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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Whiplash is a multilayered drama about a jazz drummer and his mentor

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... The expanded, feature-length version of a short film made a year earlier begins with sounds rather than images, and the increasingly frenzied beating of drums is heard before the camera zeroes ... The film's writer-director demonstrates his musical knowledge by using Don Levy's Whiplash ("the song I hated the most because it's... designed to screw with drummers," Chazelle ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Woody Allen balances the drama and the humour with his latest Europe-based film

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Richard James Havis

    ... and humour that has permeated his career- since Annie Hall, his films have generally mixed humour and drama, and some, like the gloomy, anguished, little-loved Interiors, have been straight dramas ... of his serious drama, Allen was hired to write a comedy film, What's New Pussycat (1965), a caper starring Peter O'Toole and Peter Sellers described by Variety as "a zany farce, ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Korean drama Family Ties analyses what it means to be related

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... On the most basic level, this film's strengths are its strong acting and sensitive direction. Fans of South Korean cinema and TV drama will recognise many of the faces on screen, many of whom ... But of course, the 21st century answer to this question is much more complicated. And director Kim Tae-yong takes on this issue directly in Family Ties, a 2006 drama that holds a special place ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FEATURE

    Behind a strong cast and crew, Whiplash is no ordinary music drama

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram With creative vision behind the camera and strong performances in front of it, Whiplash transcends the music film genre Don't miss a beat With a title as dramatic ... inspired curiosity and a love of music. It was a beautiful thing to see," the actor says. A music film that reads more like an underdog sports story- albeit one that undercuts the usual ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Fury conveys the horror of war

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... in Ayer's 2012 police drama End of Watch). You get the impression these battle-scarred grunts would lay down their lives for Wardaddy, though a crux scene at the film's halfway point involving ... by Brad Pitt's sergeant — it also seems to be the directorial style with which Ayer approaches this most intense of anti-war films. Like Das Boot on wheels, it's set in April 1945, ...

  6. News - World - FILM

    ‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Festival

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Movies about corruption, gang violence, honour killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognised cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan,” a tragic satire of small-town Russian corruption, was named best picture. The film, which took the screenplay prize at this year’s Cannes ...

  7. News - China

    Anti-Japanese dramas to flood Chinese TV screens next month

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:21pm

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Move comes as nation will mark 83rd anniversary of Mukden Incident, which led to invasion Anti-Japanese dramas will flood Chinese TV screens from next month ... Publication, Radio, Film and Television has also required the most popular television stations to broadcast TV series that are “anti-fascist”, according to a report by Beijing News. Hunan TV, Beijing ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Translators battle bad subtitles that lead to poor perception of Hong Kong films

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:41am by ALAN YU

    ... at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1988 with an audience comprised of mostly non-Chinese speakers. Midway through Yee's crime drama- which has been described as the Hong Kong equivalent ... a dozen- it results in not just embarrassment for those involved with the film (not to mention memes), but makes the film hard to understand for the audience. "The quality of subtitles ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    US gangster drama series bites the bullet in final season

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Mobsters and molls bite the bullet in final season of American gangster drama 'Boardwalk Empire' End of empire Gangster drama Boardwalk Empire is chock-full ... with Gillian for so long, I am a bit sad about it." As to the million-dollar question- who lives and who dies at the end- no one's letting on. "I haven't even finished filming yet, ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Peter Chan's film Dearest is based on a true story of child abduction

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Peter Chan's latest drama is based on a true story of child abduction on the mainland Dark side of the boom Back in 1998, Peter Chan Ho-sun was named one of trade paper Variety 's 10 directors to watch- largely on the strength of his popular tale Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996). The film won nine Hong Kong Film Awards (including best director for Chan, ...




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