Robert Downey Snr and Jnr in a still from “Sr.”. The film spotlights the former’s life and career, and explores the relationship between the two filmmakers. Photo: Netflix
TV shows and streaming video

‘Pretty flawed dudes’: Robert Downey Jnr on making one last film with dad

6 hours ago

Streaming now on Netflix, Sr. is Robert Downey Jnr’s depiction of his auteur father’s life and career, and an exploration of the not-always-easy relationship between the two filmmakers.

Robert Downey Snr and Jnr in a still from “Sr.”. The film spotlights the former’s life and career, and explores the relationship between the two filmmakers. Photo: Netflix

‘Pretty flawed dudes’: Robert Downey Jnr on making one last film with dad

Streaming now on Netflix, Sr. is Robert Downey Jnr’s depiction of his auteur father’s life and career, and an exploration of the not-always-easy relationship between the two filmmakers.

6 hours ago

Review | Troll: Netflix Norwegian monster film is slick but light on Scandi folklore

Troll, directed and co-written by Tomb Raider director Roar Uthaug and set in his native Norway, doesn’t make enough of Scandinavian folklore and feels derivative.

5 Dec 2022 - 6:15PM

Exposing the uncomfortable truths behind today’s black-Asian tensions

Actress Crystal Kwok’s new documentary ‘Blurring the Color Line’ digs deep into her family’s past to see where the Chinese fit into America’s black-and-white race narrative.

5 Dec 2022 - 5:15PM
A still from Troll. Photo: Netflix

Review | Troll: Netflix Norwegian monster film is slick but light on Scandi folklore

Troll, directed and co-written by Tomb Raider director Roar Uthaug and set in his native Norway, doesn’t make enough of Scandinavian folklore and feels derivative.

5 Dec 2022 - 6:15PM
History

Exposing the uncomfortable truths behind today’s black-Asian tensions

Actress Crystal Kwok’s new documentary ‘Blurring the Color Line’ digs deep into her family’s past to see where the Chinese fit into America’s black-and-white race narrative.

Actress Crystal Kwok’s new documentary ‘Blurring the Color Line’ digs deep into her family’s past to see where the Chinese fit into America’s black-and-white race narrative.

5 Dec 2022 - 5:15PM
Asian cinema: Hong Kong film

How Chingmy Yau shocked Hong Kong and became one of its biggest sex symbols

Chingmy Yau’s transition from respectable actress to star of Category III adult films full of sex and violence like ‘Naked Killer’ was quite the revelation in Hong Kong in the 1990s.

Chingmy Yau’s transition from respectable actress to star of Category III adult films full of sex and violence like ‘Naked Killer’ was quite the revelation in Hong Kong in the 1990s.

4 Dec 2022 - 5:15AM

Jane Goodall on how ‘every one of us’ can help save the planet

Jane Goodall praises China’s conservation of giant pandas and its environmental record, and explains why she remains hopeful that climate change can be slowed.

3 Dec 2022 - 9:15AM
Jane Goodall on how ‘every one of us’ can help save the planet

‘It felt like a challenge’: Kim Young-kwang on Somebody serial killer role

The Korean drama star is used to appearing in romantic comedies but broadened his repertoire to play a ruthless serial killer in Netflix show Somebody.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:41AM
‘It felt like a challenge’: Kim Young-kwang on Somebody serial killer role

How Chingmy Yau shocked Hong Kong and became one of its biggest sex symbols

Chingmy Yau’s transition from respectable actress to star of Category III adult films full of sex and violence like ‘Naked Killer’ was quite the revelation in Hong Kong in the 1990s.

4 Dec 2022 - 5:15AM

Jane Goodall on how ‘every one of us’ can help save the planet

Jane Goodall praises China’s conservation of giant pandas and its environmental record, and explains why she remains hopeful that climate change can be slowed.

3 Dec 2022 - 9:15AM

‘It felt like a challenge’: Kim Young-kwang on Somebody serial killer role

The Korean drama star is used to appearing in romantic comedies but broadened his repertoire to play a ruthless serial killer in Netflix show Somebody.

3 Dec 2022 - 6:41AM
Culture | OPINION
Kwai Lun-mei as Lin I-Shan in a still from Disney series Women In Taipei. Photo: Disney+

What a view | Disney+’s Women in Taipei insults southern Taiwanese women as bumpkins

Women in Taipei puts Disney+ in the spotlight for denigrating ‘southern’ girls, while Netflix reveals football’s murky underworld – its governing body – in damning Netflix documentary FIFA Uncovered.

3 Dec 2022 - 8:15AM

Reflections | China’s first nationwide elections were a flawed but worthy experiment

Held in 1909 in a desperate attempt to safeguard the ailing Qing dynasty, China’s first nationwide elections were riddled with corruption and as a process did not last very long.

Held in 1909 in a desperate attempt to safeguard the ailing Qing dynasty, China’s first nationwide elections were riddled with corruption and as a process did not last very long.

24 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM
China’s first nationwide elections were a flawed but worthy experiment

Reflections | Hong Kong vs Singapore talent battle recalls 2 old Chinese states’ rivalry

Hong Kong’s battle for talent with Singapore is similar to when ancient Chinese states competed with each other, with the Jin state’s poaching of Chu state’s talent standing out.

Hong Kong’s battle for talent with Singapore is similar to when ancient Chinese states competed with each other, with the Jin state’s poaching of Chu state’s talent standing out.

21 Nov 2022 - 7:45AM
Hong Kong vs Singapore talent battle recalls 2 old Chinese states’ rivalry

Culture | Explore more