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  • The Empty Hands

    The Empty Hands


    Self-consciously arty mood piece about what happens when a karate master (Yasuaki Kurata, suddenly ubiquitous) living in Hong Kong dies and leaves his apartment/dojo split between two people in his will. The real estate is incredibly valuable, and his daughter (Stephy Tang), who quit karate training at age ten and is in the last stages of an affair with a married man, wants to divide it up into seven separate rental units. The other inheritor, a former student (Chapman To),…

  • Detective Chinatown 2

    Detective Chinatown 2


    Like so many sequels, simply offers more of the same but slower and less interesting.

    More to come, but I'd rank the three Lunar New Year movies to open in the US this week thusly:

    1. Monkey King 3
    2. Detective Chinatown 2
    3. Monster Hunt 2

Popular reviews

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending


    I don't know what to make of a world that rejects this and adores every Marvel movie. Things don't make sense to me.

  • O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America


    Can't believe you all gave five stars to a documentary that crops and zooms archival 1.33 footage to fit a 16x9 TV screen.