In the recent Bomb Shelter production Motheo (Mduduzi Mabaso) is a man whose occupation of debt collecting is forged out of the very anger that results from a broken family structure wrought on by migrant labor system solicited by with South African industrial machine – mining.… Read More Film Review: For Love And Broken Bones
While this is a tragic story, which even the undiscerning viewer will learn to accept as soon the credits roll up and the debate is won between that mug of steaming coffee or a nightly snack. It is not debatable that we’ve seen this film before. The film’s context is its ace. It does offer… Read More dEF’Rating: For Love and Broken Bones
Cowa Bunga …DUDE!… Read More Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5
And then something happened in telly land. The-modern-fire-place-story-teller yielded to the burgeoning blackoisie; ag man I meant bourgeoisie, Mzanzi Magic (DStv Channel 161) was launched and many moons later Isibaya appeared, initially as a tellenovella; and, mfana sonny, The Bomb Shelter now challenged our fears by interrogating the Zombie phenomenon. Without warning, all the ingredients that are rolled together with human cruelty when someone is turned into a zombie were shoved into our faces at prime time in the soap dish war zone and we had to endure seeing a character beloved by all turned into a monster. … Read More Ayeye, O grand Joe?
Ingoma, besides its oozing with pure talent – it is brave, believable and surprisingly witty in its take on the music industry’s darker side. Its gets 5dEF Points out of five: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦… Read More Film Review: Ingoma
At this school she is confronted by pupils who are not given time by the teachers. As a result the learners think less of themselves. This can be seen in the characters of Gazi (Siphamandla Walter Dhludhu), a child family header, Andile (Nkokheli Oros Mmampofu) whose wants him to leave school to do manual labour and Palesa (Mapula Mafole) who comes from an unstable single mother headed family. There is also a bureaucracy red tape that hamper teaching and a corrupt principal (Mutodi Neshehe) who has been siphoning money from the school’s feeding scheme for his own financial gain¶… Read More Film Review: Rise
In order for Generations, The Legacy, to appeal to a new breed of viewers and soap connoisseur it must reinvent itself with a total new plot and not rehash a formula that is known to have worked before. It must be brave. All previous characters, old grudges, plots, subplots, backdrop etc. must be nullified.… Read More Generation X: The return?
Now Generations has a fair share of my attention as well, except this week because we’re on a strike of some sort apparently to join the actors and viewers in solidarity of boycotting the series. I am in form and step as I bellow mozabalazo incantations!… Read More Generations 16