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“My Prince Edward” Explores Notions of Independence and Freedom for Young Women in Hong Kong

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Norris Wong's directorial debut “My Prince Edward” highlights young women's struggle against generational and societal pressures in Hong Kong.

Review: “Enter The Fat Dragon” Succeeds With Charm As Donnie Yen’s Foray Into Action-Comedy

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Renowned Hong Kong kung-fu actor Donnie Yen’s acting career pivots to new frontiers.

The 10 Best Hong Kong Movies of 2019

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Hong Kong movies of 2019, across genres like action, crime, drama, comedy, and more.

Review: “Ip Man 4” Captures the Spirit of China’s National Rejuvenation Through Kung Fu

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In Donnie Yen’s final kung fu film, action takes a backseat to China-US tensions and identity politics.

Review: “I’m Livin’ It” Shines Light on Hong Kong’s Homeless

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Danny Wong Hing Fan's directorial debut focuses on emotional wealth over material.

Review: “Line Walker 2” Is an Action-packed Tour Around the World

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Action takes priority over plot and drama, as Hong Kong police fight terrorists at home, in Myanmar, and in Spain.

Review: “Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch” Reminds Us That Hong Kong is Part of China

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Wong Jing's "Chasing The Dragon II" blends entertainment with relevant political undertones that'll rile some Hong Kongers, but please mainland Chinese audiences.

Review: “Still Human” Reminds Us That Everyone Has a Dream

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Not only a heartfelt and genuine portrayal of a Filipino domestic helper’s story, but also a tribute to those who refuse to stop chasing their...

Review: “One Night Only” is a Tragic Romance Between Flawed People

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Director Matt Wu discusses the dichotomy between darkness and brightness -- and what it was like working with his wife on set

The Bruce Lee Statue That Sought to Unify a Divided City

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The story behind the world's most unlikely Bruce Lee tribute: a statue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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