MOVIES TO ENJOY

Nichelle Nichols 1932 – 2022, Lieutenant Uhuru in Star Trek.

The data, images and information in the media shape minds. Especially the young fertile minds, whatever you place there quickly takes root and grow, consciously and unconsciously subliminally.

Surrounded at every turn, data streams in from adverts, posters, billboards and neon signs, it is another form of information overload. The technology is rampant and relentless. 

Addicted to hand-held machines, you must keep up to avoid the feelings of being left out of it all. Even when it means self-neglect, there is no time given to personal needs and immediate requirements, without firm self-discipline you are lost.

The movies listed below, are all related to the female of the human species. Set in a variety of dates, scenarios and circumstances in our varied social and cultural realities, there are several lessons to be learnt from the storylines in the screenplays. Happy New Year – The Film Reviewer.

FRIDA

Rated: 15

Running Time: 118mins

A product of humble beginnings, Frida Kahlo earns fame as a talented female visual artist with a unique vision. From her enduring relationship with her mentor, husband, and scandalous affairs, Frida’s uncompromising personality inspire some of her greatest creations. 

CLEOPATRA JONES

Rated: 15

Running Time: 84mins

One of many among the genre ‘Blaxploitation Films’ of 1970s, Cleopatra Jones stands out for its leading female actor. A poppy field in Turkey is torched, drug traffickers in the USA feeling shaken and loss of earnings, orders retaliatory strikes. Agent Cleopatra Jones joins the fray.

SET IT OFF

Rated: 18

Running Time: 117mins

What do you do if you have been abused by the local government system and mistreated by the police force? Four women take the law in their own hands and attempt to get payback and revenge, by robbing the city’s biggest bank. A riveting action-packed drama, it’s a story about survival – not right and wrong.

WIDOWS

Rated: 15

Running Time: 125mins

Four women with nothing in common, except a debt left by their dead husbands’ criminal acts – conspire to take fate into their own hands. In gripping suspense, widows deliver unexpected explosive action.

BASIC INSTINCT

Rated: 18

Running Time:

A detective in San Francisco USA, is investigating the murder of a rock star. Digging deep into the case, he becomes entangled in a deadly affair involving three intriguing women. Each with an unexpected motive for the crime.

MILDRED PIERCE

Rated: PG

Running Time: 107mins

A Classy murder mystery, this is a stylish film noir told from a mother’s point of view. She put an end to one marriage, climb the ladder to the top of a male dominated business world, and marry a wealthy man she doesn’t love. “I’ll do anything for my daughter.” Mildred says, explaining her deep love.