Enter The Fat Dragon (Fei lung gwoh gong)

Enter The Fat Dragon (Fei lung gwoh gong) Hong Kong (2020) Dirs. Kenji Tanigaki & Wong Jing With Jackie Chan supposedly swapping action for serious acting roles, which affects his comedic output since they rely heavily on slapstick fight scenes, who could replace him? A few years ago, the bookies’ favourite would have been Stephen … Continue reading Enter The Fat Dragon (Fei lung gwoh gong)

Ip Man 4: The Finale (Yip Man 4)

Ip Man 4: The Finale (Yip Man 4) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Wilson Yip Remember the horror film Final Destination which, despite the definitive adjective in the title, spawned four sequels, meaning we can’t trust cinema when it declares we have reached the end of a series. Is this the same for the Ip Man … Continue reading Ip Man 4: The Finale (Yip Man 4)

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)

Chasing The Dragon

Chasing The Dragon (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 129 minutes approx. Drugs are bad; everyone knows that, but not just for the users and their families whose lives are messed up by them but for the peddlers too. Prolific and polarising Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing and co-director Jason … Continue reading Chasing The Dragon

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story US (2016) Dir. Gareth Edwards After The Force Awakens rekindled the love for the Star Wars franchise for most of us a year ago it was announced that a standalone film would appear in the interim period before Episode VIII arrives. This film would be another prequel but … Continue reading Rogue One – A Star Wars Story

Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3 (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. Over the past decade a plethora of films made about the life of martial arts legend Yip Man have surfaced, from Herman Yau’s The Legend is Born to the valedictorian The Final Fight, with Wong Kar-Wai’s arthouse interpretation The … Continue reading Ip Man 3

Kung Fu Killer

Kung Fu Killer (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Signature Entertainment) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. With Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Sammo Hung all supposedly hanging up their martial arts boots, it has befallen to Donnie Yen to be the last big name bastion of the genre while we wait for the next generation to … Continue reading Kung Fu Killer

Iceman (Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun)

Iceman (Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Wing-cheong Law It may have only occurred in the last decade but Donnie Yen finally broke out of the supporting role rut he was stuck in to become a star in his own right, reaching the pinnacle with the two Ip Man films. Yen … Continue reading Iceman (Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun)

Special ID (Te shu shen fen)

Special ID (Te shu shen fen) China (2013) Dir. Clarence Fok Chan Chi-lung (Donnie Yen) is an undercover police agent sent to infiltrate the Hong Kong gang lead by Cheung Mou-hung (Collin Chou). Mou-hung however lets Chan know he suspects him of being a police spy, and threatens his mother Amy (Nina Paw). To prove … Continue reading Special ID (Te shu shen fen)

The Monkey King (Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong)

The Monkey King (Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong) China/Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Pou-Soi Cheang In a mythical version of Ancient China a clash between the Bull Demon King (Aaron Kwok) and the Jade Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) results in the Bull Demon being banished to the Fire Mountains along with the Jade Emperor’s … Continue reading The Monkey King (Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong)