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The Magic of Matwetwe

The Magic of Matwetwe

Set in Atteridgeville, what audiences might appreciate from Lediga’s film is its inclusion of social issues, like gang violence and the drug trade. The film could, however, benefit from more nuanced portrayals.

America Needs A Coming To

America Needs A Coming To

Coming 2 America is loudly proclaiming that Africa is fake, that our customs are ridiculous and that by going through a process of becoming American we attain progress, identity and peace. It portrays Africa as fictional as Zamunda, as falsely conscious as its King Akeem and as hopelessly in need of saving as its princesses,” writes Tshiamo Malatji

Malromance & Modernity: Malcolm & Marie Review

Malromance & Modernity: Malcolm & Marie Review

“It is easier to paint Malcolm as the villain of Malcolm & Marie, but the film is simply a live illustration of the beautiful tragedy most romances experience when the perceived reality of one person is a fictional tale to the other.” writes Lazola Nomkala

How Senegalese Farmers Become Landless: The Feast/Tong-Tong Review

How Senegalese Farmers Become Landless: The Feast/Tong-Tong Review

This land is sold to privileged foreign owners who make revenue from its use. Locals who try to compete struggle because they lack access to similar equipment as large corporations. Agriculture does more for these companies than for people. Animals that trespass are seized, people fined and fees for getting their animals back. "How can you live side by side in peace?"

Cuties REVIEW: The Nervous Condition of Girlhood

Cuties REVIEW: The Nervous Condition of Girlhood

Much has been said about why this film does not deserve airtime. A significant amount of subscribers even threated to end their subscriptions with Netflix for promoting “child pornography". It is tempting to entertain that idea, but it is also not my cross to carry.

REVIEW: Seriously Single

REVIEW: Seriously Single

Ultimately, an enjoyable romantic comedy still needs to be full of some essence, whether traditional or subverted. Film still needs something to say, even when it wants to speak absurdly. Seriously Single is a film that shows discordance and tells emptiness -- and not deliberately.

REVIEW: The Forgotten Kingdom

REVIEW: The Forgotten Kingdom

The film oscillated between rapid city shots and gradual rural scenes. This displays the rush of the city against the calm of the village. The city presents many dangers, violence and struggle. The life in the city is in constant motion, at work, in transportation, selling livestock in markets, moving in the buzz of capitalism and drudgery. The village is a community, occupied by cooperation and collectivism. The funerals of strangers are attended by people from far and help is always available to those that need it.

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