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The girl in the spider’s web – slick, but lacklustre

Reney Warrington Film 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."

Die reuk van appels: an interview with director Lara Bye

Naomi Meyer, Lara Bye Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-11-06

"It is about history and remembering, and trying to figure out the present and how we can move forward with some sense of wholeness. But it is also the story of a young boy whom we care deeply about, who experiences a very devastating life journey."

Sew the winter to my skin: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-10-22

"Sew the winter to my skin does not live up to its utterly poignant title."

Aardklop 2018: Maboneng Township Arts Experience, an interview

Siphiwe Ngwenya, Yolanda Wessels Aardklop 2018-09-27

Siphiwe Ngwenya, founding director of Maboneng Township Arts Experience, and his team arrange tours for festival visitors from the Aardklop festival venue to visit local houses in Ikageng that have been converted into art galleries. During such a tour festival visitors get a unique opportunity to meet the home owners and artists.

Jesse Clegg: taking the world by storm

Yolanda Wessels Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-09-26

"Music, for me, is a way to understand the world. I write about relationships – my own and others’ – and it is this combination of personal and observational experiences that inspires me to create."

Leave no trace – quietly observing its subjects             

Reney Warrington Film 2018-09-25

"The film ultimately questions issues such as living off the grid versus needing community, broken soldiers coming home, forced assimilation into society and religion, and father-daughter relationships."

Press release: the third event of the OSM Liesbeth Schlumberger Organ Chair at the UFS

LitNet Musiek 2018-09-18

The Odeion School of Music (OSM) at the University of the Free State is proud to present the third event of the OSM Liesbeth Schlumberger Organ Chair, which will take place 3—6 October 2018.

Open Book Festival 2018: An interview with Frankie Murrey

Naomi Meyer, Frankie Murrey Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-09-06

"The festival has become known for its focus on political and societal topics, and events will include discussions around the 2019 elections, a look at whether our laws hinder or help us, and the future of the media."

Film review: Crazy rich Asians – probably good

Reney Warrington Film 2018-08-28

"Of course, it is an important film, because, as was the case with Wonder Woman and Black Panther, this film represents a section of society, (crazy rich) Asians, on screen in a blockbuster format."

Endgame at the Baxter: theatre review

Clifford Roberts Teater 2018-08-20

"Together, this latest crew whips up Beckett’s tale anew and makes an important and essential contribution to discourse ironically under threat of being drowned out itself."

Press release: A century of South African art from the Sanlam Art Collection 1918–2018

LitNet Kuns 2018-08-07

"The exhibition commemorates Sanlam’s centenary and is one-of-a-kind in its objective to showcase SA history. Curator Stefan Hundt takes visitors on a journey through the last 100 years, with guided tours available by appointment on set dates."

Hotel Artemis – a fresh breeze          

Reney Warrington Film 2018-08-02

"Let’s hope there is a sequel."

Ocean’s 8: a film review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-07-18

"A great cast rarely guarantees a great film (and a lot has been made of this film’s cast). Yet, I was hopeful that the ginormous ensemble of highly talented women in Ocean’s 8 would prove to be a slick, exhilarating and entertaining combination. It was all in vain."

Press release: Audacious new play to be introduced at Karoo Writers’ Festival in Cradock

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-07-05

MEIN CAMP will be read/performed by actor Emil Lars in the role of Le Clerq Goldberg, the central character, though the actor slips into several other characters during the course of the story, including BJ Vorster, Verwoerd, Adolf Hitler, and Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates.

The 44th National Arts Festival hits Grahamstown

Marli van Eeden, Ashraf Johaardien Feeste 2018-06-28

“Very few other festivals in the country have the demographic diversity of our audience. By numbers, we’re also the largest multi-arts festival of this kind on the continent, and we’ve also been around a lot longer than most.” Marli van Eeden chats to Ashraf Johaardien, executive producer of the National Arts Festival. The 44th National Arts Festival is taking place from 28 June until 8 July in Grahamstown.

Independent filmmaking: “Get out there and make movies”

Marli van Eeden, Ryan Kruger Film 2018-06-27

"On 24 May, the South African Independent Film Festival, or SA Indie Film Fest for short, took place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, celebrating independent filmmaking. The festival showcased 22 short films, documentaries, music videos and even VR films from all around the world."

Catching feelings: film review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-06-04

"It’s a beautifully shot, warm and fuzzy love letter to Joburg. Joburg is, as a matter of fact, the strongest and most interesting character in the movie. The rest pale in comparison, unfortunately."

Solo – A Star wars story: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-05-28

"Instead of exploring new ideas, new fertile ground, the familiar Star wars concepts were simply reused."

Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo 2018

LitNet Leefstyl 2018-04-30

4–6 May 2018 at Cape Town’s CTICC 2: "Cape Town is a melting pot of diverse cultures and traditions. We believe the Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo presents a unique opportunity for the bringing together of different denominations and cultures."

Tully: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-04-25

"Tully is an honest, often very funny look at parenthood, at the lies parents tell themselves to stay sane, and at the reasons why they should perhaps start telling the truth."

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