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Exclusive: The Goods Get Delivered In Clip From Johnnie To's 'Drug War'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2013 10:02 AM
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Rarely does a year go by without a new film from the prolific Hong Kong director Johnnie To, and while they may not always make their way stateside, when they do, it's likely worth tracking down. And one to keep on your radar is "Drug War," which is coming to theaters after a festival run last year that saw it hit Toronto, New York, Seattle, London, Rome, Rotterdam and more.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For Johnnie To's Cannes Midnight Movie 'Blind Detective'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 9:03 AM
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Yes, believe it or not, even the prestigious, sniffy Cannes Film Festival has a midnight movie section. Granted, it's still relatively new, and only features a couple movies per year, but they perhaps realize that after getting stuffed with Important Movies all day, sometimes you just want to sit back and blow off a little bit of cinematic steam. And this year, hopes will be pinned on Johnnie To to deliver.

Rome Review: Johnnie To's 'Drug War' Is A Gritty, Talky Procedural That Amps Up To A Bruising Climax

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 15, 2012 2:45 PM
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Johnnie To is a prime example of a director whose name means one thing to overseas audiences, and quite another to those in his native Hong Kong. While his home fans know him as a prolific genre-hopping polyglot whose production company Milkyway Image is a force to be reckoned with on the national filmmaking scene, abroad, especially in the U.S., he's primarily known as an action/thriller director; a less-stylized John Woo. And so his newest film, "Drug War" ("Du Zhan"), which was a late "surprise" addition to the Rome Film Festival line-up, should export neatly.

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