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)

Wolf Warrior (Zhan lang)

Wolf Warrior (Zhan lang) China (2015) Dir. Wu Jing The sequel to this action flick may be the biggest grossing film in Chinese cinema history (until the next one comes along in a few months as they always do) and has caught the attention of the international market, but shouldn’t the film that spawned it … Continue reading Wolf Warrior (Zhan lang)

Call Of Heroes (Ngai sing)

Call Of Heroes (Ngai sing) Hong Kong (2016) Dir. Benny Chan With the likes of Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais propagating more realistic, gimmick free fights in martial arts cinema, Hong Kong remains loyal to its famous wire fu style which may make them seem a little corny in comparison. What cannot be denied, however, … Continue reading Call Of Heroes (Ngai sing)

SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Saat po long 2)

SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Saat po long 2) China/Hong Kong (2015) Dir. Cheang Pou-soi Some readers may recall the 2005 Donnie Yen film Kill Zone (originally titled SPL: Sha Po Lang in its native Hong Kong) - well, forget it because this film is a “sequel in name only” affair which makes little … Continue reading SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Saat po long 2)

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan)

Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan) Hong Kong (1996) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping In case you are wondering what happened to Tai Chi I, well it doesn’t exactly exist...sort of. It was supposed to be a follow up of sorts to Yuen Woo-Ping’s 1993 film Tai Chi Master starring Jet Li (originally … Continue reading Tai Chi II aka Tai Chi Boxer (Tai ji quan)