Movie Review – Tracey

Tracey Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Jun Li Gay rights in many countries are still a fantasy despite us now being in the 21st century. Whether it is because of religion or hidebound attitudes afraid of causing uproar, even those who view themselves as progressive thinkers still deny homosexuals some civil liberties. Hong Kong, it seems, … Continue reading Movie Review – Tracey

Movie Review – Beyond The Dream

Beyond The Dream Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Kiwi Chow “I thought love was only true in fairy tales / Meant for someone else, but not for me” This thing called love is a fantasy for some of us, yet, a condition exists which convinces people someone - a celebrity or somebody they know - is … Continue reading Movie Review – Beyond The Dream

Movie Review – I Still Remember (Er Ci Ren Sheng)

I Still Remember (Er Ci Ren Sheng) Hong Kong (2021) Dir. Lik Ho “For once in your life, cheer yourself on!” Some people like to think life is a race with those always up at the front or the fastest are getting the most out of it. For others it is about taking part and … Continue reading Movie Review – I Still Remember (Er Ci Ren Sheng)

Movie Review – Chinese Zodiac (Sap ji sang ciu)

Chinese Zodiac (Sap ji sang ciu) Hong Kong/China (2012) Dir. Jackie Chan Disclaimer: the version of this film under review is from Amazon Prime and is the US cut, meaning not only is there a horrible English dub but also, per Jackie Chan himself, 20 minutes was cut to make it faster paced for American … Continue reading Movie Review – Chinese Zodiac (Sap ji sang ciu)

Movie Review – My Prince Edward

  My Prince Edward Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Norris Wong There is an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart cons the bullies to into doing his homework, an essay on the subject “What Freedom Means To Me”. This is quite a loaded question for a 10 year-old to answer, and let’s face it, ask … Continue reading Movie Review – My Prince Edward

Movie Review – The Bride With White Hair (Bak fat moh lui zyun)

The Bride With White Hair (Bak fat moh lui zyun) Hong Kong (1993) Dir. Ronny Yu Sorry to open with a spoiler but there are no weddings in this classic martial arts romp but there are some nifty fights, plenty of severed body parts and decapitations, and some steamy (for a mainstream Hong Kong film) … Continue reading Movie Review – The Bride With White Hair (Bak fat moh lui zyun)

Movie Review – A Witness Out Of The Blue (Fan zui xian chang)

A Witness Out Of The Blue (Fan zui xian chang) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Fung Chi-Keung “A good man may still commit a crime” The criminal mind is a dangerous one, more so as there are a different set of ethics (for wanting a better term) adhered to by those on the wrong side of … Continue reading Movie Review – A Witness Out Of The Blue (Fan zui xian chang)

Movie Review – Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou)

Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Steven Ma Greif and guilt often go hand in hand in relation to the passing of a loved one whose end came after a long illness. We always feel we could have done more to prolong or maybe save their lives but … Continue reading Movie Review – Till We Meet Again (Sheng qian yue si hou)

Movie Review – Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down

Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down Hong Kong (2019) Dirs. Ming-Kai Leung & Kate Reilly Such a cheeky title for an anthology that doesn’t tell you what to expect yet is oddly explanatory in its own way. Four short films - three fiction, one documentary - set in, around and about Hong … Continue reading Movie Review – Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down

Movie Review – The Empty Hands (Hung sau dou)

The Empty Hands (Hung sau dou) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Chapman To Sometimes there is no escaping your destiny no matter how hard you try to avoid it or leave it in the past. If it is meant to be, it will be, just be thankful if yours is one that will have a positive … Continue reading Movie Review – The Empty Hands (Hung sau dou)