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

Nowhere is safe

   South Africans see Cape Town as a lazy, laid-back place where the biggest news of the day is which direction the wind is coming from. As the location of Denzel Washington’s latest action-thriller however, it becomes a city of ...

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Portrait of an iron lady

This film is a whirlwind tour of one of the most controversial and formidable figures politics has ever seen: Baroness Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), who was not only the first female Prime Minister in the Western world but Britain’s longest-serving ...

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Scott Pilgrim is the Bob-omb!

Director Edgar Wright has created a fantastic(al) tale of the angst of love with his pop-culture fest Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Scott is a geeky (but lovable) 22-year old bass guitarist (Michael Cera) from Toronto, whose life seems pretty ...

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It’s a crazy, crazy mixed up town

It boggles the mind how small town America always seems to get the worst of everything. Not only are there the drawling accents, the lack of residents’ vocabulary and local hillbillies to deal with, but those little sleepy villages in the ...

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Catch-22

It is difficult to imagine never having my favourite food again. I could happily gorge myself on prawns for all three, or six (depending on which magazine you read) meals a day. I might never get the chance to make ...

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The Last Airbender 3D falls flat

Noah Ringer as the Avatar Any director who adapts a film from another source is taking a chance whether from a book, stage or television. There is always the threat that the ‘spirit’ of the original work will not be ...

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When evil comes to town

It’s difficult to ‘genrify’ Michael Haneke’s award-winning film, The White Ribbon (“Das weisse Band”). Drama, horror and humour are blended to tell an unnerving story about a series of strange events that disrupt life in a pre-World War I village ...

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No more layers, please…

By the time you reach adulthood, you realise the saying “love and marriage goes together with a horse and carriage” really is a bunch of wish-wash, even in a place called Far Far Away. Forget Snow White and Rapunzel, it ...

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‘All Things Wise and Wonderful…’

When Charles Darwin wrote what is one of the most groundbreaking works ever written he was well aware the kind of repercussions it would have. Darwin delayed finishing and publishing On The Origin of Species for years, realising it would ...

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