Mad Detective

Mad Detective (神探) Director: Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai Writer(s): Wai Ka-Fai, Au Kin-Yee Country: Hong Kong Year: 2007 “Mad Detective” on Amazon. I was furious when I found out that this film actually existed and I had just heard … Continue reading

Stephen Chow "Kung Fu Hustle" poster

Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle (功夫) Director: Stephen Chow Written: Chan Man Keung, Stephen Chow, Xin Huo, Tsang Kan-Cheung Country: Hong Kong Year: 2004 “Kung Fu Hustle” on Amazon. “Kung Fu Hustle” is a world famous, highly acclaimed kung fu comedy by … Continue reading


Hero (英雄) Director: Zhang Yimou Written: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Zhang Yimou Country: China, Hong Kong Year: 2002 “Hero” on Amazon. Movie “Hero” is yet another cinematic re-imagination of The First Emperor of China, the King of Qin, Qin Shihuangdi. … Continue reading

Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip “The Warlords” poster

The Warlords

The Warlords (投名狀) Director: Peter Chan, Wai Man Yip Written: Chun Tin-nam, Guo Jun-li Country: Hong Kong, China Year: 2007 “The Warlords” on Amazon. Lately China’s mainstream cinema has been all about retelling historical events through visually beautiful action films. … Continue reading

"In the Mood for Love" poster

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love (花樣年華) Director: Wong Kar-wai Written: Wong Kar-wai Country: Hong Kong Year: 2000 “In the Mood for Love” (The Criterion Collection) on Amazon. “In the Mood for Love” is one of the most highly acclaimed movies by … Continue reading

Chungking Express poster

Chungking Express

Chungking Express (重慶森林) Director: Wong Kar-wai Written: Wong Kar-wai Country: Hong Kong Year: 1994 “Chungking Express” on Amazon. “Chungking Express” is another highly regarded film by Wong Kar-wai (“2046”, “In the Mood for Love”). The film was made while Wong was still … Continue reading