Cold Case Hammarskjöld
A documentary that plays like a first-rate thriller hinging on key issues of the Cold War and African decolonization.
This six-minute 2005 short, "Alive in Joburg," by South African director Neill Blomkamp, forms the basis for his "District 9." Unlike the feature, it is set in 1990 under the apartheid government, during which time (in actual history) thousands of black South Africans were relocated from an area of Cape Town known as District 6 to make it an "all whites area." (The same was done in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, setting of the feature film.)
A review of Amazon's new anti-superhero series The Boys, which premieres on July 26.
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From a childhood of pain, a lifetime of art.