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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: Skyfall

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... the 50th anniversary of James Bond's debut on the silver screen, Skyfall has to be special. Thankfully, it is. Indeed, Skyfall- the movie franchise's 23rd film about Ian Fleming's suave secret service agent, and Daniel Craig's third star turn in the role- oozes with confidence. The inspired selection of Sam Mendes, the auteur of American Beauty, as the film ...

  2. Wild Target (film)

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung A quirky British rehash of the classic 1993 French crime-thriller parody Cible Emouvante, Wild Target is a 'comedy' with an A-list cast. But unlike its acclaimed ... identities and misunderstandings are sprinkled over a plot with a lot of holes. The tired jokes make the film feel second-hand and dull. Even worse, the gags seem to be recycled from a half-dozen old ...

  3. FILM (1970)

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... is the star, all pent-up frustration and flirting eyes, and Losey shoots her from all the right angles. Pinter's work won him a British Academy Award, and a legion of new fans. The film shared ...

  4. FILM (1970)

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Donal Scully

    ... for workers' rights against unyielding mine owners and their brutal private police forces. In other words, perfect fodder for a Martin Ritt film. Ritt's socially conscious repertoire included ... Detective James McParlan (Richard Harris) of the Pinkertons, may be the most damned character of all. Harris and Connery played together in one other film, Robin and Marian (1976), ...

  5. FILM (1966)

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Charlie Carter

    ... Charlie Carter Blow Up David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles Director: Michelangelo Antonioni Hailed as a 'mod masterpiece', Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's super-cool 1966 thriller Blow Up came at just the moment when Lon ...

  6. FILM (1982)

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... around him. There are defeats, too, many of them transformed into victories by his attitude towards them. Gandhi says that he wants to embarrass the British into leaving, and the film is full of scenes where stiff, bristling Brits are made to look very silly by the simple, calm logic of his actions. The film shows British brutality not just as morally bankrupt, but also self-defeating ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Rachael Barker

    ... how," Downey Jr says. The pinnacle of his career before his 1990s spiral came when he received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of British silent film genius Charlie Chaplin ... Rachael Barker Rachael Barker Evergreen do-gooder Sting (above) will be gracing Hong Kong with his presence next month. Born Gordon Sumner, the British eco-activist got his moniker from ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Movie rewind: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Pavean Shamdasani

    ... don't talk about in polite society, let alone lampoon before millions on the big screen. Just look at the recent international uproar over that Islam-slurring film to see the possible ... Similar to their Arthurian-legend satire Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the film's basic concept of a man mistaken for the son of God was just a launching pad for the Pythons' ...

  9. British writer confesses: I've never quite got my books right

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Books Editor Celebrated British novelist Ian McEwan was the star entree before the literary main course at restaurant M at the Fringe in Central yesterday. McEwan, best ... In conversation with moderator and Hong Kong-based novelist Xu Xi, McEwan, 59, told a capacity audience of his relief at, and appreciation of, the big-screen version of Atonement. Judged best film ...

  10. FILM (1976)

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... talents have not translated well onto the big screen. But The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, fitted his androgynous, other-worldly persona perfectly. Bowie acts naturally in a story about a thoughtful alien on a mission to Earth. In doing so, he elevates a good film to a work of art. The Man Who Fell to Earth, based on a 1963 novel by Walter Tevis, ...




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