As a white South African, I know how negative perceptions of a place and its people are perpetuated through media stereotypes; how often do the hitmen and warlords and drug dealers and psychotics and gangsters in Hollywood movies and video games and tv shows speak with Serbian (or South African) […]
“Three Billboards” is polished and impressive “small film” about a grieving mother and her escalating attempts to humiliate a small-town police chief into solving the murder of her teenage daughter. Frances McDormand plays the mom, Mildred Hayes, and the billboards in Ebbing are the site of her campaign. I enjoyed […]
I could not let the weekend begin without Captain America’s beard and hair. You’re welcome.
I grew up, in part, on the edge of a small village in Spain. My teenage years were leisurely and sun-dappled, our dinners alfresco, our conversations multi-lingual. We moved as a small pack of foreign kids – Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian – reconvening every summer to flirt, swim, sunbathe, […]
….But if you need me, you can find me in Olinda.
Catchy: funky tribute to Miriam Makeba by French songstress Jain, shot on location in the RSofA.
The video for Sia’s The Greatest has been popping up in my timeline for a while. It’s a stunning piece of art – think Beyond Thunderdome meets Braveheart – and the child dancers, all 49 of them, are committed and ferocious and awesome. In and of itself, it’s a thrilling […]