Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (July 19-25), from Incredibles 2 to House of the Rising Sons
Pixar’s entertaining action adventure, a Yoji Yamada comedy, a Hong Kong musical biopic, Steve McQueen classic Bullitt, and a taut Tony Gilroy thriller make up our must-see films this week
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Fourteen years after Pixar delivered one of the best superhero movies ever made, the studio turns again to the crime-fighting family for a long-awaited follow-up. A thoroughly entertaining action adventure, it even offers food for thought on gender equality as Mr Incredible is tasked with taking care of baby Jack-Jack. (Opens on July 19)
The second comedy sequel of the week to comment on gender roles and family stress, the latest instalment – the third – in Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada’s popular series sees the Hirata family brave another crisis. Their domestic life falls into chaos after the housewife who takes care of all walks out in anger over her unfair treatment. (Opens on July 19)
The chaos of Lebanon’s civil war provides the vivid backdrop for this tense political thriller, scripted by Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) and directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist). Jon Hamm shines as a beleaguered US diplomat who is unwillingly dragged back to the war-torn country to save a kidnapped CIA officer. (Now showing)
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