Tag: hongkong

Notes on Streaming: A HOME WITH A VIEW Embraces Hong Kong, THE WANDERING EARTH Arrives From China

Plus: South Korea's 'Abyss' follows resurrected dead people investigating a serial-killer mystery.

Udine 2019: STILL HUMAN Big Winner at 21st Far East Film Festival

Just 24 hours after receiving the Golden Mulberry for Outstanding Achievement Award, Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong Chau Sang was gracing the stage at the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine once again, where his new drama Still Human was awarded...

Review: Zhang Yimou's SHADOW, A Feast of Sound and Vision

Being a trained cinematographer, Chinese director Zhang Yimou cannot be accused of making ugly films. Be it a small drama or an epic fantasy flick, the man knows how to shoot pretty pictures, so it will be no surprise that...

Old School Kung Fu Wants You!

On March 21, 1973, audiences lured by fliers promising a free flick delivering “Sights and Sounds like never before!” settled into the Loews State theater in the heart of Times Square, and watched one of the most important foreign film...

Udine 2019: Anthony Wong to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 21st Far East Film Festival

Hong Kong favourite Anthony Wong Chau Sang is to be honoured with the Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.   The controversial performer has been a ubiquitous presence in the...

Renny Harlin's BODIES AT REST to Open 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, Full Line-Up Announced

The world premiere of Hong Kong thriller Bodies at Rest, starring Nick Cheung and Richie Jen, and directed by Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin, has been announced as the opening film of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. Francois Ozon’s...

Vancouver 2018 Review: NO. 1 CHUNG YING STREET Champions the Spirit and Courage of Hong Kong

No. 1 Chung Ying Street is the latest from director Derek Chiu, a well-established figure in the Hong Kong film industry. The movie takes place during two periods of political unrest in Sha Tau Kok, a neighborhood that borders mainland...

Donnie Yen talks BIG BROTHER, Musicals, Martial Arts Movies, IP MAN 4 and more!

There's no stopping Donnie Yen! Labelled by the Chinese Press as “the Most Powerful Man in the Universe!”, he's keeping up a prolific schedule as both an Actor and Producer with such projects as the crime drama Chasing the Dragon,...

New York Asian 2018 Interview: Hong Kong Action Legend Dante Lam and Producer Candy Leung Talk OPERATION RED SEA

The New York Asian Film Festival is celebrating a true Master of Action.  Director/producer/writer Dante Lam’s career spans Hong Kong’s Golden Age with films like Beast Cops, Twins Effect, Jiang Hu, through today with Beast Stalker, Unbeatable, and To The Fore....

Eureka Entertainment: SALVADOR, WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, more Jackie Chan!

Oliver Stone's oft-overlooked political thriller Salvador is set to join the Masters of Cinema series on 17 September, as part of another impressive line-up of titles announced by Eureka! Entertainment. Released in 1986 but eclipsed by Stone’s other film from...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2018 Part 1

2018 is halfway over already, so now is a good moment to cast our eyes back over the last six months, and more specifically, the cinematic offerings that emerged from Asia. Traditionally the first half of the year tends to...

Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY 1 & 2 Headline Action-Packed Slate from Eureka Entertainment

Hong Kong action classics Police Story and Police Story 2 are coming to Blu-ray in gorgeous new 4K restorations, as part of a loaded slate of upcoming releases from Eureka! Entertainment.   It’s been a little while since we checked...

Udine 2018: South Korean Drama 1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES Takes Top Honours

Jang Joon-hwan's historical drama 1987: When the Day Comes won the Audience Award at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, as the festival wrapped up its 20th edition in fine style. Shuichiro Ueda's meta zombie comedy One Cut...

Far East Film Festival 20 to Open with STEEL RAIN, CROSSROADS: ONE TWO JAGA

The Far East Film Festival launches its 20th edition on 20 April with Netflix’s South Korean spy thriller Steel Rain, playing for the very first time on the big screen. The world premiere of Namron’s Malaysian drama Crossroads: One Two...

OMOTENASHI, XIAO MEI to Open 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival, Full Lineup and Schedule Revealed

Omotenashi, the latest drama from Taiwanese-American filmmaker Jay Chern (Dawn/Spring, Warmth), and Maren Hwang’s debut thriller, Xiao Mei, have been announced as the opening films of the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival, which will run from 19 March to...

Review: ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT, Comic Sympathy for the Living Dead

Run for your lives: zombies are coming! But first, meet the leading players! Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (originally titled Gam man da song si) plays more like a warm-hearted relationship melodrama than a zombie thriller. That's a good thing, though....

Hey Denver! Catch Shaw Bros Classic CRIPPLED AVENGERS on 35mm This April!

Fans of martial arts classics residing in the state of Colorado are in for a treat this Spring, as Chang Cheh's Crippled Avengers (aka Return of the Five Deadly Venoms) will be screening in glorious 35mm on 3 April, as...

Review: MONSTER HUNT 2, Tony Leung and Wuba for the Win

Wuba, the radish-shaped heir to the monster throne, is in trouble again, but this time Tony Leung Chiu Wai is on hand to protect him in Raman Hui’s big budget sequel, Monster Hunt 2. Bai Baihe and Jing Boran reprise...

Review: THE MONKEY KING 3, a Femin-ish Fantasy Frolic

Aaron Kwok again transforms into the mischievous Sun Wukong for the third instalment of Soi Cheang’s blockbuster holiday franchise. This time, however, the focus is not on Wukong himself, but falls on monk Xuanzang (Feng Shaofeng), when their journey westwards...

Review: THE EMPTY HANDS Sees Chapman To and Stephy Tang Reborn

Chapman To writes, directs and stars in this Hong Kong-based karate drama that transforms Stephy Tang from a frivolous starlet into a legitimate martial arts performer. Tang plays the half-Chinese, half-Japanese daughter of a karate master, who discovers upon her...