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…

Profile: Coast & Koi Decadence

A serendipitous find online – while in eager search of some undiscovered fashion designer gold – I came across Coast & Koi shoes. I clicked on the website link, and was redirected to a catalog of some of thee most luxurious handmade shoes I’d ever seen. I was eager to meet the designer, one Caryn…

They tell me not to dream big

I had a chat with someone a week ago and they told me that given my status as a ‘beginner’ according to world media, that I shouldn’t consider covering the Cannes Film Festival right now. It’s good advice I guess – very pragmatic. I find it utterly distasteful though for myself. Even when faced with…

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…

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…

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…

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…