Philip Keung (left) and Louis Cheung in a scene from A Witness out of the Blue (category: IIB; Cantonese), directed by Fung Chih-chiang and also starring Louis Koo.

A Witness out of the Blue film review: Louis Cheung plays bumbling detective in offbeat Hong Kong murder mystery

  • Director Fung Chih-chiang’s latest – and best – effort starring Louis Koo and Louis Cheung is part murder mystery, part police thriller and part Freudian psychodrama
  • Despite a needlessly gimmicky marketing campaign involving a parrot, the film is a thoroughly entertaining experience for viewers
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Philip Keung (left) and Louis Cheung in a scene from A Witness out of the Blue (category: IIB; Cantonese), directed by Fung Chih-chiang and also starring Louis Koo.
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Zhang Hanyu (right) and Yuan Quan in a still from The Captain (category IIA; Mandarin). Du Jiang co-stars.

The Captain film review: Andrew Lau returns to form with air-disaster movie based on real-life accident

  • Director’s best film in years, though that is not saying much, this story of a pilot who miraculously lands an airliner after a windscreen blowout is well told
  • The best scenes are those in the air; those on the ground are filled with cheesy dialogue. There’s some nationalistic tub thumping at the end
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Zhang Hanyu (right) and Yuan Quan in a still from The Captain (category IIA; Mandarin). Du Jiang co-stars.
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