No.7 Cherry Lane (Hong Kong/China, 2019) [TIFF 2019]

As local Hong Kong cinema has undoubtedly lost momentum over the past decade, its presence on the international film festival scene has also noticeably diminished. When Yonfan’s No.7 Cherry Lane premiered at Venice this year, […]

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on Sep, 17 · in Reviews

Short Film – 3006 by Matthew Leung

Films that treat their cities as characters elicit a certain melancholic sentimentality that other films don’t. This challenges the common notion that a city is and always will be an unfeeling and unresponsive entity. Sacramento […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Short Films

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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