REVIEW: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE:
This Oscar-nominated documentary about the birth of AIDS activism in America’s gay community is being screened at the Encounters Film Festival. It's a testament to the human spirit and a moving and inspirational call to action, writes Luiz De Barros.
REVIEW: LES MISERABLES:
The grim and astonishingly-long 80's musical epic finally hits the big screen with an impressive cast, including Hugh Jackman, who go all-out to impress. So, is it worthy of the adulation and awards?
UJ's THATSOGAY theatre festival in Joburg kicked off with the international work, Snowman, by Canadian playwright, Greg MacArthur - a very unusual and meaty offering, writes Moira de Swardt.
REVIEW: MAGIC MIKE:
Abuse and exploitation of women. Greed, envy and selfishness. Drug and alcohol abuse. Emasculation of men. If this is what you are looking for in entertainment, then Magic Mike will satisfy your demand, writes Daniel Dercksen.
REVIEW: THE QUIET VIOLENCE OF DREAMS:
The Quiet Violence of Dreams is not a pretty story, writes Moira de Swardt. It's about Tshepo, who does drugs, spends time in a mental institution and becomes a rent boy in a gay massage parlour.
REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES:
The Hunger Games phenomenon has been likened to the Twilight movies. The most obvious difference between these two franchises, however, is that The Hunger Games is actually a good movie.
This is no Leon Schuster family film outing… Skoonheid is a disturbing, insightful and extremely well-made film, confirming once-again that South African film really has come of age.