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  1. News - World - FILM

    ‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Festival

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

    ... for her performance as a British-Pakistani teenager on the run from her family in “Catch Me Daddy.” The documentary prize went to “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait,” a searing look at war’s ... with another tale of that conflict — “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt as a hard-bitten tank commander in the war’s final weeks. ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Wooden Crosses is a little-known anti-war masterpiece

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff WOODEN CROSSES A cinematic side-effect of the centenary of the first world war has been a re-examination of war-themed film classics — some still famous, like All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), and others barely known to audiences even when they were new. Among the latter is 1932's Wooden Crosses, a grim French drama set during the conflict's early stages. ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Barbara Wong's Girls shows its female protagonists in a bad light

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by Yvonne Teh

    ... women's lives stem from their interactions with certain men, as well as from the conflicted relationships they have with each other. Xiwen is traumatised when she discovers her handsome fiancé ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: even with a clichéd plot, Planes 2: Fire and Rescue offers a valuable shift in theme

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... but he feels a duty to become a firefighter and save lives, and the conflict as a result makes him intriguingly layered and realistic. There is enough humour to pass the time. The action ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Chef

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... tension whatsoever. Conflict has driven drama since plays were performed in ancient Greece. But aside from the flap over the food review, it doesn’t exist in Chef — and it’s certainly relaxing ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence shows the brutality of Japanese POW camps

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... and captors the means to carry on with their lives. In a POW camp on Java in 1942, a new prisoner arrives. Major Celliers (David Bowie) finds himself in the centre of a conflict between Allied ... commander, Group Captain Hicksley (Jack Thompson), over the proper conduct and obligations of prisoners of war. Attempting to mediate this conflict is Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence (Tom Conti), who ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    The latest Spider-Man film offers a fresh perspective on the superhero

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm

    ... interesting dynamic to play.” Garfield is entirely believable as the tortured superhero, managing to play the bullied school student, who is conflicted about his gifts and occasionally jubilant about ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Scarface was based on Chicago gangster Al Capone

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... mentor. Unsatisfied with the territory Lovo controls, Tony ventures into Chicago's North Side and open conflict with the Irish gangsters who control it. Lovo's girlfriend Poppy (Karen ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    A mighty blow for freedom

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... conflict. As the history books tell us, the 16th US president must abolish slavery before the end of the civil war, fearing that if he didn't, slaves who were already freed might be retaken. ... slavery. This was, of course, the issue that had sparked the conflict in the first place, after several of the cotton-producing "slave" states rebelled against Lincoln's ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Hong Kong themes give hometown heroes an on-screen presence at HKIFF

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Teh

    ... heritage caught between his conflicting identities- aided by subtle use of hand-held cameras and a perfect location feel- [and] reinvents Italian neo-realism into something fresh and vital". ...




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