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by Kavish Chetty / 16.02.2012
Most film critics in this country surrender their critical faculties to a static nationalism: they are supine and thighs-agape for this duty to nation. Consider for example how many times
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by Kavish Chetty / 09.02.2012
There’s a question that characters in romance plots rarely bother to ask themselves: incuriously, because it really wearies all the luxury and calm of their airheaded pursuits. The question is
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The Skin I Live In - Antonio Banderas And Elena Anaya

The Skin I Live In

by Kavish Chetty / 19.01.2012
I relinquish myself to every adolescent/boyhood urge: the original title of Almodóvar’s new film is La Piel Que Habito. That knowledge would function ordinarily as mere trivia for the pretentious
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31 Million Reasons

by Kavish Chetty / 12.01.2012
I don’t know precisely where the artistic impulse for endless local crime fiction emerged. It’s much easier to see its dark inspiration in the seething, throbbing streets of South Africa.
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Ryan Gosling


by Kavish Chetty / 08.12.2011
Drive opens up on the dark, neon-lit arteries of downtown Los Angeles. There’s an immediate parallel here – you feel it in the loneliness, the slumberous anguish – to Taxi
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Hel Op Die Platteland

by Kavish Chetty / 24.11.2011
It’s difficult to resist the histrionic urging of a film like this. It dangles its seductive lameness before you. It architects the mise-en-scène for a thorough critical savaging, which spares
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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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