Reviews

September 20, 2019

Give Rambo a rest

In the sixth and, hopefully, final Rambo film, an old, tired-looking Rambo lives his life on a ranch, riding horses and still struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from the war, writes Phumlani S Langa.
September 21, 2019

Lorna Maseko gets a cookbook

Former professional ballet dancer, TV personality, celebrity chef and businessperson Lorna Maseko can now add cookbook author to her CV. And it’s a book as bright and bold as her personality.
September 8, 2019

#Trending reviews Back of the Moon

New local film Back of the Moon, set in 1958 Sophiatown, sees a love story unfold against the backdrop of apartheid forces about to demolish the neighbourhood. While Phumlani S Langa found it to be iconic local cinema, Charl Blignaut did not appreciate how Sophiatown was romanticised.
September 9, 2019

Dave Chappelle's Sticks & Stones ... are you offended or entertained?

Dave Chapelle returns with a Netflix Special that will entertain and offend writes Phumlani S Langa.
August 30, 2019

Sextuplets is so bad, you have to see it to believe it

Why did I watch Marlon Wayans’ new film folly Sextuplets? Because I knew it was going to be bad, but I was curious to know just how bad it would be.
August 30, 2019

Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is original storytelling of the best kind

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood sees Tarantino return with an original piece in a time of knock offs and sequels. Phumlani S Langa lapped it up.
August 31, 2019

Product review: Get a facebeat by Sir John

Moroetsana Serame tries the second edition of the Sir John x WBeauty collaboration.
August 31, 2019

Restaurant review: Urban Moyo

We review the new addition to the Moyo restaurant franchise - Urban Moyo.
August 24, 2019

Dear White People needs to stop

Rhodé Marshall thinks it's time Netflix gives Dear White People the axe.
August 17, 2019

Liyana is astoundingly beautiful

Multiple-award winning 2017 Swazi documentary Liyana is now on Showmax.
August 18, 2019

New Mzansi Magic show Before I Do is the same old

New Mzansi Magic show Before I Do sees host Andile Gaelesiwe assist couples in resolving their issues so that they can move on to the next step in their relationships. Gaelesiwe is a good host and the issues are pertinent, but the show feels too much like others we've seen before, writes Moroetsana Serame.
August 16, 2019

The Kitchen: Can't stand the heat

Audiences aren't feeling new Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish movie The Kitchen, and neither is Rhodé Marshall.
August 25, 2019

Hotel review: At The Ivy you can treat yo'self ... and your dog

The Ivy is tasteful, warm, nature-inspired and full of quirky little touches. It's also one of Joburg's few dog-friendly hotels.
August 9, 2019

Yes, The Rock actually lassoes a chopper

Grethe Kemp switches off her brain and enjoys the explosive action in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
August 1, 2019

Crawl is a real slog

Paramount Pictures' latest film leaves Ilan Preskovsky feeling uninspired.
July 28, 2019

Restaurant review: Visit Rodizio, but only for the meat

Rodizio Grill & Tapas launched their eatery in Melrose Arch and Phumlani S Langa wasn't impressed by much but the meat.
July 25, 2019

The Best of Enemies is another white film about black pain

The Best of Enemies takes an emotional true story and delivers it in an uninspiring manner. Phumlani S Langa is convinced that this film will miss out on any nominations at the Academy Awards.
July 19, 2019

The Lion King live action: How not to remake a masterpiece

The Lion King is a timeless tale. One that should not have been taken lightly when the decision to flip this animated feature, to live action, was taken.
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September 15 2019