Comedy

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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 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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    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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    Giants and Toys

    There’s no honour among thieves or salarymen in 50’s Japan…

    4 stars
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    My Lucky Stars

    The only-just-about sequel to brilliant action-comedy Winners and Sinners ups the ante on the former but lets the side down on the latter…

    3 stars
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    Giants and Toys

    A classic critique of capitalism and materialism that has not lost any of its relevance…

    4.5 stars
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    The Paper Tigers

    A crowdfunded kung fu comedy is a revelatory experience that proves the indie scene can produce masterworks…

    4.5 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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    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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    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 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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    Monster Run

    Shawn Yue and Jessie Li headline this knockabout monster-hunting comedy, now screening on Netflix…

    2.5 stars
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    As We Like It

    Between the visions of utopia and the retreat to status quo…

    3 stars
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    Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down

    A snapshot of contemporary Hong Kong through four short films…

    3.5 stars
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    The Last Farmer

    A surprisingly funny portrayal of a society, highlighting absurdities in the justice system and the importance of tradition…

    4 stars