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Film Review: Eternal Wave 密战 (2017) - China
Aaron Kwok Chinese Film Eternal Wave Simon Yam Zhang HanAndrew Chan
Review: Eternal Wave 密战 (2017) - China Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below. Aaron Kwok headlines the 1930s Shanghai fight between the Communist party and the Japanese pending invasion in “Eternal Wave”. Like many of these similar themed movies, the story is similar only this time, we are talking about the importance of radio waves transmission as the only means of communication for the fight of the Communist party members. The film lack strong characters for the audience to relate...
Film Review: The Incorruptible 李洛夫奇案 (1993) - Hong Kong
Anita Yuen Carrie Ng Ray Lui Simon Yam The IncorruptibleAndrew Chan
The Incorruptible 李洛夫奇案 (1993) - Hong Kong Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA) The 90s was a great time for Hong Kong cinema and with films like “The Incorruptible” largely forgotten, just shows how many great films were made in the period. Starring “The Bund” famed Ray Lui who easily possesses the classic screen cinema look and appeal. It’s a shame that he never reach the heights of “The Bund” or “To be Number One”. Still, this is clearly a Lui starring vehicle and he holds his presence well throughout as Chief Chinese police inspector who leads the...
Film Review: Colour of the Game (2017) - Hong Kong
Colour of the Game Jordan Chan Philip Ng Simon Yam Wong JingAndrew Chan
Colour of the Game (2017) - Hong Kong Reviewed by Andrew Chan As part of Wong Jing finale of the "Colour" trilogy that display a more serious version of the director's usual flair. "Colour of the Game" revokes many of Johnnie To's cinematic shoot outs and even many of the cast members including Simon Yam, Lam Suet and many other supporting players. In fact it feels like a To's film as there is plenty of stylish moments and random killings. The gangsters and undercover genre defines the Hong Kong cinematic 90s and this film shows that there is still an...