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Category I. Is it the end of the world, when a puling Hollywood brat dictates what we should worry about? That’s one cheap shot many will doubtless be taking at “The 11th Hour,” a documentary on global warming co-written, co-produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. They’d...
May 19 2007
The Japanese can start a craze over anything mundane. Katsuyuki Motohiro’s “Udon” captures this uncanny ability at both its most admirable and its most tedious. The film takes a commonplace dish that an entire nation’s been snacking on for a millennium, and then depicts said...
May 17 2007
Category IIA. Are we at the end of the road for road movies? It’s a question that’s hard not to ask after viewing Wong Kar-wai’s English-language debut, which swaps the cramped confines of Hong Kong for the American open road with mixed results. On the one hand, watching the...
May 16 2007
Local IT consultant Tom Nunan has a confession to make: “When I go out dancing at night, I don’t want to hear jazz. I want to hear something easier to listen to, something repetitive and recognizable.” Sounds like you won’t be seeing him on April 21, when jazz regulars Allen...
Apr 19 2007
When a lone copy of “Cold Blade,” a 1970 film directed by legendary Hong Kong director Chor Yuen, quietly surfaced in Hong Kong a few years ago, local cinephiles were caught off guard. Here was a martial arts flick they had long given up on as a casualty lost to the ravages of time. For...
Apr 5 2007
Easter; a celebration of the changing of the seasons, and a perfect time to stop fooling yourself about that New Year’s resolution diet you’re supposedly on. You don’t need to be a glutton to gorge on Easter; everybody knows it’s a time for family, friends, food, and more...
HK Magazine: What inspired you to write the book? Lynne O’Donnell: I wanted to write about the lives of ordinary Iraqis, beyond the horror of the headlines that you see everyday. It's something that's hard for many people to get their heads around, because it's so distant from them, so alien...
Mar 16 2007
First off, let’s admit that there’s been more than a bit of undue slobbering over this film. Ever since it won the World Cinema Audience Award at Cannes last year, with an Oscar following earlier this year, critics have been all over John Carney’s “Once” like a hobo on...
Mar 10 2007