The Moon Thieves 盜月者 (2024) Review

The Moon Thieves <盜月者> (styled as The Moon Thi4v3s) marks (Steve) Yuen Kim-Wai’s return to feature filmmaking since the erratic Legally Declared Dead <死因無可疑> four years ago.

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Table for Six 2 飯戲攻心2 (2024) Review

So, how do you top the surprise hit of Table for Six <飯戲攻心> which went on to become the third highest-grossing Hong Kong movie ever made? The predominantly single-location comedy, which was released during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022, amassed a whopping HK$77.3 million (!).

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Rob N Roll 臨時劫案 (2024) Review

While the attention mostly goes to Aaron Kwok de-glamorising himself to play a buck-toothed criminal, I’m more interested in Albert Mak (Kai-Kwong) being the director of Rob N Roll <臨時劫案>.

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42nd Hong Kong Film Awards Nominees List

This year’s nominees for the 42nd Hong Kong Film Awards are largely dominated by indie sensations led by Lawrence Kan’s In Broad Daylight <白日之下> and Nick Cheuk’s Time Still Turns the Pages <年少日記>. The former scored a whopping 16 nominations while the latter nailed 12 nominations.

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30 Years Later: Drunken Master II 醉拳II (1994)

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend, Drunken Master II <醉拳II> made history for a Jackie Chan film to hit the HK$40 million benchmark — HK$40.9 million, to be exact — at the time of its release in 1994.  It was also the second highest-grossing Hong Kong movie that year behind the Chow Yun Fat-led God of Gamblers Return <賭神2>.

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I Did It My Way 潛行 (2024) Review

In less than a month, we are treated to double doses of Andy Lau, beginning with The Goldfinger <金手指> at the end of 2023 and now, I Did It My Way <潛行>. The latter also marks the return of cinematographer-turned-director Jason Kwan, who proved his worth as a co-director alongside Wong Jing in the entertaining Chasing the Dragon <追龍> and Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch <追龍II: 賊王>.

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30 Years Later: Organized Crime & Triad Bureau 重案實錄O記 (1994)

Between 1993 and 1994, Kirk Wong directed a trilogy of crime thrillers inspired by the actual cases including Crime Story <重案組>, Organized Crime & Triad Bureau <重案實錄O記> and Rock N’Roll Cop <省港一號通緝犯>.

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The Goldfinger 金手指 (2023) Review

It goes without saying the key selling point for the HK$350 million epic crime drama The Goldfinger <金手指> is the much-anticipated reunion of Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Andy Lau. And it has been twenty years since they last appeared together in Infernal Affairs <無間道>.

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Bursting Point 爆裂點 (2023) Review

The last time Dante Lam directed a gritty Hong Kong crime/action thriller was That Demon Within <魔警> in 2014. And that was nine years ago before he shifted his focus primarily on the mainland market, resulting in big-budget productions like Operation Red Sea <红海行动>, The Rescue <紧急救援> and the two-part Battle at Lake Changjin <长津湖> <长津湖之水门桥>.

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Death Stranding 困兽 (2023) Review

Danny Pang is adapting a big-screen version of Hideo Kojima’s popular 2019 action game Death Stranding? It may share the identical title but Death Stranding <困兽> happens to be a crime thriller that has nothing to do with the video game whatsoever. Personally, if it turns out to be true, I would be worried, given his painfully erratic track record these days.

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