Itshitshi is a brave interrogation of muti killings in our society. Above all else it is also a reflection on the nature of greed prevalent in us with regards to being successful as a people at any cost, let alone running businesses. It is an exquisitely made film with a balanced palette for its production design that does justice to the script it rests on. Nhlakanipho Mapumulo will win your heart as an animatedly soft empathetic Njomane and both Dawn Thandeka King and Nomsa Bthelezi respectively hold their positions as great talent this country has ever ushered to our screens. Yes you guessed it right I loved this film
Elinye Ithuba is one of those works that interrogates the effects of our sacrifices and the fact that to undo the deeds that might have gotten us in trouble the first time around we might just have to pay a heavy price
The Ring attempts to be funny while it deals with the overcooked classic tale of love. Is there anything to say in this theme? Not really, except for the reshuffle of the sign system and point of view vis-à-vis perspective. Despite a few strong points here and there this film has its moments but offers us nothing new. It whispers to us a feather light 2deF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ /¶
Ilizwi is a proposal that hints at what we could see in the future in terms of the bourgeoning South African film industry once the M-Net in Motion Academy 2015 Interns are striking it out on their own and are brave enough to venture outside of the box. The film initiates a new paranormal tale with a slight thrill build up and delivers to us a gentle 3deF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ ♦ /¶
There are moments in The Haunted Wardrobe (2014) where the viewer may be jolted out of their stupor if not a comfortable couch. This is a paranormal outing and the film has a few surprises up its sleeve. This film speaks to us at a micro level, at the minutest level, using the barest essentials available to do so and it holds its own. It is a coherent piece. It delivers an ‘ok’ three point dEF'Points out of five:♦ ♦ ♦ /¶
Kwaito or Nothing is somewhat a coming of age tale and it is surprisingly watchable.
Lehlohonolo ‘Shaft’ Moropane’s My Brother’s Keeper is an entertaining tragic drama but like the last cup cake left at the coffee table on an unforgiving cold Sunday afternoon due to load shedding it leaves a lot to be desired for. It manages 2dEF’Points out of Five: ♦ ♦ /¶