Movie Review – Shock Wave 2

Shock Wave 2 Hong Kong (2020) Dir. Herman Yau I don’t know what it is about Asian cinema but they have a weird practice of making sequels to films that are sequels in name only. This is a great example - Shockwave came out in 2017 and some of the cast return here but in … Continue reading Movie Review – Shock Wave 2

Movie Review – Out Of The Dark (Wui wan yeh)

Out Of The Dark (Wui wan yeh) Hong Kong (1995) Dir. Jeffrey Lau If there is something strange in your neighbourhood whatever you do, don’t call the ghost busters in this film. Okay, they do get results - eventually - but it comes at quite the price, physically, structurally, and emotionally. Maybe it would be … Continue reading Movie Review – Out Of The Dark (Wui wan yeh)

Movie Review – The Counterfeiter aka Project Gutenberg (Mou seung)

The Counterfeiter aka Project Gutenberg (Mou seung) China/Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Felix Chong If a picture paints a thousand words, films wouldn’t need to be two hours long. As much as an image can tell a story, there is always need for nuance, detail, and clarification as the eye can miss so much from looking … Continue reading Movie Review – The Counterfeiter aka Project Gutenberg (Mou seung)

Movie Review – Made In Hong Kong (Heung Gong jai jo)

Made In Hong Kong (Heung Gong jai jo) Hong Kong (1997) Dir. Fruit Chan “There is no take two in life” In 1997, Britain handed its sovereignty of Hong Kong over to mainland China after 156 years of British rule, which one would think, culturally at least, would be cause for celebration and a positive … Continue reading Movie Review – Made In Hong Kong (Heung Gong jai jo)

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)