Category Archives: Movies

Shepherds and Butchers win at the SAFTAs

Press release below: Oliver Schmitz, director of the award winning SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS won the coveted Best Achievement in Directing prize at the 11th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) last night. Produced by Anant Singh and Brian Cox … Continue reading

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Devotional thinking about The Nutcracker ballet

   th The current season of seven ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company filmed in 2014 is being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres in the big cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.  From Saturday 17 … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde

Opera is not an audio experience.  Anyone who has tried aand failed to enjoy Wagner by listening only will nod in understanding when I point out that Wagner himself said that it encompassed many genres (Gesamtkunstwerk).  This is one of … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni at the Met live in HD

Don Giovanni is the first of the 2016/17 Live in HD movies in The Metropolitan Opera movie season. It is the 11th such season, and there are ten operas in this season. The movies are screened at Cinema Nouveau theatres … Continue reading

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Golden Age, Bolshoi Ballet Movie

The Bolshoi Ballet’s movie of their production of The Golden Age, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, the company’s artistic director to music by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) showed at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau recently. The history of this ballet is that it … Continue reading

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Hatchet Hour

I do wish I could be more enthusiastic about this movie, but it starts off on an implausible theory – that of an attorney accidentally shooting an intruder who turns out to be the gardener AND THEN HIDING THE BODY.  … Continue reading

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I spied with my little eyes (October 2016)

I saw a lot of movies in October, including Labyrinth of Lies, Florence Foster Jenkins, Shepherds and Butchers, Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastrict Concert and Bolshoi Ballet’s The Bright Stream at Cinema Nouveau.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hands of … Continue reading

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