Stroomop

A scene in the movie Stroomop. (Photo supplied)

If you’re looking for an inspiring Women’s Day film, Afrikaans drama Stroomop is a powerful story about finding a safety line when you’re drowning in life. 

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2018-08-03 06:02

A beautifully crafted bit of old fashioned storytelling, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society more than makes up for any lack of originality and edginess with memorable characters, a compelling story and large doses of both wit and heart.  Read More »

The Meg

2018-08-03 06:02

The Meg is best when it acknowledges its derivativeness, just another silly shark movie in an ocean full of them. Read More »

 

SuperFly

2018-08-08 15:06

Director X’s SuperFly transplants the 1972 classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence. Read More »

Charming

2018-08-03 06:02

With big names leading this flick, Charming just isn’t as appealing as expected. Read More »

 

Christopher Robin

2018-07-27 06:17

A far cry from something like Paddington, Christopher Robin is still gentle and good-natured enough to remind one why Winnie the Pooh has somehow never really gone out of fashion. Read More »

Mary Shelley

2018-07-27 06:17

While the life of Mary Shelley is an interesting one, the spark that inspired her to write the famous Frankenstein is severely lacking on-screen. Read More »

 

Hotel Artemis

2018-07-27 06:17

Hotel Artemis never quite lives up to its intriguing premise but its breezily entertaining mix of colourful characters, bone-crunching action and distinctive atmosphere sets it apart from similar sci-fi action-thrillers.  Read More »

The Darkest Minds

2018-07-30 06:53

The Darkest Minds is fun to watch. It’s also the kind of movie that has set itself up perfectly for the sequel. Read More »

 

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

2018-07-27 06:17

In Day of the Soldado, an equally bleak Sicario that hurts for the absence of Emily Blunt. Read More »

Mission: Impossible Fallout

2018-07-20 06:46

Fallout is pretty much a perfect action movie and one of the best Mission Impossible films to date as the dream team of Cruise and McQuarrie concoct an irresistible mix of heart, twisty plotting, memorable characters and more gleefully nuts action scenes than should be strictly illegal for a single film.  Read More »

 

Adrift

2018-07-20 06:46

Although it has a fairly boring love story, the heart of Adrift is the intense yet inspiring true account of a woman’s will to survive in the worst of times.  Read More »

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

2018-07-27 06:17

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies might be aimed at fans of the underrated Cartoon Network show but any parent who tags along will likely chortle as the film gleefully skewers the world of superheroes and the film industry itself. Read More »

 
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