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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...

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...

Lu Chuan Enlists Hollywood FX House For New Sci-Fi Project

One of China's more interesting young directors, Lu Chuan has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be collaborating with Hollywood visual effects company Prime Focus on his latest directorial venture.Prime Focus is one of the biggest VFX houses...

Review: BUT ALWAYS Urges Chinese Emigrants To Come Home Or Die

Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou's shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.When a film opens in New...

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 Box Office: FAST & FURIOUS 6 Speeds Into Pole Position

Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 6 races to the top of the Chinese box office this week, despite giving Roland Emmerich's White House Down a 4-day head start, while M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth plummets to fifth place. Rank Title...

China Box Office: AFTER EARTH Ghosts Its Way To The Top

Will Smith's domestic turkey, After Earth, enters the Chinese charts in pole position, but only just ahead of Johnnie To's still-strong Blind Detective. Rank Title Origin 8/7-14/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 After Earth USA $13.89 $13.89 3 2...

China Box Office: Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE Bests Keanu's MAN OF TAI CHI

Female-centric youth comedy Tiny Times holds on to the top spot for a second week, but Johnnie To's Blind Detective easily outperforms Keanu Reeves' actioner Man of Tai Chi. Rank Title Origin 1/7-8/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Tiny...

Review: BLIND DETECTIVE Lacks Vision Or Clear Direction

Johnnie To reunites his dream team pairing of Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng for the first time in nearly a decade, but the results are far from perfect as this oddball comedy thriller proves an unwieldy and unsatisfying beast.When not...

Watch The Second Trailer For Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE

To say that the reaction to Johnnie To's Blind Detective in Cannes was less than enthusiastic is to be rather kind, if we're being honest. There was something of a critic-pile-on with the film and my hunch is that the...

Fresh Stills and Production Photos for Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE

Following the recent commercial success of Drug War, director Johnnie To's hot streak looks to continue with his new film Blind Detective. The film reteams Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, who have previously appeared in a number...

HK Filmart 2013: BLIND DETECTIVE Press Conference

Ah, the excitement of a press conference! Actually, though it may sound dry and boring -- and I'm sure the repetition would dilute the impact quickly -- the first press conference I attended in Hong Kong a couple of weeks...

Johnnie To Sees Red in First BLIND DETECTIVE Teaser

Hong Kong's Johnnie To is showing no signs of restraint in the wake of his violent mainland-based thriller, Drug War, which has its domestic at the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival later this week. The first teaser trailer for...

Review: ROMANCING IN THIN AIR marks a welcome return for Sammi Cheng

In a rare, but much welcome change of pace, Johnnie To came off the back of 2009's disappointing multinational crime thriller, VENGEANCE, with two relatively light and fluffy romances. DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART successfully navigated a complex and hard-to-predict...

Teaser Trailer for Johnnie To's ROMANCING IN THIN AIR

Johnnie To's snowbound romance between Louis Koo and Sammi Cheng has had a long and bumpy ride getting to the screen, but the end is finally in sight and Media Asia has released a teaser trailer for the film, as...

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH Blu-ray Review

World history is something of a hobby of mine, and tragedy in particular.  It is a morbid pastime, I recognize this, but I think that attempting to understand not only what crimes man can commit against his fellow man, but...

Andy Lau And Sammi Cheng To Star In Johnnie To's BLIND DETECTIVE

Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng have been a go-to pair for Hong Kong director Johnnie To whenever he steps into rom-com mode. The trio have worked together repeatedly on titles such as Love On A Diet, Yesterday Once More and...

CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH Review

Tackling a heavy subject matter, such as the rape of Nanking on film, is not an easy task. In City of Life and Death, director Lu Chuan (Mountain Patrol: Kekexili) does a skillful balancing act in this narrative treatment of...

Kino International Lands CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH For US Distribution

Its about goddamned time!  Lu Chuan's 2009 drama about the Nanking Massacre, City of Life and Death has finally found a distributor in the United States.  Already released in many other countries around the world, I've been waiting for this...

DRIVERLESS review

Slick, polished, compelling entertainment with impeccable production values, Zhang Yang's multi-faceted character drama Driverless would make quite the advert for the new, modern China if not for the impressive collection of problems, poor decisions and psychological issues the protagonists...