Lockdown: Streaming content, part 1Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-04-20
"Most of us are under lockdown and turning to online entertainment. Some nights I don’t even know what to watch, and I write about film and series for a living. So, I thought it would help sift through the jumble, to compile a list of every title that a) I have ever reviewed positively and b) is available online."
Film review: Crip camp: a disability revolutionFilm 2020-04-08
"If you are serious about treating the COVID-19 lockdown as a time for regrouping, for getting back to what is important, then grow a spine and start with this film."
Westworld: "New gods are coming, and they are very angry"TV 2020-03-10
"Unless the season picks up speed and gains some clarity from episode five onwards, season three might be labelled as same old, same old, just in a new and sexy futuristic world."
Moffie – an unfinished reviewFilm 2020-03-06
"Moffie deals with repressing and brutalising a whole generation."
Dark waters – a bit too mechanicalFilm 2020-02-18
"It is a fascinating story of corporate greed and environmental disaster. I did not feel the outrage."
Filmresensie: Vergeet my nieFilm 2020-02-14
"Die flou kamerawerk, die eentonige klankbaan, die stomp dialoog, die narratief is als, wel, vervelig."
Bombshell – solid entertainmentFilm 2020-02-07
"It’s a bit shallow, it glosses over Megan and Gretchen’s bigoted views and is sappy at times. But who cares? It’s hugely entertaining."
2019: Réney Warrington’s TV series highlightsTV 2019-12-19
"Who raised the bar on television shows to the crazy, brilliant level it is today? Was it Netflix with House of cards? Or HBO with True blood or Game of thrones? Hulu with The handmaid’s tale? I cannot definitively say. I do know this: there were so many brilliant series in 2019, that I could only watch half of them and still have enough time to write about them."
2019: Réney Warrington’s movie highlightsFilm 2019-12-18
"The mere existence of a film such as Parasite gives me hope for the movie industry. The fact that it raked in $106,7 million at the box office makes me a little delirious. A film as brilliant, excruciating and funny as Parasite does not make that kind of money. And it’s not the only highlight of 2019."
Joburg Film Festival film review: Amazing grace – a concertBooks and writers 2019-11-21
"Your enjoyment of this film hinges on whether you are an Aretha Franklin fan or not."
Joburg Film Festival film review: 8 – unconvincingFilm 2019-11-19
"You must commend the South African film industry, where budgets are small, for attempting genres other than slapstick or drama, slightly more commercially viable options."
Joburg Film Festival film review: Hero – it should’ve been moreFilm 2019-11-19
"The extraordinary story is there – war hero, law expert, survivor, charmer – but the movie fails its subject dismally."
Joburg Film Festival film review: Luce – the sustained menace will haunt youFilm 2019-11-19
"It could set in motion such thought-provoking and justifiable, yet completely conflicting, interpretations, that one could argue for weeks on end. It is marvellous."
Joburg Film Festival film review: Vision portraits – interesting topic, average filmFilm 2019-11-19
"It is a moving portrait of artists losing their sight, the one thing they depend on most."
Filmresensie: Racheltjie de BeerFilm 2019-10-25
"Moenie hierdie resensie lees nie. Stop dit. Ek is ernstig. Gaan kyk net die film."