VIDEO: Terugspoel Top 40 flieks #27 – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#27 uit my Top 40 flieks van alle tye: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Geregisseer deur Irvin Kershner. Geskryf deur Leigh Brackett en Lawrence Kasdan. Met Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams en Frank Oz.

Floris Groenewald

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

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo or: How Han doesn’t fly alone

I like to proclaim myself The Mildest Star Wars Fan in Universe™. I feel about the franchise the same way I feel about a beer every now and then, a trip to the hairdresser or a vegan meal. There are many things I am very fanatical about but Star Wars is unfortunately not one of them. Even though I am lukewarm on the franchise, I have seen all the films (except Rogue One) and I liked them for the most part. And now I find myself in the precarious position of having to review the newest film in this never-ending, ever-expanding franchise. I am going to try and approach this review from two separate lenses: the die-hard Star Wars fan and the layman casual who may or may not care about the fact that this is a Star Wars movie (that’s me).

Morné Venter

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

Die 1ste Flowchart Flipchart Fliektoekennings

As jy net so min omgee oor die Oscars soos ek, het ek vir jou ‘n #FliekInAfrikaans alternatief! Kyk saam na ons 1ste amptelike Flowchart Flipchart Fliektoekennings!
Star Wars speelgoed nabootsingtonele deur https://www.instagram.com/shootingthegalaxy/

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.

VIDEO: Star Wars: The Last Jedi #FliekInAfrikaans resensie

Floris Groenewald

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

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The First Order Strikes Back: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

It was always going to be impossible not to compare Star Wars: The Last Jedi to the first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. Especially after the previous episode, The Force Awakens, got a lot of flack for being a spiritual remake of the first film (undeserved flack, in my opinion). Unfortunately for The Last JediEmpire is generally regarded as the best instalment in the saga, so expectations are high, and comparisons are dangerous…

Floris Groenewald

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

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with a difference

Where The Force Awakens played it safe and acted as a familiar pseudo-rehash of the original Star Wars, this year’s Rogue One (the first of several planned spin-off Star Wars movies) is experimental in all the right ways. But does it have the magic that makes Star Wars special?

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 Neon Demon 2016 movies

20 Exciting movies coming in 2016

A new year brings new films and character to fall in love with. Last year saw innovative pictures come to life. From an entire movie shot in a single take, shooting in the harshest conditions using only natural light, to George Miller’s masterpiece that is Mad Max: Fury Road. With cinema always pushing itself, it’s hard not to get excited about the new ideas coming to screen. So between all the reboots, comic book adaptions and indie features, here’s what I’m most looking forward to seeing in 2016.

Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven.

Floris’ Top 10 movies of 2015

Every December, I make a list of my 10 favourite movies of the year. We’ll call it “Top 10 movies of 2015”, but it doesn’t reflect box office performance, critical reception, or public consensus. This is just one person’s recommendation of 10 great films that were released in the past year. Now, counting down to #1 – Floris’ Top 10 movies of 2015:

Floris Groenewald

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