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AFRICAN CINEMA

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‘Dredd’ (2012): Review

Directed by: Pete Travis || Produced by: Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich Screenplay by: Alex Garland || Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Wood Harris, Lena Headey, Domhnall Gleeson Music by: Paul Leonard-Morgan || Cinematography by: Anthony Dod Mantle || Edited by: Mark Eckersley || Country: United Kingdom, South Africa || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

A Little Cocky, Here: Top Five Overrated Filmmakers

A proud pastime of movie-lovers the world over is debating whose favorite filmmakers are better than others. It’s remarkably similar to how sports fans boast over their favorite sports franchises or players, or how music-buffs argue whose beloved artist is more “mainstream” or “selling out” or is more influential. Debates over favorite filmmakers, namely directors, are … Continue reading

‘District 9’ (2009): Review

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp || Produced by: Carolynne Cunningham Screenplay by: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell || Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minaar, Kenneth Nkosi, Nick Boraine, William Allen Young Music by: Clinton Shorter || Cinematography: Trent Opaloch || Edited by: Julian Clarke || Country: South Africa, … Continue reading

‘Xala’ (1975): Review

Directed by: Ousmane Sembene || Produced by: Filmi Domireve SNC Screenplay by: Ousmane Sembene || Starring: Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Douta Seck, Younousse Seye, Fatim Diagne, Myriam Niang Music by: Samba Diabara Samb || Cinematography: Georges Caristan Orlando, L. Lopez Seydina D. Saye, Farba Seck || Edited by: Florence Eymon || Country: Senegal || Language: … Continue reading

‘Black Girl’ (1966): Review

Directed by: Ousmane Sembene || Produced by: Andre Zwoboda Screenplay by: Ousmane Sembene || Starring: Mbissine Therese Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene Cinematography: Christian Lacoste || Edited by: Andre Gaudier || Country: Senegal, France || Language: French Running Time: 65 minutes Recognized as the first Sub-Saharan African film to receive international acclaim, … Continue reading

‘The Battle of Algiers’ (1966)

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo Screenplay by: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas || Starring: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Tommaso Neri, Fawzia El-Kader, Michele Kerbash Music by: Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo || Cinematography: Marcello Gatti || Edited by: Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei || Country: Italy, Algeria || Language: Arabic, French Running Time: 120 minutes. Gillo Pontecorvo’s … Continue reading

‘Touki Bouki’ (1973): Review

Directed by: Djibril Diop Mambety Screenplay by: Djibril Diop Mambety || Starring: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop Music by: Josephine Baker, Mado Robin, Aminata Fall || Cinematography: Pap Samba Sow || Editing by: Siro Asteni, Emma Mennenti || Country: Senegal || Language: Wolof, French Running Time: 95 minutes African cinema, particularly that … Continue reading

‘Outside the Law’ (2010): Review

Directed by: Rachid Bouchareb || Produced by: Jean Brehat Screenplay by: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle || Starring: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila Music by: Armand Amar || Cinematography: Christophe Beaucarne || Editing by: Yannick Kergoat || Country: France, Algeria, Tunisia, Belgium || Language: French, Arabic Running Time: 137 minutes Hors-la-loi, also known as خارجون عن … Continue reading

‘The Gods Must be Crazy’ (1980): Review

Directed by: Jamie Uys || Produced by: Jamie Uys Screenplay by: Jamie Uys || Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey, Michael Thys Music by: John Boshoff || Cinematography: Buster Reynolds, Robert Lewis || Editing by: Stanford C. Allen, Jami Uys || Country: South Africa, Botswana || Language: English Running Time: 109 minutes One of … Continue reading