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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.
The 44th National Arts Festival hits GrahamstownFeeste 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”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 reviewLifestyle 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 reviewFilm 2018-05-28
"Instead of exploring new ideas, new fertile ground, the familiar Star wars concepts were simply reused."
Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo 2018Leefstyl 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 reviewFilm 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."
Press release: Anex Theatre Productions presents Like HamletLifestyle and entertainment 2018-04-23
"Like Hamlet was born out of a desire to see what the characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet would do in other spaces, how they would operate divorced from their context, and what would happen if they were given an opportunity to speak for themselves, and speak truthfully to their feelings."
A tribute song for Winnie Mandela: An interview with BilleniLifestyle and entertainment 2018-04-17
"Yes, she did – she drove the movement of women’s liberation, she broke the ceiling for all black people academically and made it possible for the black child to do more and be more. The country as a whole has lost a great leader – not just black people, but everyone."
The Darling Collection: an interview about a unique arts festivalLifestyle and entertainment 2018-04-12
"People well known to small communities are not always people who are known everywhere, so, to us, the person we greet every day in Spar could be well known. Our selection is random, going with the intuition of knocking on a door or attending events in town to scout."
Ready player one: film reviewFilm 2018-04-03
"You don’t need to get all, or any, of the references to enjoy the film. It is still a thrilling, albeit sweet, adventure that will leave you gasping for breath."
Annihilation: fim reviewFilm 2018-03-23
"The mutated world within the Shimmer is the stuff that dreams and nightmares are made of, gorgeous and creepy all at once. Annihilation will certainly leave (adventurous) moviegoers with much to talk about, and an ending to fight over for years."
Press release: An evening of flamboyant celebration at the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre AwardsTeater 2018-03-22
The winners of the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Here is the complete list of winners.
Press release: Fleur du Cap nominee's play shines light on complex student movementsTeater 2018-03-14
"Fleur du Cap nominee for Best New Director, playwright Nwabisa Plaatjie, brings a deeply human story set against the backdrop of the 2015 #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements."
The Alan Paton Book Festival 2018Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-03-07
Here is the full programme of The Alan Paton Book Festival 2018, as received from festival organiser Darryl David.