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Out in Africa

Out in Africa

by Kavish Chetty / 18.10.2013
Out in Africa announces itself this year with a curious line-up. I shoulder through a fog of colliding colognes, and low-slung in this shadowy theatre, sit through a gracious rehearsal
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Through the Never

Metallica: Through the Never

by Kavish Chetty / 03.10.2013
Through the Never is the last, desperate attempt of Metallica to recoup the lost insignias of their rebellion. Perhaps it was once imaginable that this group of abraded youths, these
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Midnight's Children

Midnight’s Children

by Kavish Chetty / 20.09.2013
Is the cinema of India fated to its comparison, ever after, with Slumdog Millionaire? I can’t quite exorcise the spirit of that “chai-wallah” and his garish feel-good fortunes from my
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ELYSIUM

Elysium

by Kavish Chetty / 30.08.2013
In 2154, “Elysium” is a luxurious space-station which hovers above a ravaged Earth. To Elysium – a name which invokes the classical Grecian concept of an “afterlife” – belongs the
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Evil Dead

Evil Dead

by Kavish Chetty / 16.08.2013
Terror, authentic terror, is atavistic, primal; resurrects our emotionally-blunted senses. The poster for Evil Dead declares “the most terrifying film you will ever experience”, inscribed in capital letters within its
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Of Good Report

Of Good Report

by Kavish Chetty / 12.08.2013
The “animality” of man is a threatening artistic construct, especially in an age coming into mortal awareness of “rape culture”, the silent historical privileges embedded in the very flesh of
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scary movie

Scary Movie 5

by Kavish Chetty / 31.07.2013
The effects of Scary Movie 5, most apposite considering its tone and subject, are both diuretic and laxative – it will compel the desire to lurch from the theatre to
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The Wolverine

Big In Japan

by Kavish Chetty / 26.07.2013
In an existential digression from slitting foes into ribbons of cartilage, we open on a grizzled Logan encamped in the mountains on the border of the American wilderness. He has
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Classify This

Classify This

by Samora Chapman / Images by Luca Barausse / 23.07.2013
As you know, 24 hours before the opening night of the Durban International Film Festival, Peter Machen (the festival manager) received a letter from the Film and Publication Board. The
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The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

by Kavish Chetty / 19.07.2013
I like going to the cinema uncorrupted by anticipation. This film review itself is now in jeopardy: I have to balance the desires to remark on aesthetics, on social refraction
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