By Hazel Speed I will never understand when something has already been established as ‘definitive’, why do yet more versions emerge, be they in the medium of film, TV series, radio or book formats.
Archive for the ‘MUSIC/FILM’ Category
‘Children of Heaven’, Majid Majidi By Narges Kharghani Cinema is dead of winter! The cinema that has gone through hibernation It’s a common trend in the world of cinema that children’s cinema has the best-selling films. In fact children’s films topped the box office in most countries. But it seems it’s different […]
By Nana Arhin Tsiwah This is something I have been wanting to write for the past two weeks. It’s about the music industry in Ghana and the crop of artistes and music players evolving in recent and a few past years. I have been following keenly the twists and game-monkisms that keep hitting the music […]
Arts & Culture competition 2015 By Musa Gift Masombuka Born in 1994, the fourth of seven sons of Monicca Annah Sooka, Fana Sooka began school in 2002 at Regae Primary school, going on to secondary in Majatladi, South Africa. He had been an extrovert and was interested mostly in entertainment, always feeling vibrant over […]
By Marcus Agar Organ-harvesting thriller RED has been Officially Selected for Serbia’s Kraljevski Filmski Festival (31 Aug-3 Sept, 2016).
Musa Gift Masombuka talks with Wilfred Lungile Seliba about his career as a scriptwriter.
By Ratnesh Dwivedi The Indian film industry is the largest film industry in the world which produces more than 1000 films every year and South Indian Cinema makes a large part of it.
By Byobe Malenga Known by the name of Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, but more famously as Papa Wemba, the Congolese singer, songwriter and actor was born on June 14, 1949 in Lubefu, a Kasai-Oriental region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. On April 24, 2016 the world was saddened by the news of his […]
By Kofi Acquah
By Robert Kilborn And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. —Revelation 12: 7-9
By Amnesty International World-renowned musician Angélique Kidjo and three inspirational African youth activist movements have been declared this year’s joint winners of the prestigious Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2016.
By Gulcin Newby Kennett In her Quarterly article, ‘Mirrors without memories: Truth, History, and the New Documentary’, Linda Williams raises some stimulating arguments regarding documentary filmmaking.
By Ahmed Tharwat For the last three weeks, the Twin Cities have seen one of the largest film festivals in the country, the 35th MSPIFF Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival showcasing more than 200 new films from around the world.
By Peter Louis South Korean Singer, Kim Jang Hoon arrived in Juba yesterday to perform at the Peace Concert for South Sudan.
By Marcus Agar Actor Slaven Došlo has enrolled as a young army recruit in successful Serbian TV series Vojna Akademija (Military Academy).
RED, a dark thriller set in the underground world of illegal organ smuggling, is the directorial debut for London-based Serb actor Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, Entity, The Bourne Ultimatum).
By Anthony Jenkins Following the recent death of ‘Fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin, artist Anthony Jenkins paints his own thoughts on the man
By Gulcin Newby Kennett In the chapter called ‘Films of Memory’ from his book ‘Transcultural Cinema‘, David MacDougall explores the intricate relationships between human memory and films.
By Gulcin Newby Kennett In the chapter titled ‘The Ethics of Image-Making’; or, “They’re Going to Put Me in the Movies. They’re Going to Make a Big Star Out of Me” from his book ‘Picturing Culture: Explorations of Film and Anthropology‘ (Ruby, 2000), Jay Ruby philosophizes about the ethical issues involved in the “production of […]
By Russell W. Dickson Like most I grew up fascinated by the Cinema. My love of Hollywood started at a young age when my mother would drop me off at the local movie theater with a crisp 5 dollar bill in my pocket. I can still smell the popcorn and feel the excitement as the […]
By Gulcin Newby Kennett Contrary to popular belief, despite its recognition in the early 1960s, African-American theater did not begin then, but centuries before.
Artists for Palestine UK (APUK) on Wednesday called on actors and directors on this year’s Oscars shortlist to: ‘Give your Israeli swag bag to a Palestinian refugee!’
By Mathew Masinge US based Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira has landed yet another big role as 2Pac’s mother in the rap star’s upcoming biopic dubbed ‘All Eyez On Me’.
By Constance van Niekerk The new year started with sad news for the music industry. Natalie Cole, singer of the Grammy-Award winning ‘Unforgettable’ album died on Thursday night (New Year’s Eve). She was 65.
By Marcus Agar When a Serbian film makes waves beyond the domestic market, critics and audiences sit up and pay attention.
By Mathew Masinge Multi Award winning Nigerian star David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido by his legion of fans, is expected to perform in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital on August 29th.
New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned, The Five Records You Can Always Turn To Continuing the series of music articles in which individuals select five records particularly special to them, we today feature Tony Prince’s own selections and present the latest instalment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.
By Marcus Agar Organ harvesting in the criminal underground is the gruesome subject of the directorial debut of London-based Serb actor Branko Tomovic. The star of 24: Live Another Day, The Bourne Ultimatum and Brad Pitt’s WWII tank story Fury, co-wrote the dark thriller with young writer Paul D. Clancy.