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  1. 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 ... a place of residence into a real home. Occasionally, the audience is given hints that the film aims for some emotional and intellectual depth, mostly by way of assorted asides tossed out on what ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Woody Allen and John Turturro pair up in Fading Gigolo

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... role in this film he directed and scripted about a provider of pleasure to several women. If that makes Fading Gigolo sound like a vanity project, it isn't, thanks to the middle-aged ... and featuring jazzy music and Jewish shtick, Turturro's fifth directorial outing sometimes comes across like a Woody Allen film. This is particularly so in those scenes in which septuagenarian ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Film review: Mistaken for Strangers, directed by Tom Berninger

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:58am by Mathew Scott

    ... the film unearths and celebrates. Tom appears at first to be everything his successful brother is not: a dreamer who refuses to grow up, and a man content to not get absolutely everything out of life. That he has dabbled in film- putting together a number of low-rent sci-fi productions- inspires Tom to bring a camera on tour and document the entire experience. And, yes, it all goes ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Café. Waiting. Love will appeal to fans of You are the Apple of My Eye

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by YVONNE TEH

    ... Giddens Ko Ching-teng. Executive produced by Ko, adapted from one of his novels, and helmed by Chiang Jin-lin, who co-executive directed the film adaptation of Ko's You Are the Apple of My ... in the earlier film, there are a number of fanciful occurrences in Café. Waiting. Love that could only take place in reel, rather than real, life. The way you react to some improbable goings-on involving ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Into the Storm lacks emotion, but the storm scenes are spectacular

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:11am by Kavita Daswani

    ... of so-called "cli-fi" films in which the central theme revolves around climate-related disasters, and follows hot on the heels of Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer and Darren Aronofsky's ... about a tornado per se. Rather, it is told from the vantage point of a troupe of hardy storm chasers, people who tail hurricanes and tornados to film them from as close a vantage point ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM REVIEW

    Film review: The Hunt

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE TEH

    ... the story turns into full-blown accusation of child abuse. From the way that director Thomas Vinterberg (who also shares scripting credits with Tobias Lindholm) chooses to depict events in the film ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Film review: G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis Director: Jon M. Chu Category: IIB When some gamblers lose, they double-down and make ... can't be built on just one film so the Joes are back for a second tour of duty at US$185 million. Using the same template exploited for Hasbro's other property about warring autobots, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: Touch of the light

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Expanding on his 2008 short, The End of the Tunnel, director Chang Jung-chi's feature film debut takes a potentially soppy subject and laudably allows pianist Huang's integrity, talent, ... not serve as an impediment to enjoying Touch of the Light is testament to the strength of the film's core message and Huang's self portrayal. Meanwhile, the interactions between Huang ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: Passion

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... as a film. However, if you enjoy trashy kitsch so stupefyingly bad it is entertainingly good, Brian De Palma's latest fetish thriller is a ripe, aromatic cheese of a Showgirls piquancy. A veteran ... mise-en-scène films, but ends up as perhaps his silliest effort. That's quite an achievement for someone whose hit and miss pulp productions include Dressed to Kill, Femme Fatale and Body Double. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: Rust and Bone

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE TEH

    ... Thomas Bidegain, his collaborator on A Prophet) has opted for an uncommonly unpitying, matter-of-fact approach to the film's dramatic subject. Killer whale trainer Stephanie (Marion ... from the special effects used to digitally remove Cotillard's limbs for a large part of the movie, the makers of Rust and Bone rely on classic film elements, such as a strong script ...




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