• A Guilty Conscience

    Feb 26, 2024

    While not without some dry humour, Jack Ng’s courtroom drama is a mostly sober look at a theme that pops up in cinema worldwide, namely how the legal system tends to favour those with money and influence.

  • River

    Feb 12, 2024

    ‘River’ might not reach ‘Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes’ heights of loopy brilliance, but it’s another mixture of Japanese invention and wit that is sure to please those looking for an antidote to bloated Hollywood excess.

  • Perfect Days

    Jan 31, 2024

    A hard slog for some, but a beautiful appreciation of the ordinary for many, a look at how day-to-day life can have a worth all of its own.

  • I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad!

    Jan 29, 2024

    The same lead duo and director had given audiences the wildly uneven ‘Fast Fingers’ the year before, but whereas that was entertaining, ‘I Will Finally Knock You Down, Dad!’ is a bit of a slog.

  • The Goldfinger

    Jan 15, 2024

    Despite its flaws, ‘The Goldfinger’ is an entertaining and well-acted piece of cinema with the highlights being the face-to-face meetings of Lau and Leung throughout the film.

  • Virus

    Jan 1, 2024

    You will probably have to be in a certain mood to watch a film as pessimistic as this, but the reward is an excellent piece of entertainment with plenty of food for thought.

  • One More Chance

    Dec 18, 2023

    It may be a throwback, perhaps an antiquated one to some, but in an era of uninspiring cinema, it’s strangely welcome.

  • Life Must Go On

    Dec 4, 2023

    ‘Life Must Go On’ is not a cavalcade of hilarity nor is it remotely original, but it is a pleasant surprise and another reminder of the life left in Hong Kong cinema.

  • 7 Days In Heaven

    Nov 15, 2023

    It’s not intended to be a stinging critique, but more an affectionate look at something that weaves together every culture on the planet: the way we mourn.

  • Pyongyang Nalpharam

    Oct 30, 2023

    Scenes are chopped at strange junctures, the plot jumps all over the place and the simple act of allowing actors to have proper reaction shots to the drama unfolding is mostly absent.

  • Table For Six

    Oct 23, 2023

    ‘Table For Six’ blends wit with appealing characters, and the dynamic between the sextet is a real strength for the film.

  • A Tribute To Mang Hoi

    Oct 10, 2023

    Andrew Saroch pays tribute to the illustrious career of Hong Kong actor and action director Mang Hoi (孟海).