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
Christiaan Olwagen talks the modern-day relevance of Poppie Nongena

Celebrated filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright Christiaan Olwagen chats to Daniel Dercksen about bringing Poppie Nongena to life on film..

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Bombshell', 'Bad Boys For Life' and 'Street Dancer'

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include, Bombshell; Bad Boys For Life, Arctic Justice; and Street Dancer...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Jan 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 1917, Les Misérables and The Grudge

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Sam Mendes's Oscar-nominated World War I epic, 1917; Ladj Ly's Oscar-nominated full-length feature film debut, Les Misérables; and a reboot of The Grudge...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Jan 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Judy, Underwater and Dolittle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Renée Zellweger's Golden Globe-winning performance as Judy Garland in Judy; Kristen Stewart's deep-sea thriller, Underwater; and Robert Downey Jr as Dolittle...

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Jan 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Can You Keep a Secret ?

Can You Keep a Secret ? is the only new film releasing in local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jan 2020

2020's must-see movies

2020 promises a great line up of first-rate entertainment on the big screen!

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Jan 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Cats, Midway, Spies in Disguise

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include: Cats, Midway and Spies in Disguise...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Dec 2019

13 local films to look forward to in 2020

There are some great local films to look forward to in the New Year, with 13 films set for release on the big screen...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Dec 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The 'Star Wars' Skywalker saga concludes and Asian cinema

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include: the final chapter in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and the story of the first Chinese climbers ever to summit Mount Everest in The Climbers...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Dec 2019

Top 10 films of 2019

From dramas to thrillers to homegrown productions Daniel Dercksen gives his top 10 films of 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Dec 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Official Secrets, Jumanji: The Next Level and NT Live's Present Laughter

Films opening in South African cinemas, this week, include a new one from Oscar-winning South African director Gavin Hood, Official Secrets; another instalment in the Jumanji universe, Jumanji: The Next Level; and Old Vic Theatre's production of Present Laughter on NT Live...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Dec 2019

#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 6 Dec 2019

#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

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