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2013 Goal: Watch All of Johnnie To's films

by Sara Freeman
2013 Goal: Watch All of Johnnie To's films by Sara Freeman
I’ve been enamored with the work of Johnnie To for nearly five years and consider him to be cinema’s best contemporary filmmaker. However, due to a few factors: preferring to see his movies on the big screen, (previously) harboring a reluctance to download movies, etc., I’ve only managed to see somewhere between 1/3-1/2 of his movies, most of which have been released within the last 15 years. Therefore, I’ve decided to dedicate 2013 to To and will hopefully finish watching all of his movies by the time I’m able to see DRUG WAR at the end of the year. Top Five To’s: ROMANCING IN THIN AIR, DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART, VENGEANCE, EXILED and MY… Read more

I’ve been enamored with the work of Johnnie To for nearly five years and consider him to be cinema’s best contemporary filmmaker. However, due to a few factors: preferring to see his movies on the big screen, (previously) harboring a reluctance to download movies, etc., I’ve only managed to see somewhere between 1/3-1/2 of his movies, most of which have been released within the last 15 years. Therefore, I’ve decided to dedicate 2013 to To and will hopefully finish watching all of his movies by the time I’m able to see DRUG WAR at the end of the year.

Top Five To’s: ROMANCING IN THIN AIR, DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART, VENGEANCE, EXILED and MY LEFT EYE SEES GHOSTS/FAT CHOI SPIRIT.

Johnnie To’s I Need to See:

THE ENIGMATIC CASE (1980)
SEVEN YEARS ITCH (1987)
THE EIGHTH HAPPINESS (1988)
THE BIG HEAT (1988)
THE IRON BUTTERFLY TV MOVIE (1988)
ALL ABOUT AH-LONG (1989)
THE IRON BUTTERFLY 2 TV MOVIE (1990)
THE FUN, THE LUCK AND THE TYCOON (1990)
THE STORY OF MY SON (1990)
THE ROYAL SCOUNDREL (1991)
CASINO RAIDERS II (1991)
LUCKY ENCOUNTER (1992)
JUSTICE, MY FOOT (1992)
THE BARE-FOOTED KID (1993)
THE MAD MONK (1993)
EXECUTIONERS (1993)
DAK GING 90 III – ZI MING JAT TIN NGAAI TV MOVIE (1995)
LOVING YOU (1995)
A MOMENT OF ROMANCE III (1996)
LIFELINE (1997)
A HERO NEVER DIES (1998)
WHERE A GOOD MAN GOES (1999)
THE MISSION (1999)
NEEDING YOU (2000)
HELP!!! (2000)
WU YEN (2001)
FULLTIME KILLER (2001)
RUNNING OUT OF TIME 2 (2001)
LOVE FOR ALL SEASONS (2003)
TURN LEFT, TURN RIGHT (2003)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (2004)
TRIANGLE (2007)
LINGER (2008)

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