Nasa and The Martian – a cosmic coincidence too good to be true?

The announcement that water has been found on Mars just happens to have emerged at the same time as the Matt Damon film is released. Spooky, or what?

Camping: At two with rude nature

Peter Bradshaw resisted his son’s pleas to go camping for years – he’s more a luxury hotel kind of guy. So how did he cope with slumming it?

Sex on the beach: A brief history of Cannes and erotic cinema

Since the 1960s there has always been plenty of flesh at Cannes. As the red carpet is rolled out, Peter Bradshaw awards his own Palme Phwoar.

The Imitation Game: First-class acting cracks biopic code

Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a sterling Turing – the man who beat Hitler but was destroyed by homophobia.

Birdman: A delirious, crazy showbiz comedy takes flight

Michael Keaton is tremendous as the superhero movie star trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Birdman'.

Allen’s Jasmine is the cinephile’s perfume

Peter Bradshaw reviews Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

Movie of the week: Finding The One, again

Elaine Benes meets Tony Soprano in a smart movie titled "Enough Said", about the truimph of being in love while middle aged.

Shades of grey on open seas

Tom Hanks stars as a merchant marine captin in the action thriller, Captain Phillips.

Princess Di’s dark side doesn’t get a look in

Poor Princess Diana: 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, she has died another awful death.

Peacock of the ivories

Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra is about the love match between the pianist Liberace and his bisexual young companion Scott Thorson.

Severity and mastery: Defining the film ‘Amour’

The title of Michael Haneke’s "Amour" is a challenge: not ironic, not celebratory, and yet somehow not complicated either.

Movie of the week: Man of Steel

It must be the last act of superhero revisionism: abolishing the word “super”.

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Empowering his people to unleash their potential

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What is an AGA(SA) and AT(SA) and why do they matter?

If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

Holistic Financial Planning for Professionals Webinar

Our lives are constantly in flux, so it makes sense that your financial planning must be reviewed frequently — preferably on an annual basis

Undeterred by Covid-19 pandemic, China and Africa hold hands, building a community of a shared future for mankind

It is clear that building a community with a shared future for all mankind has become a more pressing task than ever before

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