Category Film

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

It’s truly one of my favourite films of all time – specifically, my favourite of 2019. Here is my Review on the Run of Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Wong Kar-wei’s Chungking Express

Whenever I get upset with myself for how many things I’ve yet to see or do, particularly when it comes to movies, I like to remind myself that everything comes when it needs to. The opportunity to see a film… Continue Reading →

Wanuri Kahiu brings Rafiki to Cannes

When the credits rolled and the lights came up at the end of her film’s premiere in the Palais des Festival, director Wanuri Kahiu stood next to her lead actresses Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, all dressed in off-white outfits,… Continue Reading →

This is Black Panther

In Blood Diamond, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Zimbabwean ex-mercenary utters a line that became one of those oft-heard film quotes. As a means of explaining the way things work – or don’t work – on the continent, he tells co-star Jennifer Connelly,… Continue Reading →

Three Billboards & Twenty-three Miles

Another Toronto Film Festival has come and whooshed by! I’ve been asked what my favourite films from this year’s fest are. And what a coincidence – I made a running video about them. Another coincidence? Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,… Continue Reading →

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