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OVERHEARD 3 Tops Hong Kong Film Award Nominations

The third installment of Alan Mak and Felix Chong's surveillance thriller series, Overheard 3, scored nominations in 11 categories, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, when the nominations for the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards were announced this...

Fruit Chan's THE MIDNIGHT AFTER Tops Hong Kong Critics Poll

The results of the 21st Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards were announced earlier today, with Fruit Chan's surreal science fiction comedy thriller The Midnight After named as Best Film of 2014. Chan was also named Best Director, while Lau...

Asian Film Festival Of Dallas Delivers Its Lucky 13th Full Lineup

Many years ago, in the ancient year of 2006, I was fortunate enough to have the kindly overlords of ScreenAnarchy publish a few of my words regarding the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. It was the first time anyone ever...

ON THE JOB Opens 6th Terracotta Far East Film Festival

One of the best showcases of Asian Cinema in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back for its 6th year from 23 May to 1 June, and boasts a spectacular line-up of some of the most high-profile...

Hong Kong 2014 Review: THAT DEMON WITHIN Has Problems Throughout

Hong Kong's reigning champion of pyrotechnic mayhem continues to move outside of his comfort zone with the psychological crime drama That Demon Within, but the results fail to hit the mark as poor plotting, loose direction and an increasingly preposterous...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Dante Lam's Latest Thriller THAT DEMON WITHIN!

Hong Kong director Dante Lam has made some solid thrillers in recent years. His latest film, That Demon Within, is one of his darkest films and sees Nick Cheung and Daniel Wu caught up in an epic battle of good...

Dante Lam's THAT DEMON WITHIN Hits US Screens Day And Date With Hong Kong Release

Heads up, fans of explosive Hong Kong action cinema! Director Dante Lam has been king of that particular hill for a few years now and with his latest effort - That Demon Within - about to premiere in Berlin anticipation...

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...

China Lion Takes North American And Australian / New Zealand Rights For Dante Lam's THAT DEMON WITHIN

Good news for fans of Hong Kong action maestro Dante Lam with word that China Lion has taken North American and Australia / New Zealand rights for his upcoming crime thriller That Demon Within, meaning we should see a day...

Hey, Australia! Win Tickets To See UNBEATABLE In Cinemas!

Thanks to our friends at Magnum Films, we have FIVE double passes to give away for Unbeatable, the new MMA action drama from one of Hong Kong's most consistent action directors - Dante Lam.Unbeatable stars a very muscular Nick Cheung,...

Review: UNBEATABLE Goes For The Gut, But Not The Face

Dante Lam forgoes his penchant for high octane pyrotechnics to deliver this character-focused drama about a pair of MMA fighters that boasts strong performances but sparse action in a by-the-numbers story of redemption.After an excellent run of form over the...

Final Poster And Trailer For Dante Lam's UNBEATABLE

Sometimes the struggles outside of the fight arena pack the most crucial impact rather than the actual fight itself. Dante Lam's mixed martial arts drama Unbeatable (formerly known as MMA) appears to fall under this category of a combat film...

Dante Lam's UNBEATABLE To Open Hong Kong's Summer IFF 2013

Dante Lam's eagerly awaited mixed martial arts drama, Unbeatable, will have its domestic debut on 13 August, when it opens this year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival. Previously entitled MMA, the film stars Nick Cheung and Eddie Peng, and...

Hong Kong Hits The Marche! New Posters For Donnie Yen Starrers SPECIAL IDENTITY And THE ICEMAN COMETH Plus Dante Lam's THAT DEMON WITHIN

You want poster art? The Cannes Marche Du Films - the sales market component of the Cannes Film Festival - has got poster art. Lots and lots and lots of poster art. And popping up over the last twenty four...

What's He Doing With That Pickaxe? First Art From Dante Lam's THAT DEMON WITHIN

Why, yes. That's Nick Cheung with a pickaxe. And given that it's Hong Kong action maestro Dante Lam who put it into Cheung's hands you can rest assured that it is almost certainly going to be put to very unpleasant...

COLD WAR and THE BULLET VANISHES Top HK Film Award Nominations

The nominations for this year's Hong Kong Film Awards were announced earlier today, and predictably, star-studded cop drama Cold War scored 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director nods for its first-time helmers Longman Leung and Sunny Luk. More...

Dante Lam Reteams With Nick Cheung For THAT DEMON WITHIN

The creative collision of director Dante Lam (pictured) with actor Nick Chueng has been one of the most fruitful in Hong Kong cinema over the past decade. The duo has already turned out critical and popular favorites The Beast Stalker...

Blu-ray Review: THE VIRAL FACTOR (Hong Kong Version)

The last five years have seen the meteoric rise of Dante Lam, from hack director-for-hire to the forefront of the Hong Kong action scene. A string of films that began with The Sniper, followed by The Beast Stalker, Fire of...

Review: THE VIRAL FACTOR May Be The Year's Best Asian Action Movie!

It's only January and there is already a serious contender for the best Asian action movie of 2012. That film is from HK and stars Asian superstar J.C.. But no, it's not Jackie Chan. It's Jay Chou who is...

Review: THE VIRAL FACTOR is explosively infectious

It's official: Hong Kong can no longer contain Dante Lam. The director has worked slavishly over the past decade, through a career of slapstick comedies and thankless pop star vehicles, to establish himself as the city's premier orchestrator of high-octane...