Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: July 16-22

A refreshingly silly Marvel Comics adaptation, a touching gay love story, a memorable film noir, a Chinese fantasy adventure and a 3D road movie make up our top five this week

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 July, 2015, 10:17am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 September, 2015, 6:01pm

Ant-Man

This scaled-down Marvel adaptation rides the easy charm of Paul Rudd to offer a refreshingly silly and light-hearted adventure. It's quite a departure from The Avengers' usual sensory overkill. (Opens on July 16)

Love Is Strange

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are both wonderful in Ira Sachs' New York-set movie, a simple yet powerful love story about a gay couple who marry after living together for 39 years. (July 18, Broadway Cinematheque)

Touch of Evil

Orson Welles casts his haunting shadow as a corrupt cop in this sinister noir classic from 1958, which also stars Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Marlene Dietrich in memorable roles. (July 19, part of Cine-Fan programme)

Monster Hunt

For his live-action debut, Shrek animator Raman Hui has fashioned a distinctly Chinese fantasy adventure movie that feels as novel as it's oddly familiar. (Opens on July 16)

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

A child prodigy's solitary journey across America lends a vivid backdrop to this 3D road movie, which movingly contemplates the importance of family unity and grief. (Now showing)