Hong Kong Police investigating the alleged abduction have seized CCTV footage from the hotel which reportedly shows the businessman being escorted from the hotel without a struggle. Mr Xiao is the most high-profile of a long list of moguls and executives from at least 34 Chinese companies to be seized in bizarre circumstances over the past year alone. Supplied The mystery deepened when a front-page advertisement purportedly written by Mr Xiao was published on the front page of the Ming Pao newspaper on Saturday. Mr Lee was one of five booksellers who vanished between December and Januarytriggering international condemnation and local protests.
Tweet 0 Submit David Robert Mitchell had a critical and audience hit with his second feature film, It Follows, in ; so much so that his third feature was readily accepted into the Cannes feature competition this year.
Obstensibly a neo-noir thriller about a young man searching for woman he had a brief but apparently meaningful flirtation with, it is both an attempt at an homage to films such as Vertigo and Mulholland Drive, and yet seeks to find its own voice for a younger generation who would find themselves reflected in a more contemporary Los Angeles setting.
Alas, Under the Silver Lake does not have the resonance or skill of the previously mentioned films. Instead, it is a half-baked, superficial story, a prime example of straight white male hubris, trying and failing to masquerade as original and interesting, lacking either the necessary substance for it to be taken seriously, and the humour or light-heartenedness that would make it entertaining.
Sam Andrew Garfield is an unemployed young man living in the hipster Silverlake neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
He doesn't really do much, besides have a booty call now and then, leisurely stare at a neighbour who waters Millionaire gone missing plants topless, and follow the news of a famous local millionaire gone missing.
Then one night he has a brief chaste encounter with another neighbour, Sarah.
But the next day, Sarah has disappeared without a trace, and Sam makes it his strange mission to discover where she is and why she went away. The script feels like something written by a much younger man, kept in the back of a drawer, and dusted off without much attempt at revision to make it a little more coherent or the main character more interesting.
As Sam is the eyes and ears for the audience, we need to either be invested in him as our cypher, or at least find him interesting enough to enjoy watching his journey. But despite the presence of Garfield an actor whose work I enjoySam is one of the least interesting characters I've come across.
He has no visible means of income, despite having a nice apartment.
Sam attends various parties pool and otherwisemeets more women who do anything he asks at the proverbial drop of a hat, learns more about some strange seedy underbelly in Los Angeles one of the many, presumablyand is occasionally followed through a local park by someone or something.
Sam's party-attending and random-sexual-encounter life is occasionally permeated by his search for Sarah, and these strange stalker moments, onto which is grafted appropriate noir score by Rich Vreeland, who also composed the excellent score for It Follows and shot with the light and shadow afforded to colour noir by Mike Gioulakis again, also from It Follows.
As with Mitchell's last film, these elements stand out, and are two of the few things that hold interest. Or in this case, a brief encounter with someone that, for whatever reason, we can't get out of our heads. In the case of this film, we are given a character going on a kind of scavenger hunt, weaving in and out of both the sunny and the dark sides of Los Angeles.
But in this, Under the Silver Lake disappoints again: In the end, Under the Silver Lake is the definition of the contemporary white straight male gaze, filtering its perspective and reactions through a character who has little to lose or fear, since, as a white male, he is in no danger.
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