'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

Video of the Day: Tribute to Nelson Mandela

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's internationally acclaimed choir paid tribute to their namesake on his 94th birthday with their rendition of the song, “Asimbonanga.” The lyrics to the song by Johnny Clegg are listed below the video.

Asimbonanga  (we have not seen him) Asimbonang' umandela thina  (we have not seen Mandela) Laph'ekhona  (in the place where he is) Laph'ehleli khona  (in the place where he is kept)
Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey Look across the island into the bay We are all islands till comes the day We cross the burning water 
A seagull wings across the sea Broken silence is what I dream Who has the words to close the distance Between you and me 
Asimbonang 'umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother) Laph'ekhona (in the place where he is) Laph'wafela khona (in the place where he died) Hey wena (hey you!) Hey wena nawe (hey you and you as well) Siyofika nini la' siyakhona (when will we arrive at our destination)


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