Keeper of Darkness (Hong Kong, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Hong Kong films have been gradually losing their identity in recent years. Once filled with crime, horror and social commentary, they have become diluted to the point of no significance. One of the main reasons […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

Johnnie To’s Shadowplay: A Cinema of Space and Orientation

This video essay is the first in a multipart series on Johnnie To’s ‘nocturnal’ films of the 2000s. Modern-era Hong Kong cinema is about many things, thematically and audio/visually, but arguably a constant is how […]

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on Mar, 08 · in Video Essays

Ip Man 3 (Hong Kong, 2015)

The filmmakers who first brought the legendary Ip Man to the screen and kicked off a newfound resurgence of both Wing Chun and it’s most famous exponent return 5 years later to round off a […]

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on Jan, 09 · in Reviews

Port of Call (Hong Kong, 2015) [NYAFF 2015]

Port of Call will be the Opening Night Film at the 14th New York Asian Film Festival on Friday June 26th. This screening will be preceded by the presentation of the Star Asia Award to […]

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on Jun, 25 · in Reviews

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