It’s hard to deny the fact that the once-thriving Hong Kong cinema has increasingly lost its lustre, particularly if to compare with the golden era of the 80s and 90s. But that doesn’t mean the Hong Kong cinema is hopelessly out of touch. Although most of today’s Hong Kong movies have to adhere to China’s strict censorship board, there are still a number of them that worth mentioning here. After spending the last two months rewatching the Hong Kong movies released from 2010 to 2019, here are ScreenHK’s Top 10 Hong Kong Movies of the 2010s.
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Mention the name “Giddens Ko” and the first thing that quickly comes to mind would be the Taiwanese author-turned-filmmaker’s two popular romantic movies including You Are The Apple Of My Eye <那些年，我們一起追的女孩> (2011) and Cafe. Waiting. Love <等一個人咖啡> (2014). But he also branched out with different genres as well, namely writing and directing the 2017 Taiwanese horror-comedy Mon Mon Mon Monsters <報告老師！怪怪怪怪物！> and of course, penning the script for Adam Tsuei’s Cat III-inspired black comedy/mystery The Tenants Downstairs <樓下的房客>.
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