Njabs Phungula

The name's Phungula. Njabulo Phungula
I occasionally breathe in the oxygen around me. I also watch movies.

Favorite films

  • Double Indemnity
  • Rear Window
  • Network
  • The Social Network

Recent activity

  • Ramy Youssef: Feelings


  • Interview with the Vampire


  • The African Queen


  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Recent reviews

  • Ramy Youssef: Feelings

    Ramy Youssef: Feelings


    Nice build-up to that little joke at the end. Enjoyed the whole thing though.

  • Interview with the Vampire

    Interview with the Vampire


    First off, Eliot Goldenthal’s score is powerful, in a year that had quite a few heavy hitters. Pitt, Cruise, and Dunst together here: it’s quite a show! The horror of everything is not so overwhelming but it did make my skin crawl. It’s mostly a solid movie, but the third act, despite it being where the film really showed some heart, seemed to be a little too uninteresting. The final scene, also, was a little too typically Tom Cruise-y for my liking.
    Terrific film.

Popular reviews

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive


    "No hay banda!"

    Everyone was so right about this. It's amazing. I'm just fresh off watching it and I don't know what I've just seen but I'm going to attempt to say some things about this experience (I'll try to be as coherent as one can be after watching a David Lynch movie).

    In Mulholland Drive, David Lynch blurs the line between reality and fantasy. The thing is, as a member of the audience, all you can do is try…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens


    One thing that one should note is that it's a little hard to define what fan service is in the context of Star Wars. The original Star Wars films were, themselves, an exercise in nostalgia. The Force Awakens, then, appropriately harkens back to these older films (which themselves have been engrained in pop culture for so long), and in doing so, nails the tone of what we know to be Star Wars.

    That being said, The Force Awakens relies mostly…