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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

雜碎

雖然常常見到,但到現在還未太確實相信我們有一個大型摩天輪在中環這個事實。

佔領運動已快兩個月了,沒想到會是如此。

法國電影節又來了,今年也有機會看五齣,另兩齣full house(因為不是頭幾天訂票)。KINO德國電影節今年無暇看了。聞說Saint Laurent(full house的那齣/會上正場)也不是什麼好片子。

有點懷念那些日子天天都更新這裏。有時甚至一天數篇。

今年日子一點都不易過,不過怎樣艱難也要積極面對。

美國黑人青年被槍擊斃,歷史從來都是不停地重演,很多事情和人心都沒有進步。

Retail therapy實在很美妙, 它和wine therapy/food therapy及movie therapy是不同的。三者我也喜歡 ^_^

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Four Word Film Review

一舊一新:

Magic in the Moonlight -- unlike Colin lack humor

The World of Kanako -- bloody violent need blindfold

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Random A to Z

Admiralty - how many times have u visited the students and protesters at the site? 

Burgundy - all about wine

Christmas - longing for Christmas, hope it's another cozy happy festive time of the year

Death - meet joe black. Not fun. Especially when it's related to your close family members 

Eat - one of the most important thing in life.

Fish - I am not good in eating fish. And not fond of fish, except sashimi. Fucking clever Japanese. And yes I hate them.

Galvanize - don't ask me why I think of this word.

Hell - nah, heaven, yes we Christians will only go to heaven, right???

Irish coffee - mum once collapsed at a restaurant in Wanchai after drinking Irish coffee, how funny. 

Jellybean - someone's nickname

Knickerbox

Light - they say there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

M - my last name

Nightingale 

Octagon - what it's all about

Paddington Bear - when will I visit UK again???

Queensland 

Radio

Saint

Tanya - Tanya Chan, Tanya Tai...

Umbrella Movement - fucking stupid Beijing why u so afraid of students??? So lame so stupid...

Vendetta 

Why - why is 2014 such a fucking difficult year?

XYZ $82?)9$3-6363)$&/910@/@&/&2@2

- written on a half drunk nite ;)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Begin Again 一切從音樂再開始

原來九月起稿一直未開始寫。

如果沒有看"Once",感覺會否不一樣?就是和"Once"的感覺相距甚遠。原來已經是六年前看的電影了,再看一次自己寫的,看來那時不算十分喜歡此片,只是感覺深刻。不過這回"Begin Again"就沒有那種感動了。至少那次OST是非買不可,這次是不會買。Keira Knightley的歌聲不太悅耳吧。

或許當年就是兩個非專業演員加上陌生的愛爾蘭,和好些非常動人的音樂,給人的那份純樸感覺是"Begin Again"完全沒有的。Keira Knightley加Mark Ruffalo都是大家熟悉的面孔了,他們都有點角色定型,雖然這次二人都有點離開以往的角色,尤其是Keira,但就失去了那種味道。

那種似有還無的曖昧和相逢恨晚的感覺仍然凝造得到,不過就是那樣沒有驚喜。然而在街頭錄音的確給人耳目一新的。

Saturday, November 08, 2014

I'm back

Really got to update here again ^_^

It's been a hectic year, well since the end of March, so it's been some crazy 7+ months. Mum is sick, and yes my world turned upside down, and I hope I can make it... and of course we all hope she will get better (well everyone worries about me, sometimes as much as we worry about mum). I'll try to be strong and tough. 

I asked a long-time friend: what would you do if your parents have a year to live? He said: maybe I'll quit my job. Huh... how come I still have the urge to change job? God, I must have been crazy... (my friend is in the States while his parents are in hk though) Can you believe I went to two interviews on the same week when my mum was in the hospital? (She had treatment at the hospital and had to stay there for a few days or so) I wish I could quit my job... Guess I won't be that lucky to win mark 6 so soon though...

And there are other things happening this year too, but none is as overwhelming as the health of my mum of course.

I'll still watch films and go to film festivals if time allows, and also write something here after viewing.

Life is tough but it goes on. I'll try my best.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

這兩星期都沒閒暇更新,都在個人的fb(not maddoggish)及twitter上接收及分享比較多,心情由熱血、憤怒、憂心、不忿、傷心、放心(正如練乙錚所說)等等都經歷過。金鐘、銅鑼灣和旺角都踏足過,感動過。

有幸身為香港人可以經歷這個歷史時刻,有幸我們有這一群九十後。


Friday, September 26, 2014

三齣

Life of Riley / Aimer, boire et chanter (愛吧醉吧唱吧)

沒想到是劇場式的電影,差不多從首到尾都是。雖然好像有點局限,不過一眾演技派加上蠻有趣又特別的故事線,令電影很有可觀性。畢竟是大師的遺作,觀眾都必定期待亦不會失望。

Riley得知自己患上惡疾時日無多,一眾好友都忙於為他安排一連串的節目及好時光,讓他快樂過餘下的日子。前妻和兩個女友人更以為Riley只想和自己出遊,來個忘不了的行程,弄到啼笑皆非。

充滿喜樂及幽默的故事。

imdb連結

Variety

The Hollywood Reporter
The Double (盜面專師)

原來2011年有一齣由Richard Gere擔演的The Double,沒多印象。這回有點是給簡介騙了入場。不算失望,主要演員也令人滿意,導演成功凝造氣氛及風格,令人留下印象,不過不算非常出色。
Facebook連結

imdb連結

Rotten Tomatoes有82%

On the Guardian
Fading Gigolo (情迷出租男)

不是Woody Allen導演的電影,不過由他擔綱演出,結果是頗為失望。自編自導自演,原來不是首次。幽默元素是有的,不過算合格,娛樂性也不缺

Rotten Tomatoes只有很低的54%。

Monday, September 15, 2014

等一個人咖啡

我從第一幕罵到幾近到末段(亦是唯一令人感動的一段)。

以前對周星馳的片沒有太討厭, 港式無厘頭始終源於他,不過這種無厘頭不是可以隨意加插在電影中,知道九把刀很喜歡周星馳,不過片中太多的無厘頭變得胡鬧荒謬兼無聊,個人實在頂唔住。

不喜歡年輕女主角,不漂亮。反而飾演年輕時的周慧敏(老闆娘)則蠻漂亮可人。美男(劇透:老闆娘男友)則太不現實,廣告片角色一樣。

對,那唯一"精髓"所在的一段是感人的,我也有哭,不過,大部分的胡鬧荒謬幾近完全淹蓋這刻意經營的感動。

6:35pm, Sunday

Love this photo that I took last night ^_^

(oh it looks so red on blogger... )

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Make the Ordinary Come Alive

by William Martin, "The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents"

via Gregg Braden on facebook

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him / Her 她消失以後 / 離開他以後

每個故事總可以從幾個角度去看,這個本來不是什麼轟轟烈烈的愛情故事,正因為它分開了兩個部分去展現給觀眾,一個是從男主角的角度一個從女主角的角度,結果就變得不是那麼簡單。

正是因為Summer IFF這兩齣電影有搶飛現象,我這個趁熱鬧心態的電影節粉絲便也來買票,怕「執輸」。導演作品不多,這回是正式第一/二齣長片,是勇敢,也是熱誠。作為長片首作蠻不錯,也值得進場一看,不過這個有點創意的故事手法,應該可以有更好更感動人的效果。

個人有點執著於電影的連戲(continuity),多次發現同一場景分別在兩鹹電影上演員說的及穿的衣服都有點不連戲,身邊人則覺得不是大問題,且不是電影的重點,但我就是覺得,既然導演想用兩個角度去說故事,有些基本的事實,不是應該要一貫的麼?當然對白有出入或是刻意,因為這正正是男人女人對很多事情如回憶、細節、感覺、直覺等都很不同的原因。不過有些視覺上的不一致我是覺得不夠完美。

對飾演男主角Conor的印象不太深,看過他的演出有Atonement, Becoming Jane及The Last King of Scotland。女主角(Eleanor Rigby)樣貌不算漂亮,不過勝在夠瘦削,且演此角很合適,我只看過The Tree of Life,不過對她沒印象。兩人都演得不錯。

"Eleanor Rigby"本是The Beatles於1966年的一首歌曲,主要由Paul McCartney創作,不過credited to Lennon–McCartney。電影中不少Eleanor Rigby及The Beatles的影子。


喜歡兩個主角的家人的故事線,當然不能忽視Isabelle Huppert一角,見她杯不離手一幕又一幕,真羨慕(haha)。

據說香港十月會上正場,也是分開Him及Her兩齣。另一齣Them則是把兩齣剪輯成一齣,不過有人說那便失去電影原意,所以香港不會上Them。

imdb連結

Rotten Tomatoes有100%

Eat Well

'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.' – Virginia Woolf
(via maki on twitter and Philosophers' Mail)
 
難怪我經常那麼注重飲食 ^_^

Saturday, August 30, 2014

20 Facts about Me

1. I hate hypocritical Christians, and you always see some in the office.

2. I am back to the dance floor, hopefully for a longer period this time.

3. I need to get rid of 18-20 pounds, solid.

4. I enjoy home cooking by my hubby. And he enjoys it a lot too.

5. I have to dye my hair once every three weeks.

6. My favorite food: chocolate, steaks, asparagus, siu mai, wings and chips.

7. I hate waking up early. 

8. I love perfume. 

9. I love red wine, and I seldom get drunk.

10. My supervisor likes me, who doesn't? ;)

11. I want a better job, hopefully sometime soon.

12. If you can't get along with me, you are probably an asshole or a bitch.

13. I don't mind washing dishes everyday. 

14. I am not good at cooking.

15. But I used to be good at baking.

16. I would rather be dead if I have to stop eating meat and sweet stuffs.

17. I am good at swimming.

18. I hate ball games.

19. I hate stalkers.

20. I respect gay people and I don't think there is anything wrong with being homosexual but I don't agree with gay marriage and gay couples adopting kids.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Therapies

Retail therapy, dance therapy, film therapy, wine therapy and food therapy... I love them all ! LOL! ^_^

Thursday, August 21, 2014

屬於自己的六十分鐘

讀馬家輝的明報副刊文章談到剛猝死的曾澍基,提到他自己和曾先生也一樣,喜歡工作後回家前喝點酒 --「但更多的時候是獨自去,慣了快樂時光,享受在回家晚飯以前小喝一杯... 白天是工作的,晚上是家人的,在黑夜貿白天的轉折點上,有那麼六十分鐘屬於自己,不應算是奢侈而只是最起碼的自愛。」
 
哈,自從來了這裏工作有時要上早更,我也喜歡這樣,只不過不是男人,每每令人覺得一個女子這樣去喝酒有點不對勁。
 
其實自己喜歡的事情,我真的沒空去理會人家看法。
 
*其實大學時已見過馬博士,他在讀PhD,我們攪港人學生會,他也來撐場投票,很有誠意。