Writer and Cantonese–English translator. Hong Kong cinema and other niche interests.

Favorite films

  • Love on Delivery
  • Linda Linda Linda

Recent activity

  • Royal Tramp 2


  • Burning Paradise


  • Royal Tramp


  • Spasmo


Recent reviews

  • The First Slam Dunk

    The First Slam Dunk


    This is what it sounds like when dudes cry

  • Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

    Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip


    Not as funny as Live in Concert from three years before (even if that ends on an unfortunate 'Ching Chong Chinaman' note) but perhaps the most accomplished stand-up concert film ever, shot by Haskell Wexler no less. The camera is audience surrogate—it lingers, it glides, hanging onto Pryor's every word, every anecdote, the highs and the lows. But we also see more than what we should be seeing, the comedian's face, at times, so close as though he's only an arm's length away. Every subtle movement, every change in his face and expression an intimate glimpse into a master raconteur's mind at work.

Popular reviews

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days


    I'm not crying because Koji Yakusho beautifully embodies the highs and lows of an aging solitary life.
    I'm crying because these Tokyo public toilets are so. damn. beautiful.

  • Full River Red

    Full River Red


    A relentless two and a half hour game of 4D chess where the number of pawns sacrificed is nothing as long as the blood that spills from their veins is as red as the flag they fight for.