Destroyer – a hard “no”Resensies 2019-03-15
"Nicole Kidman goes full tilt into the character of Erin Bell, and this performance, which is supposed to carry the film, ends up ruining it. On top of that, the film suffers from some rather serious plot holes, dubious styling and one-dimensional characters."
Die stropers – onder draai die duiwel rondFilm 2019-03-14
"Die stropers is ’n totale aanslag op dogma, indoktrinasie, patriargie, isolering teen die buitewêreld, fundamentele religie en ’n rigiede stelsel wat van almal slagoffers maak, ’n stelsel wat in stand gehou word deur niemand anders as ons self nie."
Green book – unsettling, yet heart-warmingFilm 2019-02-04
"The controversy surrounding this film should not dissuade people from watching it. (Google if you must.) It is a nuanced, tender tale about an unlikely friendship that overcame loneliness, bigotry and class differences. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali’s performances appear effortless."
The favourite – a reward for the committed cinephileFilm 2019-01-31
"The film is visually sumptuous, thanks to incredibly detailed costumes, lavish locations, great camerawork, dimly lit scenes and perfectly precise editing."
Opstokers, fopdossers en tweegatjakkalse – en ook Smit MotorsElders gesien 2019-01-23
"Goed, so die kat is uit die sak. In Mei publiseer ek my tweede roman, Smit Motors."
The old man & the gunFilm 2019-01-08
"The old man & the gun does not demand too much; it does not aim to unsettle or shock. It tells a marvellous tale of a bank robber who simply loved robbing banks, got caught, broke out 17 times and returned to what he loved – robbing banks."
Blindspotting – for real, for real and damn funnyFilm 2018-12-19
"The film goes beyond issues of race and looks, without being cynical, at other blind spots such as hanging with the wrong friends, the pressure of culture, aggression, gentrification and the failures of the justice system."
Mary Poppins returns – all the feelsFilm 2018-12-17
"It is a magical mischievous musical wonderland."
2018: Top shows on Netflix and ShowmaxTV 2018-12-17
Réney Warrington selects her top TV shows for 2018.
Widows tried to be too many thingsFilm 2018-12-06
"Widows tries to be a heist movie-cum-social drama, but does not deliver on either."
Private life is bracingly funny and movingLifestyle and entertainment 2018-11-27
"The great thing about Private life is that it does not take sides. It shows you the couple’s total heartbreak and fatigue, but also that their obsession with having a baby is destroying their lives."
A star is born has a split personalityFilm 2018-11-21
"A star is born, apart from its faults, manages one thing deftly: to launch Lady Gaga’s acting career. (American horror story does not count.) She outshines (and outsings) the veterans in this film."
The girl in the spider’s web – slick, but lacklustreFilm 2018-11-13
"Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, will return to the screen in The girl in the spider’s web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller."
Sew the winter to my skin: a film reviewFilm 2018-10-22
"Sew the winter to my skin does not live up to its utterly poignant title."
Stroomop deur Adeline Radloff: ’n resensieResensies 2018-10-17
"Die boek word nie toegelaat om op eie voete te staan nie, maar vorm bloot deel van die bemarking vir die film."