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  1. Magical nanny a dazzling delight

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Nanny McPhee is a movie with dazzling special effects and a valuable message. It deserves a special place in every child's heart. The touching film opens with a shot ... is a magic wand which, in one hilarious scene, is used to glue the children to their beds after they pretend to be sick. But magic is not the focus of the film, despite its delightful special ...

  2. FILM (1948)

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... greatest filmmaker. Films such as A Canterbury Tale and A Matter of Life and Death show a sensitive and sophisticated understanding of the British character. The Red Shoes is his most well-known film. The story was originally conceived by British super-producer Alexander Korda in the 1930s as a film about ballet genius Nijinsky. The second world war got in the way, and Powell ...

  3. Route Irish; In Our Name

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Loach's latest film alludes to the road between Baghdad's international airport and the city's heavily protected governmental and embassy district, called the Green Zone. It's ... a treatise against the West's meddling in Iraq. What's not typical of this Loach film, however, is its abundance of gunfights, bloodshed and explosions, which relegate the human trauma ...

  4. Submarine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine Director: Richard Ayoade Category: IIB In a film brimming with homages to nouvelle vague classics, one scene in Submarine stands out. Seated at the cafeteria, the film's student protagonist Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) stares into a bowl of custard. Zooming in, director Richard Ayoade ...

  5. A classic tale of poverty and hope

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... Written by Bryony Taylor Oliver Twist Charles Dickens Published by Penguin ISBN 9780141439747 There are quite a few books which have been turned into TV series, films and a musical. But the story of Oliver Twist, the Victorian orphan who asked for more, has captivated audiences in all these forms. The fact Charles Dickens was both a storyteller and a journalist helped him create ...

  6. The 39 Steps

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... reveals her identity as a British spy seeking to prevent a man- with a missing finger on his right hand- from leaking vital military secrets to the Germans. Annabella says she must make contact ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. FROM THE VAULT: 1956

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... for the British film industry. Powell & Pressburger had run out of steam and the Ealing comedies were drawing to an unspectacular close. The time was ripe for Free Cinema. The term was coined ... the programme's main feature, which followed two deaf mutes around the docklands of east London. Five more programmes followed over the next three years, three featuring foreign films and two British ...

  10. Nanny McPhee

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... their home. (As the film begins, an elaborate prank has the most recent victim running out of the house screaming, 'They've eaten the baby!') When it appears that no one else is willing ... threatens to cut off all support for the family unless the father remarries- that a delectable sparkle enters the film. With her severe prosthetic nose, Cruella De Vil costume, and over-pinched ...




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