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Film Genres

FILM (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen Director: Dan O'Bannon

Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am

FILM (1987)

Bad Taste Terry Potter, Peter O'Herne, Peter Jackson Director: Peter Jackson

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1968)

Once Upon A Time In The West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson Director: Sergio Leone

Times were hard for American cowboys. The one constant was change. These truths lie at the heart of many A-list westerns and form the core of Once Upon A Time In The West, a 1968 epic directed by Sergio Leone.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Call of the Wild West

Harrison Ford loves westerns. He's been in quite a few of them on the small screen, having played roles in classic television westerns such as The Virginian and Gunsmoke when he was starting out in the late 1960s. If he had his way, he'd still be acting the part of a gunfighter decked out in a cowboy hat and chaps.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

London Boulevard (Film)

Moody crime drama London Boulevard follows Mitch (Collin Farrell), an ex-gangster just released from prison, who falls in love with a reclusive movie star Charlotte (Keira Knightley), and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

FILM (1942)

Cat People Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway Director: Jacques Tourneur

An evolutionary fear of the dark means that what is left unseen is often more disturbing that what's made explicitly clear. This is especially true in films where a hint of horror, or even the expectation of it, can instil terror in viewers.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Super 8 (Film)

Trailers can be misleading. They often highlight the best parts of a film at the expense of burying the true essence of it.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

An old-school teen romp

Trailers can be misleading. They often highlight the best parts of a film at the expense of burying the true essence of it.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Future visions

Futurism is a flawed art, as predictions are always derailed by a new discovery that changes the map. This is especially true as far as technology is concerned. But there are a lot of websites to aid the cinematic futurist. Many deal with humdrum platform issues - yes, we all know we can watch movies on an iPhone - but there are some sites that address more thought-provoking areas.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am


Until the mid-1960s, US filmmakers used the western to tell their country's story. Classic A-list westerns by legendary directors such as John Ford offer a microcosm of the sweat and blood that went into building America, and movies including Ford's My Darling Clementine depict the adventurous spirit that tamed the land.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Ancient mystery works evil magic on newly arrived family

The Glass Demon By Helen Grant Published by Penguin ISBN 9780141325767

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Action plan

The recession has meant that it's become more difficult than ever to find financing for independent films. But the progressively minded Rotterdam International Film Festival has come up with Cinema Reloaded (, an innovative idea to encourage audiences to invest in films that they'd like to see.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


There are good films, there are bad films - and there are exploitation films. These cheaply produced movies, which usually focus on gore, sex and horror, began life in the 1950s as an inexpensive way to fill the bills on the expanding drive-in cinema scene. Over the next few decades they picked up their own audience of adolescent young males and grew into popular subgenres of their own.

3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Vincent Chui Wan-shun

Vincent Chui Wan-shun's Three Narrow Gates - a self-described 'political thriller' revolving around a pastor, a policeman and a journalist uncovering a conspiracy involving corrupt officials in Hong Kong and on the mainland - marks Chui's return to independent filmmaking after his foray into the commercial mainstream two years ago with Love is Elsewhere, a teen-oriented romance starring pop i

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

New York

Hongkongers might be down on local films, but they still have a lot to offer foreign viewers. So says Grady Hendrix, one of the quartet behind the popular New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). This year's festival featured a 10-film selection titled 'Hong Kong Never Dies', sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am