Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Danish Girl

I often have slightly off-beat taste in movies.  The Danish Girl is one of those movies that appealed to me strongly.  It has been banned in most Muslim countries on grounds of moral depravity. The Danish Girl is a British … Continue reading

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The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave is a 2016 American science fiction thriller, part of a trilogy. Directed by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinker, it is based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancy. It stars Chloe Grace … Continue reading

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Mozart birthday concert

The Odeion String Quartet is one of South Africa’s musical gems.  It comprises the principal members of the Free State Symphony Orchestra.  For those who are new to classical music a String Quartet consists of a 1st violinist (Samson Diamond), … Continue reading

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South Africa for South Africans

Title:  South Africa for South Africans Authors:  Marielle Renssen and Hirsh Aronowitz Editor:  Thea Grobbelaar Publishers:  Map Studio Date:  2014 ISBN:  978-1-77026-525-8 Recommended Selling Price:  R295.00 The back cover of this book indicates that it is the intention of the … Continue reading

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Bad Jews

Bad Jews, a play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Greg Karvellas is on at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.  I think it is sold out to the end of the run on 14 February 2016. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Serenity a short drive from Joburg

Johannesburg residents who can afford the odd weekend (or day) away from home are mostly familiar with the ancient Magaliesberg mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world.  They stretch for 120 kilometres and nearly half of all … Continue reading

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The Dressmaker

I am not suprised that the Australian movie, The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moohouse, based on a book by the same name written by Rosalie Ham won all the awards it has so far The movie is about revenge and … Continue reading

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