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Jackie Chan in Chinese Zodiac (2012) Movie Image

Chinese Zodiac (2012) Movie Review

Jackie Chan, perhaps best known these days for his outspoken Chinese nationalism rather the stunt-filled action films in which he...

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Back to 1942 (2012) Movie Review

Despite its name, “Back to 1942” isn’t in fact a time travel flick, but the latest blockbuster from top Chinese...

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The Guillotines (2012) Movie Review

With Chinese period epics still continuing to fill cinemas, it’s no surprise that old school Shaw Brothers favourites are increasingly...

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Vulgaria (2012) Movie Review #2

Pang Ho Cheung, arguably the most talented writer and director working in Hong Kong today, swaps the gentle wit of...

Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka Fai in Cold War (2012) Movie Image

Cold War (2012) Movie Review

The biggest, most hyped and eagerly awaited Hong Kong thriller of the year arrives in the form of “Cold War”,...

William Chan in Triad (2012) Movie Image

Triad (2012) Movie Review

There’s no denying that recent years have been lean times for fans of triad and Hong Kong gang action, though...

Yuan Xiaochao in Tai Chi Hero (2012) Movie Image

Tai Chi Hero (2012) Movie Review

For anyone who hasn’t seen “Tai Chi 0”, there are spoilers in the following review. Stephen Fung’s steampunk-martial arts epic...

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The Assassins (2012) Movie Review

For viewers still smarting at Chow Yun Fat having dropped out of John Woo’s epic “Red Cliff” comes “The Assassins”,...

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Diva (2012) Movie Review

The Hong Kong music industry comes under the spotlight in “Diva” from hotly tipped director Heiward Mak, who received praise...

Brandy Akiko, Edmond Poon and Khloe Chu in The Cases (2012) Movie Image

The Cases (2012) Movie Review

Documentaries about the sinister and spooky have long been popular in Hong Kong and Chinese cinema, from back in the...

Huang Xuan in Nightmare (2012) Movie Image

Nightmare (2012) Movie Review

The last few years have been an interesting time for the horror genre in Chinese cinema, with film makers venturing...

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10+10 (2011) Movie Review

Although the anthology format is common enough in Asian cinema, “10+10” offers something a little different, not to mention more...

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Tai Chi Zero (2012) Movie Review

Stephen Fung’s “Tai Chi Zero” is a failed attempt to mix up the martial arts movie genre into something new....

Shawn Yue and Zhang Jingchu in Lacuna (2012) Movie Image

Lacuna (2012) Movie Review

Pang Ho Cheung, arguably most the talented and exciting Hong Kong film maker of the last decade, serves as producer...

Dada Chan in Vulgaria (2012) Movie Image

Vulgaria (2012) Movie Review

“Vulgaria,” a new comedy co-written, produced and directed by Pang Ho-Cheung and starring Chapman To as a B-movie producer, opens with...

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The Four (2012) Movie Review

Gordon Chan continues to cement his position as one of China’s top blockbuster directors, following up his hits “Painted Skin”...

Jaycee Chan in Double Trouble (2012) Movie Image

Double Trouble (2012) Movie Review #2

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan follows in his father’s footsteps with mismatched buddy comedy “Double Trouble”, very much in the...

Mark Chao and Angelababy in First Time (2012) Movie Image

First Time (2012) Movie Review

“First Time” is a Chinese youth romance offering and a remake of the 2003 Korean film “…ing”, helmed by Han...