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    Director Flora Lau strikes humane tone in feature film debut

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:29pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee Director Flora Lau's debut feature puts a human face on some of the city's most sensitive social issues, writes Edmund Lee Special delivery IT HAS BEEN A WHIRLWIND ... "It's important to me to make clear that this situation comes down to a basic human level," says the filmmaker. "These characters share the same emotions, even though they're ...

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    New Superman movie aims for a human edge amid the action

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... overqualified to be Superman, and he'd taken some shots at it before. He was the right age, he's not an ugly human, and he has a lot of the qualities you'd hope for in Superman. And when ... and it's really the base note for the entire thing. I focused more on getting it right than on not getting it wrong." While he was familiar with the Man of Steel growing up- and recalls having ...

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    Film review: Ilo Ilo is a complex and humane drama, maid in Singapore

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:29pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... director-scriptwriter (and co-producer) Anthony Chen has, with his first feature-length film, made a domestic drama that is mature, emotionally complex and humane. Admirably, its two main characters ...

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    Indie rockers Veronica Falls know people in the right places

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:39pm by Charlie Carter

    ... Charlie Carter Indie rockers Veronica Falls have had a few helping hands along the way, writes Charlie Carter Our friends eclectic It's not what you know but who you know. For Veronica Falls, had it not been for the help of some influential friends, ...

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    Get reel: love in all its guises at the cinema

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 11:26pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Yvonne Teh Yvonne Teh, Film Editor Try to think of a film in which love isn't part of the equation. It's difficult to do, right? Even if you avoid films like Love Eterne, Love ... and the other from Japan, both of these fantasy-tinged films tell heart-warming stories of the caring bonds that are forged between trustful children and lovable non-humans capable of wondrous magic. ...

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    More of the shame: Philomena is a moving portrayal of Catholic Church’s failings

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:09pm by James Mottram

    ... movie mogul Harvey Weinstein paid US$7 million for the American distribution rights- to date it has grossed over US$28 million in the US- and the film now looks set to be the dark horse ... of Philomena Lee before snapping up the rights. He could already sense the dramatic possibilities. The drama is there from the moment the rather stand-offish Sixsmith reluctantly agrees to take on what ...

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    Best in show: highlights of the Hong Kong International Film Festival

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... from Star Wars to Alien and Prometheus. Frank Pavich’s documentary about the ambitious project is revealing and entertaining. Violet (right): Shot on both 65mm and the digital Alexa, Belgian ... Originally made for television, it’s shown in two parts at the fest. The Desert of the Tartars (right): A major rediscovery after restoration in recent years, this 1976 meditation on the futility ...

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    Arts preview: Indian artist Jayasri Burman melds folklore and values

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... between nature and human values is a recurrent motif in Burman's work, which she regards as "a reflection of life, godliness and goodness, and a celebration of emotions through stories and colours". She loves painting figures- most of them mythical- and placing them in a natural setting. "I cannot imagine a human life without the connection of nature," says the veteran ...

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    Little blocks, big screen: meet the makers of The Lego Movie

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:26pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... movies with Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law, and Gangster Squad, for Warner Bros – says he was moved to acquire the Lego rights because he wanted his two sons, aged five and nine, to be able ... in Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty) says he could easily connect with the role of Emmet. “It’s right in my wheelhouse to play a guy who is not special, a normal, everyday kind of guy with a big heart, ...

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    Film review: The Great Beauty is a humanistic movie with Felliniesque touches

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... writer who lives in the shadow of the success of his only novel, The Human Apparatus, which was published some four decades ago. Charismatically played by Toni Servillo, who also starred ... and of humanity itself. Sorrentino sets a prowling camera on the tail of his sad-eyed protagonist, and watches as the haunted man takes in the sights and sounds of Rome. His life is little more than ...




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