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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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), ...

  3. Hammer time

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

    ... Richard James Havis Few film companies have lent their names to a genre. But from the late 1950s to the mid-70s, Britain's Hammer Films produced a slew of popular horror films ... provides a detailed history of the studio and a filmography that makes use of clips, trailers and original film posters. There's also a page about its first horror film production since 1976, ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. British actor swore at airline staff, court told

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Briton who played bit roles in films starring Jackie Chan and Shu Qi was charged with using abusive language at a Cathay Pacific airport counter in December. Leon Head, 59, ... and modelling agency Crews Model, whose website lists Head's profile, said he was British. He added that Head had left Hong Kong. Head was scheduled to enter his plea at Tsuen Wan Court yesterday ...

  6. Get creative with Christmas warmth

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... on a magical journey of self-redemption. To take part in the contest organised by Intercontinental Film Distributors, read the book and write an essay, in either Chinese or English, on the topic: ... your article by e-mail (see below) or post it to Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Unit 1, 27/F, Wyler Centre, Phase 2, 200 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories by November 30. ...

  7. Unrelated

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... or EastEnders, but her feature film debut betrays none of her television work. Instead, Unrelated reveals more of her roots in art-house cinema- Derek Jarman was an early mentor- and a love of filmmakers such as Yasujiro Ozu. The film is made up almost entirely of static shots, which is due partly to Hogg's interest in photography, and also because the inexpensive camera she used would produce ...

  8. In the Loop

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... than you're likely to hear in a lifetime, it's the dialogue that makes this movie. Armando Iannucci, the writer-director behind such British comedic greats as I'm Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, brings his biting political satire to the international stage. In the Loop fictionalises British and US political machinations in the run up to a war in the Middle East, a device ...

  9. Selling points

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The advertisements that precede movies are often more imaginative than the films themselves. This is especially true in Britain, where creative thinking, high budgets and advanced visual communication skills elevate commercials into witty short films. The cream of the crop can be seen at the British Television Advertising Awards website (btaa.co.uk). Ranging across ...

  10. The Man from London

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui The Man from London Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, Erika Bok, Istvan Lenart Director: Bela Tarr Based on a Georges Simenon novel, Bela Tarr's latest film is a thriller ... film Werckmeister Harmonies- in which a newly arrived freak show unleashes long-suppressed discontent in a Hungarian town- the valise of?60,000 brings ignominy rather than bliss, as his ...




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