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Fatherland

Fatherland

by Nedine Moonsamy / 08.11.2013
Fatherland offers exclusive entry into the Kommandokamps, where a group of boys embark on a nine day camp during their school holidays to relive the military experiences of their fathers.
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Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour

by Kavish Chetty / 01.11.2013
Blue is the Warmest Colour is acted out with superb, raw intensity: its everyday episodes of emotion elaborating from this intimacy outward into magnificent themes of sexual discovery, romantic secrecy,
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Khumba

Khumba

by Kavish Chetty / 25.10.2013
I reviewed "Jock of the Bushveld" for this magazine, describing it, rather generously, as a “shit-crusted cliché” and a “bat-signal for an age of mediocrity”. But two years later, Triggerfish
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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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