Phumlani S Langa

Phumlani S Langa
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 31% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) There were moments in this special that I can get behind, but there were others that I'm shocked that Netflix gave the go-ahead to. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon feels like a lay-up compared to some of his other slam dunk features, but it's still hard as nails. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/5 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) [It's] staggeringly lengthy and even though this is a true story, the film lacks imagination. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King plays it safe. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
2/5 32% Shaft (2019) Doing away with the blaxploitation format in favour of an action romcom had me feeling a little let down, but this is a light and undemanding watch you might enjoy. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) This documentary unpacks the man's life and what a tapestry it is. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) If you're still tripping over Pokémon... then go forth and catch this whole film. If you're impartial and not a big supporter of fluffy, cutie pie cinema, then best to avoid this film at all costs. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee always manages to inject political commentary into very clever moments. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 82% Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018) These are very exciting times in what I now firmly believe is the healthiest branch of South African art. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
96% Black Panther (2018) The film is painfully average. It does so much in every area but actually tell a riveting story. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
96% Roma (2018) You will have to wait for things to get going but, when they do, this film becomes a tapestry of emotion executed in sublime style. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 67% Vice (2018) Quite simply, you must watch this. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Wizard (Matwetwe) (2017) The film is shot well, and the cast deliver the most. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 44% What Men Want (2019) What makes this film, besides Taraji, is the work done to really tap into the way men think throughout the day. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Mayfair (2018) Left me swelling with pride for those who are working tirelessly in the local industry. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Tokoloshe (2018) This may not be as pioneering as the work of someone like Alfred Hitchcock, but it's a creative step in South African film making. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 100% Catching Feelings (2018) The sex scenes are daring for local cinema ... and so is the dialogue, which makes you laugh and think, without being preachy. - City Press (South Africa) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018