Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lim Chang Moh - Malaysia's Foremost Film Critic

Lim Chang Moh, who passed away at 62 on July 14, 2012, will always be remembered as the country's foremost film critic.

He was best known for his film reviews in The Malay Mail. He retired in 2006 but continued to review films in his blog At The Movies With Lim Chang Moh.

The Malay Mail lifestyle editor Daniel Chan said: “His three decades as a film review columnist is a tough act to follow. He was a dear old friend and will be sorely missed.”

As production editor, Lim was highly respected for his command of English and perfectionist attitude towards ensuring there were no grammatical or spelling errors in the reports published by The Malay Mail.

Filmmaker Datuk Yusof Haslam described Lim as the country's foremost film critic, second to none.

Yusof hailed Lim as a prolific writer who did a good biography of former Chief Secretary To The Government Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid in 2008.

Educated at Penang Free School in Georgetown from 1964 to 1970, Lim graduated from University Malaya in 1974.

He joined the New Straits Times and later The Malay Mail where he wrote a long-running weekly column on movies titled At The Movies.

His son Jason has followed in his footsteps, frequently contributing movie reviews for The Star.

Lim also acted in one film, The Joshua Tapes in 2010.