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15 10, 2021

Chinese contemporary paper-cut artists put modern spin on the ancient folk art in Hong Kong exhibition

By | 2021-10-15T08:15:09+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinese contemporary paper-cut artists put modern spin on the ancient folk art in Hong Kong exhibition

Paper cutting, a Chinese folk art with over 1,000 years of history, meets contemporary design and techniques at a new exhibition in Hong Kong.Artspace K in Repulse Bay is showing 90 intricate creations by seven artists, including Hong Kong-based Li Yun...

15 10, 2021

‘Chinese Sex and the City’ adaptation The Woman in Kenzo brought to the stage in Hong Kong by award-winning composer Leon Ko

By | 2021-10-15T03:15:16+00:00 October 15th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on ‘Chinese Sex and the City’ adaptation The Woman in Kenzo brought to the stage in Hong Kong by award-winning composer Leon Ko

After a decade-long wait, multi-award winning Hong Kong composer Leon Ko Sai-tseung brings The Woman in Kenzo to stage at the Kwai Tsing Theatre on October 16.Set in Hong Kong during the 1970s, the musical adaptation, directed by Roy Szeto, comes from ...

13 10, 2021

The 15 best Korean dramas on Netflix, from Squid Game to Kingdom and Crash Landing on You

By | 2021-10-13T21:15:11+00:00 October 13th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on The 15 best Korean dramas on Netflix, from Squid Game to Kingdom and Crash Landing on You

After stepping into the K-drama game a few years ago, Netflix has grown to become the world’s top purveyor of Korean drama content.With its mix of original series produced in-house, licensed shows from tvN and JTBC and its library of classic titles, th...

13 10, 2021

Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie review – Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson in Andy Serkis’ delightfully self-assured Marvel superhero sequel

By | 2021-10-13T07:20:12+00:00 October 13th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie review – Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson in Andy Serkis’ delightfully self-assured Marvel superhero sequel

4/5 starsSuperhero stories invariably focus on duality – how a mild-mannered reporter or reclusive billionaire navigates life with their crime-fighting alter ego. Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to the surprise 2018 hit Venom, approaches the co...

12 10, 2021

British artist, 84, pivots to iPad art – ‘photographs are very boring’ now, says David Hockney, though they used to be central to his work

By | 2021-10-12T11:15:24+00:00 October 12th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on British artist, 84, pivots to iPad art – ‘photographs are very boring’ now, says David Hockney, though they used to be central to his work

British artist David Hockney has always been a workhorse, so his months of lockdown in France were a welcome opportunity to devote himself to observing nature.“I really enjoy looking,” says the dapper 84-year-old. “If you look at the world, it’s very b...

12 10, 2021

Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots movie review: Japanese coming-of-age drama finds humour and tragedy in a young woman’s anxiety about still being a virgin

By | 2021-10-12T08:45:14+00:00 October 12th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots movie review: Japanese coming-of-age drama finds humour and tragedy in a young woman’s anxiety about still being a virgin

3.5/5 starsFor many university students, graduation is a time for celebration. For some, taking their first tentative steps into the adult world can also be a period of overwhelming anxiety and self-doubt.In Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots, Ryohei ...

11 10, 2021

Seance movie review: boarding school slasher starring Suki Waterhouse offers a stylish rehash of classic horrors

By | 2021-10-11T10:45:25+00:00 October 11th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Seance movie review: boarding school slasher starring Suki Waterhouse offers a stylish rehash of classic horrors

3/5 starsLow-budget horror films used to be scary but shoddy looking affairs, but the past 10 years has seen the reverse come true – the films look great, but there’s nothing in them to make you jump out of your seat. That’s certainly true of Seance, t...

11 10, 2021

Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet For the End of Time – Hong Kong musicians overcome initial hesitancy to give commendable performance

By | 2021-10-11T08:45:20+00:00 October 11th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet For the End of Time – Hong Kong musicians overcome initial hesitancy to give commendable performance

“Never had I been listened to with such rapt attention and understanding,” recalled French composer Olivier Messiaen, decades after the 1941 premiere of his Quartet For the End of Time (Quatour pour la fin du Temps). His audience was some 400 fellow wa...

10 10, 2021

Hong Kong-born author on her autobiographical novel about two sisters living apart, one of whom has Down syndrome, that reads like a fairy tale

By | 2021-10-10T05:15:16+00:00 October 10th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Hong Kong-born author on her autobiographical novel about two sisters living apart, one of whom has Down syndrome, that reads like a fairy tale

When Things are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent, pub. Ultimo PressHarper and Marlowe are sisters. Harper, who is 20, has Down syndrome, which she prefers to call Up syndrome. She lives with their British father and Chinese grandmother in Hong Kong. Marlo...

9 10, 2021

From Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury to Wu Jing in Wolf Warrior 2, authors dissect Hong Kong martial arts movies – from how they are made to how they exemplify Chinese philosophy

By | 2021-10-09T21:15:19+00:00 October 9th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on From Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury to Wu Jing in Wolf Warrior 2, authors dissect Hong Kong martial arts movies – from how they are made to how they exemplify Chinese philosophy

Most books about Hong Kong cinema focus either on film history or how movies reflect the society and politics of the city. But two books on Hong Kong action cinema, one relatively old and one relatively new, take beguilingly different approaches.Planet...