Arts & Music

What a view | The Lies Within: an appealingly off-kilter South Korean drama

A detective becomes reluctantly embroiled in a tale of political skulduggery, kidnapping and murder.

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Why Ghost in the Shell is the greatest anime ever made

Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 manga-based sci-fi hit, the setting of which was modelled on Hong Kong, questions the ethics of AI, making it more relevant now than ever.

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The Collector | Her troubled marriage did not dominate Irene Chou’s art

An untitled work may shed light on why one of the city’s greatest artists didn’t get the credit she deserved.

2 Dec 2019 - 11:30AM
What a view | The Stranded: first original Thai series from Netflix worth a watch

After a tsunami leaves a group of school-leavers wrecked on an island, they must band together to try to escape.

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The Projector | Independent Hong Kong filmmakers need to look beyond mainland China

A milestone Hong Kong-Japanese co-production – The Murders of Oiso – shows why the city’s independent directors should be seeking partnerships beyond the border.

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The Collector | As the protests escalate, Hong Kong art market battles jitters

The ongoing political crisis may be affecting its art market but robust demand for Chinese works means the outlook remains positive for the city’s auction houses.

19 Nov 2019 - 10:12AM
What a view | Nowhere Man on Netflix – not your average triad gangster series
17 Nov 2019 - 9:30AM
Celebrity hairstylist Kim Robinson on how Out of Africa changed his life

The hairstylist to stars such as Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh says the 1985 film gave him his first understanding of how women feel.

11 Nov 2019 - 7:46AM
What a view | Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! is as empathetic as it is enjoyable

The Fab Five visit the Land of the Rising Sun to bring joy to four deserving souls.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:27AM
Exhibiting both male and female traits: artists explore how

Daisy Chan, the curator behind the upcoming ‘The Feminine Awakens’ show, reveals her paintings are a tribute to her partner, who lost his battle with cancer. He made her realise that men can have both masculine and feminine traits, she says.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:15AM
The Projector | How an American war film, Midway, got past Chinese censors

We try to make sense of Roland Emmerich’s Midway getting approval for a general release in mainland Chinese cinemas while domestic war films such as The Eight Hundred remain in limbo.

7 Nov 2019 - 4:49PM
Hong Kong Eco Film Festival has a powerful message for you

The second edition of the event will tackle subjects from fast fashion to endangered species, as well as panel discussions and workshops.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:00AM
What a view | Women call the shots in When the Camellia Blooms
3 Nov 2019 - 9:30AM
The Collector | China’s private museums face many challenges – art isn’t one of them

Opening in March 2020, Shunde’s He Art Museum hopes that it has what it takes to attract an audience.

4 Nov 2019 - 1:31PM
What a view | My Country: The New Age and Catherine the Great: history in Technicolor

The coup that kicked off the Joseon dynasty is the subject of the latest South Korean fare from Netflix, with inevitable love triangle included, while over on HBO, Helen Mirren assumes the role of the infamous Russian Empress and reigns supreme.

27 Oct 2019 - 9:53AM
Sculptor Carol Bove on steel and ways of seeing

The American artist is earning her master illusionist credentials with huge, heavy, hulking sculptures that ooze ethereality.

25 Oct 2019 - 11:09AM
The Projector | Film figures show that Chinese sentiments are far from monolithic

Despite a tightening of China’s already strict film censorship, you can still find alternative fare, if you know where to look.

23 Oct 2019 - 3:21PM
Shakespeare workshop to acquaint aspiring actors with the Bard

The eight sessions organised by the Dove Tales Theatre Company aim to prepare amateur actors for auditions for upcoming Shakespeare in the Park performances.

22 Oct 2019 - 5:40PM
The Collector | Protests didn’t put octogenarian art dealer off attending Fine Art Asia

Unfazed by the unrest in Hong Kong, the octogenarian founder of Rossi & Rossi travelled from her home in Italy to her regular booth at the Fine Art Asia fair

21 Oct 2019 - 1:30PM