal with being thrust into a spy film with all the fixings.

Magical M-Net Movies Competition for Fantastic Beasts Fans

“The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – JK Rowling There is a reason why I have “Letter to J.K Rowling” as an entire page on my blog. Hers were the…

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival 2016

The Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival is a Mercedes-Benz sponsored event that brings creatives, authorities, and enthusiasts together through: film, fashion and “Artistic and related technical industries to celebrate their craft twice a year”(Bokeh, 2016) I was there for the inaugural Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival that had me fangirling for globally acclaimed Norwegian Rain designer…

House Stark

In case you ever wondered who the number 1 ‘Game Of Thrones‘ fan is in South Africa – It’s ME! OH YEAH! I was not about to let anyone else have that glorious title, so I pulled a Lannister and killed off the competition with a blatant statement that combines everything I love – art,…

Film Review in Session: Transformers 4 – Age of Extinction

I don’t know what you guys were saying on twitter…busy heckling for no reason. I just watched ‘Transformers 4’ and IT. WAS. AWESOME! Okay, so first thing first: We all love the precocious anxious levity of Shia LaBeouf’s acting delivery as it proved instrumental in initially establishing the Transformers movies as beyond childish indulgences of…

Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival (Fashion Day 2)

Day 2 of the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival was riddled with tempestuous style. Fashion shows always begin with the designers and the models working in accord, and this event held no small supply of them. Before working the runways, the striking models from renowned agencies like Full Circle were seen chilling…

Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival (Fashion Day1)

Such events as the Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival  usually warrant the prerequisite of it’s attendees being the very epitome of style in their apparel. Cape Town has cultivated an environment of global fashion trends re-imagined through individual style teamed with our bipolar weather and hipster ambiance. At the 1st annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh…

Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival (Overview)

Film exists as an intrinsic part of the arts, and as a facet of media. It is a boundless domain of creative expression, can convey a multitude of multifaceted messages etc. Films are made to inspire, to pay homage, and through the basest sentimentality- to be symbolic of the incomparable human spirit. Fashion is not…

Film Review in Session: “Miners shot down”

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to watch a screening of “Miners Shot Down” 2 months before its official cinematic release. The film is directed by Rehad Desai and is considered a documentary in association with Ford Foundation and Uhuru Productions. It helped in regulating the noise of media coherently. The documentary documents the events…

Another Academy Award for South Africa?

Firstly, something bears initial clarification: South African cinema is slow, but gradually developing its cinematic repertoire  from a previously, predominately political-centric one,into more open-ended and globally appealing genres. Obviously, the social commentary is not something easily put aside simply to appease the standardized recipe for Blockbuster hits. However, South Africans have harnessed the unquestionable potency…

Return to classic Bond

William Boyd is a brave soul,but kudos on his confidence in writing a James Bond that defies Hollywood’s iconic figure, returning to Ian Flemming‘s imagined figure. William Boyd was born in Accra,Ghana, but is considered an award-winning British writer. His childhood probably accounts for the subtle insightful contextualizations he makes in his books,laden with the…

The trials of Fandom

I guess for people who spend hours, upon days and weeks working on music and films, perceive fandom as trivial. I guess spending days learning lines, forming  instrumentals to accompany tears that dried out into words, is hard. But what drives your constant need to be the best? What solidifies the standardization of excellence? I…

Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2013

From the 24th July to the 01st of August 2013, the University of the Western Cape had its English department hosting the Africa World Film Festival. Despite the less-than-stellar number of attendees, this event is prestigious and noted as factoring towards the development of world filmmaking and the relaying of information as a part of…

Movie Trailer: The Great Gatsby

A cinematic masterpiece, and one of the few 21st century movies to have such an enormous all-star casting, impeccable scripting, a production timeframe that neared 2 years etc. etc. I am in an absolute tizzy waiting for The Great Gatsby‘s release. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby is a book I thoroughly studied…

South African-born Hollywood Sensations

South Africa has transcended the label of “Third World” to produce some of the worlds most crowned Hollywood jewels and up-and-comers. I’m really proud too be a South African when I see all the hardwork and dedication these individuals have put in to rise into a very hard industry. Here are a a list of a few names and…

Re-Awakening the “Underworld”Fanatics

Puffs out chest all chuffed-like I am pleased to inform you that I was one of the first South Africans to watch this movie. I am awed to introduce to you – The 2012 ”Underworld 4” Movie Review. Not all Vampire/werewolf movies are meaningless titillation for the one-track mind. The new “Underworld 4: Awakening” is…