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Behind the scenes of Bouwer Bosch comedy Thys & Trix
Behind the scenes of Bouwer Bosch comedy Thys & Trix

Daniel Dercksen talks with the creative team behind the hilarious action comedy Thys & Trix: writer-director Quentin C. Krog, screenwriter Frannie Van Der Walt, and actors/husband-and-wife team Leandie du Randt Bosch and Bouwer Bosch.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

#OnTheBigScreen: The return of a superhero family, horror and comedy
#OnTheBigScreen: The return of a superhero family, horror and comedy

The European Film Festival, Incredibles 2, Hereditary and Super Troopers 2 open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jun 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Truth is stranger than fiction
#OnTheBigScreen: Truth is stranger than fiction

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) and Macbeth open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jun 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Crime, mystery and human drama
#OnTheBigScreen: Crime, mystery and human drama

Nommer 37 , Chappaquiddick, Overboard, Breaking In and the Ecounters Documentary Festival open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Jun 2018

Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37
Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37

Daniel Dercksen chats with 29-year-old writer/director Nosipho Dumisa, about her feature film debut, the South African crime-thriller Nommer 37, opening in cinemas on 1 June 2018.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Solo: A Star Wars Story, romance, dancing and opera
#OnTheBigScreen: Solo: A Star Wars Story, romance, dancing and opera

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Please Stand By, Finding Your Feet and Cendrillon open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Outrageous comedy and war drama
#OnTheBigScreen: Outrageous comedy and war drama

Deadpool 2, Life Of The Party and Journey's End open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, garden gnomes, and postpartum blues
#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, garden gnomes, and postpartum blues

I Can Only Imagine, Traffik, Tully, Beirut, Sherlock Gnomes and Luisa Miller open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Celestial guides, romance and Maya The Bee
#OnTheBigScreen: Celestial guides, romance and Maya The Bee

This week sees the release of seven new films: the sci-fi adventure A Wrinkle In Time, the romances Every Day and My Blind Date With Life, the Indian comedy-drama 102 Not Out, Unsane, I Feel Pretty, and Maya The Bee: The Honey Games.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is surprising in unexpected ways
Avengers: Infinity War is surprising in unexpected ways

Avengers: Infinity War will surprise you in ways that you won't expect before you sit down to watch it.

By Natalie Le Clue 4 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War lives up to high expectations
Avengers: Infinity War lives up to high expectations

Ten years, 18 movies, a lot of hype and finally Avengers: Infinity War arrives. The question is, does the movie deliver?

By Charles Siboto 2 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, romance, and Mozart
#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, romance, and Mozart

This weekend it's big screen action with Avengers: Infinity War; intimate romance with the Afrikaans film Wonderlus; a contemporary Cinderella comedy with Madame; and opera lovers can indulge in the Met Opera's Così Fan Tutte.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Scandal, stalkers, sex and live theatre
#OnTheBigScreen: Scandal, stalkers, sex and live theatre

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Early Man, Blockers and Julius Caesar open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, monstrous deeds, and magic
#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
#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 - 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
#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

#OnTheBigScreen: Film stars, crooks, apostles and monsters
#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
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

#OnTheBigScreen: Family rules, action & Winnie the Pooh
#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
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
#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
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

#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, fashion and Bolshoi Ballet
#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, fashion and Bolshoi Ballet

The Roar, Phantom Thread, Red Sparrow, Gnome Alone, Game Night and Bolshoi Ballet's Romeo and Juliet open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Mar 2018

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Why is South Africa not watching South African movies?

You hear it all the time (at least in the hipster parts of Cape Town): support local. Wear locally-made clothes, buy fruit and veg from your local vendors. Whether these efforts are helping is unclear, but one area it isn't? Local film...

By Julia Breakey 28 Feb 2018

Inclusive storytelling with Black Panther
Inclusive storytelling with Black Panther

Shall we discuss the giant black panther currently in the room? I have been keeping track of the production of Marvel's Black Panther for the last two years and the end result is beyond anything I could have imagined.

By Charles Siboto 26 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Desire, revenge and redemption
#OnTheBigScreen: Desire, revenge and redemption

Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, Loving Vincent, 24 Hours To Live and the Met Opera's Tosca open at cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Feb 2018

American action film 24 Hours To Live shot in Cape Town
American action film 24 Hours To Live shot in Cape Town

Although the high octane action film 24 Hours To Live was originally set in Washington D.C, the film took on another persona when filmmakers decided to shoot it in Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, scandals and showgirls
#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, scandals and showgirls

New film releases this week are: the local film Raaiselkind; Marvel's Black Panther; I, Tonya; All The Money In The World; and the live broadcast of the West End sensation Follies.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Feb 2018

Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen
Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen

The powerful South African film Raaiselkind explores the unrelenting burden of autism on an average, loving family and shows the disintegration of the family as a result. It drives home the inescapable truth that society can be cruelly indifferent to whatever it perceives to be aberrant.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2018

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