Film

Uranium, Israel, Pinocchio and Top Gun, and what they have to do with Ghostbusters
Uranium, Israel, Pinocchio and Top Gun, and what they have to do with Ghostbusters
In Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story The Adventures of Pinocchio, the eponymous puppet who hopes to become a real boy is led from the path of...
Durban film festival: It is all black and white when working outside the colour lines
Durban film festival: It is all black and white when working outside the colour lines
it’s nothing more than light, colour is political. Think of the way socialism is universally synonymous with the colour red, or how the palette...
‘Black Lives Matter’ explores Marikana residents’ fight against a mining company, a chief and a municipality
‘Black Lives Matter’ explores Marikana residents’ fight against a mining company, a chief and a municipality
“Democracy is for the capitalists and their children’s children,” says activist Moekheti Khoda near the end of the documentary Black Lives...
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about 'This Journey of Ours'
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016 is all about 'This Journey of Ours'
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), now in its 19th consecutive year, is a...
'The Endless River' shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA
'The Endless River' shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA
“Silence for me is when the audience starts to watch,” says filmmaker Oliver Hermanus, via email from the Sydney Film Festival. 
How Captain America used isiXhosa for the Black Panther
How Captain America used isiXhosa for the Black Panther
I think we can all agree that Captain America: Civil War is a kickass movie. It has balanced action, a huge...
Film festival in South Africa lays bare a changing and multifaceted Europe
Film festival in South Africa lays bare a changing and multifaceted Europe
The European Film Festival kicks off in South Africa on May 6 with 11 films from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands,...
Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation
Review: The People versus the Rainbow Nation
There are moments in the beginning of The People versus the Rainbow Nation where you brace yourself for an up-to-date report from the...
New Ethiopian film addresses 'Red Terror' mass killings
New Ethiopian film addresses 'Red Terror' mass killings
The Ethiopian film industry is growing, though most feature films, especially those shot in the country’s working language Amharic, are based on...
Happiness is … A South African flick that makes money
Happiness is … A South African flick that makes money
First-time film director Thabang Moleya can pat himself on the back for helming a hit movie on debut: the romantic drama Happiness is a...
African film must engineer its own boom
African film must engineer its own boom
Confronted with questions about why the jury of the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival had no people of colour serving on it, jury president –...
How romcoms helped the local film industry feel the love
How romcoms helped the local film industry feel the love
The recent local success of Happiness is a Four-Letter Word seems to herald a new box-office momentum for romantic comedies in South...
Representivity a sham in Hollywood
Representivity a sham in Hollywood
As the #OscarsSoWhite protest reaches its climax in advance of the Academy awards, a wide-ranging academic study suggests that the problem in...
Local animation shows it’s quick on the draw at film fest
Local animation shows it’s quick on the draw at film fest
When Stick Man premiered on BBC1 on Christmas Day in 2015, it was one of the most watched programmes in the United Kingdom, with more than...
#OscarsSoWhite: Stallone thought twice about going
#OscarsSoWhite: Stallone thought twice about going
Actor Sylvester Stallone, who is thrilled to be back as an Oscar contender for the first time in 40 years, said on Monday he...

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