Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

Profile

As a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, published playwright and creator of the independent training initiative The Writing Studio, Daniel Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. Visit www.writingstudio.co.za
#OnTheBigScreen: Frozen 2, Pain and Glory and Last Christmas

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Frozen 2, Pain and Glory, Last Christmas and Haunt...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: The Good Liar, Knives Out and 21 Bridges

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include: The Good Liar; Knives Out; 21 Bridges; Playing With Fire; and NT Live's Hansard...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Nov 2019

What to watch at the 6th European Film Fest

The sixth annual European Film Festival will be held at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town from 29 November to 8 December 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Nov 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Cut-Out Girls, Ford v Ferrari and Jexi

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include writer/director Nicola Hanekom's first feature-length film, Cut-Out Girls; the automobile action-biopic, Ford v Ferrari; a new comedy from the writers of The Hangover, Jexi; and NT Live's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Nov 2019

Addressing date rape in new SA film Cut-Out Girls - Q&A with writer-director Nicola Hanekom

Cut-Out Girls tells the story of how six young women's lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen and marks the feature film debut of celebrated writer-director Nicola Hanekom...

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Nov 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Charlie's Angels, Motherless Brooklyn and Countdown

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include a Charlie's Angels reboot; Motherless Brooklyn; Countdown; and Swift...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Nov 2019

10 unmissable films to see at the 2019 Joburg Film Festival

The Joburg Film Festival will be held at various venues across Johannesburg from 19 to 24 November 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Nov 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Doctor Sleep, Black and Blue and We Belong Together

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include an adaptation of Stephen King's novel, Doctor Sleep; a fast-paced action thriller, Black and Blue; and We Belong Together...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Nov 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Terminator: Dark Fate, City of Lies and Fisherman's Friend

Films opening in South African cinemas, this week, include a reboot of the Terminator franchise; City of Lies; Fisherman's Friend; Marnie's World; and The Wedding Year...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Nov 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Zombieland, Blessers and Escape Plan

Films opening at South African films, this week, include Zombieland: Double Tap, A Rainy Day In New York, Blessers, Escape Plan: The Extractors and Salvation...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Oct 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Racheltjie De Beer, Maleficent and Light of My Life

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Die Verhaal Van Racheltjie De Beer, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and Light of My Life...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Oct 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Parasite, Gemini Man and Zulu Wedding

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Bong Joon Ho's Parasite; Zulu Wedding; The Goldfinch; Gemini Man; and an animated feature of the cooky, spooky Addams Family...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Oct 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Joker, Late Show and NT Live's Fleabag

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Todd Phillips's take on Batman's archenemy in Joker; aspirational comedy Late Show; Bottom Of The 9th; and the National Theatre Live's presentation of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Oct 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Abominable, Teen Spirit and Ready Or Not

Let's take a look at the films entering this week's box office.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Sep 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Downton Abbey, Ad Astra and Moffie

Take a look at the films opening at South African cinemas, this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Sep 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Fiela Se Kind, Hustlers and Losing Lerato

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include a new adaption of Fiela Se Kind; Losing Lerato; Dora and the Lost City of Gold; and Hustlers...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Sep 2019

Brett Michael Innes talks about his masterful adaptation of Fiela Se Kind

Filmmaker Brett Michael Innes chats to Daniel Dercksen about his adaption of iconic South African classic Fiela Se Kind...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Sep 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Back of the Moon, It: Chapter Two and After the Wedding

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Back of the Moon; It: Chapter Two; and After the Wedding...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Sep 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: A Tarantino joint, LGBTQ+ love and Good Boys

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Good Boys, Overcomer, Rafiki and Uncovered open at SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Aug 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Ander Mens, Angel Has Fallen and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Ander Mens, Angel Has Fallen, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut and The Lehman Trilogy open at SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Aug 2019

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