Tag Archives: South Africa

5 yaps

Searching for Sugar Man

The shroud of mysticism that surrounds “Searching for Sugar Man” will leave you feeling emotionally rattled but ultimately inspired as well. Continue reading

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You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Diamonds Are Forever”

“Diamonds” is less about Sean Connery’s grand finale and more about James Bond’s birth into the free-spirited 1970s. Fitfully amusing, but still small-time. Continue reading

4 yaps

Life, Above All

An odd structure choice hurts this powerful South African drama about a young girl searching for answers. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

The Bang Bang Club

Director Steven Silver poses the question: How far is too far to go for the perfect picture? Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Tsotsi

“Tsotsi” — whose bullets, blood and beatings retain the redemption song’s minor key — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: District 9

“District 9″ — Neill Blomkamp’s audacious, auspicious sci-fi debut — continues Nick Rogers’ look at the 365 best films from 2000-2009. Continue reading