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Lucky

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: 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

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

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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Press Pause Play

by Kavish Chetty / 28.02.2012
The Labia Majora (Orange Street) is thronged with well-upholstered hipsters in the thick warmth of the night. Tonight’s documentary is Press Pause Play – its subject matter is the “radical
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Material

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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Semi-Soet

Semi-Soet

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

Drive

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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