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  1. Political dramas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... at the 1950s output of leading left-wing studios Great Wall, Feng Huang, and Sun Luen- a selection of which will be shown in programmes at the Film Archive and the Cine-Art theatre from mid-November to December- it is hard to detect anything particularly communistic. Rather, the social realism of dramas such as Mutual Understanding (1954) or the social commentary in satires such as 1951's ...

  2. Good, but not great

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Dong-gun and Won Bin, lots of explosive action sequences and heart-warming scenes of love and brotherhood. The film tells the tragic story of two brothers- Jin-tae (Jang) and Jin-suk (Won)- who ... into a brave soldier after witnessing the cold-blooded behaviour of his brother, countrymen and enemies. Directed by Kang Je-gyu, whose films such as Shiri (1999) helped made South Korean cinema one ...

  3. Also showing: Fei Mu

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... in which they were made. In a footnote in Confucius' 1940 brochure, Fei humbly wrote that the film is neither history nor legend, but 'just a film drama'. It's a line ... amid war and mayhem. When he left his his desk job at Tianjin's L'Epargne Franco-Chinoise to write subtitles and synopses for the North China Film Company in 1930, large swathes ...

  4. Serial romance

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... By Lau Kit Wai You may think films by Wong Kar-wai are pretentious and boring, but you have to admire his charm in persuading a long list of stars including Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li to put up with him for five years and star in his latest romance 2046. The film is a continuation of In the Mood for Love (2000) and his earlier classic Days ...

  5. Career timeline

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... is a crowd-pleasing role in an overtly commercial film, which saw her nominated for the Oscars and Golden Globes again; The Widow of St Pierre, meanwhile, is a piece of solemn 19th century drama set ... after acclaimed parts in films such as Damage and The English Patient. The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, 1991) Binoche's collaboration with Leos Carax began in 1986 ...

  6. Public's film choice dismays the critics

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... winner at the Cannes Film Festival starred Gong Li. It was followed by Wong Kar-wai's stylish drama Days of Being Wild and John Woo's violent gangster movie A Better Tomorrow. Wong had another entry in the top 10 with Happy Together, a drama focusing on a gay couple, which took fifth spot. He was the only director with more than one film on the list. Recent box office hits ...

  7. FILM (1946)

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... the status of the winners and losers. The first year after the Allies' triumph in the second world war, it was the nuanced post-war drama The Best Years of Our Lives that achieved critical ... Wyler-directed classic sank into relative obscurity while another superb 1946 drama, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, became a part of our cinematic consciousness despite the initial ...

  8. The Merchant of Venice

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Starring: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins Director: Michael Radford Category: IIB In the moneylender Shylock, William Shakespeare gave us one of theatres' great hate figures. Here's a man scorned by the people ...

  9. Film studies: the right spin

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... with scintillating, subversive fare. Cheung was behind the cracking 1970s TVB police serial CID, and explosively gritty films such as Cops and Robbers (1979) and Man on the Brink (1981). That he's now overseeing the production of ICAC-backed anti-graft advocacy dramas makes his current standing even more beguiling. However, Cheung says he's enjoying life at the ICAC. 'I was working ...

  10. FILM (1987)

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... as they fight to find a way of releasing themselves from the chokehold of the Stone Mountain Coal Company. Chris Cooper- so often brilliant in Sayles' films- plays the union man who tries to band ... seems to be saying, even though a half century has passed since the end of the civil war. Along with the drama Sayles creates, it is the atmosphere of Matewan that lingers long after the credits ...




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