Chasing Dream (Hong Kong/China, 2019) [NYAFF 2020]

For those who are familiar with the filmography of Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To, Chasing Dream is less of a surprise in terms of its narrative, imagery, and performance styles, among other things, than in […]

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on Sep, 07 · in Reviews

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 — specialized in infusing epic […]

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on Aug, 30 · in Features

Preview – Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox, June 23-25

In partnership with Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO), Reel Asian presents Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema […]

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on Jun, 09 · in News

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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