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Day: 1 August 2012


Film Review: ‘The Flowers of War’

★★★☆☆ As a measure of the burgeoning confidence of Chinese big budget cinema, Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War (2011) falls some considerable distance short of its Hollywood contemporaries. Despite the lofty highbrow aspirations of Yimou, both visually and thematically, one of the failings […]

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Film Review: ‘Ted’

★★★☆☆ From cult figure Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and American Dad, comes Ted (2012), a somewhat predictable cavalcade of pop culture references and crude humour masquerading as a bromance between a middle-aged man and his boyhood teddy bear. Starring Mark Wahlberg, […]