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“Everything I learned, I learned from the cinema.” – Audrey Hepburn.

Uncomplicated fun in Streep comedy

Finding a witty romantic comedy that isn’t drenched in clichés is like finding something in your size (that you would actually consider wearing) at a clothing sale – highly unlikely. Then again, few romcoms can boast the talents of one ...

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Bright Star fails to shine

RANT OF THE WEEK Period dramas inevitably appeal to a largely female audience. This possibly has to do with the pretty costumes and classic romances, and the film, Bright Star, satisfies on both accounts. It get scored an Academy Award ...

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Life is Precious

RAVE OF THE WEEK If Slumdog Millionaire was last year’s little film that could, then Precious is 2010’s. It’s 1987 in Harlem, New York City and the future of Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is nothing less than dismal. An ...

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Jozi is a goldmine

It’s not often that South African filmmakers produce good comedy. In fact, the best we’re used to is the “toilet humour” (as my father likes to call it) of Leon Schuster. Does anyone except children still find a farting white ...

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