Tag : South China Morning Post

American Girl movie review: Karena Lam, Caitlin Fang play mother and daughter in Golden Horse Awards-winning family drama

A woman with cancer and her daughters move back to Taiwan from the US in a film that perfectly captures a family tragedy from the point of an uprooted teenagerWhere American Girl struggles is in earning our sympathy for the others - such as Karena Lam and Kaiser Chuang's characters, who minimise her impending death 3/5 stars Winner of five Golden H...

Jockey Club officials lose more sleep as IJC stars suffer flight delay, Pakistan Star stops again

Technical issues mean Ryan Moore, Mickael Barzalona, Hollie Doyle and Tom Marquand will arrive in Hong Kong 24 hours later than planned It'll come as no surprise if there's some bedraggled and battle-weary officials trackside at Wednesday night's Longines International Jockeys' Championship, whether the full line-up of overseas stars make it to the...

Protest art latest: Luke Ching goes underground on the MTR subway network in Hong Kong as a station cleaner to highlight low-paid work of a silent army

Luke Ching has often put himself in the shoes of low-paid workers to fight for their rights, and working as a minimum-wage MTR cleaner has been an eye-openerHe is used to the question, 'But is this art?' - Ching's response is to reject the idea of art as a commodity and the artist's role as a 'producer' Luke Ching Chin-wai doesn't exactly blend in ...

Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi-kem and Wong Chun-ting bow out of WTT Cup Finals as coach laments lack of killer instinct

Olympic bronze medallist Doo struggles against Hina Hayata of Japan a day after upsetting China world No 4 Wang ManyuWong almost takes world No 5 Tomokazu Harimoto to fifth game but 'not decisive enough' says coach Zhang Hong Kong's Doo Hoi-kem could not continue her sizzling form at the WTT Cup Finals as she fell to Japan's Hina Hayata in their wo...

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia to mark a milestone in its construction, even as Covid-19 shutdown threatens to put 2026 target for declaring basilica’s structure complete out of reach

Barcelona's top attraction, the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, has been dogged by delays since the church's cornerstone was laid in 1882, so what's one more? While it will mark a construction milestone on December 8, Covid-19, which brought work to a halt, means it may not be declared structurally complete in 2026 In 1882, the bishop of Barcelona ...

K-drama review: Reflection of You – dreary Netflix melodrama indulges in explosive, but unearned, finale

Reflection of You is not a happy romance, and for this tragic story to reach its climax, someone has to be the bad guy However, the show doesn't earn its big dramatic finish and it feels like an explosive way to wrap up a story that hasn't been going anywhere for weeks This article contains spoilers. 2.5/5 stars Romance can easily make us take leav...

Hong Kong fencer Nicholas Choi finishes third in Challenge Cup, exactly three years after he announced his retirement from sport

The 2018 Asian Games silver medallist says he is a better fencer than before, as he challenges for a place at next year's Hangzhou GamesOlympic champion Edgar Cheung beats fellow teammate Ryan Choi in final 15-12 Hong Kong fencer Nicholas Choi believes he is better than three years ago when he announced he was quitting the sport, only to change his...

Is expensive perfume worth the money? What they have that cheaper ones may not, and how to choose the right scent for you

Like a burger at a Michelin-star restaurant and one at a fast-food chain, high-quality ingredients separate a high-end scent from a budget-friendly oneBase notes last the longest but are expensive to source, which is why cheap perfumes don't tend to contain them and therefore don't have staying power There are a number of decisions to make before c...

The Hong Kong Bach Choir at 50: diverse and well drilled, with ‘a feeling of community’, it grew from amateur expat group

Formed by expats, the Bach Choir began diversifying its membership in the 1990s, and becoming more professional, under the direction of Jerome Hoberman It is very demanding, but you make very good friends, says the choir's longest serving member as it prepares for a concert to mark its 50th anniversary Twenty-seven years ago, Lorrie Coleman joined ...

From Jet Li in The One to Jackie Chan in Police Story, eight favourite martial arts movies

From Cheng Pei-pei and Gordon Liu to Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li, a galaxy of stars have appeared in Hong Kong martial arts moviesWong Kar-wai brought an elegiac feel to The Grandmaster, pitting Tony Leung Chiu-wai against Zhang Ziyi. Then there was surprise package Cynthia Rothrock It's the second birthday of the Post's weekl...

K-pop girl group StayC, Gen Z hitmakers, talk freedom, equality and working hard for their dreams

Six-member StayC debuted in November 2020. A year later, they're considered one of the leaders of the fourth generation of K-pop acts and loved on TikTok 'We are able to express vibrant and colourful performances,' says StayC's Sumin to explain what's helped them stand out in the crowded K-pop realm Girl group StayC debuted in November 2020 with th...

What killed Bruce Lee? Drug rumours add to the mystery surrounding the death of the Hong Kong martial arts actor

When Bruce Lee died suddenly at the age of 32, conspiracy theories about his death started to circulate immediately Letters found recently, referring to the supply of various illegal drugs, have ignited new speculation about his death Bruce Lee would have celebrated his 81st birthday on November 27, and since his untimely death in 1973 at the age o...