• All About Ah Long

    Feb 16, 2015

    For those willing to explore other genres of Hong Kong films though, ‘All About Ah Long’ is a quality film that continues to have a resonance after it has ended.

  • Black Mask 2: City Of Masks

    Feb 23, 2015

    ‘Black Mask 2’ could be seen as Hark’s interpretation of what appeals to a global audience or maybe he just watched one too many episodes of ‘Power Rangers’ before production began.

  • Breaking News

    Feb 26, 2015

    ‘Breaking News’ is punctuated by tension-filled action set-pieces, but its main draw is the sharp characterisation and the insightful critique of the media that fills most of the running time.

  • Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame

    Mar 7, 2015

    Impressive production values, an excellent cast and a few moments of genuine inspiration (courtesy of Sammo Hung’s action choreography) make the minutes fly be.

  • Final Justice

    Mar 12, 2015

    While it may not be wholly original, ‘Final Justice’ is still a competent crime drama that has some top performances and a couple of above average action scenes.

  • Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate

    Mar 14, 2015

    Those less critical may get more out of ‘Flying Swords’ as there is still a lot of high flying action on offer, despite it being stuffed with CGI, and the film certainly has a rich visual style.

  • Golden Swallow

    Mar 20, 2015

    O Sing-Pui cooks up a stew of heavy-handed comedy, eroticism, romance and horror to send everyone home happy.

  • Hong Kong Playboys

    Mar 25, 2015

    This is not a comic masterpiece and doesn’t amuse in quite the manner that it imagines it does, but with a leading man of Fu Sheng’s calibre this is almost to be forgiven.

  • Knock Off

    Apr 4, 2015

    Almost non-existent scripting and farcical characters that fail to provide the film with the necessary substance.

  • Kung Fu Jungle

    Apr 4, 2015

    ‘Kung Fu Killer’, despite its B-movie title and the odd moment of cheesiness, comes very close to bringing back the elation one felt when watching golden era Hong Kong action cinema.

  • Love In The Time Of Twilight

    Apr 15, 2015

    ‘Love In The Time Of Twilight’ is the kind of film that starts awkwardly but increases in stature as the story continues.

  • New Dragon Gate Inn

    May 4, 2015

    May disappoint die-hard action fans, but would prove a good introduction to swordplay style films, especially for the H.K uninitiated and Hollywood lovers.

  • Once Upon A Time In China III

    May 7, 2015

    Tsui Hark very cleverly realised that topping the fight action in part 2 would be almost impossible, and adopted a different style accordingly.

  • Once Upon A Time In China IV

    May 7, 2015

    The action (ladder fight excepted) is equal to part 1, but not the dramatic element, and it is certainly not the equal of part 2 for fight choreography.

  • Once Upon A Time In China V

    May 7, 2015

    For those that hate the frequent use of wire-fu (like me), you better look elsewhere as action choreography for this film relies heavily upon its use.

  • Opium And The Kung Fu Master

    May 9, 2015

    ‘Opium and the Kung Fu Master’ is top-notch old school action but it can’t quite get away from some things that used to mar such films.

  • Perils Of The Sentimental Swordsman

    May 11, 2015

    The real draw, and the skill of Chor Yuen, is to make an ensemble of eccentrics, oddball antagonists and superheroes appealing and a means of covering up the unapologetic holes in the narrative.

  • Running On Karma

    May 19, 2015

    It successfully manages to combine numerous genres to create a truly enlightening piece of cinema that shows just how unique Asian filmmaking can be.

  • Shaolin Intruders

    May 23, 2015

    ‘Shaolin Intruders’ doesn’t offer any of the genre-defining moments that leap out of the true masterpieces of the genre.

  • Sparrow

    Jun 1, 2015

    ‘Sparrow’ is the archetypal Curate’s Egg, a film that fuses together precious few moments of brilliance with a heavy dose of lethargy, rendering the finished article difficult to digest.

  • Sword Master

    Apr 20, 2017

    In a relatively short time Yee creates a fascinating martial world every bit as involving as the visions that Chor Yuen used to put together years before.

  • Swordsman II

    Jun 6, 2015

    The viewer is treated to a visual feast that fully sketches out this almost mythical setting – kudos once more to director and cinematographer.

  • The Chinese Feast

    Feb 28, 2015

    It’s no surprise that this Tsui Hark comedy was a box-office smash as it allows the viewer to enjoy superior character interaction and sharp comic routines.

  • The Duel Of The Century

    Mar 9, 2015

    Lau Wing may not be an accomplished screen fighter, but it is his portrayal of Lu Xiaofeng that earns this a moderate rating that it otherwise would not deserve.