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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.

Susan Sarandon to Receive Grand Honorary Award at Sitges 2017

Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the premiere genre festival of Europe, has announced two of its awards winners for the 50th anniversary edition: director William Friedkin and actor Susan Sarandon. As well, legendary Spanish actor Santiago Segura will receive...

Hong Kong Cinema's Fresh New Wave

Trivisa was a big winner at this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards but judging by the number of new talents whose films were nominated and awarded, the Hong Kong film industry was perhaps the biggest winner of all, as a...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2016 Part 1

With the first half of 2016 now in the can, it’s time to take my customary glance back over the Asian cinematic offerings from the past six months. There have been an encouraging number of successes in 2016, as well...

Review: THREE, Johnnie To Gets His Gun Back

Things are going south in a Hong Kong hospital when a criminal (Wallace Chung), hit by a bullet in the head, is brought for an urgent operation but refuses treatment. Tension rises between a tough cop (Louis Koo) and an...

Second Teaser For Johnnie To's THREE Draws Focus To The Characters

Just last week we brought you the first teaser for Three, the latest effort from Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To. And today another effort arrives, one that doesn't exclude the kinetic action but which certainly has a bit more...

THREE: Trailer For Johnnie To's Latest Captures A Master In Fine Form

When it comes to shooting stuff up, there are very few in the world who are better than Johnnie To. While To has always paid his bills with populist romantic comedies and the like - the films he is best...

Udine 2016: Far East Film Festival Lineup Roars, Starting With THE TIGER

In a small town in Italy, a very special film festival is preparing to unfold under the sign of the tiger. The 18th edition of the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, will open on Friday, April 22 with...

TRIVISA: Watch The New Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Hong Kong's reigning king of crime cinema, Johnnie To, returns to the big screen in a producing role with the upcoming Trivisa. Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au direct the three part crime saga and after its selection to...

TRIVISA: Watch The Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Johnnie To produced crime thriller Trivisa will soon premiere as part of the Berlin International Film Festival and the first teaser for what promises to be one slick piece of classically inspired Hong Kong cinema has arrived online. Set in Hong...

Review: Johnnie To's OFFICE, Too Much Like Real Work

In a wild change of pace, Hong Kong director Johnnie To delivers an all-singing, occasionally-dancing adaptation of Sylvia Chang's successful stage play, Design for Living. While the script has undergone numerous changes along the way, and boasts brand new musical numbers...

Johnnie To Will Speak At BAFTA's A Life In Pictures Series In June

Hey England! Johnnie To, the HK action film auteur, will speak at BAFTA's London headquarters on June 22nd. The event is presented by BAFTA and the Asian Film Awards Academy. To will talk about his films and his career, which are...

Review: Johnnie To Hits The Mark Once Again With DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2

Veteran producer and filmmaker Johnnie To is back to his old tricks with Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2, a thoroughly watchable, stylishly lensed, beautifully unconventional, and often just plain hilarious follow-up to his hit 2011 rom-com about a trio...

DESIGN FOR LIVING: Watch The Trailer For Johnnie To's Musical

Johnnie To is defying expectations once again with this trailer from one of his latest projects, the film Design For Living. Design For Living is an adaptation of the 2009 musical and reunites To with stars Chow Yun Fat and Sylvia...

Johnnie To Announces Three New HK Projects At EFM

As the Chinese New Year approaches fans of HK cinema have been given a reason to start celebrating a little earlier this year. Eclectic Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To is announcing three new projects at EFM in Berlin this year....

Trio Of New Johnnie To Projects Now In Production, Including Hong Kong Historical Anthology With John Woo, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam And More!

One thing that nobody will ever be able to accuse Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To of is being lazy. An incredibly prolific and genre hopping director, To frequently has multiple projects on the go simultaneously and that appears to be...

Johnnie To Is BOUNDLESS In Trailer For New Documentary

Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To has long been a great favorite in these pages and now the director finds himself on the other side of the camera as the subject of Ferris Lin's upcoming documentary Boundless.As Hong Kong's foremost...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Johnnie To's DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 In Cinemas!

Johnnie To may be best known for his high-octane crime thrillers, but he has also achieved considerable critical and commercial success with his romantic comedies. Needing You... and Love On A Diet are prime examples, while the more recent Don't...

Keshales And Papushado To Remake Johnnie To's VENGEANCE

The Big Bad Wolves boys are coming to Hollywood, word breaking today that Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado - the Israeli duo behind Rabies and Big Bad Wolves - have signed on to direct a remake of Johnnie To's Vengeance....

THE GRANDMASTER, DRUG WAR Top HK Film Critics Awards

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster has been named Best Film by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, while its female star Zhang Ziyi was voted Best Actress. Johnnie To's Drug War won the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards, and...