Out and about: Dragged Across Concrete

Reading Time: 1 minute In sharp contrast to the wall-to-wall kinetic-driven nature of action films in general; Dragged Across Concrete is a well-paced crime film. The role of smartphone shot video dragged it kicking and screaming into the modern day via Rodney King. The film reminded me of a number of others: The Usual Suspects and Magnolia for its […]

Hellboy reboot and flawed superhero films

Reading Time: 2 minutes I got to see the Hellboy reboot. Make no mistake it’s flawed. It doesn’t have the synchronicity with the source material of Guillermo del Toro’s adaptations. It was great to see Daniel Dae Kim on film, but his English accent wasn’t great. It was right up there with Dick Van Dyk. There was an ensemble […]

Out and About: Yunchul Kim – Dawns Mine Crystal

Reading Time: 1 minute Dawns Mine Crystal is an exhibition on at the Korean Cultural Centre between now and November 3, 2018. I was invited to a preview of it. The title Dawns Mine Crystals a reference to the material world and its intersection with symbols and metaphors. It is well worth going to see, Mr Kim merges the […]

Out and about: Sicario 2: Soldado

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was a big fan of Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario. It conveyed the monotony and horror of the war on drugs really well. Taylor Sheridan crafted a taunt storyline, you had great actors in Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Donovan as Brolin’s foil. Alejandro Gillick as a character played really well to Benicio del Toro […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Reading Time: 1 minute I should have got this posted earlier but life got in the way. Things that made my day this week I had an amazing opportunity to see the V&A exhibition The Future Starts Here as a preview The local Unilever business in Hong Kong did their own version of a Dove advertising campaign. What’s interesting […]