Movie Review: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Arguably, one cannot make a film about slavery without making a comment on it, and neither can one star a black man in a white-directed, white-produced movie without commenting on race. While many may not see Tarantino as a serious director (and for excellent reasons: I refer you to my esteemed blogger-comrade Rémy) I do…

Film review of The Immortals (and all its tropes)

Now that I’ve had some time to reflect upon this movie, and align my thoughts through writing about it, I have to admit that the charm has worn off. Basically, the film is a mostly garbled account of Theseus finding the Epurian Bow, becoming a believer of the gods and eventually one of them after…

The King’s Speech, Black Swan and The Oscars

Warning: long blog post requires coffee! It has been a good year for movies, and for once the Oscars wasn’t dominated by shocking explosion-centric timewasters. To add to my collection of great books and movies enjoyed this year, The King’s Speech was a sublime movie, one that traded on dialogue, cinematography and solid performances rather…

Movie review: Up

Without a doubt, this is Disney’s finest achievement to date, ever. The graphics were sublime, suffused with warmth and dedicated attention to detail. The coloured light refracted from the balloons, the fabrics, the pennies in the Paradise Falls jar…they were all beautifully rendered. The storytelling is something that Disney lost track of for a while,…

Triple Whammy Movie Review

One of the reasons why I am glad to be back in Joburg is that I do not have to wait a month until after a movie comes out to see it. So, in deference to the new purpose of the blog (ie not an angry feminist bitch blog, as it previously has been seen),…

Alice in Wonderland

I won’t lie. I was quite disappointed with this offering of Tim Burton’s. The best word to describe it is ‘generic’. Nothing really new was done with the idea, except for Alice’s history in the beginning. The same old mushrooms. The same old characters, but only the Red Queen has been somewhat updated. Disney should…