FILM

Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: October 22-28

Hong Kong nostalgia, postmodern horror, an indie masterpiece, a cold-war spy story and one of the year's best crime films make up our top five

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 October, 2015, 6:15am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 November, 2015, 12:41pm

Click on film title to read our review.

1. Tangerine

Undoubtedly the best iPhone-shot indie movie ever made about transgender prostitutes, Sean Baker’s curiosity item is also an immensely compassionate masterpiece that deserves to be widely seen. (Opens on October 22)

2. Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg rides the magnetic screen presences of two acting legends – in Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance – to tell an old-fashioned cold war spy-swap story with great aplomb. (Opens on October 22)

3. Sicario

One of the best crime films to hit our screens in 2015, this drug-trade thriller by Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve offers an intense look at the murky moral boundaries in America’s War On Drugs. (Now showing)

4. Goosebumps

Alternately spooky and hilarious, this long-gestating adaptation of author R.L. Stine’s young adult horror novella series is a postmodern take that turns out to be far wittier than expected. (Opens on October 22)

5. Wong Ka Yan

A sincere little film that evokes our collective nostalgia for 1990s Hong Kong, Benny Lau’s directorial debut serves a gentle reminder of the valuable rewards of genuine human connections. (Opens on October 22)