• 14 Blades

    Jul 2, 2015

    It has numerous nods to the Shaw Brothers classics and harks back to those swordplay flicks of yesteryear, making you smile, cry, jump for joy and shout like a banshee, like any good martial arts film should.

  • Ambitious Kung Fu Girl

    Feb 17, 2015

    It is a diverting 90 minutes with a few well constructed scenes scattered throughout, but this hardly compensates for its waste of potential.

  • Challenge Of The Masters

    Feb 28, 2015

    Despite the fact that ‘Challenge Of The Masters’ hasn’t aged as well as some of Liu Chia-Liang’s other notable works, there’s undoubtedly much on offer for genre fans and the casual cinema-goer.

  • Crippled Avengers

    Mar 3, 2015

    This is probably one of the most acrobatic Venoms films as they participate in some extremely complicated routines that are brilliantly put together.

  • Dragon Tiger Gate

    Mar 9, 2015

    Don’t compare it to Yen and Yip’s ‘SPL’ or ‘Flashpoint’, just sit back and enjoy a good old fashioned comic book blockbuster with heaps of kung fu action.

  • Executioners From Shaolin

    Mar 10, 2015

    This masterful kung-fu drama shows how quickly Liang found his own way of conveying his thoughts to the audience.

  • Gallants

    Mar 16, 2015

    ‘Gallants’ is, for the most part, a refreshing diversion that allows stars of the past to remind modern viewers that they still have much to offer to the future of Hong Kong cinema.

  • Heroes Two

    Mar 24, 2015

    ‘Heroes Two’ is not one of the definitive collaborations between Chang Cheh and Fu Sheng, but it offers quality in most departments.

  • How To Choose A Royal Bride

    Mar 26, 2015

    Some may not like ‘How To Choose A Royal Bride’ because of the episodic nature of the story but this is some fun if rather slight entertainment.

  • Iron Bodyguard

    Mar 30, 2015

    There’s weaknesses in some of the plot twists, but there’s also good action, fine performances and the kind of bold visual statements that linger in the mind.

  • Iron Fists

    Mar 30, 2015

    ‘Iron Fists’ is packed with varied action, good performances from luminaries like Chen Kuan-Tai and Mang Fei and is constructed in a way that does no shame to its lofty inspiration.

  • Killer Constable

    Apr 12, 2015

    ‘Killer Constable’ could have been a genre film with a heart as well as a brain; as it is, this is a good, but not great kung fu film in both action and content.

  • Men From The Monastery

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chang Cheh delivers a multi-layered kung-fu drama that is ripe with excellent characterisation and well-choreographed action.

  • Once Upon A Time In Shanghai

    May 7, 2015

    The master stroke is of course the incorporation of Yuen Woo Ping as fight choreographer and he serves up some of the best fisticuffs of recent years.

  • 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.

  • Rolls, Rolls I Love You

    May 18, 2015

    What this interesting little oddity lacks in thrills and spills it therefore makes up for in good ol’ 80s synth-pop, day-glo, bubble-permed fun.

  • The Blood Brothers

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘The Blood Brothers’ was not a disappointment in any way and this classic Chang Cheh tale of loyalty, love and revenge is an consistently engaging martial arts drama.

  • The Era Of Vampires

    Jun 20, 2015

    ‘The Era Of Vampires’ fails to capitalise on a concept that could have turned out to be a solid film given enough care. It does raise interest from time to time but is unable to sustain that interest.

  • The Final Master

    Jun 27, 2017

    ‘The Final Master’ does have some knockout moments though and the climax in particular is full of the kind of crisp, clean and measured choreography that looks so good on the screen.

  • The Master

    Jul 3, 2015

    Though containing enough reasons to warrant a viewing, ‘The Master’ is still not as polished as the better films being made by the studio at the time.

  • The Water Margin

    Jun 23, 2015

    ‘The Water Margin’ is the kind of grandiose masterwork that is enthralling and, despite the presence of three accomplished directors, has a remarkable consistency to it.

  • White Vengeance

    Jun 26, 2015

    ‘White Vengeance’ – in keeping with the generic expectations of recent years – has big, bruising conflict aplenty and it’s those moments that tend to have the greatest impact.

  • Winner Takes All

    Jun 27, 2015

    Unfortunately, just as you find yourself warming to his style, Wong Jing falls prey to the failings that would long be associated with him.