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  1. British artist taps into his animal instincts for first HK show

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. Like the words of the old Olivia Newton John hit, British artist Adam Bricusse (below) wants to get physical ... grandmother was also an artist. My mother was more well known than my dad when I was born. She made films with Elvis Presley and lots of horror films. I had a wild childhood, it was great.' ...

  2. Soundtrack as cheesily pleasing as film

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Lau Kit-wai The soundtrack for Music and Lyrics, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, offers the same kind of laid-back, feel-good entertainment as the movie does. The songs, such as the opening sexy dance number Pop! Goes My Heart by Grant, are che ...

  3. Ghosts

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Ghosts Starring: Lin Aiqin, Yu Zhan, Wei Zhe Director: Nick Broomfield The film: Who would have imagined that Nick Broomfield- the British filmmaker best known for quirky documentaries which are as much about him making the documentary as the subject matter- would (or could) deliver a feature film both evocative and solemn? It's inevitable that Ghosts was made ...

  4. FROM THE VAULT: 1941

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... involving leading British and European actors, who worked on the film for half their usual fee. The first big name encountered is Laurence Olivier, who, having just made a name for himself in the US ... Nonetheless, the film went down well in the US, and eventually became the highest grossing British film ever to have been released there. The extras: Film historian Bruce Eder recorded a commentary ...

  5. Home movies of the human heart

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... sculpture, Olafur Eliasson's luminous red sunset and Bruce Naumann's Raw Materials. Joining this illustrious list just over a week ago was a collaboration between British filmmaker Derek ... which also featured screenings of Maya Deren's short films and Andy Warhol's Sleep. Jarman's contribution was six of the 72 experimental works he shot with a Super 8 camera during ...

  6. The Painted Veil

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott The Painted Veil Starring: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Live Schreiber, Anthony Wong Director: John J. Curran The film: You'll know going in what The Painted Veil is all ... That's her husband there too, by the way, played by Edward Norton and clinging to her while she ponders- we can imagine- what she has got herself into. The Painted Veil is a very British story ...

  7. British plays highlight teenage troubles

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... to be feeling and thinking.' Lauded by the British media as 'a kind of cyberspace Lord of the Flies', Chatroom is a vivid, scary and often hilarious view of the underground adolescent cyber chat world. The play was so successful, performed in major theatres across Britain, that Walsh is now working on a film version. Ravenhill's Citizenship is a bittersweet comedy about ...

  8. Herzog in focus: heroes in the making

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974) This is a remarkable film- almost a documentary- about Walter Steiner, an obsessive Swiss ski-jumper who combined his ... judgments; he simply- and powerfully- presents the man and his commitment. The White Diamond (2004) The title refers to the airship that British aeronautical engineer Graham Dorrington invented ...

  9. Going public

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... protagonist, a sombre man whose mundane existence is thrown into doubt when he retrieves a suitcase filled with British banknotes. True to style, Tarr's latest film is driven by long, meticulously ... and actors] were safely working in Britain at that time. The trapdoor just went shut. It's impossible. There was no funding any more. The [British Film Institute] production board stopped funding ...

  10. From the vault: 1957

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook Sea Wife Starring: Richard Burton, Joan Collins, Basil Sydney Director: Bob McNaught The film: A curiously engaging film despite its faults, Sea Wife was originally to have ... Instead, the film's production designer, Bob McNaught, took the reins, and while the results are interesting, the gap left by the Italian's departure is quite noticeable. An early vehicle ...




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