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.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs