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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: The River is based on memories of the British Raj in the 1920s

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... script on personal memories of growing up in the British Raj during the '20s. The film's central character is Godden's alter ego, Harriet (14-year-old Patricia Walters), a gawky ... Text: Paul Fonoroff As the colonial era reached its twilight in the 1950s, a spate of Hollywood films emerged that showed European-controlled African and Asian realms in an exotic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1511246/art-house-river-based-memories-british-raj-1920s
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... was a domestic hit and shortlisted for the best foreign language film Oscar. An epic film set in the days of the colonial British Raj, Lagaan featured co-producer Aamir Khan in the lead role of Bhuvan, ... Bhakti Bapat Mathew This past Thursday saw the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival of a biopic based on the life of five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585851/postcard-mumbai
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Sex Tape: No sex, no comedy

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Text: Richard James Havis Total turn-off SEX TAPE Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segal, Jack Black Director: Jake Kasdan Category: IIB A contender for one of the worst Hollywood films ... the The Joy of Sex manual on their iPad, and then forget about it. Unfortunately, in one of the movie's many fudged occurrences, Jay accidentally uploads the sex film to iCloud. He also has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1589246/film-review-sex-tape-no-sex-no-comedy
  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Wood Job! successfully combines humour and forestry

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... has a story arc that's fairly predictable — all the more so if you're familiar with writer-director Shinobu Yaguchi's reputation as a feel-good, zero-to-hero film specialist. Even so, it's hard to resist the movie's considerable charm, much of which stems from its agreeable portrayal of a bucolic Japan seldom shown in the films of a country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1589249/film-review-wood-job-successfully-combines-humour-and-forestry
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Mathew Scott

    ... In fact there is an almost continuous stream of nods to Marvel's treasure trove of characters and to previous films in what the filmmakers have modestly called the "Marvel Cinematic ... joyous spectacle of a film that takes its lead from the riddles that fleshed out cold war-era thrillers. That the action seems so naturalistic is another bonus and we can only hope the sequels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585812/film-captain-america-winter-soldier
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Rewind film: Cocktail (1988)

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... sluts. Or at least that's what Cocktail taught us. Hot off the heels of the game-changing Top Gun, the film is another of the era's strangely similar "Tom Cruise vehicles": ... a time when films could secure massive budgets, rising and established stars, incredible locations- and still be completely awful. Cocaine use and inflated egos are the in-retrospect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585806/rewind-film-cocktail-1988
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    'Gravity', '12 Years a Slave' lead UK film award nominations

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 06:16pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in London Space thriller “Gravity” and unflinching slavery saga “12 Years a Slave” are among leading contenders for the British Academy Film Awards, Britain’s equivalent ... Ejiofor and director Steve McQueen. “I continue to be immensely proud of the recognition this film is getting around the world,” said British actor Ejiofor, who plays a free black man kidnapped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1400779/gravity-12-years-slave-lead-uk-film-award-nominations
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Twilight Online is an imaginative ghost story

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by Yvonne Teh

    ... To Yuk-ching Category: IIB (Cantonese) "Horror DJ" Edmond Poon Siu-chung's radio show, dedicated to the discussion of supernatural phenomena in the city, has inspired some films, notably ... Weaving together fact, fiction and urban legend, production manager turned writer-director Maggie To Yuk-ching's film has it that one of the accident's 21 victims was a schoolteacher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1583826/film-review-twilight-online-imaginative-ghost-story
  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: mainland romance But Always takes its cue from Comrades: A Love Story

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by EDMUND LEE

    ... sounds like a really intriguing movie — a movie called Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996). Unlike Peter Chan Ho-sun's classic film about love, fate and the Chinese diasporic experience, ... city's expense. A decades-spanning story in which the central romance is beset by unfortunate coincidences at virtually every turn, the film opens near the story's end when — at long last, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1583819/film-review-mainland-romance-always-takes-its-cue-comrades-love
  10. Lifestyle - FILM

    Film review: Only Lovers Left Alive, directed by Jim Jarmusch

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Only Lovers Left Alive Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska Director: Jim Jarmusch   Veteran American arthouse director Jim Jarmusch wrests the vampire genre back from angst-ridden teenagers and breathes new life into the myth of the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581738/film-review-only-lovers-left-alive-directed-jim-jarmusch

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