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Independent Films

Film: Postcard from Lisbon

In its advertising campaign, IndieLisboa 2013 took potshots at Hollywood.

"Hollywood is running out of ideas. Come to IndieLisboa to see something new!"

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 3:57pm

Getting an indie film distributed is as tough as producing it

Uri Schwarz (left) and Jason Sankey at Bowrington Road, a location in their film Stories Forlorn. Photo: Edward Wong

Have you ever fantasised about making a movie? Perhaps you have a script rolling around in your head that you think would delight and dazzle audiences, along with a casting plan culled from Hollywood's A-list of talent.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Predictable plot fails to deliver

The film, What to Expect When You're Expecting, is everything you'd, er, expect in an ensemble comedy about pregnancy and impending parenthood.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1981)

Escape from New York Kurt Russell, Donald Pleasence, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes, Ernest Borgnine Director: John Carpenter

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Johnny Depp Director: Wes Craven

Wes Craven's introduction to the world of cinema came on the sets of porn movies in the 1960s. Then, in 1972, the man who would become known as 'the master of shock' made his directorial debut with The Last House on the Left.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

BOOK (1912)

The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle Hodder & Stoughton

A century old this year, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World begins with a society that does not believe in dinosaurs. Or at least a society that finds it difficult to credit Professor George Challenger's claim that there are dinosaurs alive and well and living in South America.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1990)

Wild At Heart Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe Director: David Lynch

Maverick American film director David Lynch has never bothered with even a cursory attempt at following what we might consider normal streams of narrative, or even characterisation.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Clubland empire

To unsuspecting daytime bystanders, 142 rue Montmatre isn't anything out of the ordinary. But by night, that's all changed, with dozens of Parisians lined up outside, pleading with bouncers to let them into a new members' nightclub called Silencio.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Halloween is for ghosts, not for fun

Nowadays, many youngsters like to celebrate Halloween. Some theme parks put on Halloween parties. It has become almost as important as Christmas.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ocean Park is gearing up for Halloween already

It is months from Halloween, but Ocean Park is already revealing its new plan for a fun festival.

This year Ocean Park Halloween Bash will transform into the Republic of Halloween, and its inaugural ceremony was held last Thursday.

Twenty of a planned total of 444 ghosts and ghouls showed up to give a foretaste of the spine-tingling performances to come.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Film (1960)

Psycho Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles Director: Alfred Hitchcock

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

Spooky tricks and treats

Debbie Wong

Halloween Catwalk

During the annual Best Halloween Costume Contest at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, each grade fielded representatives to compete for the grand prize. The students took to the catwalk.

3 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A feast of film for the fright of your life

Film has the potential to arouse fear more than almost any other form of storytelling. And since it's Halloween, there's no better way to get into the ghostly spirit than to talk about scary films - ones that make your blood curdle. So, without further ado, here are Sunday Young Post's picks for the most spooktacular films of all time ...

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Halloween risk to children

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Spine-chilling schemes

While Halloween does have its serious side, it is also a great excuse for a party. But you need to do some careful planning. Invite everyone early. Then choose a venue: you don't have to host the party at home. You could meet your friends at a public place such as a park. Everyone can bring a different sort of snack.

Costumes for youngsters

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am