A Guilty Conscience 毒舌大狀 (2023) Review

At the time of writing, A Guilty Conscience <毒舌大狀> has already made HK$30 million and still counting at the Hong Kong box office, proving Dayo Wong’s hot streak continues since hitting the jackpot in Agent Mr Chan <棟篤特工> five years ago.

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Sakra 天龍八部之喬峰傳 (2023) Review

Nearly two decades after Donnie Yen last co-directed with Barbara Wong in the unfunny action-comedy of Protege de la Rose Noire <見習黑玫瑰> in 2004, the martial arts superstar returns to the director’s chair in Sakra <天龍八部之喬峰傳>, a wuxia epic adapted from Jin Yong’s celebrated Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils novel.

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20 Years Later: Infernal Affairs 無間道 (2002)

Infernal Affairs <無間道> celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. This is the movie that reunites Andy Lau and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai since their last collaboration in The Tigers <五虎將之決裂> back in 1991. And most of all, it famously re-defined the oft-told undercover genre by giving it a then-fresh twist.

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35 Years Later: People’s Hero 人民英雄 (1987)

(Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers)

Derek Yee’s immediate follow-up after the acclaimed drama in The Lunatics <癲佬正傳> sees the writer-director taking a cue from Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and making it his own.

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Warriors of Future 明日戰記 (2022) Review

Making a local sci-fi film is a tough sell in Hong Kong, let alone one that cost a whopping HK$450 million (!) budget. The movie in question is Warriors of Future <明日戰記>, which was originally released in China and Hong Kong cinemas in August but viewers in the rest of the countries can finally get their chance to stream it on Netflix beginning Friday.

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Fierce Cop 烈探 (2022) Review

After spending more than a decade writing action screenplays for high-profile movies including the Ip Man <葉問> quadrilogy (2008-2019), Special ID <特殊身份> (2013) and Master Z: Ip Man Legacy <葉問外傳:張天志> (2018), Chan Tan-Li finally got his chance to direct his own action movie.

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Come Back Home 搜救 (2022) Review

Taking a break from martial arts/action-movie roles for a change, Donnie Yen tries to flex his dramatic chops in Come Back Home <搜救>. The movie also marked the return of Lo Chi-Leung — his first movie in seven years since he last directed The Vanished Murderer <消失的兇手> in 2015.

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30 Years Later: Dr. Lamb 羔羊醫生 (1992)

Dr. Lamb <羔羊醫生> may have been 30 years old since its original Hong Kong theatrical run on October 22, 1992. But this Category III classic remains one of the best of its kind based on a shocking true-crime story.

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A Murder Erased 被消失的凶案 (2022) Review

At one point in A Murder Erased <被消失的凶案>, Joe Junior who plays Santos — the Department Director of Public Prosecutions talks about faeces both literally and figuratively. It was more of a monologue I’m not sure whether it’s meant to be taken seriously or simply as a joke.

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