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Ann Hui's THE GOLDEN ERA Triumphs At Hong Kong Film Awards

The 34th Hong Kong Film Awards have named Ann Hui's epic drama The Golden Era Best Film of the year, with Hui taking the Best Director prize. The film, which stars Tang Wei as famed Chinese writer Xiao Hong, won five...

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...

Check Out The Intriguing Full Trailer For Fruit Chan's THE MIDNIGHT AFTER

Fruit Chan is easily one of the most interesting filmmakers working in Hong Kong today. Since he came to fame with his 1997 directorial effort Made In Hong Kong, he has made a number of films that have a very...

Berlinale 2014 Review: THE MIDNIGHT AFTER, Fruit Chan's Maddening Pop-Art Apocalypse

It should have been clear as soon as the title, "Based on the novel by PIZZA", rolled onscreen. Fruit Chan's The Midnight After was sure to be loopy, irreverent and a rare kind of crazy. And it was! But...

CLEMENT CHENG: THE 'GALLANTS' INTERVIEW (PART 2)

Released in June 2010 in Hong Kong and screened at several major film festivals (HKIFF, Udine Far East Film, Fantasia, NYAFF, Fantastic Fest, Vancouver, Sitges, Tokyo, Berlin Fantasy Filmfest), the kung-fu comedy "Gallants" is definitely one of the best Hong...

Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival Announces Lineup

The 2010 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival will celebrate its 14th year as Canada's longest-running and largest showcase of contemporary cinema by East Asian and Southeast Asian moviemakers from Canada and around the world. From November 9 to 15,...

Fantastic Fest 2010: Gallants

Martial artists Dragon [Chen Kuan-Tai] and Tiger [Leung Siu-Lung] run a local teahouse. They operate it in the absence of their master, Master Law [Teddy Robin], who's been in a coma since a legendary duel some years back. Cheung, a...

Fantasia 2010: GALLANTS Review

[There are a number of reviews of GALLANTS in the archives, feel free to browse,  and since it is playing on the big screen at Fantasia, here is Stefan's take on the film]Of all the films that I've watched during...

NYAFF 2010: Gallants (Another Take)

Gallants will be shown as part of the New York Asian Film Festival on 7/6 at 6:00 PM and 7/8 at 6:00 PM at the Walter Reade Theater. Information and tickets can be found on the Subway Cinema site. Gallants...

NYAFF 2010: GALLANTS Review

[Once again thanks goes to Alexander Thebez for the following review.]When I first read or heard about Derek Kwong and Clement Cheng's GALLANTS, I thought the movie would be funnier.  I was pleasantly surprised that aside from being a great,...

Fruity Chan in HOLLYWOOD HONG KONG

When hitting a Fruit Chan film I'm usually in doubt. The man is obviously talented but he doesn't always seem very aware of his own talents. Hollywood Hong Kong did look very promising though and so it didn't take me...

Title Credits Done Right: Hong Kong Cult Hit GALLANTS

We've been very vocal in our love for recent Hong Kong cult hit Gallants in these pages for a very simple reason. It's fantastic. It's not just that it casts a stack of vintage Shaw Brothers stars and gives them...

GALLANTS Review

Fans of Hong Kong martial arts films have long-bemoaned the fact that the city seems to have let this one-time cornerstone genre slip through our fingers, never to be recovered. Save for Donnie Yen, who seems to be singlehandedly...

CLEMENT CHENG: THE 'GALLANTS' INTERVIEW (PART 1)

"Gallants", which opens in Hong Kong today and China tomorrow, is probably the most enjoyable kung-fu comedy made in Hong Kong since "Shaolin Soccer". First movie produced by actor Gordon Lam Ka-tung ("Infernal Affairs", "Election", "Vengeance") for Focus Films Limited...

Stop whatcha doin'! Watch the proper 'Gallants' trailer!

Stop everything that you're doing and watch the proper trailer for upcoming old school kung fu flick Gallants. An exhilarating homage to Hong Kong's action star of yesteryear and Hong Kong Cnema's action comedies, Gallanats sees two have-been masters Leung Siu-lung and...

Kicking it old school... Gallants brings back HK kungfu glory!

There's no school like the old school, they say. You would be hard pressed to find a ScreenAnarchy writer who doesn't pine for those golden days of cinema to return to HK and it looks like Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng...