Author Lance Harris

Reviews & Weekend

The best movies of 2017

From science-fiction sagas to neo-Westerns to superhero epics to back-to-basics action, 2017 had plenty to offer at the movies. This list of the pick of the year is based only on South African cinematic releases for 2017 and excludes

Reviews & Weekend

The best games of 2017

What a great year the gaming industry had in 2017 — perhaps its strongest year since 2007, when we were treated to Bioshock, Super Mario Galaxy, Portal, Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Nintendo’s

Reviews & Weekend

Baby Driver: foot down, volume up

A two-hour film mostly made up of “Mickey-Mousing” – synchronising the actions on screen to the accompanying soundtrack – sounds like a cheesy idea, but Baby Driver pulls it off. It’s one hell of a ride from the

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The best games of 2016

The gaming year in 2016 was dominated by massive shooters and the eventual release of titles that have spent ages in development, including Final Fantasy XV, The Witness, The Last Guardian and Owlboy. It was the best year for

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The best films of 2016

Billion-dollar juggernauts like Captain America: Civil War and Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice ruled the box-office this year. But amid the noise and spectacle, there were also some good films tailored to audiences

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Arrival is best sci-fi film of 2016

Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve directed one of the best films of 2015 with Sicario, a bleak look at the moral toll the US government’s war on the Mexican drug cartels takes on its frontline warriors. With Arrival, he shifts genres to

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Doctor Strange: across the Marvel universe

With Robert Downey Jr likely to throw his Iron Man suit on the scrapheap within the next two years, there will soon be a gap in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for an obnoxious but brilliant playboy turned world saviour. Enter Benedict

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