Leslie Cheung: Blamefully Beautiful [DCCFF 2017]

Leslie Cheung was a megastar by almost any standard, posthumously named the world’s third most iconic singer by CNN in 2010 (following only Michael Jackson and The Beatles).[1] Yet, in spite of a childhood spent […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Features

A Short Meditation on “Whatever”: Fruit Chan’s Made in Hong Kong (1997) [DCCFF 2017]

When Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 (2017) has brought itself on par with the best of Hong Kong cinema’s kung-fu, shoot-outs, car chases, and romance in peril, would it be a hyperbole to proclaim the […]

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on Sep, 12 · in Features

Critiquing the Post Isolationist Chinese Youth Film [DCCFF 2017]

As China adjusted to post-isolationism in the 1980s, radical new societal narratives emerged and the role of youth during this metamorphosis became prominent in mainstream culture and academic debate. In tandem, the last two decades […]

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on Sep, 10 · in Features

The Sophisticated Shocks of Red to Kill (1994) [DCCFF 2017]

CAT III films are important part of Hong Kong cinema. CAT refers to the rating category and number three to the highest rating possible.[1] The discussion about these exploitation films is often built on hermeneutics. […]

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on Sep, 01 · in Features

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