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‘Curry and Pepper’: Theater

‘Curry and Pepper’: Theater

Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for “Election” (2006). “Election” (2006) is probably my favorite Hong Kong gangster movie. I can never think about this movie without its final scene: Simon Yam and Tony Leung…


‘Curry and Pepper’: On Ouyang Feng

‘Curry and Pepper’: On Ouyang Feng

I don’t think I’d heard the name Ouyang Feng before I watched Wong Kar Wai’s “Ashes of Time” (東邪西毒), a 1992 movie based on Jin Yong’s landmark wuxia series (what may be loosely understood as…


‘Curry and Pepper’: The Kodak Ad

‘Curry and Pepper’: The Kodak Ad

A self-indulgent journal of my obsession with Hong Kong cinema. One of my favorite scenes in the 1987 film “Double Fixation” (意亂情迷) takes place on a rooftop. The villain is chasing the heroine, and behind…


‘Curry & Pepper’: Tangerines

‘Curry & Pepper’: Tangerines

An enthusiastic and self-indulgent journal about my discovery of and infatuation with Hong Kong cinema. This summer I went back home to Northeast China for the first time in two years. The three and a half…