Genre: Drama/Crime Cast: John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Adam Driver, Topher Grace Director: Spike Lee Synopsis: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. There are […]
Genre: Musical Cast: Michaela Coel, Arinze Kene, Jo Martin, George MacKay Director: Tinge Krishnan Synopsis: A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town, is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger. There is this misconception that musicals have to be this big lavish affair. One might attribute that to the musicals […]
Genre: Drama/Crime Cast: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson Director: Bart Layton Synopsis: Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. The first thing I can say is that I’m glad that I watched this film at home. There were moments […]
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber Director: Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr, Rodney Rothman Synopsis: Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that […]
Genre: Drama Cast: Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson Director: Daniel Kokotajlo Synopsis: A faithful Jehovah’s Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God’s love. What drew me to this film was as much as I knew […]
Genre: Thriller/Fantasy Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotny Director: Alex Garland Synopsis: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. Before I started watching Annihilation I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard the hype […]
Genre: Romantic Comedy Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs Director: Claire Scanlon Synopsis: Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.
In one of the most gripping crime stories South Africa has seen, it told the story of a mother who kills her drug-ridden son in 2007. Now years, later it’s the subject of the film, Ellen, the Ellen Pakkies Story.
What is a movie without an epic soundtrack? Not much. You know when you hear those first few bars of that iconic John Williams score that you are watching Star Wars, and nothing quite gets one in the mood to go on a intergalactic space adventure.
The South African film industry is going through a renaissance, with the excellent drama, Inxeba: The Wound that was re-released last month, and many other great films in the pipeline in April.