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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."
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."
In Harmony: Cape Town Chamber Choir | Kaapstadse KamerkoorLifestyle and entertainment 2018-11-22
You are invited to the Cape Town Chamber Choir's In Harmony on Sunday the 25th of November 2018 at the Centre of the Book in Cape Town.
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."
Die reuk van appels: an interview with director Lara ByeLifestyle 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 reviewFilm 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 interviewAardklop 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 stormLifestyle 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 subjectsFilm 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 UFSMusiek 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 MurreyLifestyle 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 goodFilm 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 reviewTeater 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 1918–2018Kuns 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 breezeFilm 2018-08-02
"Let’s hope there is a sequel."
Ocean’s 8: a film reviewLifestyle 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 CradockLifestyle 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.