Reviews

February 18, 2020

Queen Sono is a must-see

#Trending got an early screening of the much-anticipated Pan-African crime drama series created by comedian Kagiso Lediga for Netflix – a first for Africa. 
February 18, 2020

Queen & Slim: A love letter to black life

Queen & Slim portrays a love story that develops under harsh conditions, getting the viewer both hopeful and anxious at the impending doom lingering throughout. The plot doesn’t try too hard to keep the viewer interested, writes Welcome Lishivha.
February 18, 2020

This Vitara doesn’t come cheap but it is one hot SUV

Suzuki is the darling of local buyers, setting a new sales record almost every month. But at nearly R400 000, the new Vitara isn’t cheap.
February 18, 2020

Streaming Review: Sex Education season 2

Having amassed unprecedented streaming figures of almost 40 million views within the first month of the release of its second instalment, UK high school drama series Sex Education has been greenlit for a third season.
February 9, 2020

Aewon Wolf’s return project is a triumph

Aewon Wolf let go of the reigns at a soaring height of his career. He returns to the airwaves after taking time off to throw his influence behind rising talent as well as focusing on himself - and you can hear it in the music.
February 12, 2020

The latest in smartphones and gadgets

Our tech junkie, Nafisa Akabor, rounds up the newest smartphones and gadgets she’s been testing: the new Galaxy A Series, Caterpillar’s thinnest military grade smartphone and a pair of unique noise-cancelling headphones.
February 9, 2020

Explore the business of being black in Black Tax

TV REVIEW: The memorable Jo-Anne Reyneke grabs this role by the horns and shows off a more comedic side. Her character sees her spar on screen with Jason Goliath and an overall ensemble that has Phumlani S Langa taken aback by Showmax and BET’s Black Tax.
February 7, 2020

Blue Story brings you hard truths from the UK streets

Blue Story brings the life of gangsters in London to the big screen with a touch of rap music.
February 2, 2020

#Trending reviews Maps Maponyane’s take on burgers

Buns Out is open and attracting some of the most famous names in the country to come and check out Maps Maponyane's take on burgers.
February 1, 2020

Shift your perceptions of seafood at The Prawnery

#Trending’s focus this week is black-owned eateries, and we found a restaurant in Illovo, Joburg, that is worth a visit.
February 3, 2020

Love and sorrow in Arendsvlei

The turbulent lives of the pupils, parents and teachers at Arendsvlei High School on the Cape Flats make for captivating viewing each week on kykNET & Kie, writes Rhodé Marshall.
January 31, 2020

BoJack Horseman: Impressive piece of television

From The Simpsons to The Boondocks and Futurama, adult animation has gradually developed into entertaining and smart content. One such show which has done exceptionally well is BoJack Horseman.
January 23, 2020

Kevin Hart is in crisis

Over the holidays, Netflix released a six-part documentary called Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, where those who are interested enough to tune in get access to what wasn’t a fun couple of months for the comedian. Rhodé Marshall reviews the documentary series.
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.
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April 5 2020