Archive for the ‘hong kong’ Category

Andy Lau (Inspector Lau Kin Ming), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chen Wing Yan), Sammi Cheng (Mary), Anthony Wong Chau-Sang (SP Wong Chi Shing). Screenplay by Felix Chong and Alan Mak. Directed by Alan Mak and Wai-keung Lau. Rating: 15. Running time: 101 minutes. Watching a Hong Kong film from the perspective of the Western world […]


Yun-Fat Chow (Tequila), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Alan), Philip Kwok (Mad Dog), Philip Chan (Pang), Wei Tung (Foxy), Hoi-Shan Kwan (Mr. Hoi). Screenplay by Barry Wong. Directed by John Woo. Rating: 18. Running time: 128 minutes. Get me a thesaurus, because the two most apt adjectives that spring to mind here – ridiculous and outrageous […]


Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chow Mo-wan), Li Gong (Su Li-zhen), Faye Wong (Wang Jing-wen), Takuya Kimura (Tak), Ziyi Zhang (Bai Ling), Carina Lau (Lulu), Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 12. Running time: 129 minutes. If Chungking Express feels like a scrapbook, a rapid-fire mash-up of sublime style, […]


Andy Lau (Wah), Maggie Cheung (Ngor), Jacky Cheung (Fly). Screenplay by Jeffrey Lau and Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 18. Running time: 102 minutes. Kar-wai’s debut film, As Tears Go By is far from a paean to the Rolling Stones song it is seemingly named after. There’s no watching children play here. Instead, […]


Leslie Cheung (Yuddy), Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen), Andy Lau (Tide), Carina Lau (Leung Fung-ying / Lulu), Jacky Cheung (Zeb). Screenplay by Jeffrey Lau and Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 12. Running time: 94 minutes. I’m beginning to appreciate just how much Wong Kar-wai expects of his audiences. He really is the most demanding […]


Maggie Cheung (Su Li-zhen – Mrs. Chan), Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chow Mo-wan). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: PG. Running time: 94 minutes. So this is more like it. After being ecstatic about Chungking Express but then downtrodden by the elusive Happy Together, I’m delighted to say my reaction to In The […]


Leslie Cheung (Ho Po-wing), Tony Leung (Lai Yiu-Fai). Screenplay by Wong Kar-wai. Directed by Wong Kar-wai. Rating: 15. Running time: 96 minutes. Oh I so wanted to love this one. I really did. I’m still in awe of Chungking Express after first seeing it a week ago, and I was eagerly hoping my second encounter […]