Channel24 (South Africa)

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Eighth Grade (2018) Gabi Zietsman It aims to make the audience uncomfortable - and nothing will prepare you for the emotional intensity of the Truth or Dare scene. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Gabi Zietsman If you're looking for a paint-by-numbers horror just to get some adrenaline pumping, you won't go wrong with Possession of Hannah Grace. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Gabi Zietsman Hidden World is a must-see animation and while it might be too early to tell, but this might be the best animation of the year already. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 The Prodigy (2019) Ilan Preskovsky Greatness may elude it but there's definitely something to be said for a genre picture that is this (mostly) smartly and efficiently put together. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 The Favourite (2018) Alex Isaacs It might be seen as pretentious or ludicrous or any manner of negative things, but to me it is a must-see. If you love movies and seeing a cast and crew firing on all cylinders, then go watch this movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 Wizard (Matwetwe) (2017) Alex Isaacs I think that Matwetwe is some of the best work our industry has to offer, not because it is perfect, but because it shows the intricacies of local life in a way that is relatable to a broad audience beyond our borders. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (2017) Gabi Zietsman Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey just couldn't make itself watchable or entertaining, and tried too hard to mimic the unique style of veteran South African directors like Katinka Heyns and Jans Rautenbach. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 Your Romeo (Jou Romeo) (2016) Gabi Zietsman Besides the charming and talented leads, the film had a strong supporting cast and fresh script that might have used some clichéd American plot points, but the writers gave it enough of a spin that it didn't feel rehashed. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 Hoener met die Rooi Skoene (2017) Gabi Zietsman Though not the best that Afrikaans films have to offer, with various plot holes, Hoener met die Rooi Skoene has a certain old-school charm that makes it a fun watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 Bypass (2017) Marisa Crous With a lot of twists and turns this film is beautifully crafted in terms of cinematography and direction. It's never boring, although confusing at times. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 What's Your Number? (2011) Shaheema Barodien What's Your Number doesn't offer any real commentary on its prejudicial premise. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Alex Isaacs I would definitely recommend this film to everyone. Whether you have read the books or not, it is a must-see murder mystery that will leave you wanting more. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2017
3/5 The Promise (2016) Alex Isaacs The dichotomy between the love story and historical tragedy could have better done and that the immense acting talent of the three leads was a little bit lost with an overall production that landed with a soft thud instead of a punch. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 Everything, Everything (2017) Leandra Engelbrecht As a teen romance the film ticks all the right boxes: Likable lead, a good story line, and an unexpected twist. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2017
1/5 Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Ilan Preskovsky The problem with the latest Transformers, like all of its predecessors, is that it is just woefully incompetent. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) Ilan Preskovsky This Beautiful Fantastic is the sort of film that would be all to easy to pick apart if it weren't for just how likeable and charming the whole thing is. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Ilan Preskovsky As is typical of these sorts of c-grade genre pictures, there's nothing massively wrong with it but there's next to nothing that's particularly good about it either. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 Gifted (2017) Bronwyn McKay Gifted is nothing flashy but it's a good drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 Before I Fall (2017) Tammy February The movie is gut-wrenching and surprising in many aspects. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 Cars 3 (2017) Bronwyn McKay I also found Cars 3 to be a lot more relatable to adults than the other films. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/5 The Mummy (2017) Ilan Preskovsky If you're looking for a good Tom Cruise vehicle and/ or a good "creature feature", this really isn't it. Not by a long shot. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2017
4/5 Their Finest (2016) Gabi Zietsman Their Finest is a clean, straight-cut film filled with Brit wit and charm, balanced just right with the gloom of war, and a film that anyone will enjoy. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/5 Baywatch (2017) Herman Eloff The only highlight really was the villainous Priyanka Chopra as Victoria Leeds. She's actually too good for this cheeseball failure of a flick. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Alex Isaacs It's incredible. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/5 Song to Song (2017) Ilan Preskovsky No, the addition of actual music legends like Iggy Pop and Patti Smith doesn't help one bit. They just end up looking bad by association. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Gabi Zietsman Though I enjoyed the film, I really do hope this is the last one. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 The Founder (2016) Herman Eloff Yes, The Founder is a film about a hamburger joint but it's actually much more than that. It's got more heart and soul than the plastic fast food giant will ever have. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2017
2/5 Ozzy (2016) Leandra Engelbrecht he main issue I have with this film is that the themes are too dark for the target audience. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2017
2/5 Alien: Covenant (2017) Willem van den Heever Alien: Covenant is one of those cases where a Hollywood franchise and corporate decision making ruined good filmmaking. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Herman Eloff Yes it's fast, loud and in your face -- but ain't nobody got time for boring. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 20th Century Women (2016) Ilan Preskovsky it's impossible not to admire it for both the complexity of its ideas and the ways in which it handles them, [but] I would be lying if I said that I found it a particularly easy film to embrace. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2017
2/5 The Warrior's Gate (2016) Gabi Zietsman There are way, way better Chinese productions more deserving of your time and money. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2017
5/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gabi Zietsman Guardians of the Galaxy never ceases to impress. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2017
4/5 Rules Don't Apply (2016) Ilan Preskovsky Rules Don't Apply is an ungodly mash up of screwball comedy, dark characters drama, quirky romance and ol' Hollywood nostalgia but then, if you're at all like me, such a description should only make you want to see it all the more. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 Going in Style (2017) Gabi Zietsman Going in Style is a fun comedy caper that, even though it doesn't offer anything new to the genre, still offers a fun day out. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2017
3/5 The Shack (2017) Leandra Engelbrecht Definitely worth the watch. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2017
3/5 Bleed for This (2016) Willem van den Heever Yes, this is not just another sport movie, but also another boxing movie, something that has become quite a trend in this genre in the last couple of years, but there's something different and unique about this film EDIT
Posted May 2, 2017
4/5 Beyond the River (2017) Leandra Engelbrecht Beyond the River ticks all the right boxes: engaging characters, an amazing cast and a great story. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2017
1/5 Sleepless (2017) Graye Morkel This action-thriller lacks momentum and is not the least bit believable. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/5 Silence (2016) Alex Isaacs It's tough not to be in awe of both Martin Scorsese and this film as a whole. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 Table 19 (2017) Alex Isaacs It's no masterpiece but it does have some funny moments. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 In Dubious Battle (2016) Ilan Preskovsky It makes a poignant case for protecting the rights of workers by putting constraints on those in power but its sympathetic, heartfelt message doesn't quite make up for how inert the film is dramatically. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 American Pastoral (2016) Ilan Preskovsky It's a film that's much easier to admire, basically, than it is to like. That's not half bad for an adaptation of such a difficult novel but it doesn't make for the must fulfilling cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/5 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Bronwyn McKay Much to my disappointment, Beauty and the Beast was not as amazing as I thought it would be. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/5 The Fate of the Furious (2017) Herman Eloff It's a bit like an old engine that needs a few jump starts before it powers up and kicks into gear. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/5 Gold (2016) Ilan Preskovsky Gold takes one part Romancing the Nile (minus the romance), one part The Wolf of Wall Street and one part, oddly enough, Fool's Gold and churns out something hopelessly and profoundly mediocre. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 The Last Face (2016) Willem van den Heever It is a risible love story with incurious politics, unintentionally bad dialogue and a highly questionable agenda of humanitarian intervention that plays out like an advert for the UN. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/5 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Herman Eloff It's undeniable that this film is just a shell of its former self. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2017
2/5 Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Leandra Engelbrecht A good treat for the very young but not so much for the chaperones. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2017
2/5 The Bye Bye Man (2017) Ilan Preskovsky A highly derivative horror flick that fails miserably to live up to even its humblest of inspirations. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2017