The Cinephile that can Never Keep Up

Living in South Africa means that, when it comes to new movie releases, I will always be at least three months behind. And I know that we are not the only country where this happens. As an avid cinema-goer, it kind of feels as if I’m standing on the outside of a park fence, watching all the kids have fun on the other side.

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In Memory of Jóhann Jóhannsson

A late-night scroll through Facebook a few weeks ago, turned my evening into a gloomy one when I read the news about the death of composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson. And although this post has come quite late, I still want to take time to reflect on how Jóhannsson’s music has contributed to my life and admiration of film music.

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6 Stand-Out Movie Moments to Start 2018

It has been a few weeks since classes have begun which means it has also been a few weeks since I have posted anything new. Towards the end of my holidays, I attempted to boost my movie-watching dosage to prepare for prioritising my studies over my film-count again.

The last two months of holidays saw me ticking off many movies I had been wanting to watch for years! For that alone, I am really proud. I also got the chance to watch some pretty bizarre movies which – of course – was incredibly exciting too. If the way I ended 2017 has set any kind of tone for my 2018 movie-watching habits, I am beyond excited for what this new year has to offer.

Looking back at the impact some of my recently watched films had on me, I feel compelled to share some of moments of these movies that stood-out the most. Moments that I am probably going to have a difficult time forgetting. Continue reading →

An Undiscovered Feminist Treasure on Netflix

I tend to avoid writing about movies or shows that I am unbearably passionate about. And that is simply because I cannot seem to put my love for them into words. But, I find myself writing about this because I cannot let this show go unrecognised any longer. Hype usually draws an audience to something, so here I am, creating the hype this series deserves. Continue reading →

‘Mermaids’: A New Year’s Countdown

happynewyearblogathon8What better way to end the year than by participating in a blogathon for the first time? Movie Movie Blog Blog is hosting a blogathon surrounding movies that involve New Years in some way. I was tempted to use a rewatch of Carol (2015) or even High School Musical (2006) for my post. But instead, I decided to go with Mermaids (1990) which I have been meaning to watch for quite a while.  Continue reading →

The Exclusivity of Movie Bucket Lists

One of our local TV channels presented the “100 Movies to Watch Before You Die” over the last two months. Of course, I was overwhelmingly excited because it meant I finally got the opportunity to watch some films that are rarely played locally. I was also eager to see which of my own favourite movies made it to the long-awaited list. Continue reading →

A Letter of Admiration to ‘Queen of Katwe’

Dear Queen of Katwe (2016)

Let me tell you something. You gave me goosebumps from your opening title until your end credits. You had me crying approximately seventeen times. And I am so very grateful that you did.

Disney has always known how to create a story with the perfect mixture of emotional moments and heart-warming humour, without forgetting that much-loved Disney magic. And, you, Queen of Katwe, are no exception.

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