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  1. 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 ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Desert Dancer

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... The drama takes liberties with aspects of Afshin's life, and was filmed in Morocco so as not to incur the wrath of the Iranian government. And while some dramatic scenes are clunky, Desert ... Cullen) and Sattar (Simon Kassianides) that Afshin realises dancing can be a political act. National politics figures in Desert Dancer, with the bulk of the drama taking place in the period ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Twilight Online is an imaginative ghost story

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by Yvonne Teh

    ... To Yuk-ching Category: IIB (Cantonese) "Horror DJ" Edmond Poon Siu-chung's radio show, dedicated to the discussion of supernatural phenomena in the city, has inspired some films, notably Soi Cheang Pou-soi's Horror Hotline... Big Headed Monster (2002). Now his online show has given its name to Twilight Online, a ghost-themed suspense drama with a subplot that involves ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: mainland romance But Always takes its cue from Comrades: A Love Story

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by EDMUND LEE

    ... This is a "will they, won't they?" romantic drama, whose mainland protagonists suffer missed chances at love during years of futile longing. There are historical events serving as temporal ... sounds like a really intriguing movie — a movie called Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996). Unlike Peter Chan Ho-sun's classic film about love, fate and the Chinese diasporic experience, ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Film review: Ilo Ilo is a complex and humane drama, maid in Singapore

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 10:29pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Both films are character-driven dramas focusing on a maid and the son of the household she works for. Both of these lovingly crafted offerings were inspired by real-life individuals, and have ... director-scriptwriter (and co-producer) Anthony Chen has, with his first feature-length film, made a domestic drama that is mature, emotionally complex and humane. Admirably, its two main characters ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

    Film Q&A: Emily Meade

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu Alan Yu American actress Emily Meade, 25, who plays Aimee in the The Leftovers, a television drama set in a world where 2 per cent of the population have mysteriously vanished, talks about the bright side and why she doesn't seek fame. The premise of the show sounds depressing. "People are apprehensive about finding The Leftovers funny because it's ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Temporary Family

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Yuen-chi and Dayo Wong Chi-wah) that distract more than help the plot. Ultimately, the film belongs to its main man and leading lady, who show in their first significant screen pairing that they are good at generating laughter and drama in equal measure. Nick Cheung Ka-Fai plays Lung, a property agent told by his air stewardess girlfriend Julie (Myolie Wu Hang-yee) that she will only marry ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Film review: The Rock struggles in drug drama 'Snitch'

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... it look like another butt-kicking, fist-pounding action flick for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but, surprisingly, the film turns out to be a serious and down-to-earth thriller ... is in over his head with the drama, as he has neither the range nor ability to believably convey exasperation and frustration. Whether he is dealing with a domestic dilemma or corrupt courts, he has ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: little magic in Woody Allen's latest film

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee Nothing up his sleeve Magic in the Moonlight Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney Director: Woody Allen Category: IIA 3/5 stars Woody Allen's latest film ... of romance. But it's unlikely the director-writer even cares. The 78-year-old filmmaker seems merely to be going through the motions in this featherweight film without giving much thought ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Obsessed tells of forbidden love in the South Korean army

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... such as Forbidden Quest, a 2006 period drama about a scholar who writes erotic novels and becomes the lover of the reigning monarch's favourite concubine, and 1998's A Scandal, which centres on a woman who falls in love with her sister's fiancé, in director-scriptwriter Kim Dae-woo's filmography, a film such as Obsessed seems very much up his alley. So it's no surprise ...




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