Tag: richiejen

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...

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...

HKIFF 2013 Review: WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? is a Delight

Arvin Chen follows up his excellent debut Au Revoir Taipei with this delightful story of Taipei thirtysomethings reassessing their relationships and sexuality, as the weight of familial responsibility looms. Continuing in a similar vein of light-hearted yet keenly observed romantic comedy...

US Trailer For Johnnie To's LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

Hitting US DVD, VOD and digital platforms May 29th from Indomina is Life Without Principle, the latest thriller from Hong Kong action maestro Johnnie To.LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE is centered around an ordinary bank teller turned financial analyst who is forced...

Three Clips From Dante Lam's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE

Hong Kong's Dante Lam has won a lot of love here at ScreenAnarchy over the past few years for one very simple reason: The man is on a hot streak unparalleled in the world of Asian action film right now....

HKAFF 2011: LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE Review

[Giving this review a bump as Johnnie To's latest opens the 2011 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival tonight.]Hong Kong is a city driven by greed and the desire for wealth. While power and riches may be a universal goal, nowhere...

US Trailer For Dante Lam's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE

When it comes to Hong Kong action cinema nobody has been doing it quite as well as Dante Lam over the past few years and Indomina Releasing are bringing one of his most recent efforts to US DVD October 25.In...

LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE Review

Hong Kong is a city driven by greed and the desire for wealth. While power and riches may be a universal goal, nowhere else is it so singularly channelled through quick-fix investments and playing the stock market. Whether you are...

TIFF 2011: LIFE WITH OUT PRINCIPLE Review

"It's the economy, stupid!"  Johnnie To's latest film starts off its one-day odyssey with an unmotivated murder in a low rent tenement building and a sales-motivated showcase of a high end condo with fabulous views.  A cop tours both, one...

Indomina acquires Johnnie To's LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

The Indomina Group is adding to its already busy slate of Asian titles by acquiring US distribution rights for Hong Kong director Johnnie To's latest, LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE. The film - a tense financial thriller about three wildly different characters...

Four Clips From Johnnie To's LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

Johnnie To's latest steps into the world of economic meltdown, a topic that certainly seems to have pressed some buttons for festival programmers as Life Without Principle has been freshly announced at both the Toronto and Venice film festivals. To...

Cannes 2011: Trailer for Johnnie To's LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

Johnnie To's latest finally gets a (postcard-sized) trailer on its Facebook page. The bank heist thriller Life Without Principle (see what they did there) appears to be going at the Great Recession. The movie stars Lau Ching-Wan (Black Mask, Written...

Sitges 2010: FIRE OF CONSCIENCE Review

[Our thanks to Guillem Rosset for the following review.]In the past few years there's been a revival of classic Hong Kong cinema genres, such as martial arts and action. Action thrillers about cops and robbers (which often are only...

Indomina Releasing acquires North American rights for 'Fire of Conscience'

Another acquisition for Indomina Releasing. Near the end of Fantastic Fest they secured the North American rights for Dante Lam's recent Hong Kong action film Fire of Conscience. The full press release is after the break. Details on their release strategy...

TIFF 2010: FIRE OF CONSCIENCE Review

[With Dante Lam's Fire of Conscience soon to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival we now revisit James Marsh's earlier review.]With his latest film, director Dante Lam firmly establishes himself as Hong Kong's brightest light for a possible renaissance...

FIRE OF CONSCIENCE: Review

Even though I'm a big fan of Hong Kong action cinema, for some reason most Hong Kong police thrillers don't really have what it takes to make me sit up and take notice. Up until now Johnnie To's work has...

Dante Lam's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE Hits BluRay and DVD May 14th!

Okay, old school Hong Kong action fans, mark May 14th down on your calendar. That's the day Dante Lam's Fire of Conscience hits DVD and BluRay in Hong Kong. Both editions are fully English friendly and, for those concerned about...

Because The World Needs To See More Stuntmen Blown Through Windows: A Second Trailer For Dante Lam's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE

Our admiration for Dante Lam's Beast Stalker is well documented in these pages and we've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of his Fire of Conscience for the past several months. Why? Because for old school Hong Kong violence, nobody does...