films seen
7
average score
2.71*
nationality
Hong Kong
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Horseplay

by Chi-Ngai Lee
Also known as
Dou Maa Gei
Specifics
2014 / 96m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Horseplay poster

Tales from the Dark Part 1

by Fruit Chan, Chi-Ngai Lee, Simon Yam
Specifics
2013 / 114m - Hong Kong
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Tales from the Dark Part 1 poster

Lost and Found

by Chi-Ngai Lee
Also known as
Tian Ya Hai Jiao
Specifics
1996 / 109m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Lost and Found poster

Surprisingly good film. '96 isn't a good year for Hong Kong cinema, but Lee shows it wasn't all bad. There's some traces of Kar Wai in here, but also a glimpse of Johnnie To's comedies. The film looks pretty good, the soundtrack is nice and the acting is solid. No standout elements, just overall fine.

Worthy but flawed

Magic Kitchen

by Chi-Ngai Lee
Also known as
Moh Waan Chue Fong
Specifics
2004 / 105m - Hong Kong
Genre
Romance, Comedy
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Magic Kitchen poster

Doctor Mack

by Chi-Ngai Lee
Also known as
Liu Mang Yi Sheng
Specifics
1995 / 98m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Doctor Mack poster

Another mediocre Hong Kong drama mixed with some secondary genres. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai plays a genius doctor who walks through life doing good for others, to the dismay of some. There are some strong moments, but the blend of drama, comedy and thriller elements never finds its footing.

Tom, Dick and Hairy

by Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Chi-Ngai Lee
Also known as
Feng Chen San Xia
Specifics
1993 / 99m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Tom, Dick and Hairy poster

Not quite as good as the cast & crew may suggest. With 2 Tony Leungs in front of the camera and Peter Chan helming the film, my expectations were just a little higher, but in the end this is a decent romantic comedy with some proper laughs and passable drama. It's clearly filler material, but it's really not that bad.

Big nopes

Vengeance Is Mine

by Chi-Ngai Lee, Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang
Also known as
Xue Yi Tian Shi
Specifics
1988 / 91m - Hong Kong
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Vengeance Is Mine poster

A simple revenge tale that is dragged out unnecessarily and fails to engage because the direction is so lackluster. Mediocre performances, bland cinematography and a slavish fixation on plot make this a very forgettable affair. A poor genre exercise that tries to be edgy and relevant, but doesn't work on any level.