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Film Review: Tomorrow is Another Day 黃金花 (2017) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Ray Lui Teresa Mo Tomorrow is Another Day

Film Review: Tomorrow is Another Day 黃金花 (2017) - Hong Kong

Tomorrow is Another Day 黃金花 (2017) - Hong Kong     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   Veteran actress Teresa Mo won the 2018 Hong Kong Film Awards, best actress for this film and rightly deserves the accords. Mental illness and autistic issues are given the focus for first time director Chan Tai Lee (credits include Ip Man films screenwriting) produces an ambitious and well meaning film even if it does goes a bit over the top towards the end. The underprivileged of Hong Kong are often hidden from society and normal daily lives, it’s the...

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Film Review: House of the Rising Sons 兄弟班 (2018) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Alan Tam Anthony Chan Carlos Chan House of the Rising Sons Kenny Bee

Film Review: House of the Rising Sons 兄弟班 (2018) - Hong Kong

House of the Rising Sons 兄弟班 (2018) - Hong Kong     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   Director and “Wynners” band man Anthony Chan created a film that equal on nostalgia and emotively charged on a personal level. It retell the true story of how the popular band group “Wynners” came about and the struggles and difficulties that came with fame and most importantly the brotherhood of the pack. With superstars Alan Tam and Kenny Bee as the band members, it probably goes without saying that these two will forever overshadow the rest of the...

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Film Review: Distinction 非同凡響 (2018) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Distinction Golden Scene Jennifer Yu Jevons Au Jo Koo

Film Review: Distinction 非同凡響 (2018) - Hong Kong

Distinction 非同凡響 (2018) - Hong Kong     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   There is a lot to think about, inspire about, ponder about and evaluate about in “Trivisa” Director Jevons Au’s latest effort in “Distinction”, also opening film of the Hong Kong Kids International Film Festival. The film goes deep, dwells in the real human emotions and nature in telling a story not often told about in Hong Kong, special education students and those that take great care of them - the families, the teachers, the peers. It goes without saying that Hong Kong is...

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The Leakers 洩密者們 (2018) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan Charmaine Sheh Chrissie Chau Francis Ng Julian Cheung The Leakers

The Leakers 洩密者們 (2018) - Hong Kong

The Leakers 洩密者們 (2018) - Hong Kong     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   Prolific director Herman Yau starts his 2018 with action investigative thriller in “The Leakers”. Largely filmed in Malaysia, the film is an interesting and though provoking that challenges the big pharmaceutical companies and comments on the wiki leaks in similar fashion. We get a similar trio cast from “Line Walker” with Julian Cheung, Francis Ng and Charmaine Sheh playing key roles. It goes to show how important an interesting and entertaining plot is as it’s light years ahead of their previous...

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Film Review: Us and Them 后来的我们 (2018) - China

Andrew Chan Jing Boran Mark Lee Rene Liu Us and Them Zhou DongYu

Film Review: Us and Them 后来的我们 (2018) - China

Us and Them 后来的我们 (2018) - China     Reviewed by Andrew Chan (FCCA)   Marking the directorial debut of actress turned director Rene Liu and the return of the beautiful lens of Mark Lee behind the works like In the Mood for Love. Us and Them is one of those rare Chinese films where the feelings of regret and dreams within modern urban life merges into an universally appealing cinema. Zhou Dong Yu shines once again in a role tailored made for her talent as she displayed a rounded character that transforms and matured by the end of the...

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