Legendary Weapons of China ★★★★

Stellar, bonkers. Weirdly emotional, especially as the late star/director's daughter introduced the film at the MoMA screening. The main conflict is in the flashy, cheap trickery of "spiritual boxing" vs bluntly practical kung fu in wildly inventive set pieces that keep pushing just how contrived a story we can tolerate if the action is that good. Mistaken identities, charlatans, multiple groups converging on a single target...it sounds like a mess, but it ultimately comes together in a deftly humorous action classic.