Reflections on Surface Culture in The Mission (1999) [DCCFF 2017]

One of Johnnie To’s breakout films, The Mission plays like an insider’s view on Hong Kong gangster cinema. If John Woo – the filmmaker who was globally synonymous with the genre before To’s arrival – […]

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on Aug, 30 · in Features

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

Interview with Ng Ka-leung [Five Flavours 2016]

When you search for Ng Ka-leung on IMDb, what you get is a single credit for his film Ten Years which was the Hong Kong sleeper hit of 2015. Now, IMDb does not always provide […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Interviews

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