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: 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…

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…

Horror Movie Appreciation

The ability that a filmmaker has to evoke actual, tangible fear in viewers is a weapon of specific destruction…and box-office triumph. I am not a person who is in love with horror  movies. I hate being scared, but I do love shock moments and that is how I can appreciate horror movies. I’ve just been…

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…