MOVIE GUIDE: 3 local movies go head-to-head at South African cinemas

2019-01-25 08:36
 
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Cape Town – Local is lekker at cinemas this weekend with three new South African releases.

Also showing: The inspiring Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On the Basis of Sex; the transcendent adapted screenplay, If Beale Street Could Talk and the massive mistake that is Replicas.

Here are the 6 new films releasing at SA cinemas:

Movie: Matwetwe

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: Kagiso Lediga’s magical and gritty film is just the touch of wizardry SA cinema needs right now.

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Movie: On the Basis of Sex

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: In terms of biopics, this film ticks all the boxes - it has drama, suspense and standout performances.

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Movie: If Beale Street Could Talk

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Moonlight is a hard act to follow, and while Beale Street might not quite reach the heights of Jenkins' instant classic of a best picture-winner, it is its own kind of marvel, lovely, transcendent, heartbreaking and as smooth as its jazzy soundtrack.

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Movie: 3 Days To Go

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: This heart-warming movie about family and personal struggle transcends racial, and cultural boundaries.

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Movie: Replicas

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Replicas is monumentally stupid, but its biggest sin is that, by the end, it’s boring and overly generic too.

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Movie: Dominee Tienie

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The film, which both entertain and challenges audiences, is directed by Sallas de Jager who wrote the screenplay based on Dana Snyman’s play.

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ALSO SHOWING:

Glass

The Sisters Brother

The Mule

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