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Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: September 24-30

Two auteur classics, the latest from Johnnie To and Woody Allen, and a Beach Boys biopic make up this week's must-sees

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 5:45am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 October, 2015, 2:18pm

1. Don’t Look Now

Enigmatic and devastating, Nicolas Roeg’s grief-tinted supernatural horror classic from 1973 has been regarded as one of the best British films of all time – and deservedly so.  (September 28, part of Cine Fan programme)

2. Love & Mercy

In this cliché-free biopic on Brian Wilson, Paul Dano and John Cusack combine to flesh out the Beach Boys legend’s troubled life with all its mental anguish and pill-induced emotional urgency. (Opens on September 24)

3. Irrational Man

Joaquin Phoenix is at his conflicted best as a philosophy professor struggling to find his mojo in Woody Allen’s latest, an existential comedy that transcends the “perfect crime” drama on its surface. (Opens on September 24)

4. Blue Velvet

While it’s not for everyone, David Lynch’s perverted 1986 masterpiece manages to touch on some raw spots in small-town American mentality – and our very subconscious. (September 26, part of Cine Fan programme)

5. Office

Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To Kei-fung brings his consummate style to this Sylvia Chang Ai-chia-scripted musical, a star-studded 3D spectacle that fleshes out the moral ambiguity inherent in the business world. (Opens on September 24)