• Audience Award Winners DIFF 2014

    DIFF 2014 Audience winners 

    The Durban International Film Festival has announced the winners of its audience awards for 2014 

  • 6th Durban FilmMart announces project selection at Cannes

    Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from 7 – 20 July, 2015. The details of the selection were announced at a networking function held at the South Africa Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival

  • A Family Man: Tear-jerking reality

    A Family Man starring Gerard Butler and Willem Dafoe

    I don’t know whether it was my mood, but Gerard Butler’s performance as Dane Jensen – the self-absorbed, work-obsessed husband who had no ostensible time for his family, really hit home making the movie an absolute tear-jerker

  • Baby Driver: Adrenaline-pumping, music-driven action

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    Kingpin – Doc, doesn’t use the same operatives twice except for ‘Baby’ (Ansel Elgort) whose skill behind the wheel would leave the ‘Fast & Furious’ team in the dust. Appearances deceive and much to the angst of the various crew members it seems as if Baby is only interested in the music on his iPod and not the details of the heists… how wrong they are proven to be! [I am certainly not going to give away any secrets – this is for you to discover for yourselves by popping down to the cinema – aw]

  • Blended (2014) highlights the magic of Africa

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    Who can forget ‘The Wedding Singer’ and ’50 First Dates’? Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are a magical couple who manage to bring humour to  some pretty difficult topics – in this case families broken either by divorce or the death of a family member

  • Detroit: Gut-wrenching and powerful

    Katherine Bigelow’s rendition of the 1967 police brutality in Detroit is a gut-wrenchingly powerful film which should cause even the hardest of hearts to question the actions and superior attitudes of the perpetrators. As a director, Katherine takes the viewer into the heart of the city where racism is rife and the innocent are presumed to be guilty.

  • DIFF 2016: Strong content from Africa

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    The 37th Durban International Film Festival opened on Youth Day,  Thursday 16 June and runs until Sun 26  June - 10 days offering over 150 screenings at 15 venues in Durban and its surrounds

  • Fast and Furious 8: Enthralling viewing

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    Review: Fast and Furious 8 – The Fate of the Furious You are guaranteed not to be disappointed (especially viewing the IMAX version) – absolutely everything you expect from the franchise is there and more: revved engines, monster tyres, lowered chassis and screeching wheels emitting clouds of smoke as the tyres bite into the tarmac (Pic: © Universal Pictures)

  • GoingMovies: 22 April 2017

    Opening on the Big Screen in South Africa This Weekend (22 April 2017) and currently showing

  • GoingMovies: 29 April 2017

    Currently showing on South African Screens week beginning 29 April 2017

  • GPSA Movie Review: Mommy (2014)

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    Being a single mom and bringing up a child is difficult in itself… but, an extra dimension is added when that child is uncontrollable. Canadian director – Xavier Dolan, has provided a depth of insight which proves that he has a magnificent career in film in the years to come. 'Mommy' is a definite MUST SEE

  • GPSA Movie Review: Tell Me Sweet Something (2014)

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    Theodore Witcher’s début feature film ‘Love Jones’ (1997), inspired Akin Omotso’s cinematic journey of woven stories reflecting intrinsically African life. ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ – a love story focusing on an aspiring novelist with writer’s block and a celebrity model in the centre of the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, is the core of the tale.  Travel with me and discover the stimulus which set Akin on his path

  • SA film 'The Number' chosen for Toronto Film Fest 2017

    Directed by Khalo Matabane and produced by Carolyn Carew, 'The Number' will be screened at TIFF 2017

    A KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission funded project - 'The Number', has made the screening list for the Toronto International Film Festival 7 - 17 September 2017

  • The DUFF (2015) could be any one of us

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    As one gets older, one realizes that the cattiness at school (which is often taken for granted) does just as much damage as the physical bully on the playground… and for this reason ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) is so much more than mere entertainment(Pic source - Ster-Kinekor: Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell in 'The DUFF')