Month: January 2020

Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy

Lost in Hong Kong 2015: Xu Zheng’s China Blockbuster Comedy

Lost in Hong Kong (Lac Loi o Hong Kong) was China’s fifth-biggest film of 2015, grossing $234 million, but I struggled to get through it….

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Swordsmen in Double Flag Town 1991: A 1990s Wuxia Movie From He Ping

He Ping, the Chinese director best known for his international arthouse hit Red Firecracker Green Firecracker, is also the director of an intriguing trilogy of ‘Chinese…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Drama / Romance / Comedy

Triple Tap 2010: Daniel Wu, Louis Koo and Li Bingbing in Derek Yee’s Action Movie

Hong Kong fans get exactly one chance to guess to which movie this is a sequel. Of course it’s “Double Tap”! It also shouldn’t be…

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Death and Glory in Changde: The Sino-Japanese War Movie Worthy to Watching

Set in 1943, late in the WWII period in China. A brave KMT army division stationed in Changde city. A strategic garrison in Northwest Hunan…

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Fatal Contact: The Hong Kong Underworld Martial Arts Movie From Wu Jing

Jacky Wu Jing has been working in Hong Kong cinema for over ten years now. But despite a number of leading roles he is yet…

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Posted in Martial Art

The Storm Warriors: One of the Most Martial arts China Movies in 1990s

‘The Storm Warriors’ was the last film to sweep Hollywood competition aside when, in 1998, it marched to a fearsome $HK 40 million plus that…

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Magic Kitchen: Andy Lau, Jerry Yan and Sammi Cheng In A Hong Kong Romantic Drama

The annual Sammi Cheng Lunar New Year film tries its best to be a sophisticated romantic drama. But the result feels more clinically manufactured than…

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Dry Martina Review: An Aimless And Superficial Character Study

Dry Martina shares both a cinematographer and an unconventional, self-determined female protagonist with Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman. Yet, mired in aimless plotting and mixed…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Great Movies

Raid Movie: After A Few Stumbles, The Supense Thriller Lands On Its Feet

Raid comes at the right time – once again, the headlines are filled with breathless reports of a scam involving thousands of crores and white-collar…

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Crystal Fortune Run 1994: Sharla Cheung and Anita Yuen in Hong Kong Science Fiction-Thriller

While there is really no doubt that Hong Kong film-makers can keep up with (and many times exceed) their western counterparts in most aspects despite…

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