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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 and 2014 on Bizcommunity.com. Email:
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masterful Birdman soars triumphantly
Masterful Birdman soars triumphantly

Take an extreme journey into the crazy mindscape of an actor in the masterful Birdman, an exceptional film by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G Iñárritu, which showcases the craft of storytelling and the art of filmmaking.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Jan 2015 09:47

Delightful St Vincent
Delightful St Vincent

Bill Murray teams up with first-time director/screenwriter Ted Melfi for St Vincent, the heart-warming story of a young boy who develops an unusual friendship with the cantankerous old guy next door.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Jan 2015 11:00

Wagner's six-hour epic comic opera live on the big screen
Wagner's six-hour epic comic opera live on the big screen

South Africa-born tenor Johan Botha stars in the Met Opera Live in HD screening of Wagner's grand comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Cinema Nouveau and selected Ster-Kinekor Cinemas from 10 January.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2015 10:49

Take a magical musical journey Into The Woods
Take a magical musical journey Into The Woods

Into the Woods is an enchanting musical that will cast its magical spell on you.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Jan 2015 10:58

John: a dignified and significant masterwork
John: a dignified and significant masterwork

If there's one theatrical experience that will change your life, it's DV8 Physical Theatre's spellbinding John. It is not only one of the most provocative and fearless explorations of male sexuality, but dares to state what needs to be said about the human condition...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Jan 2015 13:24

Q&A with Knysna director Andre Velts and screenwriter Emilé Hager
Q&A with Knysna director Andre Velts and screenwriter Emilé Hager

If you are looking for a film that puts the fun back into festive, it's the charming Knysna, a poignant and hilarious journey into conquering love, searching for love, and how love can drive the community of Knysna crazy...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Dec 2014 10:21

The top-15 films of 2014
The top-15 films of 2014

Spending your life in the dark can be wonderful! Of the more than 250 films released commercially on the South African circuit annually, the stories that we take home with us and touch on our lives are the ones that are always good to share with other like-minded cinephiles

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Dec 2014 10:00

Stunning Bar None seduces the senses
Stunning Bar None seduces the senses

Everyone is more than welcome at Bar None, an enchanting musical romance that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart at the fabulous New Kalk Bay Theatre.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Dec 2014 10:06

Passionate action-packed John Wick
Passionate action-packed John Wick

Action gets a stylish makeover with John Wick, a bloody tale of revenge and redemption with Keanu Reeves flexing his muscle as a retired hit man who is forced back into action by a brutal Russian mobster.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Dec 2014 09:37

Love is Strange will live in your heart
Love is Strange will live in your heart

If there's one soulful film that changes the face of love, it's the not-to-be-missed heartfelt independent Love is Strange.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Dec 2014 10:00

MCQP comes of age
MCQP comes of age

Kings, queens, skippers, seamen and even pirates are welcome to plunder this year's Mother City Queer Project (MCQP), which celebrates its 21st edition with a Royal Navy theme, the costume party will take place on Saturday, 20 December, 2014, at the Cape Town City Hall and Grand Parade.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Dec 2014 11:47

Explore Rembrandt's masterpieces on the big screen
Explore Rembrandt's masterpieces on the big screen

Meet the man behind the masterpieces in the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, Rembrandt: The Late Works from the National Gallery, London and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum at Cinema Nouveau cinemas for four exclusive screenings from 13 December.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Dec 2014 10:08

Ultimate awe at its most spectacular
Ultimate awe at its most spectacular

The overwhelming spectacle and ultimate awe of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will most definitely blow your mind and gets my vote as the top film of 2014.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Dec 2014 10:19

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