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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: banned for four years, No Man's Land depicts crime in the mainland

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm by Andrew Sun

    ... it ends up being more captivating than disturbing. An arrogant and opportunistic big city lawyer, Pan Xiao (Xu Zheng), represents a falcon-poaching crime boss in a small dustbowl town. He gets ... in film noirs like Blood Simple or Fargo. As the crime boss, Duo Bujie looks and drives like he belongs in a Mad Max movie, but the tragic-comic trials and tribulations endured by his henchman ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Z Storm covers no new ground, but has moments of interest

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... and now David Lam Tak-luk's Z Storm features incorruptible ICAC officers going up against corrupt cops. A blockbuster crime thriller with a number of scenes that recall the 2012 hit Cold War, the film begins with a Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) operation at top accountant Law Tak-wing's (Lo Hoi-pang) office. This takes a shocking turn when CCB superintendent Wong Man-bin (Gordon ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Brick Mansions is Detroit's mean streets

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... Text: Yvonne Teh Motor city mayhem BRICK MANSIONS Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA Director: Camille Delamarre Category: IIB Rating: 3/5   An undercover cop ventures into a section of a city considered a no-go zone for law enforcers in an attempt to bring a crime boss to justice. This sounds like the synopsis for The Raid, Jakarta-based Gareth Evans' ultra-violent 2011 ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Overheard 3 has a garbled story

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:41pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... Man-keung have overcomplicated matters and ended up with a bloated work whose 131 minutes feels way too long. There are characters and subplots galore in this crime drama, set in the near future. ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: The Yakuza Papers

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm

    ... underworld, and, by extension, postwar society. Weaving together plot points of crime, politics and family, he deconstructs the gangster mythos and implicitly indicts the society that allowed ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Lock Me Up,Tie Him Down

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48pm

    ... of Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down featuring the kind of music that’s more befitting of romances than comedies, never mind crime dramas. As an example, while Sergei Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FILM

    Do Chinese film producers stand a chance against Hollywood?

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:46pm by Alina Y Qiu

    ... in their own countries, they are now bringing new blood to Hollywood films. One perfect example is the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose 2011 crime drama Drive, starring Ryan Gosling ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Charting the McConaissance, film by film

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 07:51pm by AP

    ... stripper was a self-parodying wink: a rodeo clown in skivvies. Killer Joe McConaughey is again on his home turf (Texas) in William Friedkin’s adaptation of Tracy Letts’ twistedly comic crime tale. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    'Gravity', '12 Years a Slave' lead UK film award nominations

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 06:16pm by Associated Press

    ... into slavery in the 19th-century United States, said “There is, of course, something particularly special about receiving a BAFTA nomination from home,” he said. Crime caper “American Hustle” also ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Singaporean actor Chin Han mixes global blockbusters, home projects

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Following up on successful turns in blockbuster films like The Dark Knight, Chin Han has taken on a project closer to home. The Singaporean actor portrays crime family ... is the successor to this very powerful crime family and he has ideas, obviously new ideas, as to what direction to take this family in and what kind of industry he wants them to be in. So, he is very aware ...




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