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Outside Satan

by Brandon Edmonds / 23.07.2012
87% of Americans believe angels exist. Idiots. In Outside Satan, tres cool French director, Bruno Dumont, whose drifty overlong 29 Palms has the best surprise male rape in cinema, gives
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Umbilical Cords

Umbilical Chords

by Tara Fataar / 24.06.2012
Sarah Ping Ni Jones started making the self-reflective documentary, Umbilical Cords years before she realized how the unfolding of real-life events would have a major effect on the tension of
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review - the Sunny Side of Sex

East African Badonkadonk

by Kavish Chetty / 21.06.2012
This evening: a double dosage of East African sexuality. Together, these two documentaries produce an ambiguous portrait of an already penumbral theme. Sexuality in Africa comes across to us in
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Port Nolloth | Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Port Nolloth | Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Andy Davis / 20.06.2012
It was an early morning in Elands Bay. Cold. Cranking. I had just crawled out of the tent, pitched illegally in the night, on the point, right in front of
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Sal Masekela, Alekesam

A Black Cowboy Riding a Dolphin

by Lindokuhle Nkosi / Images by Matthew Pappas / 25.04.2012
Since late last year, a mysterious unknown artist “of African descent” has been slowly edging his way into our musical consciousness. For months now, all we had was a song,
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Christopher and his Kind - Nazi

Christopher and his Kind

by Kavish Chetty / 28.03.2012
Sexual innuendo of a certain cast is the holy province of a homosexual audience, and Chris and his Kind tailors its affections and affectations accordingly. A young man bursts open
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Lucky - Opening Image


by Kavish Chetty / 20.03.2012
So here’s the thing about being “heart-tugging” or “heart-warming”: pull too hard, turn the heat up too high, and you’re going to cause a cardiac arrest. I have elsewhere voiced
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Forerunners - opening image

Forerunners: The Black Middle-Class

by Kavish Chetty / 19.03.2012
First wave of nausea: this black dame on a golfing green in argyle and khaki shorts. She’s musing on the philosophical complexities of the game, saying “every hole represents a
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The Artist - Opening Image

The Artist

by Kavish Chetty / 16.03.2012
“The most beautiful film I ever fell asleep in,” said a friend of L’Avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni. At the purer levels of experience you can bathe in that gorgeous, sea-faring
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Man On Ground - Opening Image

Man On Ground

by Kavish Chetty / 01.03.2012
Akin Omotoso is arrestingly important. He commands the depthless insight to direct cinema into the territory of the real. He urges to reclaim our cinema culture from the grand and
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