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Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: October 15-21

A promising debut thriller, a heartbreaking documentary, a heart-warming drama, a tragic romance and an enthralling action thriller make up this week's must-see films

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 October, 2015, 7:46am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 October, 2015, 11:30am

1. Sicario

Aided by Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro’s awards-worthy turns, Denis Villeneuve’s action thriller is a relentlessly brutal look at the Mexican drug wars that surprises and enthrals throughout. (Opens on October 15)

2. Our Little Sister

Few movies set out to evoke peacefulness in their audiences, but Hirokazu Koreeda’s heart-warming drama – about three sisters who take in a step-sibling out of family love – comes close to pulling that off. (Opens on October 15)

3. The Gift

If this smartly subversive home invasion thriller is anything to go by, the Australian actor Joel Edgerton looks to have a promising writing-directing-producing career ahead of him after his feature debut. (Opens on October 15)

4. Amy

In this great documentary by Asif Kapadia, the diverse culpable parties in Amy Winehouse's tragic life are considered in critical, though ultimately poignant, terms through interviews and archival footage galore. (Now showing)

5. Crimson Peak

Marking Guillermo del Toro’s much anticipated return to the Gothic horror genre, this old-fashioned haunted house movie is really a tragic romance lifted by its spectacular production design. (Opens on October 15)