Three

Three (Cert 15) Digital Download (Distributor: Kaleidoscope Entertainment) Running Time: 88 minutes approx. Johnny To has been one of the leading lights in Hong Kong cinema since the turn of the millennium, with a slew of gritty, violent, densely plotted and stylishly shot crime thrillers. Recently To has stepped out of his comfort zone trying … Continue reading Three

Office (Hua li shang ban zu)

Office (Hua li shang ban zu) China/Hong Kong (2015) Dir. Johnnie To Not to be confused with the classic BBC comedy series or the Korean thriller of the same name, this Office sees the King of Hong Kong crime thriller Johnnie To try his hand at musical comedy drama. It’s based on the stage play … Continue reading Office (Hua li shang ban zu)

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)

Blind Detective (Man Tam)

Blind Detective (Man Tam) Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Johnnie To Johnston Chong (Andy Lau) is a former police detective known as the “God of Detectives” due to his incredible success rate, forced to leave the force due to his degenerating eyesight. Now blind, Johnston makes a living solving cases for the police cash rewards and … Continue reading Blind Detective (Man Tam)

Drug War (Du zhan)

Drug War (Du zhan) China/Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Johnnie To In Jinhai, a port city in northeast China, a car crashes through a restaurant window, driven by Choi Tin-ming/Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) a drug dealer from Hong Kong who is coked up to the eyeballs. Meanwhile the Jinhai Anti-Drug Squad, led by undercover cop Captain … Continue reading Drug War (Du zhan)

Life Without Principle (Dyut meng gam)

  Life Without Principle (Dyut meng gam) Hong Kong (2011) Dir. Johnnie To Modern day Hong Kong and the lives of three very different people are about to change forever and all for the same reason – money. Bank officer Teresa (Denise Ho) is the lowest performing member at her bank and needs desperately to … Continue reading Life Without Principle (Dyut meng gam)

Romancing In Thin Air (Gao hai ba zhi lian II)

  Romancing In Thin Air (Gao hai ba zhi lian II) Hong Kong (2012) Dir. Johnnie To Michael Lau (Louis Koo) is a hugely popular star in Hong Kong and upon winning an acting award, proposes to his co-star and girlfriend Yuanyuan (Gao Yuanyuan). Unfortunately at the wedding Yuanyuan’s first love Zhang Xing (Wang Baoqiang) … Continue reading Romancing In Thin Air (Gao hai ba zhi lian II)