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“Chasing the Dragon” is a Critique of British Corruption in Colonial Hong Kong


In this Hong Kong triad movie, it's Chinese v. British—not gangster v. police.

How Music in “Chungking Express” Comments on Hong Kong’s Handover


Songs in Wong Kar-wai's "Chungking Express" reflect past anxieties around Hong Kong's 1997 return to China.

Meet Joshua Wong: The 20 Year-old Poster Boy of Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement


Wong is the subject of "Joshua: Teenager v. Superpower"―a new documentary now available on Netflix.

Review: iGirl (Hong Kong, 2016)


A rambling Hong Kong sci-fi romantic comedy featuring robot girlfriends.

Review: 2046 (Hong Kong, 2004)


Wong Kar-wai is one of Asia’s most renowned filmmakers. If you’re a hardcore film buff, you’ve probably heard of him. If not, he’s definitely a...

Review: Flirting in the Air (Hong Kong, 2014)


It's a Ming Dynasty vase! It's a plane! No, it's "Flirting in the Air", an irreverently naughty Hong Kong comedy that parodies a popular show...

Review: Comrades, Almost a Love Story (China/Hong Kong, 1996)


Teresa Teng is one of the most prolific Chinese singers in the modern age. Although artists like Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai may be the...

Review: Lan Kwai Fong (Hong Kong, 2011)


If there was a genre of movies called “rich people problems”, Lan Kwai Fong would be one of its leading films. The first in a trilogy, Lan Kwai Fong tells the story...

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