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  1. Rendition (DVD)

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and usually in another country. Very often, according to reports, the detainees are tortured. Even so, director Gavin Hood (whose thought-provoking Tsotsi won an Oscar for the South African filmmaker) strives to avoid being one-sided in the tense and powerful Rendition. By showing both heart-wrenching scenes of beatings and water-board torture inflicted on a suspect by his American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654901/rendition-dvd
  2. Public Enemies

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough Penguin, $130 It was a 600-day war for control of America's crime story- the Depression-era underdogs versus J. Edgar Hoover's G-Men. But the likes of John Dillinger had no chance against the border-line hysteric Hoover, whose new breed of cop was allowed to torture suspects, manufacture and manipulate evidence, and kill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512984/public-enemies
  3. Gothika's plot is a real horror

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... By Lau Kit Wai Gothika is a prime example of Hollywood's banal treatment of exceptional material stolen from horror classics and many of the genre's avant-garde predecessors. In Gothika, criminal psychologist Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) finds herself a patient in the same mental institution in which she works after an eerie encounter with a tortured young girl. Unable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442962/gothikas-plot-real-horror
  4. Film focus

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... as the deliciously diabolical Hans 'Jew Hunter' Landa is certainly worth revisiting; the relish with which he engages in linguistic acrobatics and psychological torture is palpable. Enigmatic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722179/film-focus
  5. REVIEW: Jane Eyre

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in ever-lengthier flashbacks- her suffering as the charge of a hateful aunt (Sally Hawkins), her equally tortured experience as a pupil at a school fashioned to render girls as 'contrite' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977754/review-jane-eyre
  6. The Kingdom

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... There is a torture scene, but it's the torture of a Saudi police officer suspected of helping the suicide bombers by one of the country's own generals. And so the film carries on, weaving its way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/616611/kingdom
  7. Crackdown fears as censor slams citizen journalists

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... torture. Wen Yunchao, a blogger who frequently posts news and commentaries on social networking sites such as Twitter, said he believed the authorities were stepping up their control over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706740/crackdown-fears-censor-slams-citizen-journalists
  8. Scores to settle

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... with the world. The director, dressed in a snappy black suit, is soft-spoken, his genteel demeanour at odds with the violence in his films- the torture by electrocution in Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, ... by the government and tortured, I wasn't able to wholly give myself to the cause... and I've always felt a sense of guilt because of that.' Park's first hit was, not coincidentally, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696744/scores-settle
  9. BOOK (1865)

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... entities. Watch out for a druggie caterpillar, the original grinning Cheshire cat, a dodo caricature of the author, a tortured turtle and a twisted queen engaged in a croquet game featuring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690991/book-1865
  10. Potential classic fails to please

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Vermeer is soon surprised and fascinated by Griet's contours and talents for art. The two, manipulated by art patron Master van Ruijven, embark on a torturously emotional and artistic journey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445489/potential-classic-fails-please

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