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“Everything I learned, I learned from the cinema.” – Audrey Hepburn.

50 Shades of Beige Clichés

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Ever since E.L. James created the character of Christian Grey, women around the world have dreamed (literally, I’m reliably told by some girlfriends) of this exceedingly handsome, mysterious, ultra-rich man with a dark ‘secret’. Now, hundreds of thousands of women ...

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“Birdman” flies high.

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Art mirrors life on several levels in this dark comedy about a has-been movie actor who is trying to reboot his career by staging a Broadway play which inadvertently reflects his current situation. In the film, Birdman (or The Unexpected ...

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Non-sense and non-sensibility

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman, in possession of little fortune, must be in want of a husband. That’s the premise of Austenland, a romantic comedy about Mr Darcy uber-fan, Jane Hayes (Keri Russell). Jane , ...

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Afrikaans romcom sets the bar higher

  I am not a fan of Afrikaans comedy, despite Afrikaans being my home language. The Schuster slapstick, musical wish-wash I have come to expect fromt his genre has left a bitter taste in my mouth. Not so with the new film Semi-Soet (Semi-Sweet) though. ...

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Superhero diaries

What would you do if you had a superpower? Would you honestly go the comic-book hero route and embark on a selfless and lonely journey in which you try to rid the world of all evil? These are the questions posed ...

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Magical Marilyn

It’s 1956 and the world cannot seem to get enough of a certain voluptuous, platinum blonde singer-actress. With one smile, one wink, one laugh, Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) can charm virtually anyone. Desperately wanting to be seen as more than ...

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