dEF’Rating: Lucky

Sihle Dlamini as (Lucky) and Jayashree Basavaraj as Padma in Luky (2012). Image source: http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/1879/aae663e2216842748177e84be976ac05.jpg

Sihle Dlamini as (Lucky) and Jayashree Basavaraj as Padma in Avie Luthra’s Lucky (2012). Image source: http://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/1879/aae663e2216842748177e84be976ac05.jpg

AN emotional tour de force, Lucky (2012) shines a torch within our darkened hearts to lobby for our compassion for children who falls through the cracks of our flawed social fabric. The journey that Lucky Ntlantla (Sihle Dlamini) undertakes to find his father following his mother’s sad passing walks us through an exploration of those very cracks. He is alone. This film reminds us just how easy it is for the world to swallow a child in the face of no family support network. Its ambiguous ending does not remedy or allay our concern for the boy, it acerbate the terrifying grip.

Avie Luthra’s Lucky lashes out a hard wake up snot klap of 4dEF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ /

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17 March

 

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dEF’Rating: Her

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Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) develops feelings for a computer program in Her. image source: http://www.nowhereelse.fr/wp-content/uploads/taxonomies/her-film-2014-542.jpg

HER is Slow, silent and grindingly haunting. It’s a story that warns us on over reliance on computer programs to the verge where we think about them as partners …hysterically as lovers, we might punctuate. Do not engage intimately with software programs for they too, like full blooded live humans, need maintenance; seem to be the warning that this film carry. Give yourself a break before you sit through this film again. It’s not bad, in fact it is great. Besides the stellar cast it is hedged upright for attention by the novelty of the idea it harbors, that necessarily makes it an original venture plot wise that is, as well as an interesting production and costumes designs. We give it 3 dEFPoints out of Five: ♦♦♦

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11 February

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