An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo)

An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) China (2018) Dir. Hu Bo The world is not a nice place at the moment, a sad but true fact which haunts us all on a daily basis. Many have their own ways of dealing with it - some face it head on with varying … Continue reading An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo)

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Iceman: The Time Traveller (Bing feng: Yong heng zhi men)

Iceman: The Time Traveller (Bing feng: Yong heng zhi men) Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Raymond Yip You know the deal, a film is successful so a sequel is made and the success continues - at least that is how it is supposed to go. In the case of 2014’s Iceman, the film was a flop … Continue reading Iceman: The Time Traveller (Bing feng: Yong heng zhi men)

Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao)

Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) China (1999) Dir. Zhang Yimou One of the biggest problems facing many schoolchildren in the world today is being too poor to afford many of the basics needed for their education, something which is shared by the schools themselves thanks to governments starving them of funding. … Continue reading Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao)

Vixen

Vixen VOD (Distributor: Darkcoast) Running Time: 88 minutes approx. Release Date – May 6th Ever wondered what Die Hard would be like with a cute kick-ass Asian female lead and not Bruce Willis? You probably haven’t but that hasn’t stopped legendary Hong Kong film expert and polymath Bey Logan from concocting a script on that … Continue reading Vixen

The Wandering Earth (Liú làng dì qiú)

The Wandering Earth (Liú làng dì qiú) China (2019) Dir. Frant Gwo A few months ago, I reviewed a Chinese sci-fi film Last Sunrise, about the impending end of a solar reliant world due to the sun going out. Unbeknownst to me, China had made another sci-fi flick about the end of the world thanks … Continue reading The Wandering Earth (Liú làng dì qiú)

Shadow (Ying)

Shadow (Ying) China (2018) Dir. Zhang Yimou "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" Whilst the above quote came from the introduction to a famous radio show of the 1930’s featuring the pulp fiction hero The Shadow, its relevance to this film is its plot involves “shadowy” people. In … Continue reading Shadow (Ying)

Bleeding Steel

Bleeding Steel China/Australia (2017) Dir. Leo Zhang Well, I celebrated Jackie Chan’s birthday by watching one of his films and ironically, on the seventh anniversary of this blog I have another of his films to watch, this time one of more recent efforts. I fear however, we’ll be seeing a very different Jackie Chan here… … Continue reading Bleeding Steel