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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 on Biz Community.com.
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Fasten your seatbelts for Brick Mansions
Fasten your seatbelts for Brick Mansions

If you multiply action times ten, you get Brick Mansions where a chain of explosive adrenaline-spiking events will keep you on the edge of your seat.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Oct 2014 09:00

Uncover the mystery of A Most Wanted Man
Uncover the mystery of A Most Wanted Man

Humanity and issues of identity clash head on in the not-to-be-missed thriller A Most Wanted Man, with German and US security agencies trying to establish the identity of a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant who turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Oct 2014 12:59

Woody Allen spins Magic in the Moonlight
Woody Allen spins Magic in the Moonlight

The future is unveiled for a dubious debunker of spiritual mediums in Woody Allen's witty and charming Magic in the Moonlight.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Oct 2014 10:16

Masterful Streetcar Named Desire
Masterful Streetcar Named Desire

Filmed live theatre on the big screen has never been more invigorating than with the Young Vic Theatre's bold-and-imaginative staging of Tennessee Williams' beloved A Streetcar Named Desire.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Oct 2014 13:08

Instructions Not Included: a heavenly map to the human heart
Instructions Not Included: a heavenly map to the human heart

The eternal bond between father and daughter has never been more powerful than in the unforgettable Mexican film Instructions Not Included.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Oct 2014 11:27

Snowpiercer: the cinematic ride of a lifetime!
Snowpiercer: the cinematic ride of a lifetime!

Catch a thrilling ride on the action-packed Snowpiercer, a train filled with bustling human lives hurtling through the aftermath of a global apocalypse in one of the most exhilarating films in years!

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Oct 2014 10:37

Don't miss Hello & Goodbye
Don't miss Hello & Goodbye

The latest staging of Fugard's heartbreaking Hello & Goodbye offers vintage Fugard at its best, with Stephen Jubber and Marlisa Doubell in top form under the commanding direction of Christopher Weare.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Oct 2014 13:15

Potent City Of Violence pulls all the right punches
Potent City Of Violence pulls all the right punches

City of Violence is a powerful exploration of the human condition in Cape Town, with French director Jerome Salle taking us into the underbelly of society. Salle's magnificent vision shows how an outsider's view allows us to take a really close look at the world we live in, and turn the world we think we know inside out and upside down.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Oct 2014 13:42

Gone Girl will blow your mind
Gone Girl will blow your mind

If there's one film everyone will be talking about, it's David Fincher's masterful Gone Girl, a captivating mindbender that will hit you like a ton of bricks. It's one of those rare gems that creeps up on you like The Sixth Sense, delivering unexpected Hitchcockian twists and suspense that guarantees to keep you glued to your seat for its two-and-half-hour running time.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Oct 2014 10:23

The November Man - an explosive spy-thriller
The November Man - an explosive spy-thriller

The ultimate cat-and-mouse game set in the world of international espionage unfolds in the thrilling The November Man, a spy thriller for our times: a dark, gritty and realistic story with its roots in spy films of the past.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Oct 2014 10:23

Dracula Untold - a bloody marvellous spectacle
Dracula Untold - a bloody marvellous spectacle

Fact and fiction clash head-on as blood runs thick in Dracula Untold, an outstanding reawakening of one of legend's most captivating creatures.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Oct 2014 11:07

The Skeleton Twins - one of the best films of the year
The Skeleton Twins - one of the best films of the year

If there's a brother and sister you will never forget, it's The Skeleton Twins in Craig Johnson's profoundly stirring film about life, love and things that really matter.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Sep 2014 11:17

The Maze Runner amazes
The Maze Runner amazes

The Maze Runner is Adventure with a capital A! From its startling opening sequence, where a young man wakes up in a lift, moving slowly upward to an unexpected adventure, to its unforeseen conclusion.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Sep 2014 12:52

Don't miss The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Don't miss The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Experience the excess and exuberance of love at its most potent with The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Sep 2014 11:33

Sunshine on Leith - the feel-good musical of the year!
Sunshine on Leith - the feel-good musical of the year!

The feel-good musical film of the year is here! It's Sunshine On Leith, which weaves an entertaining and significant romance around the songs of Scottish band The Proclaimers.

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Sep 2014 22:35

Don't miss this vibrant Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Don't miss this vibrant Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Lies breed lies in the Constantiaberg Theatre Players striking Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This first-rate production is only on for one week at the cosy Masque Theatre, so cancel all other theatre events and take a trip to Muizenberg where you will experience an evening of full-blooded theatre.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Sep 2014 11:26

Million Dollar Arm is a winner
Million Dollar Arm is a winner

The differences that separate are conquered by compassion and faith in Million Dollar Arm. In this new charmer from Disney, a film that the whole family can enjoy, the true story of one of the most unlikely friendships between a hard-headed and entrepreneurial American sports agent and two naïve young men from India is guaranteed to be a hit.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Sep 2014 09:30

Music is the food of love in Begin Again
Music is the food of love in Begin Again

The soul-stirring romantic comedy Begin Again shows what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Sep 2014 13:23

Before I Go To Sleep will bend your mind
Before I Go To Sleep will bend your mind

The agonising terror of losing your mind and memories are explored in the superb psychological thriller Before I Go To Sleep. Nicole Kidman delivers a riveting and captivating performance as a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing-the result of a traumatic accident in her past-until, one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her ...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Sep 2014 10:29

Steamy and heated The Canyons
Steamy and heated The Canyons

Sexual obsession and sexuality have never been more heated than in Paul Schrader's erotically charged psycho-thriller, The Canyons.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Sep 2014 10:58

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