Reviews

May 12, 2019

New Netflix show Lunatics will have you laughing ... or angry

Australian actor and writer Chris Lilley is back with a new show made especially for Netflix, but its already ruffled a few ‘woke’ feathers, writes Phumlani S Langa.
May 12, 2019

Why not watching Game of Thrones is you playing yourself

Game of Thrones has provided us with some of the best years in TV. Phumlani S Langa is loving the final season of this hit series.
May 13, 2019

Ted Bundy movie saved by Zac Efron's performance

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is not complex or far reaching enough to be THE biopic on Ted Bundy, but Zac Efron is nothing but committed in the role.
May 3, 2019

The Other Side is a facepalm of movie

US film The Other Side jumped on #Trending’s radar because of the inclusion of South African actress Altovise Lawrence. Unfortunately, besides Lawrence’s good acting, the film is a failure of note, writes Mahlatse Magau.
May 2, 2019

Here's why Avengers: Endgame is nothing but hype

Avengers: Endgame might be the biggest blockbuster release of the year, but Phumlani S Langa feels like the film is all that gas.
April 29, 2019

STREAMING REVIEW: Final Table will put you off your food

The Final Table is one of those Eurovision-styled talent shows that pretends to be global but is actually all just playing out in the US with its attendant brazen TV imperialism and ladles of bigotry and exclusion.
April 19, 2019

Isn't It Romantic, another convenient romcom

In Isn’t It Romantic, Rebel Wilson – an overall fave – takes shots at what, not too long ago, was a dying film genre in the US. The only problem with films like this is that it’s almost too easy to poke fun at other movies, and it often ends up feeling lazy and a little mean, writes Rhodé Marshall.
April 20, 2019

BALLET REVIEW: It's just tutu fabulous

It’s amazing the way an audience can become so energised by a live performance that they want to prolong it with encores and then meet the cast after the show, writes Clarissa Brown about the fabulous Men in Tutus.
April 19, 2019

MOVIE REVIEW: The Kandasamys keep delivering

In 2017, the Kandasamys took the country by storm. Now they’re back for another deliciously witty and wonderfully relevant instalment. Avantika Seeth gives it all the applause.
April 12, 2019

Breakthrough is perfect Easter viewing

Christian viewers will find lots to love about faith-based film Breakthrough.
April 7, 2019

Chase Bonnie and Clyde with the Highwaymen

The Highwaymen chase an infamous duo of criminals in this thrilling feature
March 29, 2019

The Golf R is powered up. It’s hard not to drive it the way it should be

While taking the newly “empowered” seventh generation VW Golf R for a scenic spin, Melinda Ferguson had to fight hard not to become a total hooligan.
March 31, 2019

Idris can do everything ... as long as it's acting

Phumlani S Langa reviews Idris Elba's brand-new series, Turn Up Charlie.
April 14, 2019

STREAMING REVIEW Serena doccie shows the tennis star as never before

The documentary Serena shows exclusive behind the scene footage of one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
March 29, 2019

New Jordan Peele film Us shows we’re our own worst enemies

Rofhiwa Maneta was among the brave moviegoers who flocked to the big screens to watch Jordan Peele’s new fascinating, multi-layered abd terrifying feature film Us.
March 23, 2019

Holiday gem just off the N3

The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands offer some of the most beautiful sights in South Africa. Kate Turkington writes about her latest trip to the lauded tourist spot.
March 18, 2019

MOVIE REVIEW: Die Stropers is a cryptic slow burner with a vague ending

Greek South African film maker Etienne Kallos deftly delves into Afrikaner identity in his sparse, atmospheric debut feature Die Stropers.
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.
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May 19 2019