Hong Kong

  • Review

    Raped by an Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy of the Chief Executive

    The third instalment of the infamous Category III sleaze series, and the strangest yet…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Double Team

    Dennis Rodman is a low-key MVP in Tsui Hark’s first fully American film. Will that make sense by the end of this review? Who knows?…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (1978-2000)

    Well researched but clunkily written, author Pak Tong Cheuk misses the chance to truly bring the 70s/80s cinema scene to life…

    2 stars
  • Review

    Beyond The Dream

    To say that this HK social issue indie was a surprise blockbuster and delight is quite the understatement…

    4 stars
  • Review

    I Still Remember

    “Once in your life, you have to cheer for yourself!”…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Once Upon a Time in China

    Jet Li leaps into the role that had come before for others but that he was born to play!…

    5 stars
  • Review

    In The Mood For Love (Original Soundtrack)

    Set the mood with a sultry cinematic soundscape perfect for the last days of lockdown longing…

  • News

    HKIFF45 is going online to showcase nearly 60 international films

    Its 45th edition will take place from 1 to 12 April…

  • Review

    Big Bullet

    The film that truly defined Benny Chan as a director of action, and what fun it is…

    4 stars
  • Feature

    Jun Li interview: “I was concerned about the safety of the whole...

    easternKicks catches up with the director of Tracey on his latest film Drifting

  • Review

    Winners and Sinners

    The first of an only-just connected trilogy is a physical and roaring comedy, drawing on silent comedy slapstick and HK action in equal amounts…

    3.5 stars
  • News

    Focus Hong Kong launches online UK Easter Edition

    The Easter edition runs online 31 March to 6 April, screening UK premieres and much-loved classics…

  • Feature

    Iconic Hong Kong actor Ng Man-tat passes away

    Sad news for all Hong Kong film fans as the much-loved and prolific actor dies at age 70…

  • Review

    The Empty Hands

    A story of female toughness and an interesting portrayal of karate are at the heart of this unusual martial arts movie…

    3 stars
  • Review

    A Witness Out Of The Blue

    An overly ambitious film sharing many of the attributes of Hong Kong’s best crime dramas…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

    Madcap doesn’t even begin to describe this cult offering from Tsui Hark, for better or worse…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down

    A snapshot of contemporary Hong Kong through four short films…

    3.5 stars