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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 1 hour ago

#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 1 day ago

#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

#OnTheBigScreen: Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury will rock you, Adonis Creed returns to the ring
#OnTheBigScreen: Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury will rock you, Adonis Creed returns to the ring

Bohemian Rhapsody, Creed II, Puzzle, Ralph Breaks The Internet and Status Update opened at local cinemas on Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Leon Schuster, Donovan Marsh, and the Met Opera
#OnTheBigScreen: Leon Schuster, Donovan Marsh, and the Met Opera

Frank & Fearless, Hunter Killer, I Still See You, Shock and Awe and Samson et Delila open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Nov 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Fantastic beasts, widows, and a sci-fi thriller
#OnTheBigScreen: Fantastic beasts, widows, and a sci-fi thriller

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Anon and Widows open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Nov 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: World War II zombies, Two Tails, and Life Itself
#OnTheBigScreen: World War II zombies, Two Tails, and Life Itself

The Girl In The Spider's Web, Life Itself, Overlord, Bad Times At The El Royale and Two Tails open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Nov 2018

Writer-director Jerome Pikwane on the films that shaped The Tokoloshe
Writer-director Jerome Pikwane on the films that shaped The Tokoloshe

Daniel Dercksen chats to writer-director Jerome Pikwane, a self-confessed cinephile who studied directing at the New York Film Academy about his supernatural thriller The Tokoloshe...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Nov 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Slenderman, The Nutcracker, and The Tokoloshe
#OnTheBigScreen: Slenderman, The Nutcracker, and The Tokoloshe

The Tokoloshe, Mayfair, The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, Slender Man, Nobody's Fool, Juliet, Naked, Escape Plan 2: Hades and Verdi's Aida open at local cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Nov 2018

Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing a "mob comes to Mayfair" film
Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing a "mob comes to Mayfair" film

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing the screenplay for the gangster tale Mayfair...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Nov 2018

The Little Vampire - from bestseller to animated film
The Little Vampire - from bestseller to animated film

A film that tells of a great friendship, which merges humour, tension and fantasy, that has a truly timeless look and on top of it all carries a positive message...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Vigilantes, the moon landing, and Goosebumps
#OnTheBigScreen: Vigilantes, the moon landing, and Goosebumps

Searching, First Man, Peppermint, Goosebumps 2: A Haunted Halloween, Little Vampire and King Lear open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Self-discovery, short films, and scary thrills
#OnTheBigScreen: Self-discovery, short films, and scary thrills

Kanarie, Papillon, Halloween 2018, Titan and The Hate U Give open at local cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Oct 2018

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder has been an inspirational tour-de-force as a musician, composer, writer, performer, his heavenly collaboration with director Christiaan Olwagen, Kanarie, is a proudly South African film taking the world by storm...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Oct 2018

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is fanciful fun
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is fanciful fun

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is quite a mouthful and it's a good ode to oldie scary films; brimful of fantastical elements...

By Natalie Le Clue 16 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Lady Gaga, a masked killer, and four single moms
#OnTheBigScreen: Lady Gaga, a masked killer, and four single moms

A Star Is Born, Hell Fest and Baba Mamas open at SA cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Oct 2018

How Stephina Zwane's film Baby Mamas celebrates single moms
How Stephina Zwane's film Baby Mamas celebrates single moms

Writer-director Stephina Zwane's Baby Mamas takes a closer look at four women who share all their experiences on the joys and woes of being single moms, while still searching for true love...

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A tick-tocking heart, forgiveness, and an extraterrestrial symbiote
#OnTheBigScreen: A tick-tocking heart, forgiveness, and an extraterrestrial symbiote

The Forgiven, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! and Venom open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Oct 2018

The Forgiven - A post-apartheid story of redemption and forgiveness
The Forgiven - A post-apartheid story of redemption and forgiveness

While it has been two decades since the TRC concluded, director Roland Joffé's new film The Forgiven returns to that time to grapple with the terrible truths of apartheid and its legacy...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Table Manners, Recce, and A Simple Favor
#OnTheBigScreen: Table Manners, Recce, and A Simple Favor

This week sees the release of two South African films: the mind-blowing The Recce and the charming Table Manners as well as Smallfoot, A Simple Favor and Night School...

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Sep 2018

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