Simon Yam

“The Thieves”
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Review: ‘The Thieves’

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A debonair caper that brings together Korean and Chinese cat burglars for a diamond heist in Macao, "The Thieves" owes much to the sparky gamesmanship and glamour casting of Steven Soderbergh's…

'Nightfall'
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Review: ‘Nightfall’

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Gut-wrenching violence, classical music, daddy issues and Lolita complexes are grist for director Roy Chow Hin Yeung's grisly mill in "Nightfall," a Hong Kong thriller with a strong noirish flavor…

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Review: ‘Exiled’

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Johnnie To's "Exiled" plays like a lazy-day, Mexican-set Western that happens to take place in Macau. Far more stylized and playful, and less complexly plotted, than the recent "Election" duo…

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Review: ‘SPL’

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A terrific, brawny push to revive Hong Kong mano-a-mano fighting in a police thriller, "SPL" is an all-star smackdown thatwill get fans salivating. Although the police elements are drawn with a broad…

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