Raining In The Mountain (Kong shan ling yu)

Raining In The Mountain (Kong shan ling yu) Hong Kong/Taiwan (1979) Dir. King Hu “Those who really seek the path to Enlightenment dictate terms to their mind. Then they proceed with strong determination.” This could also apply to many people in their life’s endeavours but this quote is aimed at those seeking spiritual wisdom from … Continue reading Raining In The Mountain (Kong shan ling yu)

Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan)

Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan) Hong Kong (1967) Dir. King Hu There is a bitter irony in that one required criteria to be a ruler - along with misplaced megalomania - is balls. In the case of this classic film from celebrated Hong Kong director King Hu, the tyrannical governing presence happens to be a … Continue reading Dragon Inn (Long men kezhan)

Crime Story (Jung on zo)

Crime Story (Jung on zo) Hong Kong (1993) Dir. Kirk Wong If you think about it, the last person who should ever orchestrate a kidnapping plot is an active police officer. Sure, they can find ways to sabotage the investigation and put their colleagues off the scent but eventually, their malfeasance is going to catch … Continue reading Crime Story (Jung on zo)

Missbehavior (Gong hei bat poh)

Missbehavior (Gong hei bat poh) Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Pang Ho-cheung It’s handy to have a network of friends to turn to for support and help you out when you are in trouble. I wouldn’t personally know about this but there have been many films with this very premise - even if the situation is … Continue reading Missbehavior (Gong hei bat poh)

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi) Hong Kong/China (2018) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping Q: When is an Ip Man film not an Ip Man film? A: When Ip Man isn’t in it! Don’t worry though, this is a spin-off from the Ip Man film trilogy starring Donnie Yen, which luckily … Continue reading Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

A World Without Thieves (Tian xia wu zei)

A World Without Thieves (Tian xia wu zei) China/Hong Kong (2004) Dir. Feng Xiaogang There is no honour among thieves as the saying goes, which isn’t very reassuring for the rest of us trying to avoid falling victim to them. Therefore, a world without their existence is very unlikely, even if they start pilfering from … Continue reading A World Without Thieves (Tian xia wu zei)

Still Human (Lun lok yan)

Still Human (Lun lok yan) Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Oliver Siu Kuen Chan Cultural differences are one of the more fascinating things in life. Through cinema, TV, and the arts, we get to learn about the rest of the world, the people, and their unique ways But have you ever learned about yourself through being … Continue reading Still Human (Lun lok yan)