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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.

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.

Degrees of separation

In A Separation, Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi takes a scalpel to his bourgeois homeland.

Skyfall: Bond blond versus blond

The 50th anniversary of the big-screen Bond is the right time to pull off something big.

It’s a dog’s life (again)

Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's new movie, is a feature-length treatment of a 1984 short originally rejected by Disney for being too "dark".

Movie of the week: Searching for Sugarman

This mockumentary about Rodriguez is an interesting footnote to a denied cultural history: the history of South Africa's white liberal class.

Movie of the week: Ted

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of TV's Family Guy, has co-written and directed a stoner fantasy-comedy that is cynical and lethargic, sour and dour.

Movie of the week: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

It's a joke that some will find in sacrilegious bad taste. For others, the self-aware craziness is the whole point.

Movie of the week: Magic Mike

Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike' somehow looks like a much darker and more challenging movie than is actually the case.

Movie of the week: The Amazing Spider-Man

Five years after the ropey Spider-Man III crawled out of the multiplex plughole, starring a jaded Tobey Maguire, the reset button has been pressed.

Movie of the week: The Dictator

The Dictator is set to make Peter Sellers's Inspector Clouseau a model of subtlety and sensitivity.

Movie of the week: Wuthering Heights

Director Andrea Arnold and cinematographer Robbie Ryan strip Emily Bront's only novel down to its bare essentials: pain, anger and love.

Banned filmmaker’s most powerful statement

In 2010 Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof were sentenced to six years in prison for alleged crimes against national security.

Blood on the sofa

At its best, <em>Carnage </em>is a spiky satire on contemporary bourgeois correctness; at its worst, it;s a strained piece of upscale dinner theatre.

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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