Shelley Seid

Critic

South Africa

Shelley Seid is a journalist at Sunday Times

Liyana

Date: 21 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
Liyana received this year’s Best Documentary Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival which is a little ironic. The World Fiction Award might have been more apt for a movie that uses storytelling to enthrall an audience, revealing just how powerful the medium can be. Then again, the part documentary, part animated story is difficult to classify. It had its South African premier at the 38th Durban International Film Festival last Saturday, w ...

Serpent

Date: 13 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
5.0 Rating
In the genre of horror movies, snakes are in a class of their own. Serpent is the debut feature by Amanda Evans, which she also wrote. The movie, with a cast of two humans and a black mamba, opened the Durban International Film Festival last night. Serpent wants to be more than a B-grade horror flick, but does rubbing the original sin metaphor into the collective face of a movie audience turn horror into art? Young married couple Gwyn ...