Four contributors make their case for the best coming-of-age films over the last four decades.
Edd Church makes a case for why live-action may not be ideal for video-game adaptations.
Chloe Kennedy makes the case that the Cannes Film Festival’s regulations and attitude are due for some drastic change.
Lauren Newman digs deeper into Disney’s live action remakes and reveals whether they are cinematic successes or fairytale flops.
Even the most gora-est goras have seen, or at the very least heard of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, or Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Such is Karan Johar’s impact, the “K-Jo” brand of films that often seep into the diasporic consciousness, amalgamating a longing for return to the homeland with a misplaced pride in being the […]
As you’re likely aware, one of the most revolutionary, mechanically interesting, and just darn great superhero movies was released to cinemas this Easter. I am, of course, talking about DC’s Shazam! Okay, okay, I know critics are raving about Avengers: Endgame– and I’m not denying its acclaim. The fact of the matter is, I […]
DIRECTOR Sally Potter’s latest film The Party starts and finishes with a loaded gun, almost begging Chekov to take notice. It’s a searing, cringing satire on elitism in the political left. Despite being black and white, it attacks the topic with the energy of a punk rocker, as if Potter is demanding that the audience […]
LET me set the scene: it’s the mid-2000s and I’m in still primary school. My Blink 182-loving older brother just brought home a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved which he’d bought with his friend. We eject The Simpsons: Hit & Run and shove Halo into the rickety original Xbox disk tray. The iconic choral music […]
AN old Greek dude once said, “All I know, is that I know nothing”. You should keep this in mind as you buy your tickets for Avengers: Endgame. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that if you’ve managed to dodge around the social media spoiler minefield, you have no idea what […]
WIKUS van de Merwe is a feckless upper-middle class (and human) bureaucrat concerned only with the 9-to-5. Wikus is also a benighted “prawn”, placed into a camp-like state of exception in near-future Johannesburg. This Wikus is tangibly, disgustingly alien. District 9 is hardly subtle in its metaphors of apartheid separation and abjection. However, it uses […]