The narrative and its execution is so derivative of similar intergalactic adventures, such as ‘Gravity’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’.
The director does a sterling job juggling many characters, all of whom have been through many years of melodrama.
They drew first blood, now Rambo will draw the last blood.
At three hours the second film is a long journey, but even with its ominous air and expected scares, it never really gets laborious.
Expect an enthralling lineup of local and international films curated by an expert team.
The task of rendering a powerful production with fresh nuances is never fully realised.

Losing Lerato review – Solid acting but too slow

The key actors are solid and there is strong chemistry, as can be expected, between a real-life father and daughter.

Lack of female directors in Hollywood an ’embarrassment’ – Geena Davis

The actress has produced a film that shines a light on gender-based discrimination, both in front of and behind the camera.

Silver spoon to silver screen: Downton Abbey makes cinematic debut

The series traced the ups and downs of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants from 1912 to the end of 1925.

Pink Floyd legend labels Boris Johnson a ‘sociopath’

Johnson ‘fits all the fascist paradigms. He is a larger-than-life buffoon totally uninterested in anything beyond how can he can get power’.

After the Wedding review – Four-hanky tearjerker

This melodramatic enterprise is clearly geared to pull emotional strings on every level.

Back of the Moon review – Nostalgic look at Sophiatown

This production serves up some wonderfully atmospheric moments in its look and tone

SA ‘toxic masculinity’ film hailed as women’s protests grow

‘Moffie’ shows how young men from the white minority were indoctrinated and brutalised during their compulsory military service.

WATCH: First official trailer for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

The film will see Arnold Schwarzenegger reunited with Linda Hamilton for the first time since 1991.

Phoenix reimagines arch-villain in new ‘Joker’ film

Phoenix said he did not “refer to past iterations” of the character.

Rafiki review – Touching tale of taboo love

The film is not afraid to confront worrying issues facing Kenya and is critical of the hypocrisies of the country’s culture.

Good Boys review – Not much good about it

The production milks as many risqué laughs as it can from situations.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review – Delightful off-the-wall journey

The chemistry between the protagonists is palpable and their easy-going camaraderie infects every aspect of the story.

WATCH: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2019 official trailer

It will grace our South African screens later this year.

SA’s ‘Moffie’ to compete in Best Film category at London International Film Festival

Oliver Hermanus’ new film will have its world premiere on September 4 at the 76th Venice Film Festival, where it will also be competing for a host of awards.




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