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The Sorcerer and the White Snake (白蛇傳說之法海)

The Legend of the White Snake is a centuries old story that is varyingly about good and evil, religion and superstition, and plain old immortal love. 749 more words

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American Dreams in China (中国合伙人)

America is where dreams go to die, at least this is what writers Zhou Zhiyong and Zhang Ji will have you believe. A country full of cheats and swindlers, it’s where hard work and talent just lands you a job as a bus boy. 757 more words

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Love (愛)

Love may or may not be Taiwanese director Doze Niu’s answer to Love Actually, but it certainly plays that way. A crowded, multi-narrative picture that explores the ups and downs of love, it’s an elegantly packaged affair, much like that Rowan Atkinson number in Richard Curtis’s film. 474 more words

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Stormy Night (あらしのよるに)

Stormy Night joins a long list of films about forbidden friendships and, despite its origins as a children’s book, is surprisingly philosophical and well suited for adults and kids. 523 more words

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Funeral March (常在我心)

Funeral March does death well, better than it does terminal illness, and the movie surprises with its unshrinking approach. There are some overly sentimental moments and the mood music swells a little too heavily at times, but it’s a restrained and affecting film that also showcases Eason Chan as a worthy dramatic actor. 478 more words

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Yesterday Once More (龍鳳鬥)

Third time should be a charm for director Johnnie To and actors Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, who turned out critical and commercial hits with the romantic comedies… 494 more words

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Lan Kwai Fong (喜愛夜蒲)

For the uninitiated, Lan Kwai Fong is a small but pricey patch of real estate in Hong Kong’s financial district. During the day, it’s a lazy, barren grid of sloping streets, a stray pedestrian here and there. 596 more words

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