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Naomi Watts and Laura Harring in the 2001 film Mulholland Drive, directed by David Lynch.

Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (August 10-16), from Mulholland Drive to Annabelle: Creation

One of this century’s best films, the latest outing by Hollywood’s hottest new horror director, a Billy Wilder classic, an endearing Japanese comedy, and Damian Lewis’ audition for James Bond role are our must-sees this week

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1. Mulholland Drive

No one should miss David Lynch’s 2001 mind-bender – part showbiz satire, part heartbreaking tale of unrequited love. Often considered one of the best films of the 21st century, this dreamlike movie only gets better every time you watch it. (Limited screenings from August 12, part of The Nightmare Maker: David Lynch Retrospective)

2. Annabelle: Creation

With this unexpectedly effective spin-off prequel, the James Wan-headed Conjuring franchise has more than made amends for 2014’s Annabelle . Having made Lights Out and now this, relative newcomer David F. Sandberg is quickly establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s hottest horror directors. (Opens on August 10)

3. Some Like It Hot

More than half a century after this audacious take on gender politics was first screened, Billy Wilder’s 1959 classic – starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as a pair of jazz musicians in drag, opposite Marilyn Monroe – remains one of the greatest American comedies. (August 15, part of the Summer International Film Festival)

4. My Uncle

Those who enjoyed the uplifting humour of director Nobuhiro Yamashita’s Linda Linda Linda and La La La at Rock Bottom will find much to enjoy in this endearing uncle-nephew comedy, adapted from a children’s book. Ryuhei Matsuda is drily hilarious in the role of a freeloading scholar uncle. (Opens on August 10)

5. Our Kind of Traitor

While there is little that Damian Lewis could do to turn those James Bond casting rumours into reality, he has done his chances no harm here as a British intelligence officer who works only to his own agenda. Fans of The Night Manager could do worse than catching this polished John le Carré adaptation. (Now showing)

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