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  • Review: Marley

    Review: Marley0

    It’s sensible to constantly place Bob Marley’s story against the backdrop of his politically troubled Jamaica, to which he returned more than once as an icon to promote peace – and was shot for his troubles. It clearly resonates with the message in his music and legacy, as does the closing montage of the movie,

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  • Twilight of the Nerd Frontier

    Twilight of the Nerd Frontier0

    Why the geeks of ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ are the new American bros Tech-geek nostalgia seems to be in the air, from the circa-1983 engineers of AMC’s excellent Halt and Catch Fire to the circa-2014 app hustlers of Mike Judge’s breakout HBO comedy hit Silicon Valley. They’re totally different on many levels: Silicon is a

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel0

    The rap on Wes Anderson is that he doesn’t make movies so much as build castles in the air. To Anderson haters, from Bottle Rocket and Rushmore to Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, his films reek of pressed flowers, too stale and studied to feel for. To the rest of us, the 44-year-old Texan is one of the few original stylists

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  • Metallica Explain How ‘Through the Never’ Became ‘Sonically Awesome’

    Metallica Explain How ‘Through the Never’ Became ‘Sonically Awesome’0

    When Metallica’s monolithic statue of Lady Justice detonates and collapses around the band midway through their feature film, Metallica: Through the Never, its pieces thud and crash in ways that moviegoers could hear and feel. It’s the sort of sensory overload the metal group was going for with the whole film, which follows a roadie on

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  • Mi Casa – “Jika”

    Mi Casa – “Jika”0

    “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that old time Sophiatown swing!” is the mantra on the award-winning deep house trio’s latest hip-shaker off their new album, “Su Casa”. It’s a delightfully feelgood fable about keeping it real to get the girl of your dreams. 

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  • Goodluck – “Trickery”

    Goodluck – “Trickery”0

    On Friday 1st of November Cape Tonian electro-swing trio Goodluck will release their third full-length album, Creatures Of the Night, which was recorded outdoors in the Namibian desert. The group also recently launched a making-of documentary called This Might Sound Crazyat Amsterdam Dance Event. The doccie will be released in South Africa as a dual disk on Creatures

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