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Crossing Hennessy (月滿軒尼詩)

Hennessy Road is the main thoroughfare in Wanchai and bisects the vibrant Hong Kong Island district. Strolling down the street can be like stepping into a Hong Kong tourism video, if you have the right eye for things. 871 more words

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Chez N' Ham (芝士火腿)

There simply aren’t enough good excuses to justify watching this movie. For my part, it popped up on my recommended list and I was hungry for a ham and cheese sandwich. 373 more words

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Mack the Knife (流氓醫生)

Mack the Knife has the meandering plot of an extended TV serial, and it takes its time going places, if indeed it is going anywhere at all. 478 more words

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father! (新難兄難弟)

“One for all and all for one!” is a phrase we don’t hear much of these days, outside of the latest Three Musketeers adaptation, but it was once the go-to slogan of Union Film (translated from the Chinese「人人為我,我為人人.」), the studio that dominated Hong Kong’s post-war cinema and boasted some of the greatest screen talents in the city’s history. 806 more words

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Romancing In Thin Air (高海拔之戀II)

Here lies a love story. Quiet, tender, heartbreaking. It’s an unassuming film in a cinematic landscape used to screaming out its merits. Director Johnnie To and writers Wai Ka-Fai and Yau Nai-Hoi are no strangers to the showy style that dominates a certain class of Hong Kong movies, but here, they opt for a gentler approach that privileges emotion over polish. 652 more words

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Merry Christmas (聖誕快樂)

While this time capsule may have little to do with Christmas, there’s plenty of fun to get you into a festive mood. The movie stars Karl Maka, the comedian famous for his shaved dome, as a single man raising three kids. 375 more words

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Happy Ero Christmas (해피 에로 크리스마스)

Whatever you’re expecting from this movie, you’re not going to get it. I thought it would be another fun, perhaps thoughtful romance from headliner Cha Tae-hyun of My Sassy Girl fame (and Scandal Makers years later). 428 more words

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