Beijing Bicycle (Shiqi sui de dan che)

Beijing Bicycle (Shiqi sui de dan che) China (2001) Dir. Wang Xiaoshuai Katie Melua famously sang “There are nine million bicycles in Beijing” which, if accurate, would make it very difficult to find one if it had been stolen. That is just one of the problems the protagonist of Wang Xiaoshuai’s award film faces. Arriving … Continue reading Beijing Bicycle (Shiqi sui de dan che)

Demon Hunter – The Resurrection

Demon Hunter – The Resurrection (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Cine-Asia) Running time: 131 minutes approx. Five hundred years after her interment in ice, immortal fox demon Xiaowei (Zhou Xun) is freed by a bird demon Qu’er (Mini Yang). Tiring of needing to feed on human hearts to survive, Xiaowei believes that becoming a human … Continue reading Demon Hunter – The Resurrection

The Silent War (Ting feng zhe)

  The Silent War (Ting feng zhe) Hong Kong/China (2012) Dirs. Alan Mak & Felix Chong In the 1950’s, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a secret group code named 701 Bureau to intercept, decipher and relay any secret coded messages being sent from the Twaine based opposition group KMT. When 120 radio channels suddenly … Continue reading The Silent War (Ting feng zhe)

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Long men fei jia)

  The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Long men fei jia) China (2011) Dir. Tsui Hark During the Ming Dynasty corrupt eunuchs running the West and East Bureaus are under attack from rogue warrior Zhao Huai'an (Jet Li) and his two companions. After he takes out the West Bureau's Wan Yulou (Gordon Liu), the East … Continue reading The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Long men fei jia)

The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si)

  The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si) Hong Kong (2012) Dir. Derek Yee At the turn of the 20th century in China the warlord Bully Lei (Lau Ching-Wan) lives up to his name with his mistreatment of the locals but has met his match in the form of his prospective seventh wife Liu Yin … Continue reading The Great Magician (Daai mo seut si)