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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1623719/horror-film-genres-defining-moment
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1623651/rewind-film-nosferatu-vampyre-directed-werner-herzog-1979
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1623655/film-edge-tomorrow-directed-doug-liman
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1623883/two-french-journalists-jailed-indonesia-filming-papua-separatists
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1621960/peter-chans-film-dearest-based-true-story-child-abduction
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1622108/film-review-alexander-and-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1622106/film-review-fury-conveys-horror-war
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1620655/translators-hope-improve-comically-inaccurate-subtitles
  9. News - World - FILM

    ‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Festival

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Movies about corruption, gang violence, honour killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognised cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world. Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan,” a tragic satire of small-town Russian corruption, was named best picture. The film, which took the screenplay prize at this year’s Cannes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619817/leviathan-named-best-picture-london-film-festival
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind film: The Thin Blue Line, directed by Errol Morris (1988)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous The Thin Blue Line Director: Errol Morris The Thin Blue Line was not nominated for an Oscar, despite being named film of the year- either feature or documentary- in four ... a tale of miscarried justice so obvious as to be almost absurd. Perhaps it's Adams' vocal resemblance to Nicolas Cage's H.I. McDunnough from Raising Arizona, but the film ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1618460/rewind-film-thin-blue-line-directed-errol-morris-1988

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