Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong)

Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong) China (2005) Dir. Wang Xiaoshuai Parents only want the best for their children, as they should, which is something children should be grateful for, but children also deserve the chance to grow up and live a life with some independence. When parental desire overrides that of the child, it creates a … Continue reading Shanghai Dreams (Qing hong)

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (Wan mei jia qi 168)

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (Wan mei jia qi 168) China (2014) Dir. Jeffrey Lau Why can’t people be more honest with each other? This question has been asked since time immemorial yet we can’t help ourselves from continually making the same mistakes over and over from not telling the truth. Then again, the … Continue reading Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (Wan mei jia qi 168)

Vortex (Ting er zou xian)

Vortex (Ting er zou xian) China (2019) Dir. Jackie Gan Quite often, the decisions we make in life are directly influenced by the sort of person we are. Someone with an addictive personality would be more likely to make rash, possibly dangerous decisions, whilst level headed people are presumed to be more rational in their … Continue reading Vortex (Ting er zou xian)

The Farewell

The Farewell US/China (2019) Dir. Lulu Wang Is there such a thing as a “good lie”? Many might say standard minor untruths like “Yes, that dress is fine”, “Honestly, nobody noticed” and “Yes Boris, you make a great Prime Minister” would qualify but the key there is “minor”. But if the situation was far more … Continue reading The Farewell

The Last Wish (Wei Da De Yuan Wang)

The Last Wish (Wei Da De Yuan Wang) China (2019) Dir. Tian Yusheng It must be great to have good friends who will move heaven and earth just for you, make sacrifices to make a wish come to for you and to miss you when you’re gone. I don’t know what that is like but … Continue reading The Last Wish (Wei Da De Yuan Wang)

No. 69 House

No. 69 House China (2019) Dir. Lei Zi For some of us love will be nothing more than a fantasy, but what happens if the love you thought was real ends up being a fantasy for a different reason? Or worse still if you can no longer tell if you are currently living in the … Continue reading No. 69 House

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi) Hong Kong/China (2018) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping Q: When is an Ip Man film not an Ip Man film? A: When Ip Man isn’t in it! Don’t worry though, this is a spin-off from the Ip Man film trilogy starring Donnie Yen, which luckily … Continue reading Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)