Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: July 23-29

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 July, 2015, 10:23pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 September, 2015, 6:01pm

1. Inside Out

One of the most inventive films that Pixar has ever produced, Pete Docter's mind-bending, heart-warming drama will cause many to embrace their emotions — especially sadness. (Opens on July 23)

2. Magic Mike XXL

A striptease drama that knows its job and does it ecstatically well, this sequel to Steven Soderbergh's 2012 sleeper hit presents a campy road trip that blends humour with exuberance. (Opens on July 23)

3. Playtime

A comedy classic with few parallels in history, Jacques Tati's meticulously choreographed 1967 feature wordlessly observes a whimsical, ultra-modern world populated with wandering souls. (July 25, Arts Centre)

4. Ant-Man

A superhero movie that takes its time to surprise the audience, this zingy Paul Rudd vehicle makes up for its smaller stature with a terrific shift among genres and occasional moments of wonder. (Now showing)

5. Love is Strange

It's no easy task following up on his acclaimed Keep the Lights On, but Ira Sachs pulls it off with an even bolder gay romance, striking a perfect match between John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. (Opens on July 23)