Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng)

Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng) Taiwan (2016) Dir. Chung Mong-hong Michael Hui is one the biggest names in Hong Kong comedy, his heyday being in the 70’s and 80’s, but over the last decade is film work has slowed down a little. This black comedy from Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong puts Hui firmly back in … Continue reading Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng)

Control (Kong cheng ji)

Control (Kong cheng ji) Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Kenneth Bi Are people really so easily manipulated that they can be controlled like puppets? Threats are usually a good way of ensuring cooperation but quite often the victim can only take their tormentor’s word for it if contact is only via the phone. Kenneth Bi leaves … Continue reading Control (Kong cheng ji)

(Sex) Appeal (Han chan xiao ying)

(Sex) Appeal (Han chan xiao ying) Taiwan (2014) Dir. Wang Wei-Ming This debut from former actor and TV movie director Wang Wei-Ming comes with the dreaded “Based on a true story” preface but from the way this drama plays out, it was more an inspiration than a direct adaptation. Thus we can at least breathe … Continue reading (Sex) Appeal (Han chan xiao ying)

Reign Of Assassins

  Reign Of Assassins (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 103 minutes Legend has it that the remains of the mystical Indian monk Bodhi offers great healing properties and will grant the possessor ultimate powers, making it a prized object in the eyes of many. The evil Dark Stone Group – lead … Continue reading Reign Of Assassins