Cape Town – South Africa’s first western film canters into cinemas this weekend.
In Five Fingers for Marseilles a member of the Five Fingers returns to colonial Marseilles after fleeing police aggression two decades before, and finds the town under a new threat.
Also to see: A horror that will scare the crap out of you, two romances for young and old and another retelling of the 1976 terrorist attack where an Air France flight was hijacked and the passengers and crew were held hostage at Entebbe.
Here are the 5 new films releasing in SA:
Movie: Five Fingers for Marseilles
Our rating: 4/5
Short review: Filled with drama, plot twists, and of course a few shootouts, Five Fingers For Marseilles is a great local film that should be praised for more than just being a western.
Movie: A Quiet Place
Our rating: 5/5
Short review: Be prepared to have your nerves pulverised in one of the best horrors of the year; that not only leaves you clutching your heart but is also a lesson on parenting in tough situations.
Movie: Midnight Sun
Our rating: 3/5
Short review: Midnight Sun is full of clichés and tells a story we’ve all heard before but is still a tear jerker that will keep you interested.
Our rating: 2/5
Short review: Hampstead would be pleasant enough as a twee British romantic comedy if it weren't so weightless.
Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe
Our rating: 2/5
Short review: The latest retelling of a 1976 counter-terrorist hostage-rescue operation doesn't do the true-life story justice.
(Photos: Mad Moth Communications, Paramount Pictures, Ster-Kinekor, Empire Entertainment)