Journalism, Review

Movie Review: BlackKkKlansman

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BlackKkKlansman is one of those biographical movies that you watch and go: “Oh, my God… THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!”

Directed by Spike Lee, it follows the true story of real life black cop, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (aka KKK) in 1978.

When a rookie and the first black cop in Colorado Springs Police Department, Stallworth found a classified ad in the city newspaper about KKK, which invited interest from like-minded people. Curious, he contacted them claiming to be a white man, who shared the same values. An undercover operation springs, as one of Stallworth’s colleagues, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) impersonated Ron at KKK meetings.

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Journalism, Review

Film Review: The Children Act

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If Emma Thompson doesn’t win an Oscar for her latest role in The Children’s Act (2018), I will actually cry!

Probably the best act I’ve ever seen her give, Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee) gives an excellent performance as the Honourable Mrs Justice Maye, who buckling under the heavy weight of difficult cases regarding vulnerable children. As she states: “the law takes over your life”. Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Shall We Dance) plays wonderfully beside her as the neglected husband, Jack Maye, who tries his ever best to discuss – like a proper adult – about their floundering marriage.

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Music, Song Lyrics, Tunes

Song Lyric Sunday: A Million Dreams

Last month, I had the greatest joy of seeing The Greatest Showman (2017)Not once, but twice!

Of course, I loved the music. I grew up listening to musicals, so this was like a loving welcome back into that world again. And the characters were, oh, so relatable. Continue reading “Song Lyric Sunday: A Million Dreams”

Analysis, Art and Culture, Review

Review: Paddington 2

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Want escapism from real life, a barrel of laughs, and a good trip out?

Go to the nearest cinema to visit Paddington Bear – stat!

Because Paddington 2 (2017) is an absolutely charming, heart-warming, and a very fun 103 minutes. Guaranteed to cheer you up and make you feel all warm inside!

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Analysis, Review

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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Apparently, you find the said fantastic beasts in a tiny, brown suitcase. Beasts so majestic, and unique, that your brain would not be able to think them up!

If one needs escapism, this would be the film to watch.

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