Infernal Affairs (2002)

WAI-KEUNG LAU, ALAN MAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Mou Gaan Dou Hong Kong, 2002.  Media Asia Films, Basic Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Mak, Felix Chong.  Cinematography by Yiu-Fai Lai, Wai-Keung Lau.  Produced by Wai-Keung Lau.  Music by Kwong Wing Chan, Ronald Ng.  Production Design by Sung Pong Choo, Ching-Ching Wong.  Costume Design by Pik Kwan Lee.  Film Editing by Curran Pang,…

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Flowers Of Shanghai (1998)

HSIAO-HSIEN HOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Hai shang Hua Taiwan/Japan, 1998.  3H Productions, Shochiku Company.  Screenplay by Eileen Chang, T’ien-wen Chu, Bangqing Han.  Cinematography by Ping Bin Lee.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Teng-Kuei Yang.  Music by Yoshihiro Hanno, Duu-Chih Tu.  Production Design by Wen-Ying Huang.  Film Editing by Ching-Song Liao.  Cannes Film Festival 1998.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Four brothels in late nineteenth-century…

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Hard Boiled (1992)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Lat sau san taam Hong Kong, 1992.  Golden Princess Film Production Limited, Milestone Pictures, Pioneer LDC.  Story by John Woo, Screenplay by Barry Wong.  Cinematography by Wing-hang Wong.  Produced by Terence Chang, Linda Kuk.  Music by Michael Gibbs.  Production Design by Wah-Sang Leung.  Costume Design by Janet Chun, Bruce Yu.  Film Editing by Ah-Chik, Kit-Wai Kai, John Woo,…

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2046 (2004)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  China/France/Germany/Hong Kong, 2004.  Jet Tone Films, Shanghai Film Group, Orly Films, Paradis Films, Classic, Precious Yield, Arte France Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Pung-leung Kwan.  Produced by Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang.  Film Editing by William Chang.  Cannes…

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Chungking Express (1994)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Chung Hing Sam Lam Hong Kong, 1994.  Jet Tone Production. Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Wai-keung Lau.  Produced by Yi-kan Chan, Jeffrey Lau.  Music by Frankie Chan, Michael Galasso, Roel A. Garcia.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang.  Film Editing by William Chang, Kit-Wai Kai, Chi-Leung Kwong.  Wong…

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A City Of Sadness (1989)

HSIAO-HSIEN HOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Beiqing Chengshi Hong Kong/Taiwan, 1989.  3-H Films, ERA International.  Screenplay by T’ien-wen Chu, Nien-Jen Wu.  Cinematography by Huai-en Chen.  Produced by Fu-Sheng Chiu.   Overly convoluted plot is so confusing that even those with an extensive knowledge of Taiwan’s political history will have trouble following the action. The story focuses on…

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The Grandmaster (2013)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Yi Dai Zong Shi Hong Kong/China, 2013.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Bona International Film Group.  Story by Kar Wai Wong, Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu.  Cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd.  Produced by Jacky Yee Wah Pang, Kar Wai Wong.  Music by Nathaniel Mechaly,…

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Lust, Caution (Se, jie) (2007)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/China/Taiwan/Hong Kong, 2007.  Haishang Films, Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Shanghai Film Group.  Story by Eileen Chang, Screenplay by James Schamus, Hui-ling Wang.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by William Kong, Ang Lee.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Lai Pan.  Costume Design by Lai Pan.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.   Golden Globe…

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In The Mood For Love (2000)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Fa Yeung Nin Wa Hong Kong/France, 2000.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Paradis Films.  Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Pung-leung Kwan, Ping Bin Lee.  Produced by Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang.  Film Editing by William Chang.  Cannes Film…

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Hero (2002)

YIMOU ZHANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ying xiong Hong Kong/China, 2002.  Beijing New Picture Film Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, Elite Group Enterprises, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Zhang Yimou Studio.  Screenplay by Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by William Kong, Yimou Zhang.  Music by Dun Tan.  Production Design by Tingxiao Huo, Zhenzhou Yi.  Costume Design by…

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Happy Together (1997)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Chun Gwong Cha Sit Hong Kong, 1997.   Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Prénom H Co. Ltd., Seowoo Film Company.   Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong.   Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.   Produced by Ye-cheng Chan.   Music by Danny Chung.   Production Design by William Chang.   Film Editing by William…

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