• A Terracotta Warrior

    Jun 10, 2015

    Bathing various scenes with the visual potency that alludes to Tsui Hark and with a rousing soundtrack at his disposal, Ching Siu Tung unleashes a minor epic that is highly recommended.

  • Ballistic Kiss

    Feb 20, 2015

    Written by the hugely informative Bey Logan, ‘Ballistic Kiss’ is an interesting premise let down by budget restrictions and time restraints.

  • Big Bullet

    Feb 23, 2015

    Although the state of Hong Kong cinema is much approved now, it’s hard to forget the wretched state just a few years ago. ‘Big Bullet’ really stood out when it was released and remains a class act.

  • Deadend Of Besiegers

    Mar 5, 2015

    ‘Deadend of Besiegers’ is 90 minutes of excellent entertainment featuring some brilliant wireworked fights and a rare chance to see Yu Rong Guang carry a film and play a hero.

  • Holy Robe Of Shaolin Temple

    Mar 25, 2015

    Though certainly not uncomfortable to sit through, there’s without a doubt something missing that stops it firing on all cylinders.

  • Iron Monkey

    Mar 30, 2015

    Anyone who appreciates quality choreography, well executed fight sequences and a well told story will love this and will definitely want to own it!

  • Little Big Soldier

    Apr 13, 2015

    It’s definitely still a Chan movie through and through though, and as bizarre as it sounds, it does give you a slapstick yet emotional tour de force with a cutting edge.

  • Mirage

    Apr 24, 2015

    A nutty, wondrous and at times exhilarating action adventure, ‘Mirage’ encapsulates all of the elements that generated such impetus during Hong Kong cinema’s 80s swansong.

  • Mulan

    May 1, 2015

    It never quite capitalises on a spirited beginning, eventually becoming more of a leaden-footed drama than a blood and thunder action flick.

  • My Father Is A Hero

    May 3, 2015

    ‘My Father Is A Hero’ provides some adrenalin pumping set-pieces, notably a classic scene where Li takes on a dozen of the villain’s lackies with a pair of tonfa.

  • My Kingdom

    May 3, 2015

    It’s just so generic, so riddled with the current Chinese cinematic pox that it is impossible to care about.

  • New Police Story

    May 4, 2015

    The performances from all parties are excellent, and Jackie has reinstalled a little faith in me that he is still capable of making a good action movie.

  • Police Story 2013

    May 12, 2015

    There is much to appreciate here, especially a plot with enough turns and twists to keep the viewer attentive and characters who go beyond their stereotypes as the villain’s motives unfold.

  • Project S

    May 16, 2015

    Stanley Tong continues to show his skill in the action genre with more kinetic direction.

  • Shanghai Affairs

    May 22, 2015

    The action lacks any spark or excitement and the narrative fails to grab onto the viewer in the slightest.

  • Shanghai Noon

    May 23, 2015

    ‘Shanghai Noon’ is not as action packed or original as some of Chan’s early efforts, but it is still one of his best American outings to date.

  • The East Is Red

    Mar 9, 2015

    ‘The East Is Red’ ends the popular series with a visual bang that pummels the viewer relentlessly. Unfortunately the exercise is very much one of style over substance and the overall effect is a bewildering one.

  • 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 Green Hornet

    Mar 21, 2015

    Anyone hoping for an exciting big-budget version of the well-known character will be sorely disappointed by this merely functional cinematic rendition.

  • The Myth

    May 3, 2015

    At times frustrating and yet mostly entertaining, ‘The Myth’ may not be vintage Chan, but there are glimpses here of a performer who is still a valuable treasure for world cinema.

  • The Storm Riders

    Jun 1, 2015

    ‘The Storm Riders’ is a film that all Hong Kong film fans will want to watch for its reputation. Whether or not it’ll stay in the viewer’s mind much longer after the final credits role is a different matter.

  • Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon

    Jun 11, 2015

    ‘Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon’ is a mixture of well shot conflict, stirring heroism and flawed drama.