Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: March 10-16

Hollywood and New York in the 1950s, a Nazi concentration camp, kidnap victims and a ghost are the subjects of this week’s pick of the flicks

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 March, 2016, 5:40pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 March, 2016, 5:43pm

1. Hail, Caesar!

Josh Brolin is the studio fixer in charge of keeping his erratic actors in check in this uproarious ode to vintage Hollywood. The Coen Brothers deserve credits for channelling George Clooney’s inner idiot – again – as a narcissistic A-list star. (Opens on March 10)

2. Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan might have missed out on the best actress Oscar, but her stunning performance as an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York still provides the emotional anchor in Nick Hornby’s marvellous adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel. (Opens on March 10)

3. Son of Saul

Little makes sense amid the horrors inside Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and first-time Hungarian director László Nemes masterfully evokes the nightmarish vision in his Holocaust drama, which won the best foreign-language Oscar this year. (Now showing)

4. Journey to the Shore

Kiyoshi Kurosawa has made his fair share of intensely creepy horror movies. It’s thus a pleasant surprise to see that the Japanese auteur has come up with a quietly moving tale of love and grief – in which the dead is still very much walking the earth. (Opens on March 10)

5 . Room

Newly-crowned Oscar winning best actress Brie Larson and child star Jacob Tremblay are immensely affecting as mother and son in this unusual captive drama, which is effectively adapted by first-time screenwriter Emma Donoghue from her own novel. (Now showing)