Tsotsi at Park Station

One on One | Tsotsi at Park Station

by Briain Lethlabane / 18.11.2011
The movie about my life would open with this scene. This still shot, in fact. In a voiceover, I’d talk about how tense I was shooting it and how badly
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One on One Fridays

One on One | King of Comedy

by Roger Young / 28.10.2011
Before you had Zack Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, before Tim and Eric, before Tom Green, there was one guy who did uncomfortable comedy better than all of them, Robert De Niro.
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State of Violence

State Of Violence

by Kavish Chetty / 27.10.2011
There is, in our film and literature – and I’m sure you’ve felt it too – an obsession with the past; this sense that the “present” we have is dragged
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James Franco


by Kavish Chetty / 24.10.2011
Cinema has the magnificent discontinuity that our own lives are lacking. We have to breathe through all the stasis and slumber, the lulls and breaks in rhythm, the slow marches.
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One on One Friday

One on One | Fish Tank Friday

by Brandon Edmonds / 21.10.2011
Fridays are One on One day at Mahala. One scene, one song, one image, product or design that’s made a real difference to you with its power, originality, brilliance or
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by Kavish Chetty / 20.10.2011
Film-makers are about to start greedily suckling on these tropes. Skeem has managed to bag itself the nicest picket-fenced plot at the end of the cul-de-sac and everyone’s going to
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Viva Riva!

Viva Riva!

by Kavish Chetty / 06.10.2011
I have developed a taste for flesh and so here I cannibalise our young to make my point. In Mahala’s previous coverage of Viva Riva, Colin Macrae speaks of director
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Shnit Film Festival

Shnit Happens

by Kavish Chetty / 03.10.2011
If you’re offered that toxic choice – good news and bad news, which do you want first? – how do you reply? I prefer the feeling of being dragged out
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The First Grader

The First Grader

by Kavish Chetty / 21.09.2011
I’m possibly picking up a reputation as a Michiko Kakutani figure around here: you know – “that guy” – impossible to impress, serially venomous; I’ve even had the
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Viva Riva

An African Tarantino

by Colin Macrae / 19.09.2011
You would not expect a Congolese movie to be bringing home an MTV movie award, not when there has not been a movie made in the Congo in 25 years
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