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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Amadeus

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... Text: Sean Tierney Miloš Forman's Amadeus (1984) stars Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham. The actors' biggest roles until then had been supporting ones: Hulce had played a fraternity pledge in National Lampoon's Animal House, while Abraham was a mid-level drug dealer in Brian De Palma's brutal remake of Scarface, starring Al Pacino. These are not the usual ...

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    Channel hop

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by Mark Peters

    ... Inglourious Basterds) and her Mexican counterpart, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), are thrown together once again when the body of a drug cartel member is found on US soil. Moving away from season ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Force of habits: the end for global drug prohibition?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by MCT

    ... As New Zealand passes radical new drug legislation, Michael Slezak asks whether this could be the beginning of the end of global prohibition Force of habits "I've tried probably ... is a mathematician who used to design sleeping pills for a major pharmaceutical company. The drugs he designs these days are more likely to keep you awake. His most famous creation is mephedrone, ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am

    ... achievement is gritty drama The Wire …   David Simon, a MacArthur Fellow, created The Wire, which deals with the war on drugs, issues of race and urban violence, by referring to his extensive ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Synecdoche, New York

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Text: Edmund Lee Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a drug overdose on February 2 at the age of 46. The shock of the tragedy has possibly only been matched by our belated realisation that the American actor's profound aptitude in portraying tortured souls might somehow have its tenuous roots in real life. Hoffman (above) was one of the greatest actors of his generation ...

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    Film Review: Brick Mansions is Detroit's mean streets

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

    ... drug-dealing overlord, Tremayne Alexander (RZA), as a result of his waging a personal war against drugs. In retaliation, Tremayne kidnaps Lino's girlfriend Lola (Catalina Denis) and gets ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When death came calling: how the plague swept through Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... measure." But this safety net can't be taken for granted. "Until the 1990s, we thought that plague was susceptible to all antibiotic drugs," says Carniel. "But with our ...

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    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:24pm

    ... To Kei-fung’s excellent crime film Drug War is likely to get the remake treatment, not once, but twice. Media Asia sold the rights to the 2013 thriller, about a cat-and-mouse game between cops and a major drug cartel on the mainland, to South Korea’s Jong Film on Monday, and they say the English-language remake rights are close to being sold, too. The original starred Louis Koo Tin-lok ...

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    Funky town: How disco fever in the late '70s changed Hong Kong’s nightlife forever

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:56pm by ISOBEL YEUNG

    ... in skimpy costumes," Shearer recalls. Designer drugs didn't arrive in bulk until the 90s and besides the odd bit of cocaine lined up on the stainless-steel office desks of certain club ...

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    Home strange home

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:57am by TELEGRAPH

    ... was no other way to describe Horace Burgess through the 80s, than just crazy," he says. "A womaniser and a drug addict. And a drunk, from time to time." In the year of his divorce he ...




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