Lack of compelling characters makes arty horror film, ‘Serpent’, a let down

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Sarah Dumont and Tom Ainsley in a scene from Amanda Evans’ ‘Serpent’. Photo: Supplied

ESTELLE SINKINS reviews Amanda Evans’ Serpent, the opening night film at the 2017 Durban International Film Festival, which was screened at the Playhouse Drama Theatre on Friday, July 14. Continue reading

Videovision Entertainment’s Shepherds and Butchers to be released in the United States

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Steve Coogan stars in ‘Shepherds and Butchers’.

Producer, Anant Singh and Twentieth Century Fox announced today the acquisition of the United States distribution rights by Fox to the award-winning film, Shepherds and Butchers.

The film will be released in the US on various formats, including Digital HD and DVD.  Continue reading

Cameras roll on Khalo Matabane’s 28’s in KwaZulu Natal

Pictured in the prison courtyard China Boy (Presley Chweneyagae) and Buttons (Warren Masemola) decide on Magadien's (Mothusi Magano) fate.

Pictured in the prison courtyard China Boy (Presley Chweneyagae) and Buttons (Warren Masemola) decide on Magadien’s (Mothusi Magano) fate.

Award-winning director, Khalo Matabane (State of Violence, Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon and Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me), has begun shooting his latest feature, 28’s, a gritty exposé of life inside prison.

The film, inspired by Jonny Steinberg’s award-winning non-fiction novel, The Number, its big screen adaptation by Paul Ian Johnson reveals the origins of the fearsome numbers gangs that operate in prisons throughout South Africa. Continue reading