Marlo Minnaar's powerful one-hander Santa Gamka perfectly captures the heated passion of a young coloured man from the Karoo who sells his body and soul to survive.
By Daniel Dercksen 5 Feb 2016 13:13
The Finest Hours is an exquisitely well-made film about love and heroism, based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the US Coast Guard, filled with nostalgia and adventure that immerses you emotionally and physically.
By Daniel Dercksen 4 Feb 2016 14:25
Spotlight tells the astonishing true story of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Spotlight' team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shocked the city and the world by exposing the Catholic Church's systematic cover-up of widespread paedophilia perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.
By Daniel Dercksen 3 Feb 2016 13:05
The extreme truth of his hidden identity and acceptance of his true self sets an impassioned artist free in the exceptionally soulful The Danish Girl. It's the much anticipated new film from Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables), and one that will make its mark in history.
By Daniel Dercksen 28 Jan 2016 13:32
"Family is all we have," is what keeps the flame of hope burning in the tense and taut untold true story of The 33...
By Daniel Dercksen 26 Jan 2016 11:53
Nothing beats live theatre in the comfort of a cinema and with the NT Live screening of Jane Eyre from 23 January, theatre lovers are in for an ultimate treat.
By Daniel Dercksen 21 Jan 2016 09:16
Last year Alejandro G Iñárritu blew our minds with Birdman. Your heart will bleed watching his latest master work, The Revenant, a spiritual odyssey into humanity and a man's soul, and a brutal story of survival that will drain everything out of you emotionally.
By Daniel Dercksen 19 Jan 2016 14:56
Nothing beats watching live theatre in the comfort of a cinema, and with the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company launching its live theatre screenings at Cinema Nouveau on 16 January with Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, theatre lovers are in for a real treat...
By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jan 2016 11:03
Family. You want to live without them, but can't survive without them. That's the essence of Koos Roets' quirky satire 'n Paw Paw Vir My Darling, which takes us on a humorous and heartfelt journey into the hearts and souls of a needy Afrikaner family living in the fictional Damnville in 2003.
By Daniel Dercksen 12 Jan 2016 09:27
As with emotion, Joy the film is full of outstanding surprises where an optimistic dream turns into a heated war zone where self-expression, individualism in a tightly-knit family, and the empowerment of identity and ownership clash head on.
By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2016 09:49
Watching Spectre, the 24th Bond film, I could not help thinking about a quote from William Friedkin's Boys In The Band, where a gay man admires a striking young stud and says: "How can his beauty ever compare with my soul?''
By Daniel Dercksen 25 Nov 2015 09:16