Tag: southafrica

Now Streaming: REYKA Grabs, MARVEL'S HIT-MONKEY Splats, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Flies

Two new series and a returning show debuted this week on BritBox, Hulu and Paramount Plus.

Exclusive: REYKA Trailer and Photos Announce Terrifying Crime Thriller

Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen star in a gripping series that debuts Monday, November 16, on BritBox in Canada.

Review: GAIA, Not Quite Sinister, Definitely Not Friendly

Monique Rockman, Carel Nel and Alex van Dyk star in a horror film from South Africa, directed by Jaco Bouwer.

Review: FRIED BARRY, Weird, Wild and Wonderful

Gary Green, Chanelle de Jager, Brett Williams and Joey Cramer star in a horror movie from South Africa, directed by Ryan Kruger and now streaming on Shudder.

Review: THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION Signals the Arrival of a Major New Voice in Cinema

Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, gorgeously shot in full frame by Pierre de Villiers, and enhanced by a captivating score by Berlin-based electronic composer Miyashita Yu, the film is a highly visual, aural experience that charts a new frontier in its cinematic language.

Fantasia 2020 Review: FRIED BARRY, A Deep-Fried Stick of Sizzling Bloody Dynamite

My fok, Marelize! What a weird, wild, and wonderful road-trip through the psycho-delic-gorgiastic-extra-terror-restrial-killer-eidoscope of Fried Barry's human reconditioning. And if that motley and manic description doesn't pique your cinesense, then this film may not be to your tastes. It's an...

Fantasia 2020: FRIED BARRY Gets Freaky Trailer

Described as "an absolute first in the history of South African cinema - and perhaps in humankind itself!", Ryan Kruger's Fried Barry will enjoy its Canadian premiere at the upcoming Fantasia 2020, which will be a "virtual event accessible to...

Review: ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA, Admirable True-Life Prison Break

Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, and Ian Hart star in the true-life thriller, directed by Francis Annan.

Watch The Striking Trailer For African Survival Tale THE STORY OF RACHEL DE BEER

Following his acclaimed short film work, South African director Matthys Boshoff makes his feature debut with upcoming period drama The Story Of Rachel de Beer. Adapted from a best selling Afrikaans language novel by Brett Michael Innes - himself and...

70s Rewind: THE WILBY CONSPIRACY, Poitier and Caine Go on the Run

Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine go on the run in South Africa in an unlikely political drama, directed by Ralph Nelson.

NOMMER 37's Nosipho Dumisa to Direct Teen Series BLOOD & WATER For Netflix

Excellent news for fans of Nosipho Dumisa and her Hitchcock-esque thriller Nommer 37 (Number 37). Yesterday it was announced that Netflix ordered another original series from South Africa, to be co-written and co-directed by Dumisa.    The teen and female-centric...

Review: NUMBER 37, South African Thriller Holds Surprises Around Every Corner

Many films either overtly or covertly play homage to other films. And it certainly takes a lot of courage to make a film that is an overt homage to a film as iconic as Rear Window. But then, South African...

MAYFAIR: Watch The Trailer For Sarah Blecher's South African Crime Drama

The current wave of high end South African films continues with Sara Blecher's crime drama Mayfair, a film that enters in to the Muslim-Indian communities of Johannesburg with a tale of conflicted loyalties and escalating violence. Computer whiz and prodigal...

Five Fingers for Marseille secures USA release!

Five Fingers for Marseilles tells the story of a group of young men who stand up to brutal police oppression in Marseilles, a town in the rugged badlands of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The film made its world premiere at...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Full Theatrical Trailer For The South African Western

We've written quite a lot about the Michael Matthews directed South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles in these pages as the film went on a wide spread and successful international festival run. And with the picture now gearing up...

Review: THE WOUND, An Essential South African Masterpiece

This week South Africa must decide which of its films to submit for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category. Likely, it’ll come down to a choice between The Wound, which has the advantage of having collected a plethora of...

The End Is Here! Watch The Full APOCALYPSE NOW NOW Short Film Now!

We've been keeping a close eye on South African urban fantasy Apocalypse Now Now here for some time now [perhaps just a tiny bit because I'm one of the producers on it] and now following the release of the trailer...

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: Check Out The New Poster Art For The South African Urban Fantasy

It was just under two weeks ago that we shared the first teaser for South African urban fantasy Apocalypse Now Now - adapted from Charlie Human's novel by director Michael Matthews and writer-producer Sean Drummond (the creative team behind upcoming...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch The Gorgeous First Trailer For South African Western

We've been keeping a close eye on South African western Five Fingers For Marseilles for quite some time now. We posted two sets of still images from the production, noting at the time that this was going to be a...

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: Watch The First Teaser For South African Urban Fantasy

A teen school boy discovers a hidden, magical world right beneath his nose in Charlie Human's cult South African novel Apocalypse Now Now and if that brings a certain bespectacled boy wizard to mind, well, let's just say that South...