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#OnTheBigScreen: Action heroes and deadly rivals

Two local films are released this week: a pacifist primary school teacher is hunted down in the taut thriller Jagveld, and a young professor consumed by alcoholism is saved from self-destruction in The Tribe...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Mar 2017

Miss Sloane will seduce your sensibility

If you are looking for a first-rate political thriller with bite that is savvy and shrewd, Miss Sloane will seduce your senses and twist your perception.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Mar 2017

Jackie – a commanding and introspective journey

Films allow us the unique opportunity to share the intimate mindscape of iconic legends, and with Jackie, screenwriter and journalist Noah Oppenheim, probes the most private thoughts of Jacqueline Kennedy, one of the most famed, admired and envied figures in the world.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2017

Revenge is bittersweet in Nocturnal Animals

Writer-director Tom Ford spins his magic in the provocative mindbender Nocturnal Animals, a captivating narrative of a story-within-a story where two different worlds and disparate lives collide head-on, where nothing seems to be what it is, and everything becomes twisted.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Mar 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Heroes and nocturnal animals

Nocturnal Animals, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Kalushi, Kong: Skull Island; and The Bolshoi Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty all release in cinemas this weekend.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Mar 2017

The grotesque fantasy of hero worship

In a world obsessed with hero worship, where we only adulate glory and eminence, and forget about the person behind the idol, Ang Lee gives us a pleasant satirical view of what it takes to be trapped between being a hero and a person.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Mar 2017

Local film comes in at number three at box office

Local film, Keeping up with the Kandasamys opened at number three on the Top 10 after Logan: The Wolverine and Fifty Shades Darker, raking R1.6m at the box office on opening weekend...

7 Mar 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Amadeus, Wolverine and Kennedy

There are seven new films released this week: Jackie, Keeping Up With The Kandasamys, Logan: The Wolverine, The Disappointments Room, The Hollars, Rock Dog and Amadeus.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Mar 2017

McCafé congratulates SAFTAs11 nominees

McCafé, the lifestyle coffee product offering by McDonald's South Africa, is a proud headline sponsor of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) that will be hosted in Sun City on 18 March...

Issued by Pacinamix 1 Mar 2017

Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival returns

The fourth Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival will take place from 7-8 April 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Century City, Cape Town.

1 Mar 2017

SA Eco Film Festival 2017

The Labia Theatre will host the fourth annual SA Eco film Festival from 23-30 March 2017. The festival, themed Change is Here, is supported by Western Cape ECO friendly business partners Sustainable.co.za, Ballo, Reliance and Hemporium.

27 Feb 2017

#OntheBigScreen: Women and men in action and a dog's purpose

Tess, Hidden Figures, T2: Trainspotting, A Dog's Purpose, Fist Fight and I, Claude Monet release on the big screen this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Feb 2017

Who's in the running for Best Picture at the Oscars 2017?

The race for an Oscar for Best Picture is going to be tough this year, very tough...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2017

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