Peter Bradshaw

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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”.

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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