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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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Running on Karma (大隻佬)

They say karma’s a bitch, and never has that been truer than in this provocative Johnnie To/Wai Ka-Fai film. Though the initial draw seems to be Andy Lau in a muscle suit,  572 more words

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The Sniper (神鎗手)

If we learn anything from The Sniper, it’s that Hong Kong’s crack shooters are beefy, bare-chested men. They wear tanks on occasion, but clothing, as a general rule, distracts. 663 more words

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Panda Express (熊猫大侠)

Panda Express is only excusable if you’re at a suburban mall and Sbarro’s run out of sausage slices. Under no circumstances should it be consumed otherwise, in any form, including that of the cinematic variety. 528 more words

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Crazy for Pig-Bone in Pot (情迷豬骨煲)

Once again, my stomach has gotten the better of me. I just couldn’t resist a movie about delicious pig-bone in pot, and of course this movie is not at all about pig-bone in pot. 406 more words

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