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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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White House Down

White House Down

by Kavish Chetty / 12.07.2013
All this apocalyptic drama is in fact an allegory, and the true story is a fable about a father-daughter relationship which comes together in spite of a divorce, his perpetual
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Man of Steel

Man of Steel

by Kavish Chetty / 28.06.2013
Clark Kent’s adaptors and overseers are all faced with a philosophical problem: namely, the absence of any philosophical problems at all. The tenebrous urge of the new superhero culture is
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