Five things to watch this weekend

Revel in undercover agents, scam empires, a weed documentary, witches and vampires, and the American circus

In praise of those who bear the nation’s baggage

Through his rope sculptures, Rihlampfu explores the labour intensive work and the psychology behind what drives some individuals to keep moving forward

Decaf latte, frothed not foamed — James Bond in the #MeToo era

Bond 25, the latest movie in the 007 franchise should perhaps be a wrap-up in the series as its main character may probably be outmoded in these times

Avengers Endgame’s $1.2bn blockbuster opening and the future of the box office

Just when you would have thought the game is over for cinema in the face of internet streaming, the R1,2bn-opening bpx-office hit tells you to think again

Can HBO retain its place on the throne under AT&T?

The tug of war over HBO’s identity has raised questions about whether a niche company like HBO can thrive in an environment dominated by streaming services

Five things to watch this weekend

Host of documentaries will keep you glued to your seat

CHRIS THURMAN: Political parties offer cautionary tales about graphic design

The turgid, dull and simply bizarre symbols that voters will encounter on the way to May 8

Newly identified Leonardo da Vinci portrait on show in London

The 500-year-old sketch is only one of two surviving depictions of the Renaissance artist made in his lifetime

SA movie-goers flock to see Avengers Endgame

Cinema operators add more screens to accommodate demand

Epic Avengers finale is the battle to end all box office battles

The latest instalment of the Avengers franchise is expected to exceed the takings of its earlier incarnations, write Anousha Sakoui

Five things to watch this weekend

Netflix’s darkly funny Bonding tops the line-up of entertainment that includes Amazon Prime’s Bosch Season 5 and Showmax’s Billions Season 4

Mark Kaplan: a witness to historical trauma

Kaplan has used the camera to bear witness to human rights violations and to tell stories of historical trauma, writes Lucinda Jolly

Where to stream Game of Thrones online in South Africa

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Disney launches its own streaming platform

There is no word yet on whether SA will have access to this industry game changer, writes Tymon Smith

Stolen Van Goghs due back on display after 16 years

The paintings were recovered by Italian investigators in 2016 from a home in a notorious hot-spot for the activities of the Neapolitan mafia

CHRIS THURMAN: The very human art of noninterference

In Penny Siopis’s latest exhibition ‘Warm Water Imaginaries’, the materials used by the artist generally take on a life of their own


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