Tag: hongkong

Criterion in September: THROW DOWN, Melvin Van Peebles, LOVE & BASKETBALL

When it comes to Johnnie To, I am spoiled, yet also ignorant, which is why the Criterion Collection's announcement that the Hong Kong filmmaker's Throw Down (2004) will be heading for release on the label in September 2021 delighted me...

Blu-ray Review: CENTER STAGE, Stanley Kwan's Masterpiece Is a Beauty to Behold

Maggie Cheung, Han Chin and Tony Ka Fai Leung star in a breathtakingly gorgeous film, directed by Stanley Kwan. Digitally restored in 4K, it lives up to its reputation as one of the most revered masterpieces of the Hong Kong cinema.

Now on Blu-ray: DRUNKEN MASTER II, High Point in Hong Kong Action Cinema

Jackie Chan stars in a martial-arts masterpiece, directed by Lau Ka Leung, now available on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection.

HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE Trailer Offers Smoke From Hong Kong

Said to be "a story of how a retired British-Chinese soldier and a marginalized young South Asian man face the plight of being abandoned by society," Hand Rolled Cigarette comes from Hong Kong and offers a smoky atmosphere that looks...

Now Streaming: RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN, Intrigue, Drama, Action

Directed by King Hu, the late 70s drama ('Kong shan ling yu') features royal intrigue, Buddhist philosophy, and beautiful action; now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Review: BETTER DAYS, Under the Punishing Shadow of School Bullies

Directed by Derek Tsang and nominated for an Academy Award as Best International Feature Film; now available on home video.

Review: 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - DOCUMENTARY, Hong Kong Splits and More

All five titles nominated for Academy Award, Best Documentary (Short Subject), are included in the program, now playing in select theaters.

Now Streaming: AsianCrush Movies on YouTube

Watch teen drama 'So Young 2: Never Gone,' starring Liu Yifei ('Mulan'), now.

Now Streaming: IP MAN 4: THE FINALE, The Master Teaches Bruce Lee a Thing or Two

Donnie Yen, Wu Yue, Vaness Wu and Scott Adkins star in an entertaining action picture, directed by Wilson Yip and now streaming on Netflix.

Now Streaming: MY LUCKY STARS, Misogyny in Action

Sammo Hung directed and stars in the action-comedy follow-up, also featuring Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Sci-Fi Series INVASIAN in Development; Watch Short Film Now

Why is she running? Back that up: why has that drone descended upon a busy street in Hong Kong at night, stopping everyone in their tracks, motionless? Sharply shot and edited, the short film Invasian is only a teaser for...

Now Streaming: YOUNG TIGER, Jackie Chan Gone Bad

Charlie Chin, Yuen Qiu, and Ching Nan star, with Jackie Chan in a supporting role in the action picture with a little martial arts, directed by Chu Mu and now streaming on Netflix.

Now Streaming: TRIVISA, Tough and Terse Hong Kong Crime Drama

In Johnnie To's production, Richie Jen, Jordan Chan and Lam Ka Tung star as legendary criminals. Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au direct.

Vancouver 2019 Review: STILL HUMAN Features Incredibly Moving Performances

Directed by Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, Still Human tells the story of a friendship that blossoms between a man living with a disability and his live-in Filipina caregiver. Veteran Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong plays Cheong-wing, who was paralyzed in a...

KUNG FU LEAGUE: Exclusive Trailer Premiere

If there's one thing I know about Hong Kong action comedies, it's that I know nothing about Hong Kong action comedies. Case in point: Kung Fu League. Directed by Jeffrey Lau, known for The Eagle Shooting Heroes, the Chinese Odyssey...

Notes on Streaming: WE ARE LEGENDS, Brothers in Hong Kong MMA Fighting

A scrappy and satisfying action-family picture, inspired by a real-life fighter.

CHASING THE DRAGON II: WILD WILD BUNCH: Tony Leung Triggers an Explosive Birthday Bash in Exclusive Clip from Wong Jing's Triad Sequel

Legendary director Wong Jing (God of Gamblers, City Hunter) reteams with Jason Kwan once again to bring Hong Kong movie fans a second dose of gangland action in Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch, which opens in selected cinemas...

Notes on Streaming: REVISIONS From Japan, THE DEFECTED From Hong Kong

Plus: Action-comedy 'The Man Who Feels No Pain' arrives from India.

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...