Things get serious at local cinemas this weekend


Cape Town – Another Academy best picture nominee hits South African cinemas this weekend. 

Gary Oldman can be seen in his award-winning role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Also showing: A controversial local film starring musician Nakhane Touré and a heist action film starring Gerard Butler and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. 

Here are the 3 new films releasing in SA:


Movie: Darkest Hour

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: A brilliant biopic that surprises you with gorgeous cinematography, Darkest Hour is a worthy Oscar-contender that gives Gary Oldman the recognition due to him.  

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Movie: The Wound

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: While The Wound is a brilliant narrative it fails to address one of the most important issues surrounding traditional circumcision - the alarming number of initiates dying in illegal circumcision schools.

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Movie: Den of Thieves

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: This Gerard Butler flick is the type of movie that has a lot of ambition but can’t seem to follow through on it.

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(Photos: Times Media Films, AP, Numetro)

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