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)

Always Be With You (Seung joi nei jor yau)

Always Be With You (Seung joi nei jor yau) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Herman Yau Death, contrary to popular belief, isn’t always the final word - if it was, there wouldn’t be any horror films or tales of the supernatural to spook us out with. So, keep on haunting you spirits, like the one in … Continue reading Always Be With You (Seung joi nei jor yau)

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Wilson Yip Kids. Who’d have them, eh? You bring them into the world, give them everything, teach them everything and they repay by going missing in a foreign country and exposes a criminal operation with huge political implications. That is what drives this final entry … Continue reading Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Call Of Heroes (Ngai sing)

Call Of Heroes (Ngai sing) Hong Kong (2016) Dir. Benny Chan With the likes of Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais propagating more realistic, gimmick free fights in martial arts cinema, Hong Kong remains loyal to its famous wire fu style which may make them seem a little corny in comparison. What cannot be denied, however, … Continue reading Call Of Heroes (Ngai sing)

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

SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Saat po long 2)

SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Saat po long 2) China/Hong Kong (2015) Dir. Cheang Pou-soi Some readers may recall the 2005 Donnie Yen film Kill Zone (originally titled SPL: Sha Po Lang in its native Hong Kong) - well, forget it because this film is a “sequel in name only” affair which makes little … Continue reading SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Saat po long 2)

Aberdeen (Heung gong jai)

Aberdeen (Heung gong jai) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Ho-Cheung Pang The past - we can forget about it and move on or we can be forever haunted by it. Either option has no definite solution as different circumstances dictate different outcomes, which is what Hong Kong’s enfant terrible director Ho-Cheung Pang explores in Aberdeen, his … Continue reading Aberdeen (Heung gong jai)

Naked Ambition 2 (aka Naked Ambition 3D)

Naked Ambition 2 (aka Naked Ambition 3D) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Kung-Lok Lee For some people, “AV” stands for “Audio Visual” but for others – especially in Far East Asia – it stand for “Adult Video”. It is the latter than serves as the topic of this apparent sequel to a ribald 2003 outing (helmed … Continue reading Naked Ambition 2 (aka Naked Ambition 3D)

Out Of Inferno (Táo Chūshēng Tiān)

Out Of Inferno (Táo Chūshēng Tiān) China/Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Oxide & Danny Pang You wait for a 3D disaster movie featuring Hong Kong firefighters to arrive then two show up at once. Just a few months has after the release of this film from the renowned Pang Brothers came Derek Kwok’s As The Light … Continue reading Out Of Inferno (Táo Chūshēng Tiān)

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)