‘Love After Love’ Review: Ann Hui’s Pretty, Empty Melodrama Set in Pre-War Hong Kong

Madame Liang is not exactly a warm, motherly figure, and there’s something discomfiting in the way her older friend “Uncle” Situ (Fan Wei) looks at Weilong. But half scandalized and half seduced by this new lifestyle, Weilong moves in and tries to adapt herself to her worldly aunt’s approval. “We do things the British way […]

‘It was feral’: Big Brother’s Allan Liang makes a shocking admission as he reveals the grim discovery he made under a mattress in the bedroom

EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Kruger’s secret connection to Big Brother… Big Brother fans call for the return of public voting after… Big Brother PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Flamboyant Garth Saville… REVEALED: The Big Brother fight between housemates Zoe…

BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings

Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.”

It turns out your favorite movie is racist. What now?

Disney digitally removed its stereotypical centaur from all releases of “Fantasia” after its original run, and has stamped warnings about “outdated cultural depictions” on other films, like the 1941 animated feature “Dumbo” (which contains a bird whose actual character name is “Jim Crow”), 1953’s “Peter Pan” (which features extreme caricatures of Native Americans) and pretty […]

Blackout in Sokoto, Zamfara, as transmission line collapses

According to the General Management, TCN, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, “the current power supply limitation within Sokoto, Talata-Mafara and Gusau is as a result of transmission capacity constraints on TCN’s Birnin-Kebbi-Sokoto-Talata-Mafara-Gusau transmission line, which was caused by the collapse of 132kV tower number 307 between Funtua and Gusau.

China’s financial sector accelerates opening up amid pandemic

“We are very pleased that UBS Group has participated in CIFTIS, featuring our three major businesses, namely wealth management, investment banking and asset management,” said David Chin, investment bank, Asia Pacific and China country head at UBS. “China has always been an important market for UBS and the continued opening of China’s financial market presents […]


China bank stocks lose $194 billion in perpetual value trap

Shares of Chinese banks listed in Hong Kong, where valuations are typically cheaper than on the mainland, are trading near their all-time low relative to the MSCI China Index. And it could get worse: Citigroup Inc. analysts last week said investors have yet to price in the full extent of this year’s profit deterioration, predicting […]

BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition

Titles include Pixar’s new movie Soul, which would’ve been at Cannes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which is set to premiere in Venice, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which was part of this year’s Cannes Label, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which debuted at Sundance, Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, which was at Berlinale, and Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animation […]

The camera that can see under the surface of old masters: Scanning system can virtually peel back the layers of a painting

In a parallel paper recently published in Optics Express, the researchers also improved the depth into the painting that their apparatus can scan. The two goals are somewhat at odds: using a longer wavelength light source could enhance the penetration depth, but shorter wavelength light (as used in their current setup) provides the best resolution.