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  • Secret

    Secret

    ★★★½

    Jay Chou shows off his mad piano skills
    Anthony Wong plays his dad again
    Gwei Lun-mei tugging at my heartstrings

    你说把爱渐渐放下会走更远, 又何必去改变你错过的时间

  • Cliff Walkers

    Cliff Walkers

    ★★★½

    For the most part, Yimou has been a nationalist director. Although his earlier works revealed and in part critiqued Chinese bureaucracy, he kept a fine line drawn that allowed his films to pass censorship. As his filmography grew, so did his effort to toe the party line. His previous film One Second, which flew under the radar for the most part, was forced to undergo a recut to pass Chinese film censorship. If One Second was his passion project, Cliff…

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  • Do Not Split

    Do Not Split

    ★★★★

    Tough watch. There was lots of footage circulating online last year of the police brutality against both protestors and other citizens. What this short documentary didn't show is how the collective ingenuity of the Hong Kong people helped them to defend themselves and fight back in some way. Although the end is still chaos, there's a glimmer of hope that things would change for the better.

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★

    Anthony Hopkins continues to deliver amazing performances, proving once again that he is one of the most versatile actors alive. Interesting depiction of dementia; often incoherent and distressing, affecting not only the sufferer but all around them.