Hong Kong crime master Johnnie To takes his brand of sleek, stark action cinema to the Chinese mainland for a story of driven cops and brutal drug smugglers.
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Johnnie To’s ‘Three’ – Hong Kong thriller on Netflix
Three (Hong Kong, 2016) – Johnnie To is one of the top directors of action thrillers and crime drama in the world and if Three is not one of the director’s most dramatic, it is entertaining, consistently engaging, and executed with an impressive precision that turns good ideas into ingenious set pieces. Set almost entirely […]
‘Call of Heroes’ – Hong Kong heroics on Netflix
A lavish but derivative martial arts action drama, Call of Heroes (Hong Kong, 2016) stars Sean Lau (Lau Ching-wan, Life Without Principle) as the sheriff of a village left unprotected by the army as a warlord advances and Louis Koo (Drug War) as the warlord’s sadistic son, a grinning psychopath who kills with impunity until […]