Reviews

From the latest film releases to classic old movies.

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    Irradiated

    Bleak, experimental but lacking emotion…

    2 stars
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    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
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    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
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    The Edge of Daybreak

    The Fall of the House of…

    3.5 stars
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    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
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    Minari

    A warm drama about the power of family in the face of adversity…

    4.5 stars
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    Beyond The Dream

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

    4 stars
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    All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter

    Katsuya Matsumura moves away from revenge for the third in the series, and into even nastier territory…

    4 stars
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    I Still Remember

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

    4 stars
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    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
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    In The Mood For Love (Original Soundtrack)

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

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    Big Bullet

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

    4 stars
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    All Night Long 2: Atrocity

    The second part of Katsuya Matsumura’s infamous series lives up to its billing…

    3.5 stars
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    In the Land of Lost Angels

    An obscure Asian-American community is finally put on the map with a tense kidnap drama…

    3.5 stars
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    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
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    No Tears for the Dead

    A love letter to Hong Kong action (and more) from the director of The Man From Nowhere

    4 stars
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    All Night Long

    The first entry in one of Japan’s most notorious extreme film franchises…

    2 stars
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