Terugspoel Top40 Flieks – #40: 50/50

Ek’t besluit om #FliekInAfrikaans na die verlede uit te brei, en daarom gaan ons Terugspoel – na my Top 40 flieks van alle tye (soos op hierdie oomblik). Kyk gerus saam na die volgende 40 videos waar ek elke week nog ‘n Top 40 fliek gaan ontbloot!

#40: 50/50 (2011)
Geregiseer deur Jonathan Levine. Met Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Oscars 2018

2018 Oscar Nominated Movies: A South African viewing guide

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week announced the nominations for their annual “Academy Awards” – better known as The Oscars. Now, it’s time for cinephiles all over the world to rush to see as many of the nominated films as possible, in order to play along with the prediction game regarding who’ll go home with trophies this year on 11 March. Lucky for you, we’ve got a comprehensive list of where you can see the 2018 Oscar nominated films – in South Africa…

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

The Last Jedi

The legend of Luke Skywalker and how Star Wars: The Last Jedi is surprisingly metafictional and self-examining

One of the three* primary themes that The Last Jedi offer a point-of-view on (see what I did there?), is Legend status. The legend of a great Jedi Master, set up as the saviour of the good guys – mostly because [34 year old spoiler alert] his suffering once got Darth Vader to kill the evil Emperor and bring relative “peace” to the galaxy.

[SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow below. Don’t continue reading if you haven’t seen the movie.]

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Breathe

Breathe – left lacking life?

Breathe is the inspiring true love story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Breathe, the heartwarming celebration of human potential, also marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Willem van den Heever

Willem is a cinephile, so naturally a bit of a film critic. He’s been called a Neil Blomkamp fan and to grow the fuck up for criticizing an Alien film. He makes films (short ones for now), take photos and sometimes write about those films he hopes to make one day.

Brad's Status

Brad’s Status: Not where he’d hoped

In Brad’s Status – an indie comedy-drama, a father going through a midlife crisis takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast, and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel even more inferior about his life’s choices.

Willem van den Heever

Willem is a cinephile, so naturally a bit of a film critic. He’s been called a Neil Blomkamp fan and to grow the fuck up for criticizing an Alien film. He makes films (short ones for now), take photos and sometimes write about those films he hopes to make one day.

Molly's Game

Molly’s Game pulls a poker face? Nope, we don’t know how the game works

Honestly, I don’t really get poker. I get confused about which card combinations are worth more than others. In fact, I have a hard time remembering the card combinations that make up the different game hands. There are more versions of the game than you can shake a hand of soon-to-be-lost money at. And to complicate my complete lack of understanding even more, I have a hard time grasping how poker could be considered a game of skill given that a normal deck of cards has a bafflingly massive amount of shuffle combinations [if you don’t believe me just google the 52 Factorial]. If you consider poker a game of skill, don’t take these comments all too seriously though, for as I said, I am completely useless at the game to start with.

Morné Venter

Emerging artist and lecturer working in South Africa. Interested in messes, horror, existentialism and the creative process. Ink is my spirit medium.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Breakfast Club Now – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the sequel to the beloved 1995 Robin Williams classic, that seemingly no one asked for. And yet, here it is, buried in the sand among a slew of other holiday movies, asking moviegoers to get sucked into the mysterious world of the game along with the players one more time.

Tom Raath

Tom is obsessed with television and movies. And fully committed to Sparkle Motion.

Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel – Beautiful, but does that make it shallow?

Filmmaker and acclaimed director Woody Allen takes us to Coney Island in the 1950’s in his new crime drama Wonder Wheel, where a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his melodramatic wife.

Willem van den Heever

Willem is a cinephile, so naturally a bit of a film critic. He’s been called a Neil Blomkamp fan and to grow the fuck up for criticizing an Alien film. He makes films (short ones for now), take photos and sometimes write about those films he hopes to make one day.

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Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.