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Film Review: A Home with a View 家和萬事驚 (2019) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan A Home with a View Anita Yuen Francis Ng Louis Koo

Film Review: A Home with a View 家和萬事驚 (2019) - Hong Kong

A Home with a View 家和萬事驚 (2019) - Hong Kong   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   With the up pending house prices in Hong Kong, social frustration of the inaction in the government and coupled with hopelessness of the generation next. The result is a well meaning black comedy produced and scripted by Cheung Tat Ming and directed by veteran Herman Yau. It’s very much a local film for Hong Kong audience with a welcome reunion of sorts for Francis Ng and Anita Yuen as well as the always presence Louis Koo and Anthony Wong in...

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Film Review: The Greatest Wedding on Earth 南北一家親 (1962) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan 1960s The Greatest Wedding on Earth

Film Review: The Greatest Wedding on Earth 南北一家親 (1962) - Hong Kong

The Greatest Wedding on Earth 南北一家親 (1962) - Hong Kong   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   After the box office success of “The Greatest Civil War on Earth”, we get an instant sequel with the same theme and tension, replacing the tailor shop with a completing resturant plot-line. Directed by Wong Tin Lam (same as the first film), we get more of the same with a bigger budget and set to play with. Watching the film today, gives the audience a stern reminder of how cultural clashes are timeless issues, it’s the blend of wordplay comedy...

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Film Review: The Greatest Civil War on Earth 南北和 (1961) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan 1960s The Greatest Civil War on Earth

Film Review: The Greatest Civil War on Earth 南北和 (1961) - Hong Kong

The Greatest Civil War on Earth 南北和 (1961) - Hong Kong Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   Trailing back to 1960s, we get a delightful comedy that voices out the obvious tensions between Northern Mandarin and the Southern Cantonese background in Hong Kong. These are all relevant tensions that remains extremely realistic even by modern day Hong Kong. This is the first film of the Northern and Southern trilogy that became one of the biggest box office hits of the year. Leung Sing-por and Liu Enjia are big stars in their own rights, one from Cantonese...

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TV Series Review: Hong Kong West Side Stories 向西聞記 (2018 - TV Series) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Hong Kong West Side Stories Louis Cheung

TV Series Review: Hong Kong West Side Stories 向西聞記 (2018 - TV Series) - Hong Kong

Hong Kong West Side Stories 向西聞記 (2018 - TV Series) - Hong Kong   Length: 12 episodes (23 minutes each)   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   This is a divertingly interesting HMVOD original series about the younger generation dealing with various social and relevant issues on marriage, love, dating, sex and pretty much what’s the current situation of Hong Kong right now. With an element of black comedy twist, based on the online serial by xxx and directed by Nero Ng. The series manages to be engaging throughout with minor ties of characters and situations...

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Film Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019) - USA

Andrew Chan Avengers Endgame

Film Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019) - USA

Avengers: Endgame (2019) - USA   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   As far as a fitting finale of an epic scale as big as Avengers, the “Endgame” is probably as dramatic and action packed as it gets. Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo crafted a blockbuster with plenty of pauses, emotional moments and enough space for each superhero to immense their presence. By the end of the film, each of the superhero seems like humans to us, our friends and easily a part of our lives for the least of 3 hours and snippets of...

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