Movie Review – The Untold Story

The Untold Story (Bat sin fan dim: Yan yuk cha siu bau) Hong Kong (1993) Dir. Herman Yau Sometimes, when you watch a brutal film about a sociopathic serial killer the last thing you want to see in the credits is the legend “Based on real events”. The Untold Story is unequivocally one of these … Continue reading Movie Review – The Untold Story

Still Human (Lun lok yan)

Still Human (Lun lok yan) Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Oliver Siu Kuen Chan Cultural differences are one of the more fascinating things in life. Through cinema, TV, and the arts, we get to learn about the rest of the world, the people, and their unique ways But have you ever learned about yourself through being … Continue reading Still Human (Lun lok yan)

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu) Hong Kong (2000) Dir. Tsui Hark If there is a problem that has plagued mankind since time immemorial it is the simple human virtue of accepting responsibility for our actions. In the current era of the blame culture in which everyone is out for themselves and would happily … Continue reading Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

Gangster Payday (Da cha fan)

Gangster Payday (Da cha fan) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Lee Po-Cheung The gangster film has been a popular staple for Hong Kong cinema over the past few decades but rarely has it been the subject of a comedy, something Lee Po-Cheung, in his second film as director, has chosen to address. Brother Ghost (Anthony Wong) … Continue reading Gangster Payday (Da cha fan)

The Mission (Cheung foh)

The Mission (Cheung foh) Hong Kong (1999) Dir. Johnnie To Over the past decade plus Hong Kong’s Johnnie To has established himself at the top of the table when it comes to crime/triad thrillers. He may not be alone with the likes of Ringo Lam and Herman Yau nipping at his heels but with such … Continue reading The Mission (Cheung foh)

Ip Man: The Final Fight (Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin)

Ip Man: The Final Fight (Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin) Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Herman Yau In post war Hong Kong, Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Anthony Wong) arrives from Foshan to start a peaceful life, believing his fighting days are over. He meets a keen martial artist Leung Sheung (Timmy Hung) and begins … Continue reading Ip Man: The Final Fight (Yip Man: Jung gik yat jin)

The Four

The Four (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal Pictures UK) Running time: 114 minutes approx. In Ancient China the state security division known as Department Six, fronted by Fourth Constable Han Long (Michael Tong) and supported by a group of female martial artists, are sent to investigate a coin cast stolen from the Imperial Mint. … Continue reading The Four