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Boyhood tracks Ellar Coltrane's coming of age
Boyhood tracks Ellar Coltrane's coming of age
Ever since Boyhood made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, it's been earning high praise - at times seemingly-hyperbolic...
Boyhood: One boy's life, from real to reel
Boyhood: One boy's life, from real to reel
The cinema has always been a place of escape. In the early days the sanctuary it offered was obvious: a chance to slip free of the humdrum tedium of...
English Teacher, please stay behind after class
English Teacher, please stay behind after class
NOT QUITE THE MOVIE OF THE WEEK? Joonji Mdyogolo 
Move on, nothing to see here
Move on, nothing to see here
NOT THE MOVIE OF THE WEEK by Joonji Mdyogolo 
A deadly dialogue
A deadly dialogue
 Those of us who haven’t read the book can see how its plot was changed in its adaptation to the cinema. 
Severity and mastery: Defining the film 'Amour'
Severity and mastery: Defining the film 'Amour'
“Love” is boiled down to something elemental, something like survival, or perhaps the exact opposite, though calling it L’Amour might have been to risk a pun....
It’s the odd that makes the Durban film festival
It’s the odd that makes the Durban film festival
Apart from the host of interesting titles from abroad, Durban International Film Festival (Diff) also premieres many new South African movies:...
Movie of the week: Man of Steel
Movie of the week: Man of Steel
In Man of Steel, the new Superman movie directed by Zack Snyder and produced and co-written by Christopher Nolan, the letter on our...
Charm relieves 'Spud' of sequel in(s)anity
Charm relieves 'Spud' of sequel in(s)anity
The titular Spud, whose real name is John Milton (Troye Sivan), returns to his all-boys school for another year of high school ­shenanigans...
Movie of the week: To the Wonder
Movie of the week: To the Wonder
It used to be that Terrence Malick moved at merely geological speed from one project to the next. But just two years after his last film, his...
Movie of the week: I’m So Excited
Movie of the week: I’m So Excited
There are some stressy heterosexuals as well. They are theoretically menaced by a danger that no one, least of all the audience, is taking all that...
Movie of the week: Star Trek into Darkness
Movie of the week: Star Trek into Darkness
JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek instalment is as glitzy as his first in 2009, but it’s the arrival of Benedict Cumberbatch as a...

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