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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Ouija

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Board to death OUIJA Starring: Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith Director: Stiles White Category: IIB   This film is pretty much summed up by its title ... intent on harming them. To her credit, Ouija 's lead actress tries to act like she's in a proper drama rather than a genre film. Her character, Laine, never screams, even when ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Dot 2 Dot is a touching love letter to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm

    ... might appear to be mutually exclusive, both are present in writer-director-producer Amos Why’s first feature film, Dot 2 Dot. An absorbing drama about two people with a knowledge ... of complexity, and wonderful attention to detail, Dot 2 Dot is a low-key work that impresses with a script imbued with intelligence and sensitivity. An independent film whose main creator clearly wears ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Horror film genre's defining moment

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by STEPHEN APPLEBAUM

    ... Stephen Applebaum Forty years after its release, horror genre-defining film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is still terrifying Whichever way you slice it Forty years ago this month, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released in cinemas. Yet even as it enters its fifth decade, Tobe Hooper's horror film remains a master class in terror, having lost little of its power ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: Nosferatu the Vampyre, directed by Werner Herzog (1979)

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... sound-and-colour remake of the atmospheric 1922 silent film Nosferatu. Like that early cinema classic, his film is jarringly haphazard, a collected series of eerie set pieces that only just come together ... does the film begin to take shape. Herzog wasn't attempting an out-and-out remake, he has often reminded audiences, instead taking a more sympathetic approach to Bram Stoker's ageless ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film: Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Mathew Scott

    ... in sci-fi films that seemed to blur into one another. The production sees director Doug Liman and his star poking wicked fun at Cruise's off-screen persona and at all those all-action ... that ensures audiences around the globe have another connection with the film. That Cruise is given so much to work with, a layered character who slowly becomes resigned to his fate, and one eventually ...

  6. News - Asia

    Two French journalists jailed in Indonesia for filming Papua separatists

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:51pm by AP

    ... in August in Jayapura, the capital of Papua, after filming a documentary about separatist movement in a mountainous area of Wamena along with three suspected rebels. The two, who work ...

  7. 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

    ... 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, and best picture), but by the time of the list, he had already achieved success locally with films such as He's a Woman, She's a Man (1994) and the sequel Who's the Woman, Who's ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a family comedy that's too mild for its own good

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

    ... Category: I   A film that starts by having its protagonist trip over in front of the girl he adores probably isn't going to develop into a scintillating comedy. Sadly, this is just the first ... amusing movie would have benefited from a quick study of youth film genius John Hughes' works. What made those films so brilliant was that Hughes understood that, for children, growing up ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Fury conveys the horror of war

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

    ... 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, ... Robert Duvall's Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. While Pitt might headline the film, he's not the lead, emotionally speaking. That really belongs to Logan Lerman, who plays ...

  10. 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

    ... 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 absolutely affects how a movie is received, especially if you're taking it to an international film festival," says Kenneth Ip Kin-hang, chair of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing ...




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