BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN: It’s no easy thing to write a review of a film which has become a cultural phenomenon, writes Luiz DeBarros in his take on Brokeback Mountain.
BREAKFAST ON PLUTO: Breakfast On Plutoexplores the subject of guys in girl's dresses, but this time the material is allowed to take on a magical fairytale quality.
GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS: Elijah “Frodo” Woods takes on some real challenges in dreary old England as he fights off wave after wave of football fanatics in Green Street Hooligans.
DERAILED: Derailed, while being another formula driven Hollywood film, has some edge-of-your-seat moments and is not quite the train wreck that same have said it is.
LADIES’ NIGHT: After its recent run in Joburg, Anton Desi’s ‘working boys turned-strippers’ comedy, Ladies’ Night, takes on Cape Town. John French took a look...
TSOTSI: The acclaimed Tsotsi is a beautiful piece of cinema to look at, but when he gets into the nitty-gritty of things, Christo Oberholzer wonders if it really deserves the Oscar.
MUNICH: With Munich, Spielberg demonstrates that he is as brilliantly skilled as ever in the craft of filmmaking. Sadly, the subject matter lets this film down for Christo Oberholzer.
WALK THE LINE: Christo Oberholzer ‘walks the line’ with Johnny Cash, but finds something epic lacking in the filmic telling of the country legend’s life.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005): The Chronicles of Narnia is the best holiday film of the year and will definitely convince you to get back into the closet… errr, wardrobe.
KING KONG: With King Kong, director Peter Jackson proves that he is the master of the epic-blockbuster. He also proves that he doesn’t seem to have an original idea in his body.
Joseph and his sexy technicolor brothers: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is back at Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay with such a stunning looking male cast, that you may as well go simply for the ‘perv’...
Ghoema: John French reviews David Kramer and Taliep Pietersen’s new musical, Ghoema which opened at Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre Complex this week. Until 7 Jan 2006.
OLIVER TWIST: Charles Dickens’ classic tale, Oliver Twist, gets yet another screen adaptation. Unfortunately, it did nothing to generate any excitement in reviewer Christo Oberholzer.
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE: Our film reviewers go head-to-head in two remarkably opposing reviews of the latest Harry Potter film. Which will you agree with?
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005): With Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, (featuring a gay cop), one of the greatest action movie writers ever makes his long overdue directorial debut.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: Looking for a head-spinning horror film concerning a gory exorcism? Don't look here, writes a misled Christo Oberholzer.
KUNG FU HUSTLE: Hong Kong veteran Stephen Chow continues to make a big splash in the rest of the world with his spectacular new film.