Reviews

January 19, 2020

Cars to look forward to in 2020

The car industry hasn’t forgotten those who have to budget carefully. Justus Visagie shares six options to look out for.
December 23, 2019

Movie review: Jumanji and the endless saga of poorly made sequels

It wouldn’t make a difference whether you’ve seen the first Jumanji remake in 2017 as this is just more of the same trite.
December 31, 2019

Top 10 blockbusters for next year

2020 is shaping up to be a good year in blockbuster movies. Here are a few Gayle Edmunds will be keeping an eye out for.
December 17, 2019

Movie review: Frozen 2 – Cute but not iconic

In this adaptation the royal sisters discover the source of Elsa’s power and the truth about their parents’ death, while looming magical mist and nature spirits haunt the forest and threaten the future of Arendelle.
December 13, 2019

Book Review: A good enough look at SA’s bumpy sixth administration

To the political enthusiast, the book will answer questions regarding the outcomes of the Nasrec conference and the animosity that remains between the factions.
November 23, 2019

The Crown presents royal stoicism at its best

With its new cast, portraying events around Queen Elizabeth II and her family from the mid-1960s until 1977, The Crown brings forth an amazing performance by Olivia Colman, writes Rhodé Marshall.
November 22, 2019

When bodily variations can get you killed or maimed new laws are needed

“I was born at home. If I was born in a clinic, maybe my story would be different,” Nthabiseng Mokoena says in their short film Reclaiming Intersex.
November 16, 2019

Godfather of Harlem: A smooth criminal named

The street legend of Bumpy Johnson is being brought to us from the US broadcaster ABC. Streaming on Showmax, the show is about a notorious crime boss in New York around the 50s. He is considered a pioneer as far as black organised crime goes. Some consider him Harlem’s Robin Hood, writes Phumlani S Langa.
November 14, 2019

Car Review: Hyundai’s budget buster, the new Atos

Melinda Ferguson believes the new Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion MT is a serious contender in the new entry-level hatchback segment and has outsmarted its rivals with the launch.
November 14, 2019

Nintendo goodness for the holidays

Nafisa Akabor reviews one of the world’s most loved brands, Nintendo.
November 14, 2019

Being out in homophobic Naija

Aspiring Nigerian film maker and LGBTIQ rights activist Pamela Adie with her documentary Under the Rainbow, explores the experience of being a lesbian woman in Nigeria.
November 14, 2019

CAR DOCTOR: Should I upgrade my Corsa?

This month, car doctor Justus Visagie advises whether the new Opel Corsa is a worthwhile buy, on saving fuel, and on the Mercedes-Benz SLK versus the BMW Z4.
October 31, 2019

STREAMING REVIEW: The rotten truth about food

Rotten takes you on a horrific trip into corruption and other horrors in the food industry, writes Welcome Lishivha.
October 28, 2019

CAR SPOTLIGHT: Electric car dreams

After test-driving the Nissan Leaf on a two-day road trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, Justus Visagie shares his insights on the electric car.
October 19, 2019

3 must-have gadgets

Looking to keep your fingers busy with the latest trendy technology? Nafisa Akabor offers three options that are worth the splurge.
October 10, 2019

Gemini Man forsakes a good story for effects

Gemini Man uses fancy effects to bring us a younger Will Smith, but the writing is a bit archaic, in Phumlani S Langa's opinion.
October 10, 2019

Big Mouth is as honest as parents should be

Each Big Mouth episode gives its young characters the opportunity to become cleverer about the grown-up world, and to challenge their innate responses to its outward contradictions, writes Rhodé Marshall.
October 4, 2019

Is The Joker controversy valid?

The Joker is quite easily one of the best films of the year. But some have raised concerns around this film glorifying violence and even justifying mass shootings. Phumlani S Langa isn't so certain about all of that.
September 27, 2019

New Pavarotti documentary shows the man, the voice ... the philanderer

Director Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story, A Beautiful Mind) has put his talents to a documentary on the world’s most famous opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti.
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January 26 2020