• Anna In Kung Fu Land

    Feb 17, 2015

    It’s doubtful whether even non-action audiences will be fully satisfied by this entertaining, but insubstantial production

  • 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.

  • Choy Lee Fut

    Feb 28, 2015

    Even the action becomes monotonous by the time the tournament begins and there’s probably as much genuine Choy Lee Fut on display as there was in ‘Pretty Woman’.

  • Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog

    Mar 7, 2015

    ‘Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog’ doesn’t compare to Sammo’s classics, but it’s diverting enough to persuade genre fans to catch it.

  • Drunken Monkey

    Mar 9, 2015

    The choreography is refreshing and innovative though the storyline is badly developed and cannot fall back on well-written characters.

  • Fist Power

    Mar 13, 2015

    ‘Fist Power’ is a very thin framework onto which a few interesting action scenes are hung and should not be treated as a classic of the genre.

  • He Has Nothing But Kung Fu

    Mar 23, 2015

    This provides solid viewing for fans while the veterans will no doubt enjoy spotting the endless array of familiar faces in the background.

  • His Name Is Nobody

    Mar 25, 2015

    It entertains throughout its duration and despite the usual kung-fu comedy conventions turning up it is a breath of fresh air.

  • 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.

  • Knockabout

    Apr 4, 2015

    The action is simply electric, most notably the two-against-one finale that pits Sammo and Yuen against Liu Chia Yung.

  • Kung Pow: Enter The Fist

    Apr 4, 2015

    If you get a giggle out of fart jokes and squeaky voices then it may well be the movie for you, but I imagine most will be better suited looking elsewhere.

  • Legendary Weapons Of China

    Apr 11, 2015

    ‘Legendary Weapons of China’ loses impetus when it concentrates on the distracting sub-plot involving Fu Sheng’s kung-fu charlatan, but it is still a refined entry in the genre.

  • Master Of The Flying Guillotine

    Apr 21, 2015

    It’s hard not to be drawn into director Wang Yu’s eccentric world with its almost Python-esque techniques and fights.

  • Odd Couple

    May 5, 2015

    Anyone searching for a traditional kung-fu flick that is filled with sublime choreography need look no further than this.

  • Shaolin Mantis

    May 23, 2015

    Although ‘Shaolin Mantis’ is a well made and above average, it undoubtedly disappoints when compared with Liu Chia-Liang’s best work.

  • Skinny Tiger And Fatty Dragon

    May 27, 2015

    Another superb Sammo film which sees him team up with Karl Maka for more hijinks.

  • The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin

    Jul 3, 2015

    Liu Chia Liang’s ‘The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin’ is an important cinematic moment and remains influential not just in Hong Kong film-making, but also globally.

  • The Heroic Ones

    Mar 24, 2015

    Chang Cheh’s ‘The Heroic Ones’ is an ambitious and sumptuous martial arts epic that set a benchmark for Shaw Brothers at its time of release.

  • The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

    Apr 6, 2015

    It remains a fun curio for fans of both studios that certainly still sports some old school charm.

  • The Return Of Pom Pom

    May 17, 2015

    As with all of the ‘Pom Pom’ films, the emphasis is on comedy and specifically the interplay between Shum and Ng.

  • Tiger On The Beat

    Jun 14, 2015

    ‘Tiger On The Beat’ is a surprisingly successful outing that proves Liu Chia-Liang was just as capable of handling modern day actioners.

  • Treasure Hunters

    Jun 16, 2015

    ‘Treasure Hunters’ never has a dull moment and from the opening credits to the very last kicks of the finale this is a top-notch Shaw Brothers’ film.

  • Why Me?

    Jun 27, 2015

    Kent Cheng gives the best performance of his career in a role that always manages to avoid histrionics.