Grethe Kemp

Grethe Kemp
Tomatometer-approved critic
Location: South Africa

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 86% Pavarotti (2019) This is a robust picture of the maestro, and one fans will covet. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
14% Sextuplets (2019) Why did Netflix make this? Who, besides Wayans and director Michael Tiddes, thought this was a good idea? I cannot answer this, dear reader. I may never be able to. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) At one point Dwayne lassoes a chopper with a chain and holds it in the air with one arm. I almost choked on my slushie from pure delight. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) This Chucky lacks the potent fear-inducing malevolence that the previous installments had. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) A commendable feature of this film is that director Joe Berlinger resists the impulse of glamourising the violence. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
4/5 100% Supa Modo (2018) The film is buoyed by the effervescence of young actress Waweru and a story that will leave your heart glowing long after you've watched it. Warning: you might also shed a few tears by the end. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Bram Fischer (2017) This is a film with nuance and depth that stays true to the facts and politics of the time. I really appreciated the depiction of Fischer's wife, Molly, who was an activist in her own right. So often the role of women in the struggle is marginalised. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
3/5 92% The Harvesters (2019) Though it left me impressed by the cinematography, acting and score, I felt that ending it so vaguely was an opportunity los - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 73% High Fantasy (2017) "Fiercely relevant, it represents young South Africans with nuance - well the woke set anyway." - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 88% Blood Father (2016) Gibson is superb as the imperfect, weather beaten patriarch set on saving a damsel in distress. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 77% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) There's plenty of interesting archival footage, as well as great contextualising commentary from the people around the dame. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) A teen drama for this generation. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) They didn't mess with one of horror's most iconic characters, and that's a good thing. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Tribe (Cuckold) (2015) While The Tribe ticks the boxes purely on its cinematic merits, viewers who come to a movie as consumers who want to be entertained, provoked or thrilled might find this lacking. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Noem My Skollie (2016) The best South African film of 2016 ... Anchored by a heart-wrenching autobiographical script by John Fredericks, it tells the story of a young boy who becomes a gangster on the Cape Flats. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/5 79% The Revenant (2015) Becomes more and more ridiculous as the minutes tick by. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 90% Fire In The Blood (2013) Upsetting, poignant, infuriating... it shows the very worst of humanity - how privileged people in the West simply just didn't give a damn about millions upon millions of people dying in Africa. This is compulsory watching. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 44% Rough Night (2017) Kate McKinnon as the free-spirited Australian Pippa steals the show. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/5 100% Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (2017) Hell on Earth is not an easy watch - it's infuriating and harrowing, and the footage is raw and visceral - but it should be compulsory viewing. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/5 28% Warcraft (2016) The film looks spectacular, the characters are marvellously cheesy and, instead of the subversive wink to the audience that we might expect from a title like this, Jones is never condescending to his demographic. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet While You Weren't Looking (2015) An incisive look at different levels of privilege in South Africa's queer community. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Shore Break (2014) Grunenwald masterfully captures the beauty of this lush, green part of our country ... Because the story is so politically complex, though, you tend to lose focus and it lags in places. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Impunity (2014) If Mistry is trying to say violence is so normal in South Africa that some of us are starting to get off on it, it's a fascinating premise - but banally and very bluntly executed here. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018