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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (January 25-31), from All the Money in the World to Downsizing

Oscar nominees Christopher Plummer, as misanthropic billionaire John Paul Getty, and Frances McDormand, playing a bereaved mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, are among the stars of this week’s must-see films

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 January, 2018, 7:02am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 January, 2018, 7:02am

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1. All the Money in the World

No Kevin Spacey, no problem. Despite coming in as an eleventh-hour replacement for the disgraced actor, Christopher Plummer – newly feted with an Oscar nod for his troubles – more than anchors this kidnap thriller with his powerful turn as the misanthropic billionaire John Paul Getty. (Opens on January 25)

2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

An Oscar favourite with seven nominations – although Martin McDonagh is surprisingly snubbed for best director – this engrossing tragicomedy about a bereaved mother’s quest for justice features great performances from acting nominees Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. (Now showing)

3. Somewhere Beyond the Mist

Cheung King-wai ( The Taste of Youth ) takes inspiration from a real-life murder case for his first fictional feature film. This morally ambivalent tale of emotional abuse is mesmerisingly brought to life by Stephy Tang Lai-yan as a jaded policewoman and Rachel Leung Yung-ting as the young murderer. (Now showing)

4. Youth

An elegy to youthful sensuality and idealism at a time of political upheaval, director Feng Xiaogang’s sentimental drama follows members of a Chinese military dance troupe from the dusk of the Cultural Revolution to the disheartening aftermath of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese war. (Opens on January 25)

5. Downsizing

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes a bold and rewarding plunge into sci-fi territory with this high-concept satire, which pictures a world in which some humans elect to be shrunk to five inches tall – only to find all kinds of social melees still troubling them even in miniature form. (Opens on January 25)

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