The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan)

The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan) China (2014) Dir. Tsui Hark As a legend of martial arts and action fantasy films it is rare to see Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark step outside of this comfort zone, at least as a director. So it is with this 3D adaptation of the 1957 novel … Continue reading The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan)

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)