Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Lau Sez-yue Ghosts are supposed to be scary, malevolent beings intent on frightening and tormenting us not helpful and agreeable. Casper The Friendly Ghost set a precedent in kids’ comics but in film they have be few and far between. Which brings us to … Continue reading Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong)

Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong) Hong Kong (1994) Dirs. Stephen Chow & Lee Lik-Chi Stephen Chow has been the most prominent name in off-the-wall comedy from Hong Kong for two decades yet very few of his films have made it to the UK. Luckily for us, Amazon Prime have got their hands on … Continue reading Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong)

The Mermaid (Mei ren yu)

The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) China (2016) Dir. Stephen Chow They certainly like their CGI heavy cinema in China. In 2015, the highest grossing film of all time at the Chinese box office was the fantasy adventure Monster Hunt - that is until Stephen Chow returned to the fold with this socially conscious fairy tale, … Continue reading The Mermaid (Mei ren yu)

Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons (Xi You Xiang Mo Pian)

  Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons (Xi You Xiang Mo Pian) China (2013) Dirs. Stephen Chow & Chi-kin Kwok Novice demon hunter Xuan Zang (Zhang Wen) believes that benevolence is the way to treat demons and not violence, using a book of nursery rhymes given to him by his master (Sihan Cheng) as … Continue reading Journey To The West: Conquering the Demons (Xi You Xiang Mo Pian)