Movie Reviews

Boyhood tracks Ellar Coltrane’s coming of age

"In making Boyhood, Richard Linklater truly has created something never before seen in a fiction feature film," writes Nadia Neophytou.

Boyhood: One boy’s life, from real to reel

In a world saturated by violence and sensation, true escape comes in Richard Linklater's moving film Boyhood.

English Teacher, please stay behind after class

This is the story of the little movie that could have done better. What The English Teacher gets right is the tone and style of the indie sleeper.

Move on, nothing to see here

Elysium is today's gross global inequality realised. By 2154, humanity is divided into the privileged and the masses on whose backs this is built.

A deadly dialogue

Wikipedia conveniently offers a summary of Mohsin Hamid’s highly acclaimed 2007 novel, <em> The Reluctant Fundamentalist</em>.

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.

It’s the odd that makes the Durban film festival

The Durban International Film Festival begins on July 18 and, in keeping with its role as SA's leading festival, it features a huge range of movies.

Movie of the week: Man of Steel

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

Charm relieves ‘Spud’ of sequel in(s)anity

The adventure continues in the sequel to the hit South African comedy based on the bestselling series of novels by John van de Ruit.

Movie of the week: To the Wonder

It’s a fascinating, flawed and vivid piece of work, in some ways a coda or companion piece to "The Tree of Life".

Movie of the week: I’m So Excited

Pedro Almodóvar’s new film is a cheeky comedy about stressy homosexuals in an aeroplane going round and round in the sky without getting anywhere.

Movie of the week: Star Trek into Darkness

JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek installment is as glitzy as his first, but it’s Benedict Cumberbatch as a mysterious new foe that fuels this outing.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world