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Film Theory

Cinema paradiso

This time last year, Mark Cousins broke a routine he had followed for most of his career as a filmmaker, festival programmer and critic.

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am


Los Angeles

Metallica and Lou Reed's much-hyped joint album, Lulu, fell flat with critics and fans, but that didn't stop another big name from jumping in with his contribution. Last week, the rockers unveiled their new music video for the song The View, directed by Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. Reed said the grainy, black-and-white video is his 'Black Swan'.

11 Dec 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

Yan Bingyan

When Yan Bingyan began her career as a dancer in 1984, the thought of becoming an actor never even crossed her mind, let alone the notion of winning the best actress title at the Golden Roosters, the mainland's most prestigious film awards. But then she did exactly that two years ago, when her turn in Teeth of Love won her the plaudits.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

The Other Hand

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave Sceptre, HK$91

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am



Starring: Nick Moran, Georgina Rylance, David Soul, Ralph Brown

Director: Hadi Hajaig

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In the end, it always comes down to a good story

No matter how good the script, a movie cannot be great without mise en scene.

Final-year students at Baptist University's department of cinema and television this week held their honours project screenings featuring 14 films of different genres, including eight dramas, two documentaries, and four animations, focusing on perfecting the oft used film term.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Making a meal of the whodunnit genre

If you like hard-boiled dames and private dicks, then Murder At Cafe Noir is the show for you. Perilous Mouths' newest piece of dinner theatre is a whodunnit with a cynical detective, a murder and a millionaire's femme fatale daughter. However, it's all played for laughs and it's interactive, with the best crime-solving audience member winning a prize.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The film: The 26th French Cinepanorama

This festival of contemporary French cinema consists of 12 mostly independent, art house, experimental and auteur-driven films, ranging from comedies to documentaries. A highlight is a trilogy directed by Lucas Belvaux that retells the same story from the points of view of different characters over the same period of time.

7 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Fabulous feats of the imagination

Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Jonathan Cape $155 LONGING is the special province of magic-realism, that astounding literary invention that marks so much that's wonderful about Latin American literature. The realism can address political, social, or domestic life clearly and directly.

20 Nov 1993 - 12:00am