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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Fight star wants to knock out films' image of Asians

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Fight star Cung Le wants to kick out the film industry's attitude towards Asians Cliches need not apply When Cung Le first turned to acting, he knew where to find ... arts star in the United States when he started picking up small parts as a sideline to his career in the ring, appearing in small-budget films at first, just testing the waters and, as he puts ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Rewind film: "… and the Moon Dances" directed by Garin Nugroho (1995)

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:58am by Richard James Havis

    ... Gareth Evans. The expatriate filmmaker directed The Raid and The Raid 2, martial-arts action films which won critical acclaim. But Indonesia has had its own filmmaking genius since the 1990s: 53-year-old Yogyakarta-born Garin Nugroho. Although Nugroho is little known outside the film festival circuit- and his feature films have not been widely seen at home due to their complexity- ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Ned Benson's debut films are the same story from different points of view

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by James Mottram

    ... of Eleanor Rigby premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, the event was introduced by the festival organisers as an "unprecedented cinematic experience". Consisting of two films- subtitled Him and Her- showing the dissolution of a marriage from the male and female perspective, the event was certainly unusual, if not quite as rare as the festival ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tornado film whips up a storm

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... of these real things, and then it was, like, 'Oh … okay!'" The new disaster thriller has inevitably been compared to Twister, the 1996 film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt that famously features a cow sent flying by the strong winds. Twenty-five years on, Swetnam- Into the Storm is his first big studio film- wanted to make a disaster drama that encompassed modern-day ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    'Frances Ha', a comedy about the misadventures of a dance student, taps 1980s indie films for its look and feel

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Nostalgia for 1980s America infuses director Noah Baumbach's latest film, a comedy starring Greta Gerwig, writes James Mottram When we were young Noah Baumbach knew ... stretching back to 1995's Kicking and Screaming, and including such films as The Squid and the Whale (2005), Margot at the Wedding (2007) and Greenberg (2010), the 44-year-old American is far ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Montreal

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by PAUL KAZEE

    ... Paul Kazee "Fantasia rocks!" With these words, Montreal mayor Denis Coderre launched the 18th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival and the cheering, near-capacity ... of the films I loved were mostly ignored by local theatres and often didn't have distribution in this part of the world. I never dreamed that I'd one day be addressing sold-out crowds ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Nine years after inception, InDPanda chugs Along

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:27pm by ALEC CHEUNG

    ... Alec Cheung alec.cheung@scmp.com Festival's short history grows longer The 10th anniversary of InDPanda, one of the city's major short film festivals, was almost its last. Festival co-founder Jonathan Hung Ping-man, who is also its manager, distributor and public relations person, says the constant responsibilities- on top of his day job as a film critic- had put too ...




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