film Reviews

Frankie en Felipé

In this delightful, family-friendly, South African comedy, the one-liner, “Where is it lekker?” reappears as a catchphrase, reminding us that local is truly, “lekker”.

The Holdovers

Alexander Payne’s superb bitter-sweet comedy-drama aptly captures the high hopes and tragic disappointments of heartfelt characters who find themselves trapped in a New England boarding school in the 70s and deftly fosters the unlikely friendship that unfolds between an educator and his hostile pupil.

Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love, honourably follows the new biopic criteria that’s been set in films such as Capote and Lincoln, as it explores the life of the greatest reggae artist of all time.  

Argylle

A rollocking, rollercoaster, Matthew Vaughn’s spy action comedy Argylle has more twists and turns than a pretzel.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls is an American musical teen comedy film, with a bold and modern musical makeover.

Society of the Snow

Society of the Snow, or La Sociedad de la Nieve, a new survival thriller by J. A. Bayona, is now available on Netflix. It is based on the horrific 1972 Andes aircraft tragedy in Uruguay.

Wonka

In his freshest musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story, filmmaker Paul King and company create a mesmerising, splendorous world of magic and wonder through a finely moulded film.

The Killer

David Fincher is the director of this American science fiction action thriller while Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) is responsible for writing the screenplay, based on a graphic novel series that was produced by Luc Jacamon and is based on works by Alexis “Matz” Nolent.

Napoleon

The life of Napoleon Bonaparte is brought to the big screen in the 2023 biopic, which is directed by the legendary Ridley Scott. Josephine, who served as his lover, wife, and Empress, is central to the plot, which also includes his political and physical struggles.

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