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Crazy World

The We Are One Film Festival that went on for the past couple of weeks, providing free access to a variety of films on YouTube, served as my introduction to Ugandan cinema with Nabwana I.G.G.’s Crazy World. If Crazy World is anything to go by, Ugandan cinema is certainly something I need to do a…

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Staff Selects: Oscar Hopes

Joker picked up the most nominations and 1917 seems to be the predicted winner (at least according to most of our staff) for this year’s Oscars, but we’ve got other films in mind for what we’d like to see take home the gold this Sunday: Best Picture: Marriage Story Though it was initially seen as…

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2020: THE AWARDS, THE AFTERMATH, AND HOW IT AFFECTS THE OSCARS

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards started off with business as usual for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s booze-filled party meant to celebrate the year’s best achievements in film and television. It was almost a revival of the early 2000s: Jennifer Aniston! Brad Pitt! Jennifer Lopez! Charlize Theron! Eddie Murphy! Renée Zellweger! As the celebrities…

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The Good Liar

“Secrets between you, God, the Devil, and the dead“. Bill Condon‘s drama thriller, The Good Liar, boasts two great performances from acting royalty Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen. Their chemistry is authentic, magnetic, and intoxicatingly charming, making it all the more astonishing that this is their first collaboration. For a film shortly under…

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3 From Hell

Rob Zombie is no stranger to the horror genre – his dual careers as musician and film director indebted to grindhouse cinema and horror classics. After the break-up of his band, White Zombie, in 1998, he embarked on a solo music career, and his debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe, was a veritable treasure trove of samples…

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Dolemite is My Name

Blaxploitation is a subgenre that took prominence in the 1970s. There was a wave of black filmmakers and actors scraping together all of their resources to make films that they wanted to make, and if they got lucky, people would get to see it. Blaxploitation didn’t get very far from its original years at the…

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Western Stars

Though most of the music I listen to has been described by my friends as “dad music”, for some reason, I never really got into Bruce Springsteen. Of course I was always aware of his music (is it possible not to be?) but I never added any of his work to my personal music rotation…

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