Reviews

From the latest film releases to classic old movies.

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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 3: Big Bullet

    Hits all its targets from every angle at the bullseye, even if it doesn’t find any new places to target…

    4.5 stars
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    Big Tits Zombie

    A cult favourite, which achieved a mainstream breakthrough of sorts thanks to its title and AV cast…

    3.5 stars
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    Everything Is Cinema

    What starts out as an ethnographic documentary turns into a study of a failing marriage during Covid lockdown…

    3 stars
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    Decameron

    Hong Kong endures a global pandemic and a trampling of rights, but has survived tragedies before…

    3.5 stars
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    Time

    A stylishly melancholic, surprisingly funny elegy to Hong Kong cinema…

    4 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 2: Man Wanted

    More notable for length and violence than narrative strength or cohesion, there’s still a lot of classic HK packed here…

    2.5 stars
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    Guilty of Romance

    The third part of Sion Sono’s ‘Hate Trilogy’ is a twisted tale of true crime depravity and murder…

    5 stars
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    Flowers of Shanghai

    All that glitters is not always gold in the tea rooms of 19th century Shanghai…

    4 stars
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    One-Armed Boxer

    Before having one arm was cool, the kung fu film that started it all…

    3 stars
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    Fallen Angels

    Wong Kar-wai’s oneiric and vivacious journey to the Hong Kong underworld…

    4 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 1: What a Hero!

    Chan ironically begins his run in his signature genre with something totally unlike anything that would follow…

    3 stars
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    Our Town

    Two maniacs for the price of one in this grisly Korean serial killer mystery…

    4 stars
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    Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

    Now Japan’s highest-grossing film, will this series become a masterpiece or mainstream?…

    3.5 stars
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    Time And Tide

    Drama within gunplay within mayhem in Tsui Hark’s early 2000’s actioner…

    4 stars
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    2046

    An absolute onslaught of narratives, styles, and structures makes for an infinitely rewarding opus from Wong Kar-wai…

    5 stars
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    Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars

    The rare end to a trilogy that isn’t a blearing disappointment…

    3.5 stars
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    Robbery

    Throw together Lam Suet, Eric Tsang’s son, Philip Keung and a hostage situation in a store and you get a cult black comedy…

    3.5 stars
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