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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Film Noir, edited by Paul Duncan and Jurgen Muller

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Shining a light into the shadowy world of film noir Film Noir- 100 All-time Favourites edited by Paul Duncan, Jurgen Muller Taschen 3.5 stars Mathew Scott There's long been debate over whether film noir exists as a genre or is simply more about mood. Much of the confusion comes from just how wide the noir net has been cast over the decades as these films ...

  2. News - China - MISCONDUCT

    Caught red-handed: Shanghai party cadre fired after being filmed groping woman on train

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:14pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Man identified as a state-run firm's deputy official arrested after victim comes forward A Shanghai party official has been kicked out of the Communist Party and sacked from his job after a video of him sexually harassing ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya may be Isao Takahata's swansong at Studio Ghibli

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... They are what many expect animated films to be: family-friendly and filled with cute imagery. After Okina finds gold and beautiful clothing in circumstances similar to his discovery of Takenoko, he ... characters left featureless, it is aesthetically impressive. The depictions of cherry blossoms, a key symbol in Japan for life's transience, are splendid. The film is scored by Joe Hisaishi, ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Chef

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... bad it can’t be resolved with a hug, everyone tries to help each other, and everything always works out fabulously. The fact that the film works at all is bemusing, as it lacks any dramatic ... to watch movie characters being pleasant to each other for a change, and fun to spend some time in their company. Favreau usually directs much bigger films than this comedy — his credits include ...

  5. Speciality film manufacturer sets standards for consumer electronics

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:05am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Bringing technology to the people is the mission of speciality film manufacturer Kimoto. As the latest smartphones, tablets ... agility. Encouraging openness and flexibility, this environment fuels Kimoto's drive to constantly discover new products to meet the market's changing needs. KB-Film, for instance, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:02pm by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com A US director convinced Ai Weiwei to act in his crowdfunded film, but a spat with the artist nearly derailed the project, writes Bernice Chan Kicks up a storm In early April, things seemed to be on a roll for director Jason Wishnow. The 40-year-old's yet-to-be released short film The Sandstorm was already receiving international attention, ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:09pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... of Extinction is a fantastically terrible film. It is so wonderfully bad that it somehow manages to become  good.  Director Michael Bay's  Transformers films are infamous for following the same ... you miss former series star Shia LaBeouf, and the film's pace, at least for the first half, is plodding. But despite all of this, I have to admit that this film is still worth seeing, ...

  8. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates preservation of Chinese films at Shanghai festival

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen By Vivian Chen Celebration of film EVENT Jaeger-LeCoultre for Shanghai International Film Festival Gala WHERE Shanghai Film Museum, Shanghai   HAPPENINGS:  Long-time film patron Swiss luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre threw a stellar soiree to celebrate the opening of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival. The heritage venue was reworked to accommodate ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: The Hundred-year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... including Hong Kong, the darkly comic tale of a centenarian who has led a Forrest Gump-like life has broad appeal. So it was just a matter of time before a film adaptation came along, and Felix Herngren's cinematic take on the tale was released on Christmas Day 2013 in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Fans of the book will flock to watch the film, but even those unfamiliar with Jonasson's ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Richard James Havis

    ... after the first film. The Viking village that once fought with dragons is full of them; the beasts have integrated themselves into daily life as friends, colleagues and workers. It's an idyllic setting which even features a dragon racing competition that is, like so many competitions in recent fantasy films, reminiscent of Harry Potter's quidditch. Hiccup (voiced by Jay ...




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