Daniel Dercksen

Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

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As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email:
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LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Real life imagined on the big screen
Real life imagined on the big screen

Truth is most definitely stranger than fiction in film and this week you can unravel the mystery behind a deadly conspiracy in Kill The Messenger, explore Stephen Hawking's mindscape with The Theory of Everything, and join a woman on her journey to absolute freedom in Wild...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Feb 2015 11:28

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Enchanting Merry Widow
Enchanting Merry Widow

The Metropolitan Opera's lavish new production of Franz Lehar's enduring operetta The Merry Widow is a light comedy with a rich, tuneful score and plenty of opportunities for dancing...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Feb 2015 12:00

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Heartbreaking American Sniper
Heartbreaking American Sniper

Take an explosive journey into the tragic world of American Sniper, the heartbreaking story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield...

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Feb 2015 09:05

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Mesmerising Big Eyes
Mesmerising Big Eyes

Open your eyes and marvel at the wonder of Big Eyes, the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history, which shows how greed corrupts artistic integrity...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Feb 2015 11:38

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Impassioned Whiplash a consummate masterwork
Impassioned Whiplash a consummate masterwork

If there's one film everyone will be talking about, it's the masterful Whiplash. Thrilling to the bone, the psychological warfare between a student and teacher is intense beyond words in writer-director Damien Chazelle's first-rate drama.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Feb 2015 09:30

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

A spy film on speed
A spy film on speed

Spy films get a zany makeover with the totally crazy Kingsman: The Secret Service, the story of a super-secret spy organisation that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training programme just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2015 11:52

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Absolutely magical Treasure Island
Absolutely magical Treasure Island

Experience the magic of live theatre on the big screen with Treasure Island, the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre in London's sumptuous adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's story of murder, money and mutiny.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Feb 2015 11:02

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

The power of friendship
The power of friendship

The everlasting bond of true friendship has never been more compelling than in Are You Here, a charming story about family, friendship and the people who keep us afloat while facing the compromises of life.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Feb 2015 10:24

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

An Interview you will never forget!
An Interview you will never forget!

In the wacky, zany and wickedly hilarious satire The Interview, the producer and host of one of TV's most watched celebrity tabloid shows are recruited by the CIA on an absurd mission to eliminate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Feb 2015 09:00

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Bridge to Freedom
Bridge to Freedom

Selma movingly probes the quest for the basic human right to vote and takes us into the world of Dr Martin Luther King Jr who bravely led courageous marchers to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama, changing the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights for ever.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Feb 2015 09:30

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Blow your mind with Jupiter Ascending
Blow your mind with Jupiter Ascending

From the mindscape of the creators of The Matrix comes the mind-blowing science fiction action adventure Jupiter Ascending.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Feb 2015 10:32

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Bromance fever in The Wedding Ringer
Bromance fever in The Wedding Ringer

In the hilarious The Wedding Ringer, an off-the-radar company provides the ultimate in best man services, which includes making socially challenged guys look like bro-magnet rock stars.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Feb 2015 12:06

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Love makes the world go round in Mooirivier
Love makes the world go round in Mooirivier

Daniel Dercksen chats with writer-director René van Rooyen, whose utterly charming Afrikaans romance Mooirivier marks her directorial film debut.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Feb 2015 10:43

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Bloody Kite
Bloody Kite

A young woman becomes a merciless teen assassin in Kite, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Jan 2015 10:33

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Fierce Fury
Fierce Fury

A Sherman tank and its five-man crew strike at the heart of Nazi Germany in Fury, a consummate masterwork by David Ayer. Brutal and savage, Fury is a must-see film that will definitely change your views on war as it takes you on a soulful journey through a nightmarish hell.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Jan 2015 10:29

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Masterful Imitation Game
Masterful Imitation Game

The not-to-be-missed The Imitation Game is an intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, and follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Jan 2015 11:59

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Maps to the Stars offers escapism with bite
Maps to the Stars offers escapism with bite

Crazed obsession and fame and fortune clash head on in Maps to the Stars, David Cronenberg's modern Hollywood Gothic film about the ravenous 21st- century need for fame and validation - and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Jan 2015 10:51

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Unity is Pride
Unity is Pride

Pride is a film that will most definitely change your life and how you see the world. It follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jan 2015 11:21

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Heartbreaking Unbroken
Heartbreaking Unbroken

Angelina Jolie's not-to-be-missed epic drama Unbroken brings to the big screen Louie Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about triumph over tribulation and the resilient power of the human spirit.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Jan 2015 12:51

LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

See Girl with a Pearl Earring Art Exhibition on the big screen
See Girl with a Pearl Earring Art Exhibition on the big screen

Visit the Mauritshuis Gallery in The Hague at Cinema Nouveau from 17 January and explore the allure of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jan 2015 11:32

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