BizTrends 2018


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#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, monstrous deeds, and magic

It's Friday the 13th this week and there are some scary monsters unleashed on the big screen; Colossal, Rampage, Roman J. Israel, Esq. and Here Comes The Grump open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A local western, romance, terrorism and monsters

A Quiet Place, Five Fingers For Marseilles, Hampstead, Midnight Sun, 7 Days In Entebbe and Semiramide open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Apr 2018

Five Fingers for Marseilles - A contemporary South African western

Five Fingers for Marseilles fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama written by Sean Drummond and directed by Michael Matthews.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A road movie, VR, a chick flick, and live theatre

The Leisure Seeker, Winchester, Susters, Ready Player One, Peter Rabbit, Acrimony and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof release at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Mar 2018

All the winners: Saftas 2018

The 12th Annual South African Film and Television Awards took place on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at the Sun City Superbowl and was hosted by Thando Thabethe and Phat Joe...

26 Mar 2018

Saftas Technical Awards announce winners

Last night, the television and film industry celebrated outstanding work done within the technical craft of the industry at night one of the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) held at Sun City, Bokone Bophirima...

23 Mar 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Film stars, crooks, apostles and monsters

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, Gringo , Paul, Apostle Of Christ and Pacific Rim Uprising open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Mar 2018

Tomb Raider proves uninspiring

In 1996, Toby Gard and Core Design created a character that revolutionised gaming. As one of the first 3D gaming characters, Lara Croft not only holds the Guinness World Record as the most recognisable female video game character, but has also become a cultural icon still beloved by Tomb Raider fans the world over.

By Natalie Le Clue 19 Mar 2018

Annihilation has all the makings of a cult classic

Annihilation is the most recent offering by director Alex Garland, which serves as an addition to the current science fiction surge that has been bubbling since last year's Blade Runner 2049.

By Lerato Serumula 16 Mar 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Family rules, action & Winnie the Pooh

Meerkat Maantuig, Marrowbone, Tomb Raider and Goodbye Christopher Robin open at cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Mar 2018

Q&A with Meerkat Maantuig writer/director Hanneke Schutte

Meerkat Maantuig is inspired by the youth novella, Blinde Sambok, by renowned South African author Riana Scheepers...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Romance, Revenge and Dystopia

This week, five new films and an opera releasing: the local comedy drama Catching Feelings, Clint Eastwood's heist drama, 15:17 To Paris, the revenge thriller, Death Wish, the sci-fi adventure, Downsizing, the captivating human drama, Final Portrait, and South Africa's very own Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met in the opera, L'Elisir d'Amore.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Mar 2018

These are your 2018 Oscar winners in 15 tweet-sized snippets

If you stayed up all night to catch the 90th edition of the Oscars, congratulations, you deserve that coffee.

By Andy Walker 5 Mar 2018

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