Reviews

March 15, 2019

Aesthetics and adventure: Renault’s flag flies high with new Duster

The all-new Duster range just got even more impressive with the launch of the tough and versatile 4x4 off-roader. Melinda Ferguson put it through its paces.
March 12, 2019

5 stars for new BMW 3-Series

Melinda Ferguson finds it hard to choose between petrol and diesel derivatives of the new BMW 3-Series, which were recently launched in the stunning surrounds of Cape Town.
March 11, 2019

THEATRE REVIEW: Sophiatown hits those nostalgic notes

Quite bizarrely, the first person I thought of while witnessing the theatrical excellence that is the period musical, Sophiatown, was not Drum magazine’s Can Themba, short story writer Nat Nakasa or even singer extraordinaire Dolly Rathebe.
March 8, 2019

Netflix's Shadow is so-so

Netflix has released its first locally acquired South African series, Shadow. But is it any good? Rhodé Marshall takes a look.
March 10, 2019

Khanyi Mbau's Red Room leaves room for improvement

Khanyi Mbau is back after her last appearance in that suspect Leon Schuster film, Frank and Fearless. Red Room is a little better, but Phumlani S Langa still sees problems.
March 8, 2019

So long, Madea

A Madea Family Funeral is bad, even by Madea movie standards.
March 10, 2019

NETFLIX REVIEW: Nonstop fantasy with The Dragon Prince

Rhodé Marshall reviews adventure animation The Dragon Prince.
March 17, 2019

THEATRE REVIEW: Beware! You might get what you wish for with Into the Woods

The creative strengths of Steven Stead and Greg King of KickstArt come together again to bring Stephen Sondheim’s delightfully dark fairy tale mashup musical, Into the Woods, to the stage.
February 25, 2019

Umndeni gay pastor is not all that liberal

A pastor with three gay partners? It defies traditional values, but Moja Love’s Umndeni is not without its problems, writes Rofhiwa Maneta.
March 3, 2019

Crime Watch dismantles the realities of SA crime

Is crime really as bad as we think it is? Does social media make us more paranoid about the danger out there? Thankfully we have a weekly show that answers just this, and more, writes Avantika Seeth.
February 23, 2019

Taraji P Henson knows what men want

While the new Taraji P Henson film What Men Want has that BET films feel that reminds Phumlani S Langa of films like Think Like a Man, it isn’t quite so corny.
March 3, 2019

Free Solo climber Alex Honnold is tjatjarag, but I think I get it

Alex Honnold is 33 and likes to climb mountains ... particularly without any ropes or safety gear.
February 25, 2019

Lexus roars into 2019 with stunning coupe and crossover

Less than two months into the new year, Lexus has laid down the gauntlet by introducing the sleek Lexus RC F Sport coupe and the all new Lexus UX crossover into the local market. By Melinda Ferguson.
February 28, 2019

NETFLIX REVIEW The apocalypse never looked so good in Umbrella Academy

Be warned. If you start watching the TV adaptation of Dark Horse comics’ The Umbrella Academy, you will probably not stop and you will binge it and get too little sleep and hate your life and take it out on your colleagues, who will force you to write a review about it.
February 24, 2019

See our picks of Gigi Lamayne's videos

Phumlani S Langa takes a look at some of Gigi Lamayne's music videos
January 25, 2019

Matwetwe is fresh, funny and fierce

Hot on the heels of his lauded film Catching Feelings, Kagiso Lediga’s new dark comedy is about two teenagers who start selling their own strain of marijuana to make ends meet. It’s smart, edgy and highly entertaining, writes Phumlani S Langa.
February 24, 2019

ALBUM REVIEWS: Gigi Lamayne

#Trending listens to two projects by Gigi Lamayne, one from her earlier days and the other being her most recent project.
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March 17 2019