Paradox (Hong Kong, 2017)

Walking out of Paradox (aka SPL 3), I had one nagging question in my head: why was this movie made? The supposed third installation to the SPL series just puzzles me on so many levels. Like […]

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on Apr, 17 · in Reviews

The Gangster’s Daughter (Taiwan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

The gangster genre has been a staple of cinema for as long as I can remember, and filmmakers continue to find new ways of exploring society’s fascination over a life of glamorized crime. Chen Mei-Juin […]

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on Jul, 05 · in Reviews

TVB – A Necessary Evil in the Hong Kong Entertainment Industry

So here’s the thing, I used to be a huge fan of TVB. Like every other (Cantonese-speaking) Asian person I knew, watching TVB wasn’t just a way to kill time, it was an activity ingrained […]

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on Mar, 05 · in Features

Love on a Diet (Hong Kong, 2001)

This doesn’t happen as often anymore, but back in the early 2000s, Johnnie To would space out his highly stylized crime thrillers with crowd pleasing romantic comedies. In interviews, the Hong Kong filmmaker would often […]

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on Jan, 23 · in Reviews

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