ANNIHILATION – A mesmerising retort to creationism

Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ is tapping into the highest echelons of science fiction, so much so that its distributor, Paramount, wanted nothing to do with and all but jettisoned into the hands of a streaming service. Adapted from a novel by Jeff VanderMeer, ‘Annihilation’  is overdosed on ambiguity and an intellectual vortex that transports us intoContinue reading “ANNIHILATION – A mesmerising retort to creationism”

BLACK GIRL – Sembene prods at the myth of decolonisation in his blueprint for African Cinema

To immerse yourself in Ousmane Sembene’s 1966 film, ‘Black Girl’ (La Noire de…) is to time-travel to ground zero of African Cinema. Sembene’s extremely lean but layered first feature film was the first by sub-Saharan African, earning him the mantle of the “father of African film”. Yes, there were films produced in Africa during theContinue reading “BLACK GIRL – Sembene prods at the myth of decolonisation in his blueprint for African Cinema”