MOVIES

Acclaimed lesbian film ‘Rafiki’ comes to the big screen in South Africa: Director Wanuri Kahiu’s acclaimed lesbian-themed love story, Rafiki - which was banned in Kenya - opens in South Africa on 30 August.
Die Stropers (The Harvesters) – The Mamba Review: Die Stropers (The Harvesters) - the latest acclaimed queer film to come out of South Africa - is a moody and unsettling meditation on family, secrets and identity.
The 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018: The past year gave us some important and outstanding LGBTQ films, acclaimed for both their artistic value and their social impact. Here's our list of the 6 best LGBTQ films of 2018.
Review: Kanarie is a coming out story that sings on screen: There's a new acclaimed South African gay film in cinemas. Kanarie is the latest award-winning exploration of queer identity within a uniquely South African context. Here's the Mamba review.
Review | Falling in love with Love, Simon: Coming out is a unique process for each one of us; both a deeply personal and a culturally-specific experience.
Review: Call Me By Your Name: At first glance you might suspect that Call Me By Your Name, nominated for the best picture Oscar, is another one of those pretentious
Inxeba (The Wound): The Mamba Review: The most talked about South African film of the past year is finally here. More than 12 months after it premiered at the
Moonlight – the Mamba review: It’s among the most lauded films of the past year, with eight Oscar nominations under its belt. So, does Moonlight
Film Review: Carol: Todd Haynes adapts the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt for the big screen in the visually beautiful and meticulously directed Carol.
Review: Lost in the White City: Co-directed by Tanner King Barklow (The Invisible War) and Israeli Gil Kofman, Lost in the White City is a fascinating film about
Review: Saint Laurent: Director Bertand Bonello’s epic portrait of the life of influential fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is beautifully captured in his
Review: The Imitation Game: Based upon the 1983 book by Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma and brilliantly adapted into an insightful screenplay by Graham
Film review – We all need a little “Pride”: Their protests were met with a scale of police brutality that their small villages
FILM REVIEW: THE 10 YEAR PLAN: Hailing from the studios of Cinema175 in West Hollywood, writer/director J.C. Calciano, creator of previous festival favourites
FILM REVIEW: THE FALLS: Unlike Ang Lee’s Oscar winning 2005 film Brokeback Mountain, American director Jon Garcia’s film The Falls is not big budget, overlong
REVIEW: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon gleefully throw their heterosexuality to the wind as they take on the roles of showbiz lovers in
REVIEW: JIMMY IN PIENK: Being different has never felt so right in this passionate and heartfelt film. Jimmy in Pienk is a delightfully charming Afrikaans film
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?
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.