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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 Hong Kong. I’m talking GOOD movies! If so, then this is the place to come.

Follow me (Howard Elias) as each week I write about film news and review the latest Hollywood, indie and foreign (i.e., non-English language) films. If I think a film is not worth your time and money, I’m going to tell you so.

If you’re not into reading or if you’re just curious to see if I really look like my Simpsons character, you can watch me review the week’s films live at about 8:30 am (HK time) on Friday mornings on Facebook Live on my Howard For Film Facebook page, or watch me anytime on my Howard For Film YouTube channel.

For my reviews that are on the RTHK archive:

1. Click on the time link that is posted on the On the Radio/Facebook Live page. The RTHK Radio 4 page will appear.
2. Select Part 2 (HKT 08:05 – 09:00).
3. Slide the time bar over to the time listed in that link that you just clicked on.

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. Dear Howard,

    Great meeting you last week in HK. Thanks for your, and the community’s watrm hospitality.

    Best –


  2. 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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