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This week in cinemas: ‘Three’ (HK/China)
Already in Australian cinemas this week (it opened last Thursday, June 23) is a new film from one of our favourite directors, Hong Kong’s Johnnie To. And this time he’s returning to that most beloved of genres, the tense action-thriller.
Set in a hospital, Three revolves around a rapidly escalating standoff between a criminal who’s been admitted as a patient (Wallace Chung), the detective trying to bring him to justice (Louis Koo), and a neurosurgeon (Vicki Zhao Wei). The film … (read more)
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This week in cinemas: ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2’ (HK/China)
Hong Kong director (and HC favourite) Johnnie To’s tick-tock film output has flipped back over to rom-com after hard-boiled crime film Drug War and crime/rom-com hybrid Blind Detective, and this week in Australian cinemas we have his follow-up to his 2011 film: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2.
Returning for more romantic hijinks are Louis Koo, Gao Yuanyuan and Daniel Wu, and they’re joined in this film by Miriam Yeung and Vic Chou. Variety have a review up… (read more)
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This week in cinemas: ‘Blind Detective’ (Hong Kong)
Hot on the heels of Drug War, released here just a few months ago, comes some lighter fare from one of our favourite directors, Johnnie To. Blind Detective is a combination crime thriller and rom-com from Hong Kong starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, in their forth film together for To.… (read more)
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This week in cinemas: ‘Drug War’ (China/HK)
According to distributor Dream Movie’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’re getting an Aussie cinema release of HC favourite Johnnie To’s newest film, Drug War on this Thursday, April 18.
(‘War’ titles seem to be coming across my desk a lot lately, actually — we’ve had Cold War and Silent War just recently, too!)
This one’s a bit of a watershed film, since it’s To’s first film in the genre we love him for — Milkyway Image’s neon-splattered crime films — … (read more)
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