Split

Split’s big twist: M. Night Shyamalan is back

A lot of people are calling Split a kind of return-to-form for director M. Night Shyamalan. And it very much is. When he first appeared as the “new kid on the psychological thriller block” in 1999 with The Sixth Sense, M. Night seemed to have a successful formulaic approach to his films: Slow-burning, tense thrillers, with a big twist at the end that surprises audiences and encourages multiple viewings. Continue reading “Split’s big twist: M. Night Shyamalan is back”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
A Monster Calls

Facing The Truth in Cinema: A Monster Calls

It’s the job of films to make us feel things. Even better if it’s not things we can usually or easily feel. Like the thrill of running from dinosaurs, or blowing up space stations, or falling in love, or beating the terrorists. Or in the case of A Monster Calls, the pain that often goes with love. Continue reading “Facing The Truth in Cinema: A Monster Calls”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Top 10 movies 2016 - Sing Street

TheFlow’s Top 10 movies of 2016

Instead of doing something productive last year, I made it my mission to watch as many new movies as possible – and out of those 63, here are my favourite Top 10 movies of 2016. Continue reading “TheFlow’s Top 10 movies of 2016”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with a difference

Where The Force Awakens played it safe and acted as a familiar pseudo-rehash of the original Star Wars, this year’s Rogue One (the first of several planned spin-off Star Wars movies) is experimental in all the right ways. But does it have the magic that makes Star Wars special?

Continue reading “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with a difference”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Jonathan Die Movie

Wa vat hy, boys? Jonathan kry sy eie movie

Rikus de Beer, wat bekendheid verwerf het vir sy Jonathan karakter op Radio Raps en sy gevolglike YouTube kaskenades, maak sy grootskerm debuut as Jonathan.

Jonathan: Die Movie

Jonathan: Die Movie is Bosbok Ses Films se eerste poging binne die komedie genre, wat ’n verligting moet wees vir ’n produksiehuis wat teen nou redelik gatvol moet wees om flieks te maak wat dekades gelede afspeel (minder kostuums, jy weet). Rikus en John-Henry Opperman het die draaiboek geskryf saam met Sallas de Jager, wat ook die regisseur en vervaardiger van die film is. Continue reading “Wa vat hy, boys? Jonathan kry sy eie movie”

Mique van der Merwe is a freelance human and full-time couch potato. She prides herself on finding new ways to segue aliens into casual conversation.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Fantastic Beasts hits all its marks — but is it Pottermore-ish?

The question has never been whether Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is worth the ticket price. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise you simply cannot allow yourself to fall behind. (I still have flashbacks from the day a friend spoiled Dumbledore’s demise.) Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts hits all its marks — but is it Pottermore-ish?”

Mique van der Merwe is a freelance human and full-time couch potato. She prides herself on finding new ways to segue aliens into casual conversation.
Eintlik Nogal Baie

Eintlik Nogal Baie is Eintlik Nogal Anders as wat die plakkaat lyk

Eintlik Nogal Baie het ‘n tipiese Afrikaanse romantiese komedie-titel. En Eintlik Nogal Baie het ‘n tipiese Afrikaanse romantiese komedie-plakkaat. Maar dis nie ‘n tipiese Afrikaanse romantiese komedie nie. Eintlik nogal glad nie. Continue reading “Eintlik Nogal Baie is Eintlik Nogal Anders as wat die plakkaat lyk”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Sy Klink Soos Lente

Sy Klink Soos Lente: ‘n Koekiedrukker-breker van ‘n Afrikaanse rom-kom

As daar nou een soort fliek is wat omtrent sinoniem is met ‘n koekiedrukker, is dit Afrikaanse romantiese komedies. Ek voel of ek al hoop verloor het in die genre, aangesien die glansende vonkelwyn-vertolking van die liefde keer-op-keer dieselfde is. Gelukkig het Dis Koue Kos, Skat onlangs uitgestaan as ‘n goeie Afrikaanse komedie wat fokus op karakters wat in hul middeljare oor begin. En nou is daar Sy Klink Soos Lente – met alleen-wyndrinkers en mechanics wat ‘n band begin – ‘n fliek gemik op… my. Continue reading “Sy Klink Soos Lente: ‘n Koekiedrukker-breker van ‘n Afrikaanse rom-kom”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Killer Croc and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.(c) 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Suicide Squad: Unconventional heroes, conventionally

One thing Suicide Squad (the latest film in DC Extended Universe film series that started with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) did right, was choosing a title that’s hard and awkward to portmanteau the word suck or meh or boring with. Unfortunately, the movie is still pretty meh. Sui-SUCK Squad, if you’d excuse the crudeness. Continue reading “Suicide Squad: Unconventional heroes, conventionally”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.