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Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime.
Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.
Career con man Roy Courtnay sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty McLeish who is worth millions. And he means to take it all.
As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. And as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple con takes on the ultimate stakes.
Legendary actors Mirren and McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.
Vyf dames is almal besig is om stroomop te swem in hulle afsonderlike lewens. Verskillende situasies en gebeure lei elkeen van hulle om op dieselfde rivier-avontuur te gaan. Tydens die avontuur word die boot waarin die dames vaart omgegooi en die gids raak verlore. P<>
Die dames word gedwing om op hulle eie in die water en wildernis te oorleef, onwetende dat hulle onderskeie realiteite en lewenservaringe hulle reeds bevoeg maak vir dié uitdaging. In die oorlewingsproses vind hulle vriendskap en ook hulle eie innerlike krag en binnestemme soos hulle een golf na die ander moet aandurf.
Soos hulle die fisieke uitdagings oorwin, oorkom hulle ook ander swakhede en groei hulle in karakter en selfvertroue wat tot genesing in hulle unieke lewens lei.
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.
Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. And in a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.
(Golden Globe nomination for: Best Original Musical Score)
The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
(Academy Award winner: Best Original Song)
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.
Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?
With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.
Wanneer Johan Niemand vir militêre diens opgeroep word, oudisie hy vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Kerkkoor en Konsertgroep, die ‘Kanaries’ en word aanvaar. In ‘n politieke landskap waar wet en Godsdiens individualiteit onderdruk, moet Johan en die Kanaries militêre opleiding doen en daarna op ‘n landwye toer gaan, mense vermaak en geloof in die kerk en weermag versterk.
Op toer ontwikkel Johan gevoelens vir ‘n mede-koormaat en dit veroorsaak dat hy alles oor homself en sy wêreld bevraagteken. Hy ontmoet verskeie karakters op toer; sommige trots op die koor se pogings en ander wat hom bewus maak van die realiteit en effek van apartheid in Suid-Afrika.
Namate Johan sy geloof, patriotisme en seksualiteit bevraagteken, lei sy opkomende kreatiwiteit en passie vir musiek ‘n direkte konflik met sy bevelvoerders.
Na haar pa se dood besef Gideonette de la Rey, ’n vreesbevange jong meisie met ’n ooraktiewe verbeelding dat sy die enigste oorlewende gesinslid is met ’n familienaam waarop ’n vloek rus.
Met die hulp van haar nuwe vriend, Bhubesi, en sy ‘Meerkat Maantuig’ moet sy die innerlike krag vind om haar vrees te oorkom indien sy die vloek wil breek.
Inspired by a true story, Hustlers follows Destiny, a young stripper struggling to make ends meet. That is, until she meets Ramona, the club's savvy top earner, who shows her the way toward making big bucks.
But when the 2008 economic collapse hits their Wall Street clientele hard, Destiny and Ramona concoct a plan with their fellow strippers to turn the tables on these greedy power players.
It's a wild, modern-day Robin Hood tale that critics are hailing as "enormously entertaining."
(Golden Globe nomination for: Best Supporting Actress)
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
An ageing reprobate, a rural African boy, a rottweiler, and an orphaned baby rhino are all set on stopping rhino poaching. Their quest takes them through hysterical situations and tragic times, as they end up an inspiration and a conscience to a world in need of heroes.
Roma follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City.
Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, director Alfonso Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.
(2019 Academy Award winner for Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography)
A lonely German boy's world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic.
Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must either confront his blind nationalism or risk endangering his mother's life.
(Academy Award winner: Best Adapted Screenplay. Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Scarlett Johansson), Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing)
In a new Dragon Tattoo story, based on David Lagercrantz's 2015 novel, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm.
Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.
Arthur Fleck is struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him.
Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur soon makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
(Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Musical Score. Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing)
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule.
When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.
As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling)
Christiaan Olwagen neem die klassieke teaterstuk, The Seagull, deur Anton Tsjechof, en verplaas dit na Suid-Afrika in die 1990’s, bykans 100 jaar nadat dit geskryf is. Wat merkwaardig is, is dat die karakters uiters gemaklik in hierdie nuwe tydgleuf en omgewing bestaan, amper asof hulle geskryf is met die moontlikheid van só ‘n verplasing in gedagte.
Elkeen van Tsjechof se volronde karakters wroeg met hulle eie vrese, verlange, twyfel en frustrasies, wat natuurlik as gevolg van hulle eie toedoen is.
Ons ontmoet die teaterdiva Irene (Sandra Prinsloo), wie sukkel om gewoond te raak aan streeksrade wat nie meer bestaan nie en kunstefeeste wat haar loopbaan se voorland is; haar sieklike ouer broer, Piet (Marius Weyers), wat wens hy het meer kanse gevat in sy lewe; die onsekere, verlore en vergete seun Konstant (Albert Pretorius) wie net sy ma se aandag en goedkeuring soek; die naïwe aspirerende aktrise Nina (Rolanda Marais) wie wil wegkom uit die kloue van haar ouers en die klein dorpie waar sy woon, en dan nie weet wat om te doen wanneer sy die geleentheid kry nie; die immer-teneergedrukte Masha (Cintaine Schutte) wie ‘n liefdesdriehoek moet handhaaf; die opgewekte filosoof Dr Eugene (Gerben Kamper) wie alles van ‘n afstand waarneem; die onafgewerkte plaasbestuurder Elias (Deon Lotz); sy onderdanige vrou Paulina (Martelize Kolver); die armoedige onderwyser Simon (Geon Nel); en die bekende skrywer Boors (Alyzzander Fourie).
Elkeen van die karakters dra by tot die gevoel van gevangenheid wat die vakansie op die familieplaas onder ‘n vergrootglas bring.
Suid-Afrika is die geïsoleerde vesting van die Afrikaanse minderheidskultuur. In hierdie konserwatiewe boerderygemeenskap wat behep is met krag en manlikheid, is Janno anders, geheimsinnig en emosioneel broos.
Op 'n dag bring sy ma, streng godsdienstig, vir Pieter, 'n geharde straatweeskind wat sy wil red, huis toe. Sy vra vir Janno om 'n broer van hierdie vreemdeling te maak.
Die twee seuns begin 'n stryd om mag, erfenis en ouerliefde.
’n Bruin vrou wat in die dorre Karoo woon, neem ’n verlore wit kind in en maak hom as haar eie groot. Nege jaar later, word die seuntjie verwyder en word hy geforseer om in die Knysna Bos te leef saam met ’n familie houtkappers wat beweer hy behoort aan hulle.
Gebaseer op die Dalene Matthee boek.
This is the courageous story of Jared Eamons, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents.
His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program.
While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.
Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder.
In 2007, the death of 20 year old Abie Pakkies created a stir in South Africa and the world. The most disturbing part of the case was that the murderer was his mother, Ellen. When advocate Adrian Samuels takes on the case, he is determined to prove that Ellen Pakkies had no choice. But what compelled her to stop seeking help? How does a mother become desperate enough to take her own son's life?
Told across two timelines, Ellen is the harrowing account of a woman put through the penal system, tried for murder and driven by an unflinching love for her son. It delves into the inner psyche of a family ravaged by drugs in one of the most dangerous communities in South Africa. A scourge that extends beyond the Cape Flats and highlights a systematic failure to protect the poorest of the poor.
Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
(Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay. Also nominated for: Best Actor, Best Film Editing)
Megan Leavey is based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.
Every story has three sides in this pre-wedded bliss modern day love triangle.
When Gem (Erica Hubbard) asks her long-lost friend to be the maid of honour at her wedding, her fiancé, Allen (Brad James), has no clue that he’s meeting Kiya (Altovise Lawrence), a wildly outspoken lesbian novelist. Though an aspiring writer himself, Allen does not find a friend in his new house guest, but a rival for Gem’s attention.
Eventually, the soon-to-be husband discovers there’s a lot more to the story than his fiancée explained when he finds himself in a modern-day love triangle.
From first-time writer and director Elizabeth Chomko, this captivating family drama centers on a family in crisis.
Bridget returns home to Chicago at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.
Millie is a hardworking single mom with a soft spot for stray kids. She already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbor Obie is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African Americans, Latinos, and Koreans.
With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie’s kids home safely.
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