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  1. 'Level of British-ness' is Established in Pacific Place

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... 'We're not necessarily about focusing on British design. Our idea was to evoke a level of British-ness,' was how chairman Paul explained their mission. 'The fact is that British design ... reflects his adopted home.' Another part of the company's quirk is the name itself. 'British craftsmanship firms were always either something and sons, or something brothers, ...

  2. Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang (Film)

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Nanny McPhee returns with her signature accent in the fun family flick Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang. The film is a sequel to the 2005 original based on the Nurse Matilda ... performance as the caring yet overworked mum. However, fans of McGregor will be disappointed, as his screen-time is less than two minutes. Talk about a waste of talent! But the film is still ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bollywood success story sets British actors on passage to India

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... expensive Indian movie ever made- screened at Cannes, and Aamir Khan's Lagaan was nominated for an Oscar in the foreign film category. That film, starring British actress Rachel Shelly, is set ... Antonia Bernath is now playing the heroine in Kisna, a film set during the British Raj of the 1930s. Bernath stars as the daughter of a ruthless English aristocrat who falls in love with a simple ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. True colours

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... the colours of truth fall into place. British playwright Anthony Shaffer used this formula to create Sleuth, his 1970 gem of intrigue that has been successfully adapted for the big screen twice (1972 ... before,' she says. British actor Andrew Swift plays Milo Tindle, a young hairdresser having an affair with the wife of Andrew Wyke (Barry O'Rorke), an older writer who wreaks revenge ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... by measured performances from the film's stalwart character-actor cast. Frances McDormand (above left) is mesmerising as Guinevere Pettigrew, who at the beginning of the film is dismissed from ... a makeover from Delysia and her friend Edythe, an Anna Wintour-like style arbiter (Shirley Henderson; above right), Nalluri's film seems mired in farce, trading in sharp moves and even sharper ...

  9. A-list fail to ignite dud script

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Aquirky 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 ... a lot of farcical elements. Mistaken identities and misunderstandings are sprinkled over a plot with more holes than Swiss cheese. The tired jokes make the film feel derivative and dull. Even ...

  10. FILM (1981)

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... however. Along with The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Chariots of Fire is one of two very fine British films about running and in truth is no more about fire than Slap Her, She's ... is often used on television to accompany footage of people doing things in slow motion. Come to think of it, the way it has been used as a de facto anthem for British athletics may help to explain ...




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