Movie Review – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
The final episode of the Swedish movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s the Millennium trilogy is with us, in the form of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”. People who have read the books and watched the other two films will almost certainly want to see it. In that sense it’s something of a speciality movie. If you haven’t had any exposure to any part of the series before, you are a lot less likely to jump into this one. But how does it stack up to the other two movies, or even the books? Gary Pollard is in the studio to tell us.
Art from Mongolia
In 1924, influenced by the Soviet Union, Mongolia declared itself “The People’s Republic of Mongolia”. In the early 1990s, after the Communists fell from power in Russia, Mongolia dropped the “People’s Republic” part of its name and introduced a new, more democratic, government. That led to a lot more freedom for the country’s artists. A new exhibition, co-presented by the Hanart Gallery, shows how more than twenty of those artists, both veteran and up-and-coming, have responded to that freedom.
In the Studio – Timothy Sun and Jacqueline Leung
Timothy Sun is a freelance saxophonist with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Macau Orchestra, and the group Saxmax. Pianist Jacqueline Leung began studying music at the Academy for Performing Arts, and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London. This weekend they are giving the recital “La Vie en Rose: The Allure of the Tango” as part of the Fringe’s City Festival. During the show, Timothy will play three different saxophones, demonstrating the instrument’s amazing range of sounds and textures. The concert includes tango, French “chanson” and jazz standards. This week, in our studio, they play Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango”.