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#OnTheBigScreen: Aladdin, Red Joan and Rafiki
#OnTheBigScreen: Aladdin, Red Joan and Rafiki

Films opening in South African cinemas this week are the live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin; Red Joan; Rafiki; Long Shot; and India's Most Wanted.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 hours ago

#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell
#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell

Films opening in South African this week are Gloria Bell, John Wick 3: Parabellum, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and The Stolen Princess...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 May 2019

The Hustle offers good old comedic escapism
The Hustle offers good old comedic escapism

The Hustle offers a bit of escapism wrapped up in an honest-to-goodness comedy...

By Natalie Le Clue 14 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The Hustle, The Intruder and Poms
#OnTheBigScreen: The Hustle, The Intruder and Poms

Films entering the box office this week are the con-artist comedy The Hustle, psychological thriller The Intruder and a group of older women prove you're never too old to 'bring it' in Poms...

By Daniel Dercksen 10 May 2019

Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic is worth a trip to the cinema
Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic is worth a trip to the cinema

The main concern people had about Incredibly Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was that Zac Efron would play some part in glamorising a serial murderer. After watching it this weekend, I can assure you that this is far from true...

By Ayesha Abrahams 7 May 2019

Will we ever witness a superhero spectacle as grand as Avengers: Endgame?
Will we ever witness a superhero spectacle as grand as Avengers: Endgame?

Last year, at pretty much exactly this time I sat down and wrote about how Avengers: Infinity War lives up to the 10 years and 18 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies worth of hype. And here I am doing it again for the spectacle that is Avengers: End Game...

By Charles Siboto 6 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Skemerson, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile and Miss Bala
#OnTheBigScreen: Skemerson, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile and Miss Bala

Films entering the South African box office, this week, are Skemerson; The Curse of La Llorona; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile; Miss Bala; Ugly Dolls; and The Other Side...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 May 2019

Avengers: Endgame is emotive and impactful
Avengers: Endgame is emotive and impactful

Avengers: Endgame has ensured that a 10-year journey has come to an end with a film so emotive and impactful that it will be spoken about, in reverence, for some time to come...

By Natalie Le Clue 30 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Avengers: Endgame,  The Act Of Defiance and The Aftermath
#OnTheBigScreen: Avengers: Endgame, The Act Of Defiance and The Aftermath

The films entering the South African box office, this week, are Avengers: Endgame, The Act Of Defiance, The Aftermath, Die Walküre and The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: The Perfect Date is a fun, feel-good flick
#NetflixAndChill: The Perfect Date is a fun, feel-good flick

Noah Centineo's third Netflix film, The Perfect Date, released last week. It was better than Sarah Burgess but not nearly as good as To All the Boys I've Loved Before...

By Ayesha Abrahams 23 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Kandasamys: The Wedding,  Pet Sematary and  Little
#OnTheBigScreen: Kandasamys: The Wedding, Pet Sematary and Little

The films entering the South African box office, this Easter Weekend, are Capernaum (Chaos), Kandasamys: The Wedding, Pet Sematary, The Queen's Corgi, Little and Saint Judy.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Apr 2019

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding
Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: The Silence is not another A Quiet Place
#NetflixAndChill: The Silence is not another A Quiet Place

After reading the film's description, I rolled my eyes and thought for sure Netflix was going to get sued for ripping off A Quiet Place...

By Ayesha Abrahams 15 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy
#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy

Films entering the South African box office this week include Breakthrough, After, Hellboy, A Dog's Way Home and Ractime...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Apr 2019

#NetflixAndChill: You're better off giving Brie Larson's directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a miss
#NetflixAndChill: You're better off giving Brie Larson's directorial debut, Unicorn Store, a miss

If Brie Larson became your new girl crush after Captain Marvel, you might be tempted to take out a Netflix subscription just to see her directorial debut Unicorn Store...

By Ayesha Abrahams 10 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!
#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!

Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here, Shazam! and Galveston open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai
#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai

Films joining the South African box office this week include Hotel Mumbai, Dumbo, Us, The Front Runner, Captive State and the Metropolitan Opera's screening of Donizetti's La Fille Du Regiment...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and Destroyer
#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and Destroyer

The films entering the South African box office this week include The Kid Who Would Be King, Escape Room, Cold Pursuit, Destroyer and The Bookshop...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Mar 2019

Captain Marvel disappoints due to token feminism
Captain Marvel disappoints due to token feminism

Of late there is no denying that Marvel Studios has been killing it. Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War were rightfully well received and celebrated for just how astoundingly good comic book films can be when they are done right...

By Natalie Le Clue 18 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family
#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family

Die Stropers (The Harvesters), Deep End, Fighting With My Family and Wonder Park open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Mar 2019

Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End
Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End

Deep End, a new South African film by Eubulus Timothy, is set on the intoxicating shorelines of Durban's Golden Mile and brings one of the world's most popular surfing sites to glorious life...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2019

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best

From the moment Janno steps into the frame of Die Stropers (The Harvesters), we enter his world, a cattle farm in the rural Free State, where he herds cattle and lives in the shadow of a conservative Afrikaner upbringing, ruled by religion and governed by family...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room
#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room

Movies entering the South African box office this week include the highly anticipated Captain Marvel, the true story White Boy Rick, the spine-chilling Red Room, and the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2
#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2

Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2 open at cinemas this weekend..

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon
#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon

What Men Want, Eighth Grade, The Princess And The Dragon and The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second open at South African cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Green Book, Liewe Lisa, Alita: Battle Angel
#OnTheBigScreen: Green Book, Liewe Lisa, Alita: Battle Angel

Green Book, Liewe Lisa and Alita: Battle Angel open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Feb 2019

7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing
7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Hendrik Cronje about his debut feature Liewe Lisa - a gentle, charming film that will definitely warm the hearts of filmgoers who need to fill their lives with love and dreams...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: An indigenous outlaw, an evil force and the world's greatest detective
#OnTheBigScreen: An indigenous outlaw, an evil force and the world's greatest detective

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sew the Winter to My Skin, The Prodigy and Holmes & Watson open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Feb 2019

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