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.
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.
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 →
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 →
What 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 →
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 →
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.