Films & documentaries

Contemporary Chinese culture at The Floating Cinema

Posted on August 7, 2014 by Toothpicker

It's not an exaggeration to say the 'dilemma' that faces many Londoners is not the lack of entertainment/consumption choices, but the overwhelming of choices available. And when it comes to cultural events, we are just spoiled for choice and it's hard to keep up even if you are subscribed to hundreds of [...]

This post was posted in London, Photography, Talks, Films & documentaries, Art, Transport, Videos & animations, Chinese art and was tagged with London, photography, talks, documentaries, Chinese art, Hong Kong design, The Floating Cinema, animations


Hong Kong International film festival 2014

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Toothpicker

The 38th Hong Kong's International film festival took place from 24th March to 7th April, and I was able to see some films that are yet to be released or may not even get general releases.
As always, with so many films and limited time, it was hard to narrow the selection down [...]

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Gaetano Pesce & Pop Art design

Posted on December 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

ScreenTalk with Gaetano PesceĀ  and Peter Lang at Barbican
 
Lately, I have been extremely busy and so I haven't been doing much apart from working or attending business-related events. Finally, I was able to take some time off because a while ago I had booked to see "Italy - The New Domestic Landscape [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Italian design, Design and was tagged with London, short films, Italian design, Barbican


The Aokigahara suicide forest

Posted on November 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

A blog entry about suicide seems rather odd especially weeks before Christmas, but perhaps it is precisely THE time to write about it because there are many who may not be feeling the festive and joyous mood during this period. And for those people, the festive seasons can also be the most [...]

This post was posted in Films & documentaries, Social issues, Anything Japanese and was tagged with documentaries, Japan, Aokigahara forest


BFI London film festival 2013

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Toothpicker

October is a month full of cultural activities in London, not only there is a dozen or so art fairs for art lovers, but there is also the London film festival for film lovers. With so many films to choose from, it was almost impossible to choose just a handful... after spending [...]

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The act of killing

Posted on August 24, 2013 by Toothpicker

I was aware of all the positive reviews on the documentary, "The act of killing" ( directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and executive produced by Werner Herzog) when it was released here about 2 months ago, but with the subject matter and the heat wave ( yes, I am blaming the sunny weather) [...]

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Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2013

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

With so many film festivals taking place in London all the time, it's hard to keep up with all of them. I recently found out about the Terracotta Far East Film Festival despite it is already in its 5th year.
The festival showcases a range of current films from different parts of Asia [...]

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The return of Taiwanese cinema

Posted on April 27, 2013 by Toothpicker

Taiwanese cinema enjoyed its peak from the early 80s until mid 90s. This was the New Wave and second New Wave period during which many talented directors made their marks. Apart from the art house cinema's favourite, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, there are also Wu Nien-jen, Tsai Ming-liang,now the most famous Taiwanese director, Ang [...]

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Films about SUSHI...

Posted on February 4, 2013 by Toothpicker

This blog entry actually coincides with my trip to Japan... the land of sushi!
 

The variety of sushi USB in Japan...
 
I remember the days when many English people would cringe at the thought of eating raw fish, but those days were long gone and now sushi has become so popular that it would [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Films & documentaries, Anything Japanese and was tagged with Food & dining, documentaries, films, sushi


The Bruce Lacey experience

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Bruce Lacey experience at Camden arts centre
 
I have heard of the eccentric British artist Bruce Lacey before, but I wasn't familiar with his work until his exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre ( one of my favourite galleries in London which is not actually in Camden) back in the summer.
The exhibition [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Theatre & performance art, British art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, documentaries, ICA, performance art, Camden Arts Centre


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