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  1. Public Enemies

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... as a 'crime tsar' by his publicists, an infuriated Hoover emerges from the meeting and instructs his underlings to provide the press with bad spin about his interrogators, and then- with his new crimebuster, the then upstanding Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) in tow, announces to journalists his 'first war on crime', against Dillinger, 'the Public Enemy Number One'. ...

  2. Three Monkeys

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Three Monkeys Yavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercan Kesal Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan A fatal hit-and-run in a dark forest; a phone call in the middle of the night; an underling leaving his helpless wife to do time for a crime his boss committed. These disparate elements, which occur in the first 15 minutes of Three Monkeys, promise a taut suspense ...

  3. Two Lovers

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... that drives his previous films. It might be better to place Two Lovers in the context of Gray's previous film, crime drama We Own the Night- it could be argued that the new film is a softer, more ...

  4. The International

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... to illustrate the efforts of Louis Salinger (played by a dishevelled Clive Owen) to bring down a Luxembourg-based bank, which, among other things, serves as a clearing house for international crime ...

  5. The Red Riding Trilogy

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... bungled attempts to solve the crimes. He soon finds himself sucked into the local police force's system- just as the senior detective (Paddy Considine), in James Walsh's 1980, finds ...

  6. Auteur Lou Ye again faces the wrath of Beijing

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... in the running for the Palme d'Or, the festival's top prize. It will be competing, among others, with Johnnie To Kei-fung's Vengeance, a crime thriller starring French rock star Johnnie ...

  7. Helen

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of the (unseen) teenager Joy; there's the crime procedural approach, as the film revolves around police investigations of the incident, with the titular young woman (played by Annie Townsend) chosen ...

  8. Also showing: Eddy Ko Hung

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... to appear in an ATV series about real-life crimes as a father who chopped his daughter's head off in a rage. 'That episode was about using that crime to look at Hong Kong's social ...

  9. From the vault: 1976

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... are bound, gagged, cut open and electrocuted in a courtyard as the tormentors look on from above through binoculars. The act could fit into a long line of such crimes in history, from the killings ...

  10. Elite Squad

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... downtrodden. But praise was scant for his follow-up, Elite Squad. Its protagonist is a no-nonsense crime-basher and the film was denounced by critics as 'fascist': it was seen as justifying ...




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