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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kavish Chetty / 07.09.2011 At the risk of sounding overreaching (but no more so than this film), America’s imperial campaigns in the Middle East share a strange logic with How to Steal 2 Million.