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Do you like watching good movies? I’m not referring to most of the garbage that seems to populate our cinema screens in HK. I’m talking GOOD movies! If so, then this is the place to come.

Follow me (Howard Elias) as I review art house and the occasional Hollywood films each week on the RTHK Radio 4. You can listen in live at about 8:40 am (HK time) on Thursday mornings, or anytime on their archive at:

http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio4/programme/morningcall/

1. Select the month and day.
2. Select Part 2.
3. Click on the Play button.
4. Slide the time bar over to about the 38:00 mark. Each week will be a bit different so you’ll have to tweak it as you go.

I will also be organising film events in HK and throughout the greater China region from time to time. You’ll be able to hear about them first right here.

Sound good? Why not follow my blog?

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  1. Howard, I’m hearing from people who mourn the loss of Jonathan Douglas. They’d like to put pressure on RTHK to keep him. Do you think that would be a good idea?

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Without a doubt, I will miss my Thursday morning sessions with Jonathan but, sadly, I don’t think the RTHK brass give a stuff about what you, me or the listening audience wants or thinks. They want to clear out anyone who is on an old contract, which Jonathan was. With new people, they can offer terms that will allow them to quickly and easily remove anyone who is critical of Beijing and/or the pro-Beijing forces in HK. It’s all about control!

      As for Jonathan, he’s not going to be sitting around getting old. He’s got quite a few irons in the fire over in the UK. As the Joni Mitchell song goes, “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”. Jonathan’s departure is not just a loss for RTHK, it’s a loss for all of Hong Kong.

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