• In Love With… Police Story

    Jun 11, 2024

    Vasily Pugh revisits Jackie Chan’s 1985 Hong Kong action comedy ‘Police Story’ (警察故事) but is it still as good as he remembers?

  • In Love With… Godzilla

    Dec 21, 2023

    Vasily Pugh expresses his appreciation for the original 1954 ‘Godzilla’ (ゴジラ) and examines the impact it had on the genre.

  • In Love With… I Love Maria

    Nov 20, 2023

    Vasily Pugh reveals his love for the 1988 Hong Kong science fiction action comedy ‘I Love Maria’.

  • In Love With… Shawscope Volume Two

    May 31, 2023

    Vasily Pugh splashed his cash on the second collection of Shaw Brothers films from Arrow Video, and he couldn’t be happier about it!

  • The Rise And Rise Of Michelle Yeoh

    Feb 5, 2023

    Vasily Pugh takes a look back at the career of Michelle Yeoh, examining how she has seemingly reinvented and reinforced her on-screen popularity throughout the decades.

  • Book Review: Ask For The Moon by Meredith Lewis

    Feb 20, 2022

    Vasily Pugh offers up his opinions on Meredith Lewis’s ‘Ask For The Moon’, a book that examines the practices and works of the Shaw Brothers studios.

  • In Love With… Dubbing

    Oct 14, 2021

    Vasily Pugh reveals that he still has a soft spot for the English dubs used in the classic Hong Kong films from the past.

  • In Love With… Kim Won-Jin in ‘Operation Scorpio’

    Apr 20, 2021

    Vasily Pugh remembers the first time that he witnessed the impressive feats of actor Kim Won-Jin in ‘Operation Scorpio’.

  • Michelle vs. The Mary Sues

    Oct 7, 2020

    Vasily Pugh suffers through one of Hollywood’s most recent female-centric filmmaking efforts and can’t help but compare it with a Hong Kong classic from yesteryear.

  • Kiss My Converse

    Jun 2, 2020

    Vasily Pugh waxes lyrical about one of the true American martial arts cinematic gems from the 1980s – ‘The Last Dragon’.

  • Congratulations – you are now cool!

    Feb 23, 2020

    Vasily Pugh can’t help but twitch as he reads over the various announcements proclaiming that Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ has finally made Korea cool!