• Aces Go Places III: Our Man In Bond Street

    Feb 16, 2015

    Alongside this familiar narrative is the constantly disarming duo of Samuel Hui and Karl Maka and they of course continue to show great comic timing and interplay in the familiar roles of Sam and Kodijack.

  • An Amorous Woman Of Tang Dynasty

    Dec 17, 2017

    Somewhat frustrating due to its fractured narrative, yet compelling within its aesthetic and themes, Eddie Fong’s directorial debut remains a unique experiment of its era.

  • Banana Cop

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘Banana Cop’ is a quick-moving film that is at times amusing and at times, thanks to some fine direction, suspense-filled.

  • Born To Fight

    Feb 25, 2015

    While ‘Born To Fight’ may not be the slickest production, it is still a hell of a lot of fun to watch thanks to the presence of some top-notch fight scenes.

  • Cannonball Run II

    Feb 28, 2015

    Retains the majority of its likeable qualities, such as enjoyable star partnerships, funny jokes, fast cars and pretty girls.

  • Cherie

    Nov 2, 2017

    Patrick Tam’s ‘Cherie’ is, simply put, little more than a moderately average eighties romantic comedy and decidedly underwhelming when compared against any of the true “greats” of the era.

  • Drunken Tai Chi

    Mar 9, 2015

    Yuen Woo Ping weaves more choreographed magic into the narrative and allows the entire cast to show what they can do.

  • Hocus Pocus

    Mar 25, 2015

    This is one for die-hard fans of Lam Ching Ying or the Chinese comedy horror genre in general.

  • Hong Kong 1941

    Mar 25, 2015

    ‘Hong Kong 1941’ is a powerful and moving study of the effects of war on the ordinary person and the strains of such pressure on any friendship.

  • Kids From Shaolin

    May 23, 2015

    Equal parts goofy, exciting and tedious, the flick works best when Li and his band of pint sized pugilists are kicking butt and performing amazing feats of acrobatics.

  • Law With Two Phases

    Apr 5, 2015

    Its brave examination of a very powerful subject deserves commendation as does its unflinching view of the effects on the family of the victim.

  • Long Arm Of The Law

    Apr 13, 2015

    ‘Long Arm of the Law’ falls short of its reputation but still remains solid and compelling.

  • Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind

    May 3, 2015

    ‘Nausicaa’ has its cake and eats it, being a pacifist’s warning about conflict and conservation while cramming in edge-of-the-seat thrills and excitement.

  • New Tales Of The Flying Fox

    May 4, 2015

    This is a rollicking action-adventure that is packed with top kung fu entertainment but because of a lack of depth misses out on a higher grade.

  • Ninja Thunderbolt

    May 4, 2015

    If you’re happy to laugh along with it then you’ll still find something to appreciate, but a kung fu classic this is not.

  • Ninja Vs. Shaolin Guards

    May 4, 2015

    Although the plot may be somewhat lacking, ‘Ninja Vs. Shaolin Guards’ remains a very entertaining outing thanks to a wealth of well crafted kung fu fights.

  • 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.

  • Pom Pom

    May 14, 2015

    ‘Pom Pom’ is a typically enjoyable 80’s Hong Kong comedy that will definitely strike a chord with fans of the ‘Lucky Stars’.

  • Shanghai Blues

    May 22, 2015

    ‘Shanghai Blues’ is, overall, superior entertainment, but by the time the end credits roll its hard not to think of what might have been.

  • Teppanyaki

    Jun 10, 2015

    The slightly uncomfortable storyline which casts Hui as a potentially cheating husband is turned gradually into another morality comedy with Hui and his initially unpleasant wife learning the error of their ways.

  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

    Mar 10, 2015

    Multi-layered and superbly made, ‘The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter’ remains one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time.

  • The Occupant

    May 5, 2015

    ‘The Occupant’ doesn’t appear to be sure if it wants to be a horror or a comedy as while it is genuinely funny, this does tend to undermine the horror elements.

  • The Other Side Of Gentleman

    May 10, 2015

    With all characters underwritten it seems churlish to criticise performances, but eighties Asian singing sensation Tam is a charisma vacuum and not even the legendary Lin can convince in her thankless damp squib of a role.

  • The Owl And Dumbo

    May 10, 2015

    While not offering the very finest of Sammo’s work, ‘The Owl And Dumbo’ is an entertaining and worthwhile slice of 80’s Hong Kong cinema.