Shaun de Waal has worked at the Mail & Guardian since 1989. He was literary editor from 1991 to 2006 and has been chief film critic for 15 years. He is now the editor of the paper's comment and analysis section. Recent publications include Exposure: Queer Fiction; 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian; and Not the Movie of the Week. Visit shaundewaal.tumblr.com
William Kentridge discusses his love of music, his fusion of art and opera, and the spin-offs from that.
The "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" director Justin Chadwick talks to the M&G's Shaun de Waal about making the long-awaited film.
The makers of "Long Walk to Freedom" have made a highly watchable film of Nelson Mandela's life story while remaining faithful to the facts.
Max du Preez's new book "A Rumour of Spring" is an insightful look at where the country is today and how we got here.
Burlesque artiste Louis(e) de Ville is the subject of the enjoyable and interesting documentary of the same name.
This year's iMPAC festival includes three one-hour short-film selections of work by founder Pluto Panoussis's students. The M&G caught up with him.
The TriContinental Human Rights Film Festival opens in Johannesburg this weekend, with its usual full slate of documentaries from around the world.
If you are confused about where we are now and what lies in store for us, three new books provide an old-fashioned app to cut through the crap.
The most original thing about Vehicle 19 is that it imposes on itself an extreme unity of location: it's all set in the car.
Shaun de Waal reviews Pacific Rim, which is not quite the movie of the week.