Film


Latest ‘Shaft’ chooses sitcom over gritty

THE latest “Shaft,” which adds a new generation of “bad mother xxxxxx” to the mix, is not what you might expect. It’s not gritty or raw or even attempting to be all that cool. Instead it maintains intoxicatingly ...

June 23, 2019, Sunday


The gang is back with ‘Toy Story 4’

It’s futile to ask “why more” in the movie business, but it’s hard not to go in a little suspicious of a fourth “Toy Story....

June 23, 2019, Sunday


Latest ‘Shaft’ chooses sitcom over gritty

The latest “Shaft,” which adds a new generation of “bad mother xxxxxx” to the mix, is not what you might expect....

June 23, 2019, Sunday


Edgy, dark and tolerated: ‘China noir’ seeks to make Cannes Film Festival breakthrough

TALES from the shadowy edges of modern Chinese society aim to turn heads at the Cannes Film Festival, showing the growing scope and sophistication of the world’s second-largest movie market. The Diao ...

May 19, 2019, Sunday


Shanghai-born actor takes on gritty gangster character in latest film

POPULAR Chinese actor Hu Ge, whose suave looks made him the star of small screen imperial dramas, has tapped into a different side of himself for “Wild Goose Lake,” a gritty gangster flick competing for ...

May 19, 2019, Sunday


Det Pikachu’s first (and last) case

IT’S got an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box office master at snark. But, somehow, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” never really gets arresting. A neutered Ryan Reynolds ...

May 12, 2019, Sunday


Big dreams on the ‘Biggest Little Farm’

JOHN and Molly Chester didn’t, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they got start-up investors to help them purchase a 213-acre farm just north of Los Angeles. “The Biggest Little Farm” ...

May 12, 2019, Sunday


Slovakia’s Monsieur Tussard relaxes with his wax

THE bald head of Slovak general Milan Rastislav Stefanik is pierced before hairs are inserted into his skull. Stefanik’s face remains motionless, his blue eyes do not even blink. The late founder of ...

May 5, 2019, Sunday


‘Avengers: Endgame’ sparkles in Marvel Land’s fictional cosmos

SATISFACTION is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively pored over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, ...

April 28, 2019, Sunday


Tripping into the American dream

WE’LL call it the “Garfield Rule” — not the comic, the actor. It holds that any performance by Andrew Garfield, on screen or stage, will be worth seeing, no matter the content. After watching “Under ...

April 21, 2019, Sunday




 

Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号