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Captain Marvel disappoints due to token feminism
Captain Marvel disappoints due to token feminism

Of late there is no denying that Marvel Studios has been killing it. Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War were rightfully well received and celebrated for just how astoundingly good comic book films can be when they are done right...

By Natalie Le Clue 3 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family
#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family

Die Stropers (The Harvesters), Deep End, Fighting With My Family and Wonder Park open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Mar 2019

Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End
Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End

Deep End, a new South African film by Eubulus Timothy, is set on the intoxicating shorelines of Durban's Golden Mile and brings one of the world's most popular surfing sites to glorious life...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2019

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best

From the moment Janno steps into the frame of Die Stropers (The Harvesters), we enter his world, a cattle farm in the rural Free State, where he herds cattle and lives in the shadow of a conservative Afrikaner upbringing, ruled by religion and governed by family...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room
#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room

Movies entering the South African box office this week include the highly anticipated Captain Marvel, the true story White Boy Rick, the spine-chilling Red Room, and the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2
#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2

Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2 open at cinemas this weekend..

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon
#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon

What Men Want, Eighth Grade, The Princess And The Dragon and The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second open at South African cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Green Book, Liewe Lisa, Alita: Battle Angel
#OnTheBigScreen: Green Book, Liewe Lisa, Alita: Battle Angel

Green Book, Liewe Lisa and Alita: Battle Angel open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Feb 2019

7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing
7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Hendrik Cronje about his debut feature Liewe Lisa - a gentle, charming film that will definitely warm the hearts of filmgoers who need to fill their lives with love and dreams...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: An indigenous outlaw, an evil force and the world's greatest detective
#OnTheBigScreen: An indigenous outlaw, an evil force and the world's greatest detective

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sew the Winter to My Skin, The Prodigy and Holmes & Watson open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: American politics and British palace intrigue
#OnTheBigScreen: American politics and British palace intrigue

Vice, The Favourite, The Upside, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Possession of Hannah Grace open in cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: A pastor, a wizard, and replicas
#OnTheBigScreen: A pastor, a wizard, and replicas

Dominee Tienie, 3 Days To Go, Matwetwe (Wizard), On The Basis Of Sex, If Beale Street Could Talk and Replicas open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jan 2019

Q& A with Dominee Tienie director Sallas De Jager
Q& A with Dominee Tienie director Sallas De Jager

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer-writer-director Sallas De Jager about Dominee Tienie, a new South African film that poignantly shows how true belief binds humanity...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Jan 2019

M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is a conceptually intriguing film
M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is a conceptually intriguing film

Glass is the final part of M. Night Shyamalan's "superhero" trilogy and was preceded by Split (2016) and Unbreakable (2000)...

By Natalie Le Clue 21 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Superhumans, the wild west, and a tragic king
#OnTheBigScreen: Superhumans, the wild west, and a tragic king

Glass, The Mule, The Sisters Brothers and The Tragedy of King Richard the Second open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Jan 2019

2018's top 5 standout cinematic performances
2018's top 5 standout cinematic performances

In no particular order, and from no specific genre, here are five performances that stood out in 2018...

By Natalie Le Clue 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019 at the movies
#BizTrends2019: 2019 at the movies

Let's take a look at what 2019 has in store in the movies, shall we?

By Charles Siboto 15 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: A beautiful boy and an old man with a gun
#OnTheBigScreen: A beautiful boy and an old man with a gun

Beautiful Boy, The Old Man & The Gun, Wildlife and Final Score open at local cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What to look out for in film this year
#BizTrends2019: What to look out for in film this year

Daniel Dercksen explains what we can look forward to gracing the silver screen in 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Blindspotting, Dumplin', Luis and the Aliens
#OnTheBigScreen: Blindspotting, Dumplin', Luis and the Aliens

Blindspotting, Dumplin and Luis and the Aliens open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Jan 2019

Mary Poppins Returns - utterly charming, magical in every way
Mary Poppins Returns - utterly charming, magical in every way

As Bert bid Mary Poppins "farewell for now", there would have been many over the ensuing decades that wished for the return of the mercurial nanny...

By Natalie Le Clue 31 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Mary Poppins Returns, Ben Is Back, and so is Robin Hood
#OnTheBigScreen: Mary Poppins Returns, Ben Is Back, and so is Robin Hood

2018 ends on a high with three films releasing on 28 December: The world's beloved nanny is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy in Mary Poppins Returns...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Aquaman, a battle-scarred autobot, and a mad king
#OnTheBigScreen: Aquaman, a battle-scarred autobot, and a mad king

Films opening on 21 December: The battle-scarred and broken autobot Bumblebee seeks refuge, Aquaman's quest to unite two worlds challenges both his strength and the courage of his convictions, and theatre buffs can indulge in the NT Live screening of The Madness of George III...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Dec 2018

Top 10 movie do's and dont's
Top 10 movie do's and dont's

It's the time of year that most have a bit of extra time on their hands and there is hardly a better way to spend this freedom than going to the movies...

By Natalie Le Clue 19 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A city on wheels, the Spider-Verse, and the littlest reindeer
#OnTheBigScreen: A city on wheels, the Spider-Verse, and the littlest reindeer

Roma, Mortal Engines, Second Act, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer open at cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: The Grinch, a revolutionary woman, and an instant family
#OnTheBigScreen: The Grinch, a revolutionary woman, and an instant family

The Grinch , The Healer, Colette and Bolshoi Ballet's The Nutcracker open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Dec 2018

Rami Malek is mesmerising as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody
Rami Malek is mesmerising as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody is a song you've heard at least once. And when you did, it was probably unlike anything you'd ever heard before...

By Natalie Le Clue 7 Dec 2018

Gray Hofmeyr on tragedy and comedy in Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless
Gray Hofmeyr on tragedy and comedy in Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless

Gray Hofmeyr, South Africa's celebrated writer, director and producer of feature films and television dramas is back in action as director and co-writer of Leon Schuster's Frank And Fearless...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Dec 2018

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