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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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' ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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, ...

  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 ...

  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 ...




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