Film

Film academy takes off
Film academy takes off
Eersterust is an industrial township in Pretoria East lying between Mamelodi and Silverton. It is still home to a large number of the city’s...
Bruce Lee, my father and me
Bruce Lee, my father and me
A year before Soweto was engulfed in the student uprisings of 1976, my father saw Bruce Lee’s film, Enter the Dragon, at the San Souci...
Cast out, then duped anew
Cast out, then duped anew
About midway through the documentary Uitgesmyt, a news clip — no longer than 45 seconds — shows how, in 1996, to the sounds of a...
Court rules that Inxeba is not hardcore porn
Court rules that Inxeba is not hardcore porn
The high court in Pretoria has ruled that the Appeal Tribunal process for controversial film Inxeba (The Wound) was legally flawed,...
Migration permeates Euro film fest
Migration permeates Euro film fest
At the press screening for the European Film Festival, cocurator Lesedi Moche stated that she was not interested in using the festival as a vehicle...
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
‘Nommer 37’ goes beyond its Hitchcock influence
“Nommer 37 is a movie about people, not gangsters,” goes the line director Nosipho Dumisa has been repeating in interviews about her...
Art ‘doesn’t give a shit’ about price
Art ‘doesn’t give a shit’ about price
The Price of Everything is an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world that features the artists, buyers, auctioneers, dealers and curators. But be careful not to let the title of Academy award nominee Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary mislead you....
The brand that rode on the rise of the Lo-Lifes
The brand that rode on the rise of the Lo-Lifes
When one of the most celebrated American designers, Ralph Lauren, debuted Polo in 1967, his intention was not to cater for the hip-hop community....
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
In 1985, the wave of Sri Lankan refugees to South London included 10-year-old Mathangi Arulpragasam, her mother, brother and sister. Her father...
Turner thrives in Shondaland
Turner thrives in Shondaland
When the American television series Scandal — called The Fixer in South Africa — wrapped up its last episode, it also...
Childish Gambino shows us America
Childish Gambino shows us America
It starts in a well-lit, empty hangar, with only a guitar placed on a chair. A man walks in, takes a seat and starts to strums the guitar. At first...
Cosby and Polanksi booted from Academy awards body
Cosby and Polanksi booted from Academy awards body
On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences removed Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its ranks for their convictions for sexual...
Artistic odes to the individual
Artistic odes to the individual
So far, my 20s have been characterised by a need to hide my abundance of tears because I cannot show weakness. There is no room for vulnerability...
Avengers: Infinity capitalism
Avengers: Infinity capitalism
Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th film in the highest-grossing film franchise in history — Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe,...

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