Lily Ho

Lily Ho

Favorite films

  • Chungking Express
  • The Goddess
  • Farewell My Concubine
  • Days of Being Wild

Recent activity

  • Don't Breathe


  • The Mermaid


  • Divines


  • In the Room


Recent reviews

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight


    Dragon Inn without the sand but with the snow...

  • I Do

    I Do


    A romcom with Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei. The story has been done over and over, and the film has nothing special, nothing particular, nothing new, everything is predictible, mainly watched because of Sun Honglei's presence.

Popular reviews

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    Manila in the Claws of Light


    Manila is a social drama film, shot with a great realism. It's about the human degradation, the exploitation of women, of the laborers (to a more extent the oppressed or poor people) in the Filipino capital. It follows Julio who went to Manila in order to find his girlfriend who's been taken by a madam with a promise of a job in Manila.
    In fact, the city is presented as a place of corruption, social alienation, prostitution, poverty, a capital…

  • Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

    Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas


    In short, what I liked in this film are :
    - the natural set - the story of the film happens in 16th century in the "Cévennes" (south-center of France), the sound, the lights, the landscapes, the architecture are taken from natural set, we are really far away from the artificial blockbusters, lots of close-ups mainly on faces (which contrast with the wide shots on the landscape), lots of cuts due especially to a special kind of editing, action often…