Film Review: Elinye Ithuba

Elinye Ithuba is one of those works that interrogates the effects of our sacrifices and the fact that to undo the deeds that might have gotten us in trouble the first time around we might just have to pay a heavy price

Advertisements

Film Review: The Ring

The Ring attempts to be funny while it deals with the overcooked classic tale of love. Is there anything to say in this theme? Not really, except for the reshuffle of the sign system and point of view vis-à-vis perspective. Despite a few strong points here and there this film has its moments but offers us nothing new. It whispers to us a feather light 2deF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ /¶

Film Review: Ilizwi

Ilizwi is a proposal that hints at what we could see in the future in terms of the bourgeoning South African film industry once the M-Net in Motion Academy 2015 Interns are striking it out on their own and are brave enough to venture outside of the box. The film initiates a new paranormal tale with a slight thrill build up and delivers to us a gentle 3deF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ ♦ /¶

Film Review: Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice attempts to tackle the vulnerability of young girls at the hands of grown up men who uses them for their ego boosting, unfortunately in a span of about sixty minutes the film fails to tighten up its narration at a crucial moment in the narrative discourse – and its closure feels hurried. And that, only that, with regard to Sugar & Spice undo the rather relevant theme the work erects and runs the work into failure to impress the discerning viewer. It sustains an ‘ok’ three dEF’Points out of five.

Film Review: The Haunted Wardrobe!

There are moments in The Haunted Wardrobe (2014) where the viewer may be jolted out of their stupor if not a comfortable couch. This is a paranormal outing and the film has a few surprises up its sleeve. This film speaks to us at a micro level, at the minutest level, using the barest essentials available to do so and it holds its own. It is a coherent piece. It delivers an ‘ok’ three point dEF’Points out of five:♦ ♦ ♦ /¶

Film Review: The Gift

The Gift was shot with the same camera work intimacy characteristic of Rockville and the ‘prying eyes perspective’ that has become characteristic of the Ferguson’s work signature. There are moments you feel like you’re eaves dropping on what is being said or spying on what is happening when you view the Ferguson’s work as a performance text.