REVIEW: INCEPTION: Inception is a reality-shifting blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who, instead of stealing ideas from the mind, is tasked with implanting them.
REVIEW: THE TIMEKEEPERS: For a play set in one room and with only two main characters, The Timekeepers has an impressive sense of momentum and breadth.
REVIEW: I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS: Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in a gay romcom? You'd better believe it. It's a pity that the gay themes will likely sink this movie.
REVIEW: ECLIPSE: It’s all about sex in the third film of the Twilight saga; a welcome improvement in what has to-date been a tediously drawn-out affair.
REVIEW: SEX AND THE CITY 2: Just like the first Sex and the City film, this over-the-top, botox-oozing sequel will be best enjoyed if you’re a fan of the hit television series that it’s based on.
IRON MAN 2: The greatest challenge when creating a sequel to a successful film is to provide more of the same AND up the ante. So, does Iron Man 2 succeed?
REVIEW: THE BOUNTY HUNTER: In an open letter, Christo Oberholzer writes to Jennifer Aniston; questioning her about her increasingly poor choices in film roles of late.
THE HURT LOCKER: Kathyrn Bigelow’s Iraq war film The Hurt Locker was this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture. Christo Oberholzer sizes up this acclaimed movie.
NINE: A musical film helmed by the director of the Oscar-winning Chicago and starring the biggest female stars in cinema today sounds like a can't-fail proposition. Sadly, it does.
THE BOOK OF ELI: It would be easy to dismiss The Book of Eli as simply another post-apocalyptic tale, but it does bring a few new elements to the table.
REVIEW: AVATAR: It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year and, thankfully, Avatar also proves to be one of the most memorable films of the decade.
REVIEW: 2012: It’s the biggest disaster movie ever made but, while the film itself isn’t a catastrophe, it still fails to break out of the predictable Hollywood format.
REVIEW: NEW MOON: The second Twilight movie heralds the rise of another new screen idol, but is otherwise a feebly made orgy of pseudo-romantic teen angst.
REVIEW: LITTLE ASHES: Starring hottie of the moment Robert Pattinson, Little Ashes is more successful at generating sexual tension than exploring its subjects’ lives.
REVIEW: PEDRO: Presented as part of Cinema Nouveau’s Pride Month, Pedro is a moving, if somewhat erratic, biopic of reality star and activist Pedro Zamora.
REVIEW: DISTRICT 9: An excellent action film that really highlights South Africa’s talent, but a few glaring flaws prevent it from achieving true greatness.
REVIEW: PTERODACTYLS: It’s been a while since we’ve seen a meaty play with gay themes on Joburg’s stages, and Pterodactyls is a welcome and filling theatrical meal.
REVIEW: BRÃœNO: Despite some reservations, Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial new film is an often funny and occasionally insightful take on pop culture and prejudice.
REVIEW: TRANSFORMERS – REVENGE OF THE FALLEN: If it’s mayhem on a massive scale that you’re after, then be sure to rush to see the second instalment of the Transformers series.
REVIEW: TERMINATOR SALVATION: Salvation, the fourth film in the Terminator franchise, will please action lovers but is unlikely to meet with the approval of fans of the series.